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Castleford Tigers prop wants to do it for chairman

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Castleford Tigers prop Andy Lynch has targeted a trip to Wembley this weekend – but not just for him, for club chairman Jack Fulton. Fulton is a chairman who rarely takes up any of the spotlight in comparison to his peers, and the in-form Lynch believes it would be an honour to be led out on to the famous Wembley ... Read More »

Batley Bulldogs player charged with using homophobic abuse

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Batley Bulldogs player Lee Paterson has been charged with using homophobic abuse to another player in the 72nd minute of a Kingstone Press Championship fixture against Leigh Centurions played on Sunday August 3. Patterson was dismissed by the referee and will face a Grade E charge when he appears before an independent disciplinary tribunal next Tuesday (August 5). No other ... Read More »

Opinion: London Broncos are shaping up just fine for 2015

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After 23 straight defeats in Super League, you’d perhaps be able to forgive London Broncos for walking around with their tail between their legs. After all, they’re on course to become the first Super League side in the modern era to go a whole regular season without winning a game. However, since their relegation was confirmed, they have quietly gone ... Read More »

Wigan Warriors player banned for doping breach

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UK Anti-Doping has handed down a two-year suspension to Rhys Pugsley after he was found guilty of breaching the RFL’s anti-doping regulations. Pugsley, a player registered with the Wigan Warriors Academy, tested positive for metabolites of methandienone, an anabolic steroid.  Methandienone was detected in a sample provided at an out-of-competition test on April 22, 2014. The suspension applies from May ... Read More »

London Broncos sign Richard Mathers

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London Broncos have announced the signing of Richard Mathers from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats on a two year deal from the 2015 season. Mathers will join the Broncos for pre-season training in November ahead of the 2015 season in the Kingstone Press Championship. The full-back has a wealth of experience at the top level having played for Leeds Rhinos, Gold Coast ... Read More »

Mantellato open to Super League switch

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Newcastle Knights winger Ben Mantellato admits he is open to the possibility of moving to Super League, as reported interest from Hull FC intensifies on both sides of the world. Lee Radford’s men are believed to be interested in the services of Mantellato – who is the leading points scorer in New South Wales Cup, with 168 points to his ... Read More »

Wigan Warriors winger hoping to be fit for play-offs

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Wigan Warriors winger Joe Burgess has revealed he is targeting a return to full fitness in time for the Super League play-offs – despite initially being expected to miss the remainder of the season. Burgess has been a revelation since bursting onto the scene this year, with the 19-year-old already having scored 19 times in 2014. However, despite a nasty ... Read More »

NRL players: Give Carney another shot!

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78 percent of NRL players that voted in a poll by Australian magazine Rugby League Week believe that Todd Carney deserves another shot in the NRL, despite being sacked by a club for the third time. Carney was sacked by Cronulla Sharks earlier this season after a photo of him on social media went viral. However over three-quarters of players ... Read More »

New Bradford Bulls man inspired by Vainikolo

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New Bradford Bulls signing Etu Uaisele has described the opportunity to sign for the club as a “massive chance”, and admits his career his taken inspiration from one of the club’s all-time great wingers. Uaisele penned a two-year deal to become the eighth member of James Lowes’ 2015 squad yesterday, and he said he can’t wait to get started with ... Read More »

Castleford Tigers coach backs Clare to shine

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Castleford Tigers boss Daryl Powell has backed James Clare to stand in for the suspended Justin Carney this weekend, as the club gear up for their semi-final date against Widnes Vikings. Clare is the most likely candidate to replace Carney, who was banned for two matches earlier this week after a dangerous throw against London Broncos. And although Powell admits ... Read More »