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Paul Aiton not offered ASADA deal, Aus media reports

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The Sydney Morning Herald are reporting potential bad news for Leeds Rhinos’ Paul Aiton – as well as two other former Cronulla Sharks stars – today, after it was revealed the hooker has reportedly not been offered a backdated ban by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority. Current Cronulla captain Paul Gallen – as well as nine other current NRL players ... Read More »

Wigan Warriors reveal backroom changes

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Wigan Warriors have today confirmed details of changes to the Coaching, Medical and Performance Departments at the Club. The changes will come into effect at the end of this season and see a combination of internal promotions and new staff joining the Club. Within the Coaching Department Paul Deacon will take on more duties as he steps up to the ... Read More »

RFL to meet and decide on Todd Carney contract submission

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The RFL have confirmed that First Utility Super League club Catalans Dragons have submitted for registration a playing contract signed by Australian player Todd Carney. Under the terms of Operational Rule C1:2.3, the acceptance of the registration is at the discretion of the RFL Board of Directors, who will meet within the next seven days to consider the submission. Essentially, ... Read More »

Steve Deakin to coach Whitehaven in 2015

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Whitehaven have announced that former Catalan assistant coach Steve Deakin will coach the club again in 2015, replacing the outgoing Dave Woods. Woods left the club following the end of the Championship season last week, and Deakin – who returned to England after only recently leaving the Dragons – will take up the reins at the club next season. “The ... Read More »

Still no Carney for Castleford Tigers

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Castleford Tigers remain without star winger Justin Carney for this Friday’s trip to St Helens, after boss Daryl Powell named an unchanged squad for the second consecutive game. Carney injured his ankle during the Challenge Cup Final defeat to Leeds Rhinos last month, and has not featured since that game. That means it is likely James Clare will continue on ... Read More »

Opinion: Be excited, not sceptical, by Todd Carney’s arrival

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After League Express reported on Monday that a deal to take Todd Carney to Catalan Dragons was nearing its completion, the club announced yesterday that they had reached an agreement with the half-back for him to play in Super League. Carney’s year has been anything but quiet – after being sacked by NRL side Cronulla Sharks after an off-field incident ... Read More »

Catalan Dragons sign Todd Carney

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After lengthy discussions, Catalan Dragons have reached an agreement with Australian star Todd Carney. Carney, 28, has agreed a three year deal that would keep him at the Gilbert Brutus Stadium until the end of 2017 season. The former Dally M medal winner, de-registered by the NRL for a breach of Cronulla’s code of conduct, has scored 59 tries and ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos’ Zak Hardaker in dark over investigation

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Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker has revealed he has been given no indication as to when the investigation over an alleged homophobic comment will be concluded – but has called on those involved to come to a speedy resolution, regardless of the result. It has now been over two weeks since the alleged incident during Leeds’ loss to St Helens, ... Read More »

Championship play-offs: Week Two schedule

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After a thrilling weekend of action in the Kingstone Press Championship, the schedule for week two of the play-offs has been confirmed. Preliminary semi-finals Halifax v Dewsbury Rams Doncaster v Sheffield Eagles Week off Leigh Centurions Featherstone Rovers Eliminated Batley Bulldogs Workington Town Read More »

Rugby League Scoreboard: Sunday 14 September

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Not too many games going on around the country today – but the ones that are carry huge significance in the race for success in the Championships. There is a solitary game in Super League as Wakefield and Hull KR both bring their seasons to an end with a Yorkshire derby. But it’s the Championship where most of the attention ... Read More »