Fifita again reiterates openness to agree new contract with Wakefield Trinity

Wakefield forward David Fifita has once again reiterated he wants to remain with the club beyond the end of this season – and hopes Trinity can sort an extension that satisfies all parties with his management. Fifita has been a revelation for Chris Chester’s side this season, and is now the outright leader in the Man of Steel rankings going…

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Brough a doubt for Easter after breaking thumb: while Wakefield close in on Caton-Brown

Wakefield will let Danny Brough decide if he is willing to play on through the pain barrier after the half-back became their latest injury worry after suffering a break in his thumb over the weekend. Trinity could be without nine senior players for Thursday’s derby at Castleford, after Anthony England, Jacob Miller, Kyle Wood and Reece Lyne all left the…

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Saints-Warrington clash is ‘fixture of the year’, insists Wolves CEO Fitzpatrick

Warrington Wolves CEO Karl Fitzpatrick says Friday’s top-of-the-table showdown with St Helens is the ‘fixture of the year’ – while also revealing positive news on Gareth Widdop, who will be fit for the start of pre-season with the Wire next season. The Wolves travel to St Helens in a meeting of undisputedly the best two teams in the opening two…

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New York RL reveal exciting partners and deals after presenting bid to clubs

The consortium aiming to take professional rugby league to New York City in 2020 has revealed partnerships with Mastercard, Hilton Hotels and Virgin Atlantic – who will double up as official flight partners – if they are given the green light to enter League 1 next year. Huddersfield-based businessman Ricky Wilby and his associate Tony Feasey presented their case to…

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Family comes first, insists Furner, as Leeds pledges full support to Trent Merrin

Leeds coach Dave Furner insists that rugby is a secondary issue to personal problems, after he and the Rhinos have said they will do everything possible to support Trent Merrin. Merrin is back in Australia on compassionate grounds following a family bereavement, and while Furner revealed at his weekly press conference that there is a flight booked for him to come…

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Super League work on criteria for North American teams ahead of huge vote Thursday

Consortia from Ottawa and New York will this week present their long-awaited bids to enter the domestic league structure next season to clubs – as Super League close introducing criteria for North American clubs aimed at securing the competition’s long-term future both financially and commercially. The two prospective franchises will meet with Championship and League 1 clubs at Salford’s AJ…

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Radford happy with Hull reply

Lee Radford insists he got the response he demanded from both his side and key individuals after they shrugged off last week’s humiliation against Warrington with victory at Salford to move back into the play-off places. Hull were 23-16 winners at the AJ Bell Stadium on Sunday to make it four successive away wins, and Radford admits he had had…

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