Friday, January 30, 2015
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Author Archives: Aaron Bower

Sheffield Eagles re-sign trio of stars

Sheffield Eagles have confirmed the re-signing of Jack Blagbrough, Connor Scott and Tom Ashton to one-year extensions. The trio all featured for the Eagles last term, and will be looking to further their experience in the first-team in 2015. Blagbrough was an off-season acquisition from Huddersfield Giants, and made 11 appearances including a memorable hat-trick from the front row in ... Read More »

Gareth O’Brien had signed for Bradford Bulls

Gareth O'Brien (left) and Richie Myler (right)

Warrington Wolves scrum-half Gareth O’Brien admits he did sign a deal with the Bradford Bulls for 2015, but has paid tribute to the club for allowing him to be released from that contract to remain at Warrington in 2015. O’Brien has penned a one-year deal with the Wolves for next season, after initially agreeing on a deal to join the ... Read More »

Warrington Wolves trio sign new deals


Warrington Wolves have extended the contracts of Ben Westwood, Gareth O’Brien and Kevin Penny after what has been another successful campaign. The three players have all signed one-year extensions with the club. Westwood and O’Brien have agreed deals until November 2016 with Penny taking up a one-year option until November 2015. International second rower Westwood signed for the club back ... Read More »

European Championship preview: Ireland

Mark Aston has another new player on board.

The International Rugby League programme kicks off this weekend, and at, we’re supremely excited about internationals taking centre stage once again. But as well as the Four Nations – which actually begins next weekend – there’s the small matter of a European Championship tournament with potentially huge ramifications for the winner. It was announced yesterday that should Ireland or ... Read More »

Lezignan hooker heading to Hull KR?


Hull KR are believed to have signed FC Lezignan hooker John Boudebza, after the French club released a statement indicating the player has agreed a deal at the KC Lightstream Stadium. There has been no confirmation from Hull KR themselves on the issue, but Lezignan are saying that the hooker as signed a two-year contract at the Super League outfit. ... Read More »

England Academy squad named

Elliot Minchella

England have named a 20-man squad to face the Australian Schoolboys in a two-game Autumn Academy International Series at Leigh Sports Village in December. Eight Super League clubs are represented in the squad, which features four players from Wigan Warriors, four from Leeds Rhinos, three from Hull FC, three from Warrington Wolves, three from Huddersfield and one apiece from London ... Read More »

Sam Tomkins rallies around Flower


England full-back Sam Tomkins has thrown his support behind suspended Wigan forward Ben Flower, saying although he’ll have to “cop some stick”, the sport should now look after him, and help him through his ban. Tomkins played with Flower at Wigan last season, and insisted to reporters this week that he is not a dirty player, despite the attack on ... Read More »

Radlinski promoted onto Wigan’s Board of Directors

Kris Radlinski and Shaun Wane ©RLPhotos

Wigan Warriors’ Rugby General Manager Kris Radlinski MBE has been promoted onto the Club’s Board of Directors. The move was confirmed by Chairman Ian Lenagan at the Club’s end of season Awards Dinner. Following five years of hard work Radlinski joins the Chairman and Non-Executive Director Winston Higham on the Board. Radlinski enjoyed a fabulous career with the Wigan Club ... Read More »

Scotland and Wales name squads for Euro Cup opener


Scotland have named eight uncapped players in their 20-man squad for Friday’s opening European Championship clash with Wales at Workington. There are five products of the domestic League with Doncaster full-back David Scott joined by uncapped youngsters Louis Senter and Gregor Ramsay, all three learning the game at Glasgow community club Easterhouse Panthers, plus Edinburgh Eagles teenagers Lewis Clarke and ... Read More »

RL’s moment of madness must be watershed moment


There is no getting away from it whatsoever – the last four days have been an incredibly damaging time for Rugby League, a sport that is already very self-conscious about its own image. The punch(es) that Ben Flower handed out to Lance Hohaia on Saturday evening were felt all around the world, with a whole host of mainstream media suddenly ... Read More »