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Leeds Rhinos winger toasted at Lance Todd ceremony

Ryan Hall Lance Todd

Ryan Hall joined an elite band of players to lift Rugby League’s most coveted man of the match award on Wednesday evening when he was presented with the Lance Todd Trophy. The Leeds Rhinos winger secured the award with an outstanding two-try display in his club’s 23-10 victory over Castleford Tigers at Wembley Stadium last Saturday and received the Lance ... Read More »

What if: Super League had a bonus points system in 2014?

Wigan celebrate their Super League Grand Final victory

Ahead of the huge restructuring of Rugby League in the United Kingdom next year, there have been a whole host of talking points regarding the future of the game. However, one point which has been brought up more than any is the possibility of the bonus points system being introduced across the board next season. Championship and Championship One has ... Read More »

Wood to leave Bradford Bulls at end of season

Sam Wood

Bradford Bulls back Sam Wood has confirmed he has been released from the remaining years of his contract at the end of this season, after announcing his time at the club has come to an end. Wood signed a new three-year deal with the club last season, but has found opportunities hard to come by in 2014, spending time on ... Read More »

There was flu in camp – but it’s no excuse, says Wolves boss

Tony-Smith

Warrington Wolves boss Tony Smith revealed after his side’s 24-24 draw with Huddersfield that the camp was plagued with sickness all week – but refused to make it an excuse for their failure to claim two precious competition points. The Wolves were leading 24-23 with seconds remaining after fighting back from 23-6 down, but Danny Brough’s late drop-goal ensured both ... Read More »

Feature: TotalRL.com readers pick their England team

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All week on TotalRL.com’s world famous forum, we’ve been asking our readers for their opinion on how England should line up in this year’s Four Nations tournament. After all, the event is only a couple of months away now, and speculation is starting to build over the men who should be on the plane. To that end, we comprised all ... Read More »

Gallen ruled ineligible for State of Origin medal

Paul-Gallen

After his well-documented suspension for his involvement in the Cronulla Sharks’ controversial supplements program of 2011, the New South Wales Rugby League board (NSWRL) have ruled Blues captain Paul Gallen ineligible for the prestigious Brad Fittler Medal. Gallen – who is suspended until late November – was ruled out of the running for the Dally M representative player of the ... Read More »

Hull FC prop Paea wants to end Rovers’ season

Mickey Paea

Hull FC prop Mickey Paea insists there’s nothing he’d like more than to end the play-off hopes of former side Hull Kingston Rovers tonight – by inflicting their first derby defeat of 2014. The Robins have won the two previous meetings this year, and are going in search of an elusive whitewash of victories against their bitter rivals. And Paea ... Read More »

Happy 119th birthday, Rugby League!

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Mention the year 1895 to any Rugby League fan, and they’ll immediately tell you the significance of it. However, did you know that today – 29th August 2014 – is the 119th birthday of the greatest game? That’s right; it was exactly 119 years ago on this very date that Rugby League was born – and we think that’s something ... Read More »

Wigan Warriors star played on with broken arm

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Wigan Warriors hooker Michael McIlorum returns from his two-month injury lay-off against Widnes tonight, hoping to avoid a repeat of what happened the last time he played against the Vikings. Ironically, Widnes were the team that McIlorum last pulled a jersey on to play against, suffering a broken arm in that game and missing a hefty chunk of the season. ... Read More »

NRL side fined over concussion guideline breaches

Cowboys-V-Raiders

NRL side North Queensland Cowboys have been fined $20,000 after becoming the latest Australian side to breach concussion guidelines – sending a warning to NRL clubs ahead of the play-off series. Wests Tigers and Canterbury have incurred fines already the season for breaching the rules, and the Cowboys have followed suit after an investigation into an incident involving Tariq Sims ... Read More »