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UK Rugby League “not as strong” as it was, says Lowes

James-Lowes

Bradford Bulls head coach James Lowes believes that the standard of Rugby League in this country has “massively” decreased, and the game is not as strong in this country as it used to be. With a huge restructure of the domestic game in this country kicking off next year – a move which saw Bradford slip into the Championship for ... Read More »

Hull FC owe Willie Manu £200,000 amongst others

Willie Manu

Hull FC owner Adam Pearson has revealed the club owe former player Willie Manu a staggering £200,00o in wages, after it emerged the club will be spending almost half a million pounds outside of the salary cap this season. The likes of Jason Crookes, and Shannon McDonell will be paid off – as well as Jacob Miller, who is still ... Read More »

Wakefield sign Ian Kirke from Leeds

Ian-Kirke

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have announced the signing of Ian Kirke from Super League club, Leeds Rhinos, on a one-year deal. The versatile forward joins the Wildcats with one Challenge Cup and five Grand Final winners’ medals under his belt. “Ian will add size and experience to our pack and will make us a better team,” Wildcats head coach James Webster ... Read More »

RLIF board predicts bright future

It's thirsty work visiting beautiful islands in the Pacific

As Rugby League prepares for an exceptional weekend of international competition with crucial games in both hemispheres, the Chairman of the RLIF, Nigel Wood took some time to reflect upon the recent RLIF Board Meeting held in Brisbane. “There was a clear determination by all around the table to progress the cause of international rugby league. It was a very ... Read More »

FEATURE: The 60-year history that could end on Sunday

Australia-team

As most Rugby League fans are now aware, England stand on the brink of history this weekend, when they lock horns with Australia at Melbourne’s AAMI Park in the Four Nations. A win for England would guarantee them a spot in the final of the Four Nations, where they would likely face New Zealand in two weeks time. However, the ... Read More »

Cummings attacks Four Nations board on ref choices

Phil Bentham. ©RLPhotos

Former Super League referee and former director of match officials Stuart Cummings has launched a scathing attack on the Four Nations board after their controversial refereeing selections this weekend – stating that “we have gone backwards” in terms of appointing match officials. Cummings was on the three-man panel that oversaw the match official appointments at last year’s World Cup – ... Read More »

Cronulla coach Flanagan cleared to return to club

Shane Flanagan

One of the longest-running sagas in recent Rugby League history has been brought to an end, after it was today confirmed that Cronulla Sharks coach Shane Flanagan has been cleared to return to the club in time for pre-season training on Monday. Flanagan was stood down by the NRL in December last year, in relation to the Sharks’ controversial 2011 ... Read More »

Miles Greenwood returns to Halifax for 2015

Miles Greenwood

Halifax have confirmed the re-signing of their former full-back Miles Greenwood for 2015, as new head coach Richard Marshall continues to assemble his squad for the Championship next season. Greenwood spent 2014 with Batley Bulldogs, scoring an impressive 22 tries in 25 games as the Bulldogs made the Championship play-offs again under the stewardship of John Kear. However, Fax have ... Read More »

Hunslet Hawks sign half-back Gale

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Hunslet have further bolstered their squad for the 2015 season, after completing the signing of Bradford Bulls youngster Jordan Gale on a one-year contract. Gale, who is a former Leeds Rhinos scholarship star, has been playing for the Bulls’ academy side in 2015, and is the cousin of current Super League star Luke Gale, who has just signed for Castleford ... Read More »

England expecting O’Loughlin to play

Sean-O'Loughlin

England could be set for a major boost ahead of Sunday’s Four Nations thriller against Australia, after boss Steve McNamara revealed he was expecting captain Sean O’Loughlin to feature in the game at Melbourne’s AAMI Park. O’Loughlin missed England’s opening weekend win against Samoa due to injury, and wasn’t named in Steve McNamara’s initial 17-man squad for the game earlier ... Read More »

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