Monday, December 22, 2014
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Featherstone sign Wests Tigers star

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Featherstone Rovers have announced the signing of Australian Jy Hitchcox from NRL side Wests Tigers on a two year contract, subject to visa. The 25-year-old, who is comfortable in the fullback, wing and centre positions, played four times for West Tigers in 2014 and made a try scoring debut against Sydney Roosters in Round 23. The former Gold Coast Titans, ... Read More »

Hull KR yet to decide on captain for 2015

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Hull KR head coach Chris Chester insists no decision has been made on his captain for 2015 yet, and says the issue is yet to be discussed due to star signing Terry Campese yet to arrive in the UK. Chester says he has a wealth of options to consider before deciding who his skipper will be – including former Canberra ... Read More »

Sims and Wheeler to debut for Warrington next Sunday

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Warrington Wolves have named their first squad for pre-season, as they gear up to take on local rivals Widnes Vikings next Sunday at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. New boys Ashton Sims and Gary Wheeler are both in, as head coach Tony Smith names a squad with a blend of both youth and experience for the game. Stars from last season ... Read More »

Saints still looking for talent

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ST HELENS boss Keiron Cunningham has told League Express that whilst the club do have a quota spot available to fill for 2015, they will not go out and buy someone for the sake of it. The Saints have only added Travis Burns and Atelea Vea to their squad for the forthcoming season, and whilst Cunningham said he won’t rule ... Read More »

Lawrence aiming to be fit for big kick-off

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Huddersfield Giants star Michael Lawrence has revealed he’s on track to be fit for the start of the Super League season in February, after saying everything is on course with his recovery from injury. Lawrence was forced to go under the knife after suffering ruptured ligaments in his wrist during the 2014 season, but is now well on the way ... Read More »

Expansion plans announced for UAE Rugby League

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Plans are in place to increase the amount of domestic, representative and international rugby league played in and by the United Arab Emirates in 2015. A new team, renewed State of Origin and preparations for the MEA Cup are scheduled according to UAERL President, Sol Mokdad. “The UAERL Board is set up for a fruitful 2015 which will see unprecedented ... Read More »

Manly cancel training hike due to hypothermia

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At this time of year, Australia is renowned for its warm weather and booming sunshine. However, Manly’s pre-season training was anything but tropical, after a training hike over Mt Kosciuszko had to be cancelled after some of the players began to show signs of hypothermia on the mountain. One club trainer also had to be carried back down the mountain ... Read More »

Manfredi bulked up ahead of 2015

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Wigan Warriors winger Dom Manfredi is fit, firing and bigger ahead of the 2015 season – and is ready to launch an attack on one of the wingers spots at the club in the coming season. After the fantastic form of both Joe Burgess and Josh Charnley in 2014, Manfredi spent time out on loan at Salford to get game ... Read More »

Catalans Dragons name 23-man squad for 2015

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Catalans Dragons have named a 23-man squad for their Super League campaign in 2015 – which head coach Laurent Frayssinous says will be extended ahead of the coming season. Clubs must name a 25-man squad ahead of a Super League season, but for now, the Dragons boss has opted to go with a number two below that limit. Given how ... Read More »

Dobson glad to be with Chase rather than against him

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New Salford Red Devils signing Michael Dobson admits he’s delighted to be playing with Rangi Chase in 2015 – because it means he won’t have to line up against him in Super League again! Dobson has returned to Super League after a spell with Newcastle Knights, and will likely star with Chase in a talented half-back combination for 2015. And ... Read More »