London sign Matty Fozard from Sheffield – as first revealed in League Express

London Broncos have completed their first signing since securing promotion back to Super League, with the capture of Sheffield utility Matty Fozard on a two-year deal – as first revealed in League Express this past Monday. The Welsh international becomes the first player to officially sign with the Broncos since they won promotion via the Million Pound game, having made…

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England’s young Knights set for step into unknown on character-forming PNG tour

If there was ever a moment which underlined just how great a step into the unknown England’s next generation are taking this autumn, it probably came from the straight-talking, no-nonsense mouth of the man who will lead them over the next month or so. “The first venue we’ll play at at in Lae makes Castleford look like Wembley!” laughed proud…

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Sam Tomkins included in England squad for first Test – as Wakefield duo miss out

Sam Tomkins could be in line for his first England appearance for four years this weekend, after being included in Wayne Bennett’s 19-man squad for the first Test against New Zealand in Hull on Saturday. Tomkins, who last featured for England in the 2014 Four Nations, is named in a squad which does not include Stefan Ratchford, the man who…

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Hetherington rejects speculation that coach David Furner may not take up job

Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington has denied speculation suggesting that incoming coach David Furner has a get-out clause in his contract which could allow him to remain in the NRL and coach South Sydney as part of a rumoured coaching merry-go-round. It was reported overnight in Australia that Furner, who has agreed to become Leeds’ coach in 2019, was…

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Wakefield confirm Ben Reynolds signing on two-year deal

Wakefield Trinity have confirmed the signing of Leigh half-back Ben Reynolds on a two-year contract – a deal first revealed in League Express last month. The 24-year-old, who returns to his native West Yorkshire having earlier spent time with Castleford Tigers, joins from the Championship club after the Centurions’ failure to make the Qualifiers this summer. Reynolds, who will link…

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O’Loughlin insists he’s staying at Wigan in 2019 despite Leeds speculation

Wigan and England captain Sean O’Loughlin has insisted that he is close to signing a new deal that will keep him with the Warriors in 2019. O’Loughlin’s future became unclear when it emerged that Leeds were interested in a sensational swoop for the 35-year-old. The player himself admitted it was nice to receive interest from elsewhere – but says he…

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