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England Academy name side to face Australia Schoolboys

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England Academy head coach Richard Marshall has named his squad for the first test against Australia Schoolboys, which takes place at Leigh Sports Village on Saturday afternoon. Nine sides are represented – including Championship outfit London Broncos, with half-back Joe Keyes named in the starting line-up for the match. Leeds Rhinos have the biggest representation, with four of their players ... Read More »

Higham to play in amateur game next weekend

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Warrington Wolves hooker Micky Higham is set to take the unusual step of making his first appearance of the new season in an amateur game next weekend – but it’s all part of his testimonial campaign. Warrington are believed to have granted the 34-year-old special dispensation to play in a specially arranged game between Leigh Miners Rangers and Leigh East ... Read More »

Melbourne inspired by Manchester City visit

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Football and Rugby League are well versed for rubbing shoulders with each other – especially in England, where some of the biggest events on the Rugby League calendar are hosted at football stadiums. Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium is one such venue that won’t be on the calendar next year, after Magic Weekend was moved to Newcastle United’s St James’ Park. ... Read More »

Castleford announce surge in ST sales

The year started with a bang for Castleford.

Castleford Tigers have announced a huge increase in 2015 early bird season ticket sales. 3575 fans have already snapped up their 2015 Season Ticket two months before the First Utility Super League kicks off. This time last year at the early bird deadline 2565 season tickets had been purchased. This year 3575 sees an increase of over 38%.¬† This figure ... Read More »

Salford must tap into Manchester, says Vickers

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Salford Red Devils CEO Martin Vickers believes it is vital that the club get their message into the people of Manchester over the coming months, as the club gear up to host another open day next weekend. The Red Devils will reveal their squad numbers at the event, which takes place at the club’s AJ Bell Stadium, in a bid ... Read More »

England Academy v Australian Schoolboys preview

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England Academy coach Richard Marshall is happy with the way his squad have come together this week and is preparing them for a physical battle against the Australian Schoolboys on Saturday at Leigh Sports Village (2.00pm). The Schoolboys have already played warm-up games against an England Regional Academies team, Wigan Warriors Academy and Leeds Rhinos Academy and go into the ... Read More »

Coventry looking for positive start in League 1 Cup

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Coventry Bears coach Tom Tsang is excited about having the city host the first-ever League 1 Cup draw and is looking for the perfect start to their first season in top-flight Rugby League. The draw takes place on Friday and will be broadcast live on BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire from 6.45pm and Tsang will be there to see who ... Read More »

VOTE: Super League’s most exciting import for 2015?

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After the signing of Terry Campese was announced by Hull Kingston Rovers on Friday, it is another name to add to a growing list of players that are arriving in Super League from overseas next season. There are some sensational signings being made by Super League clubs across the board, with a raft of top talent making its way to ... Read More »

Pre-season friendlies to be axed in NRL?

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In England, pre-season friendlies are part of the fixtures and fittings when it comes to our traditional Rugby League calendar. There’s the annual festive fixtures, which act as a saviour for those who have been devoid of their Rugby League in recent months. And whilst most coaches and players cannot underestimate the importance of pre-season games, in Australia, they could ... Read More »

Championship made me a better player, says Crossley

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New Castleford Tigers signing Steve Crossley says his time in the Championship has made him a better player ahead of a return to Super League – saying he needed to “get his body bashed about” in the lower leagues. Crossley left Bradford at the age of just 21, before spending time outside of Super League at Dewsbury and then Featherstone ... Read More »