Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Cas fans are like an extra man, says Luke Gale


Castleford Tigers halfback Luke Gale is excited to play in front of a packed house at The Mend-A-Hose Jungle when Super League kicks off – saying Cas fans are like an extra man when they’re supporting the team. Gale has made the switch across West Yorkshire from Bradford to the Tigers, and ahead of his Super League debut for the ... Read More »

I’m playing for new deal, says Kirk Yeaman


Hull FC centre Kirk Yeaman has openly admitted he is playing to try and earn a new contract with the club in 2015. Yeaman has spent his entire career with Hull, but is out of contract at the end of the coming season. The 31-year-old is fully aware he will have to earn that deal though, and told the Hull ... Read More »

I’m fitter than ever before, says Peacock


Leeds Rhinos forward Jamie Peacock believes he’s in the best physical shape of his career – despite being about to enter his final season as a professional player in 2015. As he gears up for his testimonial match this weekend against Bradford, the 37-year-old told Radio Leeds that there are no circumstances suggesting it won’t be his last year as ... Read More »

Burgess move to Sydney confirmed

Joe Burgess in 2014: 20 tries; 6 assists; 11 offloads; 248 carries; 27 clean breaks; 2,639 metres; 55 tackle busts; 79 tackles; 38 runs from dummy half; 38 errors; 3 penalties conceded; 15 missed tackles. Source: Opta

Wigan Warriors have confirmed that star winger Joe Burgess is to leave the club at the end of this season and head for the NRL with Sydney Roosters. Burgess took Super League by storm last year after bursting onto the scene, ending the year as a regular in the Warriors side and as a part of England’s touring squad for ... Read More »

Bigger teams have advantage in new era, says Webster


Wakefield Trinity Wildcats coach James Webster believes that the restructuring of Super League and the Championships could lead to a bigger gulf emerging between the elite teams and the rest. The Wildcats are still in Super League after avoiding relegation last year, but Webster says that under the new system, the bigger teams could get stronger whilst smaller teams battle ... Read More »

VIDEO: Super League XX season launch video


It’s here! After weeks of teasing on social media, the RFL have released their season launch video for the 2015 season – and we think it’s absolutely fantastic. You can finally watch the video for the very first time right here, without even needing to click away from this page. Just hit play, and let us know exactly what you ... Read More »

Featherstone switch home opener to Wakefield


Featherstone Rovers and Hunslet Hawks have confirmed that their fixture originally intended to take place at Rovers will now be switched to Wakefield. The game, which serves as the opening fixture of the Championship season for both clubs, has had to be moved from Rovers’ Big Fellas Stadium due to on-going pitch maintenance at the ground. Originally supposed to played ... Read More »

Leigh sign Salford’s Andrew Dixon


Leigh Centurions have confirmed the signing of back-row forward Andrew Dixon, 24, on a two-year full-time playing contract following his release from Salford Red Devils. Dixon, who will have squad number 22 in 2015, originally signed professional forms for St Helens from the Blackbrook ARL club and made his first-team debut in February 2009. He went on to earn a ... Read More »

Shenton to make Cas comeback this weekend

Michael Shenton

Castleford coach Daryl Powell has named a strong 21 man squad to face Widnes Vikings in a pre season friendly at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle on Sunday 25th January, KO 3.00pm. The match will see a welcome return for club captain Michael Shenton, who makes his first appearance of pre-season. Shenton said: “It’s great to be back involved with the team, ... Read More »