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Leigh have a “big name” signing to announce

Paul-Rowley

Leigh Centurions are preparing to announce what boss Paul Rowley describes as a “big name” signing at the beginning of December, as the club’s full-time squad for next season nears completion. After the announcement of three more signings last week, Rowley confirmed there is just one face left to announce. However, he assured Leigh fans that after all the hype ... Read More »

Tom Burgess a doubt for England-New Zealand clash

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England may be forced into a change from their proposed team for this weekend’s crunch Four Nations clash against New Zealand, after it has emerged prop Tom Burgess sat out their latest training session in preparation for the game. England know a win by 10 points will be enough to seal a spot in the Wellington final next weekend – ... Read More »

I would play Whitehead, says John Kear

Elliott-Whitehead

Former England coach John Kear believes England should play Elliott Whitehead in their Four Nations showdown with New Zealand this Saturday – with Joel Tomkins being one the one to miss out in Kear’s mind. There have been growing calls for Whitehead to be involved in Steve McNamara’s side after an incredible first full season at Catalan Dragons, which saw ... Read More »

Former Bronco Drinkwater signs with NRL side

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Former London Broncos half-back Josh Drinkwater has secured a deal back in his native Australia, after signing for NRL side Wests Tigers on a two-year contract. Drinkwater only arrived in London for the beginning of the 2014 season after signing from St George, but left the capital following the Broncos’ relegation to the Championship. However, he has now managed to ... Read More »

UK Rugby League “not as strong” as it was, says Lowes

James-Lowes

Bradford Bulls head coach James Lowes believes that the standard of Rugby League in this country has “massively” decreased, and the game is not as strong in this country as it used to be. With a huge restructure of the domestic game in this country kicking off next year – a move which saw Bradford slip into the Championship for ... Read More »

Hull FC owe Willie Manu £200,000 amongst others

Willie Manu

Hull FC owner Adam Pearson has revealed the club owe former player Willie Manu a staggering £200,00o in wages, after it emerged the club will be spending almost half a million pounds outside of the salary cap this season. The likes of Jason Crookes, and Shannon McDonell will be paid off – as well as Jacob Miller, who is still ... Read More »

Wakefield sign Ian Kirke from Leeds

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Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have announced the signing of Ian Kirke from Super League club, Leeds Rhinos, on a one-year deal. The versatile forward joins the Wildcats with one Challenge Cup and five Grand Final winners’ medals under his belt. “Ian will add size and experience to our pack and will make us a better team,” Wildcats head coach James Webster ... Read More »

RLIF board predicts bright future

It's thirsty work visiting beautiful islands in the Pacific

As Rugby League prepares for an exceptional weekend of international competition with crucial games in both hemispheres, the Chairman of the RLIF, Nigel Wood took some time to reflect upon the recent RLIF Board Meeting held in Brisbane. “There was a clear determination by all around the table to progress the cause of international rugby league. It was a very ... Read More »

FEATURE: The 60-year history that could end on Sunday

Australia-team

As most Rugby League fans are now aware, England stand on the brink of history this weekend, when they lock horns with Australia at Melbourne’s AAMI Park in the Four Nations. A win for England would guarantee them a spot in the final of the Four Nations, where they would likely face New Zealand in two weeks time. However, the ... Read More »

Cummings attacks Four Nations board on ref choices

Phil Bentham. ©RLPhotos

Former Super League referee and former director of match officials Stuart Cummings has launched a scathing attack on the Four Nations board after their controversial refereeing selections this weekend – stating that “we have gone backwards” in terms of appointing match officials. Cummings was on the three-man panel that oversaw the match official appointments at last year’s World Cup – ... Read More »