Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NRL star could be forced into retirement

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Wests Tigers star Braith Anasta could be forced into an early retirement, after he decided to undergo surgery on his injured biceps. The 32-year-old has been hinting that this year could be his last and, with a prognosis of several months in order to make a full recovery from an injury of this type, it could well be the end ... Read More »

Hull FC star dealt major injury blow

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Hull FC have been dealt a big injury blow ahead of the race for the top eight, after forward Chris Tuson was ruled out for a lengthy period with a neck injury. Tuson has gone for scans to assess the seriousness of the injury but, with just eight games remaining, it is a huge blow for boss Lee Radford, who ... Read More »

Wigan Warriors and Salford in “different leagues”

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Wigan Warriors boss Shaun Wane has claimed his club and ambitious Salford Red Devils are in “different leagues” when it comes to the marquee player ruling, insisting his job is to bring through youth, as opposed to spending money. Koukash is keen to bring in a ruling where clubs can have one player that is exempt from the salary cap, ... Read More »

Catalan Dragons sign Willie Tonga

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Catalans Dragons have signed Willie Tonga on a two-year deal from the start of the 2015 season. The 30-year-old Queensland and Kangaroos representative, who is currently playing at Parramatta Eels, has made 179 NRL appearances and scored 79 tries. “I’m really satisfied to be able to announce the addition of Willie to our squad for the next two seasons,” coach ... Read More »

Hull FC give Talanoa new deal

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Hull FC have given winger Fetuli Talanoa a new contract until the end of the 2015 season, after boss Lee Radford hailed him as one of the best wingers in Super League. Talanoa has been impressive for the Black and Whites so far in 2014, and his one-year extension is just rewards for that form. Radford hailed the winger as ... Read More »

Warrington Wolves tie down six players

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Warrington Wolves have extended the contracts of six young, British players securing  home-grown talent for many seasons to come. Gene Ormsby and Anthony England have agreed contract extensions keeping them at the club until November 2016. Twins Rhys and Ben Evans, and James Laithwaite have penned new contracts until November 2017. Young forward George King has also agreed a full-time ... Read More »

More frustration for Marwan Koukash

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Ambitious Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash has once again failed in his bid to bring in a marquee player ruling in Super League, after taking to social media to once again vent his frustration over the decision. Koukash tried in February to push through a move for clubs to have a player that is exempt from the salary cap, ... Read More »

Another Bradford Bulls star wants to stay

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Lee Gaskell has become the latest Bradford Bulls star to admit he would be open to stopping at the club, should they be relegated from Super League at the end of the season. Gaskell has impressed for the Bulls since joining from St Helens last season, and would surely command interest from other clubs should the Bulls drop out of ... Read More »

Hull KR star stays top of Albert Goldthorpe race

Travis looks happy to be closing in on his first Goldthorpe Medal

The race for League Express’ Albert Goldthorpe Medal is hotting up, with just eight rounds left of the Super League season. Hull KR star Travis Burns has been dominating at the top for some time now, and after Round 19 of the competition last week, Burns extended his lead at the top of the table. The Australian picked up the ... Read More »

St Helens sign Atelea Vea

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St Helens have announced the signing of Broncos forward Atelea Vea. The 27-year-old Tongan international joins them for the 2015 and 2016 seasons with an ‘option’ for the following season. Vea said: “I had offers from many different clubs but once I spoke to Mike Rush and Nathan Brown, and had the chance to view Langtree Park and the training ... Read More »