Thursday, October 2, 2014
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Author Archives: Aaron Bower

Burgess brothers 80 minutes away from Grand Final glory

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South Sydney Rabbitohs are into their first Grand Final in over 40 years, and are now just 80 minutes away from their first premiership since 1971, after eliminating defending champions Sydney Roosters in a thrilling play-off encounter. The 32-22 victory means that Sam Burgess is just 80 minutes away from signing off in Rugby League with a Grand Final victory, ... Read More »

Former Leigh man suspended by RFL over betting breaches

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Former Leigh Centurions player Andy Thornley has been suspended from any involvement in Rugby League until June 1, 2015 after being found guilty of breaching the sport’s betting rules. Thornley admitted placing a large number of bets on Rugby League matches via various betting accounts, including matches involving Leigh Centurions, when he appeared before an independent tribunal on Thursday evening. ... Read More »

Return to Wigan? Never say never, says Sam Tomkins

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New Zealand Warriors star Sam Tomkins admits a return to boyhood club Wigan Warriors later in his career is “very possible”, but says he is happy playing in the NRL at this moment in time. Tomkins only left Wigan last year to head to the other side of the world and play for the New Zealand outfit, but is constantly ... Read More »

Our squad could be better next year, says Powell

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Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell believes the club have a chance of having an even better squad in 2015 than this year – despite several key players departing the club following last night’s play-off defeat to Warrington. The Tigers were tipped by many to be in the fight for relegation at the beginning of the year, but managed to finish ... Read More »

Josh Charnley “not interested” in ClubCall

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Wigan Warriors winger Josh Charnley has insisted he doesn’t really care who the club get in the play-offs next weekend, saying the concept of the ClubCall doesn’t interest him at all. Wigan will be left with whoever St Helens do not pick in the ClubCall this evening, with many suspecting a Wigan v Warrington semi-final is in the offing next ... Read More »

No answer yet for Keighley Cougars from RFL

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Keighley Cougars have said that they are yet to hear any news over their legal challenge against the RFL surrounding the dual-registration saga, after informing fans of the situation at a well-attended meeting last night (Thursday). In a statement released by the club, they have said that they are deliberately creating a strategy to put pressure on the RFL, who ... Read More »

Feature: A team of Super League’s “unsung heroes”

Hull FC hooker Danny Houghton. ©RLPhotos

The concept of an unsung hero is well noted in sport, with every club in almost every walk of life feeling they have a player or two who never gets the credit they deserve. And in Rugby League, we are certainly no different to the rest. It might be a forward who does the “dirty” work which never gets noticed ... Read More »

Could the Championship be more exciting than Super League in 2015?

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Lee Gaskell, Richard Mathers, Jamie Langley and Paul Clough. Four players who have all appeared in the historic Super League Grand Final – the likes of Mathers and Langley have even won it during their illustrious careers. Yet next year, all four of these stars – and many more, for that matter, won’t be playing in Super League. They’ll be ... Read More »

Huddersfield’s intensity has “stepped up”, says Anderson

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Huddersfield Giants head coach Paul Anderson has insisted that the intensity amongst their group has been stepped up following their 57-4 mauling at Wigan last week – and is expecting a positive response to what happened last week. The Giants face a do-or-die evening at the John Smith’s Stadium this evening, as they take on Catalan Dragons for the right ... Read More »

Ferguson to miss Scotland Euro campaign

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Scotland have been dealt a blow ahead of the European Championships, after star forward Dale Ferguson revealed to the Telegraph and Argus that he is set to miss the tournament this Autumn. Ferguson has had an injury-hampered first season at Bradford Bulls in 2014 and, after speaking to Scotland boss Steve McCormack – as well as club coach James Lowes ... Read More »