Saturday, November 1, 2014
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Author Archives: Aaron Bower

Myler leaving? No chance, say Warrington Wolves

Richie Myler

Warrington Wolves have refuted claims that they are about to let Richie Myler leave the club, after speculation linking him with a move to rival Super League club Hull KR earlier this week. It had been suggested that the Rovers were interested in taking on the services of Myler, who has extra competition for 2015 with the signing of Gary ... Read More »

Sam Burgess wins International Player of the Year award

Sam Burgess

Rugby union-bound Sam Burgess capped off a successful season by winning rugby league’s International Player of the Year award. In his final match before defecting to the 15-man game with Bath, Burgess courageously guided the South Sydney Rabbitohs to their first NRL title in 43 years. The Englishman played the entire grand final against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs with a fractured ... Read More »

Sam Burgess hands out England caps

Sam Burgess Caps

It has become traditional in sport – particularly Rugby League – for high-profile sporting figures to hand out international caps to those who are making their debut in an upcoming game. Even before the Super League Grand Final, both clubs have made a habit out of getting influential figures to present the players with their shirts – Wigan had Jonny ... Read More »

Hull FC signing to arrive late for pre-season

Lee-Radford

New Hull FC signing Steve Michaels will not be joining up with the club in time for the start of pre-season, after it was revealed a delay in his application to enter the country means he will miss the first fortnight of training in preparation for the 2015 season. It is believed that there are no issues with Michaels’ visa ... Read More »

Sheffield Eagles confirm Owlerton exit

Sheffield Celebrate

Sheffield Eagles have confirmed today that they are leaving they current home, Owlerton Stadium, due to new Rugby Football League ground regulations. The Eagles moved to Owlerton for the 2014 season after it was announced that their former home, Don Valley Stadium, was going to be demolished.  The Eagles were determined to stay within the city of Sheffield and were ... Read More »

Wheeler signs for Warrington

Warrington Wolves can confirm the signing of St Helens halfback Gary Wheeler ahead of the 2015 season. Wheeler, 25, has agreed a one-year deal with the club. He is recognised as a classic number six although he has also been known to step into the centres and on the wing making him a versatile member of any squad. Wheeler progressed ... Read More »

Scotland name 20-man squad for Ireland trip

Danny Brough Scotland

Scotland have named their 20-man squad ahead of their second European Championship clash this weekend – as they cross the Irish Sea to take on fellow opening day victors, Mark Aston’s Ireland. The winner of this game will head into the final round of fixtures knowing that avoiding defeat in the last weekend will see them crowned European Champions, and ... Read More »

Could Nathan Brown be heading to Manly Sea Eagles?

Nathan-Brown

After Nathan Brown’s decision to leave St Helens and head home to Australia for family reasons, his name is beginning to be touted around with various coaching positions in the NRL. He was heavily linked with the Wests Tigers job, before missing out to Jason Taylor in the race to be the new boss. But, per reports in the Australian ... Read More »

Opinion: Is Elliott Whitehead unfortunate to miss out for England?

Elliott-Whitehead

When it comes to England Rugby League, there is always a selection decision that naturally causes a split in opinion. That is no fault of anyone involved with the setup; it’s just that with so many passionate fans in the game, there is bound to be a difference of opinion somewhere down the line. But when Steve McNamara named his ... Read More »

Shenton a “more well-rounded” player in 2014

Michael Shenton

Castleford Tigers and England centre Michael Shenton believes that he is a more “well-rounded” player than he was four years ago, and believes that will stand him in good stead for England’s assault on the Four Nations this month. Shenton last played for England in 2010, when his tour came to a premature end after suffering an elbow injury in ... Read More »