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Magic Johnson clinches Golden Boot


New Zealand scrum half Shaun Johnson has capped a memorable year by winning the 2014 Rugby League World Golden Boot. The Kiwis playmaker was man of the the match in the final as his side defeated Australia to lift the Four Nations title – a performance that impressed the 13-man Golden Boot voting panel. For the second successive year, South ... Read More »

VIDEO: Leeds players spread Christmas cheer


Check out this video of Leeds Rhinos stars Paul Aiton and Josh Walters visiting Leeds General Infirmary this week, spreading some festive cheer and handing out presents to those on the children’s ward at the hospital. Read More »

Challenge Cup first round draw to take place at Wembley


The draw for the first round of the 2015 Challenge Cup will take place at Wembley Stadium on Thursday January 8 from 12.45pm. The draw sees a large geographical spread of 40 teams set out on the road that will lead back to the world’s most iconic venue on Saturday August 29 for the final of Rugby League’s oldest and ... Read More »

Hull clubs to play for Clive Sullivan Trophy

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The annual pre-season derby between Hull FC and Hull KR will take on extra significance in 2015, as it will be the first time the two clubs compete for the Clive Sullivan Trophy prior to the season beginning. Both sides have played for the trophy since 2001, but there will now be a fixed setting for the destination of the ... Read More »

Wakefield prop begins coaching aged just 21


Wakefield Trinity Wildcats prop Daniel Smith has made the move into coaching – but Wildcats fans shouldn’t worry, as he’ll still be playing for the club in 2015. Smith has joined the coaching team at Castleford Lock Lane, who are in the National Conference Premier. The 21-year-old used to play for the club as a junior, and will help out ... Read More »

What’s in January’s Rugby League World

Who will follow on from Kevin Sinfield's Golden Boot success of 2012?

The New Year is almost upon us, and you can begin to warm up for the new season with the January edition of Rugby League World, which goes on sale this Friday. And this particular edition is always a special one, as it will reveal the winner of the 2014 Golden Boot. With a shortlist including names like Burgess, Bromwich, ... Read More »

Wigan to face US side in friendly


Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane has revealed the club are to play a pre-season friendly today (Thursday) against USA side Jacksonville Axemen, as they step up their preparations for 2015. The game – which has been billed as an opposed training session – will see Wane’s men get a valuable run-out during their tour of the United States, as ... Read More »

Saints must raise their game again in 2015, says Amor


St Helens forward Kyle Amor insists that the defending Super League champions must step up their game in 2015, as they look to retain the title they won at Old Trafford in October. The win against Wigan Warriors was the Saints’ first at Old Trafford since 2006, after a number of heartbreaking defeats in the Super League Grand Final since ... Read More »

Fawcett: Cougars better spending money on squad than legal case

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Keighley Cougars chairman Gary Fawcett has confirmed the club has ended their legal dispute with the RFL – as first reported in League Express this past Monday (December 15). Fawcett and the Cougars have drawn a line under the issue, and the chairman says that with the 2015 season fast approaching, the club are better served spending their money on ... Read More »

Featherstone sign Wests Tigers star

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Featherstone Rovers have announced the signing of Australian Jy Hitchcox from NRL side Wests Tigers on a two year contract, subject to visa. The 25-year-old, who is comfortable in the fullback, wing and centre positions, played four times for West Tigers in 2014 and made a try scoring debut against Sydney Roosters in Round 23. The former Gold Coast Titans, ... Read More » Shop: Last Ordering Date for Free Pre-Xmas Delivery: 2pm Thursday 18th December!!