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Bailey enjoying link-up with Weyman and Walker

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New Hull KR man Ryan Bailey says he’s enjoying linking up with his new teammates – especially props Adam Walker and Mick Weyman, whom he believes he can form an excellent partnership with in 2015. Bailey has left Leeds Rhinos to link up with Chris Chester’s men for the forthcoming season, and he says that he’s enjoying being on board ... Read More »

Hull KR unveil new squad numbers for 2015

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Hull KR have unveiled their squad numbers for the forthcoming 2015 campaign, with a number of stars stepping up to improved numbers. Adam Walker moves up from number 14 to eight, taking Justin Poore’s shirt, whilst Graeme Horne replaces Neville Costigan’s 12 from 15. Elsewhere, James Green also moves up to 20 from 23, and Aaron Ollett has 21 as ... Read More »

Tony Smith visits NFL side San Francisco 49ers

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Warrington Wolves head of coaching and rugby Tony Smith has revealed that he has been on an eye-opening mission over in America in recent weeks, visiting NFL side San Francisco 49ers. Whilst Smith admits a lot of the trip was about getting some rest ahead of the upcoming season, Smith did reveal that he’d been watching the 49ers to gain ... Read More »

Robins half-back duo to fly in on Friday

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Hull KR boss Chris Chester will welcome new half-back duo Maurice Blair and Albert Kelly into the country on Friday, when they land from Australia to start their deals with the Robins. Both halves have joined from NRL side Gold Coast Titans, and will arrive on Friday morning after receiving the necessary paperwork earlier this week. “We’re expecting them to ... Read More »

England and Aussies name teams for final Test

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England Academy coach Richard Marshall and Australian Schoolboys coach Brian Battese have named their 17-man squads for the final game of the 2014 Autumn Academy International Series. The game takes place at Leigh Sports Village tomorrow with a 7.00pm kick-off. England Academy captain Jansin Turgut said: “I expect the players to go out there and give the same effort as ... Read More »

Mathers to co-captain London Broncos in 2015

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Nick Slyney and Richard Mathers will share the on-field captaincy of London Broncos in 2015, while Ben Farrar has been named club captain. Wes Naiqama and Luke Adamson will complete a five-man senior players group. “I’m really pleased to have Nick and Richie as our captains for the season ahead,” said head coach Joey Grima. “They both have the respect ... Read More »

London Broncos announce squad numbers

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London Broncos Rugby League has announced their squad numbers for the 2015 Kingstone Press Championship season. Head coach Joey Grima has included nine London produced and developed players in his 26-man squad whilst bringing in a wealth of experience from the UK and overseas. “I’m really pleased with a mix of youth and experience we have in the squad,” said ... Read More »

Catalans Dragons confirm pre-season schedule

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Catalans Dragons have announced that they will play two pre-season games  before the launch of the Super League XX. They will first face London Broncos on Saturday 17 January in the South of France, in a game that pits Super League against Championship, following the Broncos’ relegation from Super League. They will then play at Carcassonne on Saturday 24 January ... Read More »

St Helens intensity comparable to Melbourne, says Vea

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New St Helens signing Atelea Vea has compared the level of intensity and quality in the camp to that of NRL giants Melbourne Storm, as he settles into life at his new club. Vea has joined the Super League champions from relegated London Broncos, where he made a big impression despite a difficult season for the Broncos on the field. ... Read More »

Manly sack jailed Jamil Hopoate

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NRL club Manly Sea Eagles have sacked their second player in just over a week, after they cut Jamil Hopoate from their playing squad – just hours after he was jailed for assault. Hopoate – who is the son of former NRL star John – was sentenced to at least a year in prison for an assault on Valentines Day ... Read More »

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