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Leigh Centurions confirm full-time status

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Leigh Centurions head of rugby Derek Beaumont has confirmed that the club will go ahead with plans to become full-time next year, after they confirmed top spot in the Championship last weekend. Their home win over Featherstone Rovers last Friday cemented their position at the top of the division – as well as confirming the largest amount of central funding ... Read More »

Zak Hardaker avoids charge for Hill incident

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Zak Hardaker will not be charged over the incident that caused an eye injury to Chris Hill during Saturday’s Challenge Cup semi-final between Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves. Hill was left with a visible injury underneath his right eye after the incident, during which Hardaker’s hand made contact with the eye of the England prop. However, the RFL have confirmed ... Read More »

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats prop out for season

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Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have been dealt a blow for their remaining Super League games, after prop Nick Scruton was ruled out for the rest of the season due to injury. Scruton has been in excellent form for the Wildcats since joining from Bradford Bulls earlier this season, and has helped steer the Wildcats away from relegation trouble with some superb ... Read More »

Over 7,000 watch Canada v USA Rugby League

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Canada may not be considered one of the powerhouses of international Rugby League in 2014, but they certainly grabbed a few headlines over the weekend, as they won the 5th Colonial Cup tournament by defeating the United States of America – in front of over 7,000 fans. 7,356 people packed into the Lamport Stadium in Toronto to watch the Canadians ... Read More »

Vikings ‘second best’, says Betts

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Widnes Vikings head coach Denis Betts admits his side were “second best” during their semi-final defeat to Castleford Tigers, saying the team were outplayed throughout. The Vikings slumped to a disappointing 28-6 against the Tigers to ensure they wouldn’t be heading to Wembley for the cup final, and Betts admitted errors cost his side dearly. “There wasn’t much in it ... Read More »

Widnes Vikings 6-28 Castleford Tigers

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The Challenge Cup will have its first all-West Yorkshire final in 40 years, after Castleford Tigers destroyed Widnes Vikings to book their place alongside Leeds Rhinos at Wembley in two weeks. Cas were dominant from start to finish, and a remarkable effort from Daryl Powell’s men advanced them to the Wembley showpiece for the first time in the modern era, ... Read More »

Rugby League Scoreboard: Sunday August 10

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Tetley’s Challenge Cup – semi-final Widnes Vikings 6-28 Castleford Tigers Kingstone Press Championship Sheffield 31-30 Swinton North Wales Crusaders 17-20 Halifax Barrow 10-24 Keighley Dewsbury 38-20 Rochdale Doncaster 36-10 Workington Whitehaven 28-13 Batley Kingstone Press Championship One Hemel Stags 16-34 Hunslet York 34-30 Gateshead What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on or free fans’ ... Read More »

Wolves had too much to do, says Smith

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Warrington Wolves boss Tony Smith admits his team left themselves with too much work to do after the first-half of their defeat against Leeds Rhinos – saying they “didn’t put their best foot forward”. The Wolves were blown away by a blistering first 40 minutes from the Rhinos, who led 14-0 at the break thanks to a superb first-half performance. ... Read More »

McDermott praises Leeds Rhinos first-half

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Leeds Rhinos boss Brian McDermott praised his side’s devastating first-half performance as the catalyst for their victory against Warrington Wolves, as the Rhinos booked their place at Wembley in two weeks time. The Rhinos were sensational in the first period, and led 14-0 at the break thanks to a brace of tries from Ryan Hall, and three goals from Kevin ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos book their place in Challenge Cup final

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Leeds Rhinos are just 80 minutes away from their first Challenge Cup success in 15 years, after they saw off the challenge of cup rivals Warrington Wolves to book their place at Wembley in two weeks time with a 24-16 win. The platform was laid for a Rhinos victory after an incredible first-half performance from Leeds – who led 14-0 ... Read More »