Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Milestones: Super League Round 21

Paul-Wellens

Round 21 of the 2014 Super League season got underway in dramatic fashion last night, as Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers played out a stunning 24-24 draw. But there is still plenty of action left in the tank this weekend, as six more games take place – with some pivotal games in store. Bradford’s relegation to the Championship could be ... Read More »

Fiji NSW Cup team can lead to NRL side, says Petero

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Fijian legend Petero Civoniceva has admitted that the admission of a Fiji side into the New South Wales Cup can ultimately lead to the island nation having full representation in the NRL. It was revealed yesterday that Fiji will have a Suva-based side in the second-tier of Australian Rugby League from 2016, and the former Fiji captain admits it is ... Read More »

Hull KR boss targets three wins from next four

Chris-Chester

Hull KR boss Chris Chester has laid down a target for his team over their next four games – win three of them, and they’ll be cemented in the top eight. The Robins currently sit outside the top eight with seven games of the season left, but with fellow play-off contenders Salford Red Devils the opponents this weekend – followed ... Read More »

Opinion: Michael Shenton for Man of Steel?

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There can be little doubting that the story of Castleford Tigers in 2014 is without doubt the biggest revelation English Rugby League has seen all year. The Tigers have entertained fans all season with some thrilling play, and that was perfectly evident again on Thursday night, as they battled to a well-earned 24-24 draw with Leeds Rhinos. Still in the ... Read More »

London Broncos sign another NRL star

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London Broncos have continued their recruitment plans for life in the Championship next year, after they completed the signing of Manly forward Daniel Harrison on a two-year deal. Harrison has experience in Australia’s top league with both the Sea Eagles and Paramatta Eels, and will provide a wealth of experience for the Broncos in 2015 as they look to get ... Read More »

Nobody has said they want out: Bradford Bulls boss

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Bradford Bulls head coach James Lowes has said no players in his squad have told him they want to leave the club – but admits if they team are relegated on Sunday, they may be busy with potential recruitment in and out next week. Defeat at Huddersfield or wins for both Salford and Hull will see the Bulls drop down ... Read More »

Nobody hurting more than Kev, says Leeds Rhinos boss

Kevin Sinfield. ©RLPhotos

Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott insists Kevin Sinfield did not cost the Rhinos victory on Thursday night, after he was uncharacteristically sent off for the first time in his career. Ben Thaler showed the Rhinos and England skipper red after he clashed heads with Castleford full-back Luke Dorn during their 24-24 draw at Headingley, and although McDermott said it ... Read More »

Brisbane Broncos and England star dropped for discipline

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Not good news for England head coach Steve McNamara, after the Brisbane Broncos revealed they have stood down three players for breaching team protocol – including England’s Jack Reed. Reed – as well as Daniel Vidot and Corey Oates – were dropped by the club after going out during the week of a game, with Broncos coach Anthony Griffin saying ... Read More »

Two changes for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

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Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have been handed a major boost ahead of their trip to Catalan on Saturday, after captain Danny Kirmond returned to their squad for the trip across the Channel. Kirmond missed out against Widnes last Thursday due to injury, but he is the touring party for the game which could have a defining impact on the Wildcats’ position ... Read More »

Thursday XIII: Super League’s greatest overseas side

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For this week’s Thursday Thirteen, we’ve taken inspiration from one of our columnists, Garry Schofield. Schoey published what he believed to be the ten greatest overseas players ever to play Rugby League in England in this week’s edition of League Express (which you can read online here), and it certainly got you talking! So with that in mind, we’ve decided ... Read More »