Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Huddersfield’s intensity has “stepped up”, says Anderson

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Huddersfield Giants head coach Paul Anderson has insisted that the intensity amongst their group has been stepped up following their 57-4 mauling at Wigan last week – and is expecting a positive response to what happened last week. The Giants face a do-or-die evening at the John Smith’s Stadium this evening, as they take on Catalan Dragons for the right ... Read More »

Ferguson to miss Scotland Euro campaign

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Scotland have been dealt a blow ahead of the European Championships, after star forward Dale Ferguson revealed to the Telegraph and Argus that he is set to miss the tournament this Autumn. Ferguson has had an injury-hampered first season at Bradford Bulls in 2014 and, after speaking to Scotland boss Steve McCormack – as well as club coach James Lowes ... Read More »

Halifax appoint Marshall as coach for 2015

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Halifax have named Warrington Wolves’ assistant and England Academy boss Richard Marshall as their new coach for 2015. Thirty-eight-year-old Marshall, a former front rower who began his Super League career as a player at the Shay in the mid-1990s, succeeds his former captain Karl Harrison, who left the club last month after three years in charge. Marshall, who has spent ... Read More »

Jamie Langley signs for Sheffield Eagles

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Sheffield Eagles have confirmed the signing of former Great Britain International Jamie Langley on a two-year contract. Langley has enjoyed a stellar career at the top level for over a decade, winning both the Super League title and World Club Challenge during his time at Bradford Bulls. The 30-year-old will link up with the Eagles ahead of next season, and ... Read More »

Pressure is on Sheffield, says Fev coach Andy Hay

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Featherstone Rovers coach Andy Hay is looking to stop in-form Sheffield Eagles this Sunday (6.30pm) in their Kingstone Press Championship play-off semi-final this weekend – and insists all the pressure is on their South Yorkshire opponents. Rovers have had a week’s break after beating Halifax in Week One of the play-offs, and Hay says he will be sticking with the ... Read More »

RFL appoints new head of Salary Cap

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The RFL has appointed forensic financial and legal expert Nigel Roberts as the sport’s Head of Salary Cap and Registrations. Roberts, who hails from Eccles, currently works for Manchester-based criminal defence solicitors Stephen Lickrish and Associates and will take up his new role in early November. He has significant expertise in white collar fraud, commercial fraud, money laundering and regulatory ... Read More »

Opinion: Should Castleford trust tried and tested, despite form?

Marc-Sneyd

The most incredible fairytale season in recent Rugby League history could come to an end tonight, as Castleford Tigers and Warrington Wolves slug it out to be just 80 minutes away from Old Trafford. The victor knows that one more win after tonight will ensure they make the Grand Final on October 11, whilst the loser will see their season ... Read More »

South Wales Scorpions player banned for drug breach

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A national anti-doping panel has imposed a two-year suspension on South Wales Scorpions player Harry Cartwright after he was found guilty of breaching the RFL’s anti-doping regulations. Cartwright, 19, who was playing with the Scorpions on loan from North Wales Crusaders, tested positive for drostanolone, an anabolic steroid, following a match played on Saturday July 5, 2014. The suspension applies ... Read More »

Brown-Wests Tigers link refuses to go away

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Reports in Australia continue to link St Helens coach with the vacant coaching job at NRL side Wests Tigers – with Rugby League Week reporting that Brown is heading up the list of candidates for the job alongside one other man. Current Wests assistants Todd Payton and David Kidwell have been interviewed, but they are not thought to be in ... Read More »

London Broncos announce Luke Adamson signing

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London Broncos have announced the signing of Luke Adamson from Championship side Halifax – just as League Express told you this past Monday. Adamson has penned a one-year contract with the Broncos for the 2015 season, and gives them valuable Championship experience ahead of their campaign next season. And boss Joey Grima admits the wealth of experience Adamson brings to ... Read More »