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Bosc to stay at Catalan Dragons

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Catalan Dragons have tied down the services of long-serving half-back Thomas Bosc for another year, after he penned a new deal with the French outfit to enter a tenth season with the club. Bosc has been at the Dragons since 2006, the year they were granted a license to enter Super League. And the French international has said he wants ... Read More »

Matty Wildie joins Dewsbury revolution

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Kingstone Press Championship side Dewsbury Rams have added Matty Wildie to their squad for 2015, after the versatile 23-year-old signed a one year contract with the club for next season. Wildie, who can play half-back or hooker, joins a raft of ex-Super League talent at the club for next season, including former Wigan man Karl Pryce, and ex-Bradford hooker Wayne ... Read More »

NRL junior banned for spitting blood

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A New Zealand Warriors Under20s player has been banned for three games by an NRL judiciary panel, after being found guilty of spitting blood at an opponent. James Bell was hit with the charge after spitting during the Warriors’ 40-34 loss to Newcastle Knights last weekend. Peter Kite, who was on the judicial counsel, decided that Bell’s actions were deliberate ... Read More »

Chev Walker signs up at Bradford Bulls

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Bradford Bulls forward Chev Walker has become the latest star to agree a new deal with the club, penning a one-year deal to sign up for life in the Championship. The 31-year-old has been at Odsal since the beginning of 2010, when he joined from Hull Kingston Rovers. And Walker – a dual-code star – becomes the thirteenth addition to ... Read More »

Experience will benefit our preparation, says McDermott

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Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott believes their preparation for Saturday’s Challenge Cup Final will be aided by the experience of their recent trips to Wembley – but insists it won’t matter a jot come gameday. Recent trips to the capital for cup final appearances in 2010, 2011 and 2012 have ended in defeat for the Rhinos, but McDermott says ... Read More »

Rhinos boss: I wouldn’t be surprised if Huby plays

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Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott admits he wouldn’t be surprised if prop Craig Huby turned out for Castleford Tigers this Saturday in the Challenge Cup Final – two weeks after dislocating his elbow. Huby suffered the horrific injury playing for Cas in their semi-final victory against Widnes Vikings – with his fitness arguably one of the biggest talking points ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos’ Aiton in Cronulla-ASADA scandal

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Leeds Rhinos’ Paul Aiton – who is set to play for the club in the Challenge Cup Final this weekend – is reportedly one of 17 players issued with ‘show cause’ orders by Australian anti-doping agency ASADA after action was taken this week, Australian media are reporting. Aiton played for Cronulla Sharks – the club who has been dragged into ... Read More »

Local boy Holmes has ‘butterflies’ ahead of final

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Oliver Holmes is proud of the progress that Castleford Tigers have made since his graduation from the club’s Academy to the first team and the local hero is aiming to complete a remarkable journey with victory over Leeds Rhinos in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup final on Saturday. The second row has spent his entire career with the Tigers, and this ... Read More »

Castleford Tigers to hold ‘homecoming party’

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Castleford Tigers have confirmed that – regardless of the result this weekend at Wembley in the Challenge Cup Final – they are to hold a ‘homecoming party’ to welcome the team home next Monday. Cas haven’t reached the final of the Challenge Cup since 1992 and, to honour what has been an extraordinary season so far, the Tigers have confirmed ... Read More »

Chan to head back home

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Hull KR loanee Jason Chan has confirmed that he will be heading home at the end of the season, ending a six-year association with Super League. Chan, who is currently on loan at Rovers from Huddersfield Giants, insists the move back is for family reasons, but assured Robins fans he has loved his time in East Hull this season. “I ... Read More »