Everton confirm Robert Elstone is leaving club to return to rugby league

Premier League football club Everton have confirmed one of rugby league’s worst-kept secrets.. Robert Elstone is returning to rugby league to head up Super League. Everton confirmed Elstone’s departure from the club on Tuesday night, as part of its executive management restructure. Elstone, who was previously on the board at Castleford Tigers, will begin work on June 1, TotalRL understands.…

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St Helens close to convincing Kevin Naiqama to complete high-profile move to Super League

St Helens have made a play to bring Fiji captain and Wests Tigers star Kevin Naiqama to Super League – and the 29-year-old is understood to be increasingly open to a move to the United Kingdom, it is understood. In what would be a remarkable coup for the Saints, League Express can reveal that the club have offered Naiqama a…

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Lee Radford likens cup win to ‘Bransholme v Orchard Park’ as Hull win fiery Fev tie

Hull FC coach Lee Radford quipped that he had memories of amateur rugby back in Hull watching their Challenge Cup victory at Featherstone descend into anarchy. The Black and Whites’ quest for a third straight Challenge Cup success saw them move into Sunday’s quarter-final draw following a 38-20 win at Championship side Featherstone. However, the game was marred by seven…

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Castleford not in market to replace Lo, insists coach Daryl Powell

Castleford coach Daryl Powell believes the depth in his outside backs is enough to prevent them from entering the transfer market for a replacement for recently-departed winger Garry Lo. The Papua New Guinea international recently left the Tigers after his representatives sought his release to allow him to focus on a personal matter. The likes of Greg Eden and James…

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Luke Briscoe goes in search of Eric Harris’ try-scoring record tonight: here’s how they compare

History could be made tonight in Featherstone. After tries in 16 consecutive first-grade matches, Rovers winger Luke Briscoe is aiming to equal Eric Harris’ all-time record of tries in 17 straight games tonight by scoring at least once in the club’s Challenge Cup game with reigning holders Hull FC. Harris, who scored an incredible 391 tries in just 383 appearances in…

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Former Wigan coach Michael Maguire confirmed as New Zealand head coach

New Zealand Rugby League have confirmed that Michael Maguire will be their new head coach for this autumn’s Test series against England. The former Wigan boss returns to coaching just months after leaving NRL side South Sydney, having received overwhelming support from Kiwi greats such as Frank Endacott and Monty Betham for the job. “New Zealand already supplies a lot…

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