Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Jarryd Hayne to quit Rugby League for the NFL


The NRL has lost another major star to a rival code, after Parramatta Eels full-back Jarryd Hayne has announced he will quite Rugby League to chase his dream of playing in the NFL. Hayne’s NRL career is over with immediate effect – and he has also withdrawn from Australia’s Four Nations squad this Autumn in order to try and crack ... Read More »

Flower’s rehab now “paramount”, says McManus


St Helens chairman Eamonn McManus insists that the sport must be supportive of Ben Flower during his six month suspension from Rugby League – saying that his rehabilitation has now become “paramount”. In a statement released by the Saints following Flower’s ban being issued on Tuesday evening, McManus says that he must be accepted back into the sport when his ... Read More »

Ben Flower banned until April 14, 2015


Wigan Warriors player Ben Flower has been suspended for six months by an independent disciplinary tribunal after being found guilty of violent and aggressive punching/punching an off-guard opponent in the second minute of the 2014 First Utility Super League Grand Final. Flower, who pleaded guilty to the Grade F offence on Lance Hohaia of St Helens, was also fined £300. At ... Read More »

Keighley: “We must assume we’re in League 1″

Gary Fawcett

Keighley Cougars have issued a statement regarding their ongoing dispute against their relegation from the Championship in 2014, admitting that they have to “assume they are in League 1″, the third tier of domestic Rugby League, next season. The fixtures for next season will be announced as early as this Sunday, and with no decision yet made on Keighley’s appeal, ... Read More »

European Championship preview: Wales


The International Rugby League programme kicks off this weekend, and at TotalRL.com, 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 »

Wood hails greatest Grand Final experience

Nigel Wood

SUPER League Chief Executive Nigel Wood has paid tribute to the fans who helped make the 214 First Utility Super League Grand Final an outstanding success. A crowd of 70,102 watched on as St Helens, the 2014 League Leaders, secured their first Super League title since 2006 with a 14-6 victory over arch-rivals Wigan Warriors to crown a remarkable year ... Read More »

Gateshead’s Meads scores six tries for Greece


Greece were crowned European Championship C winners following a 68-16 triumph over Czech Republic at Gloritsa Field, Aspropyrgos, Athens, the first Test match to be played on Greek soil. Former New Zealand Warrior Jordan Meads, now playing for Gateshead Thunder, was the star of the show with six tries in a side that featured 13 players from the domestic competition. ... Read More »

No place for Flower’s actions, says Mike Rush

Ben Flower

St Helens chief executive says that Ben Flower’s actions in the Super League Grand Final have no place in the sport, and it was sad to see Flower deliver a brutal punch to Lance Hohaia whilst he lay on the floor. Flower became the first player to be dismissed in a Super League Grand Final after punching the Kiwi twice ... Read More »

VIDEO: Blake Green speaks to TotalRL TV


Wigan Warriors half-back Blake Green spoke to the media following their Super League Grand Final defeat to St Helens – and TotalRL TV was there to capture every second of Green’s final interview as a Wigan player. Read More »

March brothers reunited at Keighley

Cougars player-coach Paul March

The March brothers have been reunited at Keighley Cougars for 2015, after boss Paul March has signed brother David on a one-year deal. David – who led Hunslet to Championship One glory last weekend against Oldham – has signed up for the 2015 season at Cougar Park, and has said that having been part of a side that has tasted ... Read More »