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Shaun Lunt: I’m not going anywhere

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Huddersfield hooker Shaun Lunt has quashed rumours that he is set to leave the Giants by promising to see out the remainder of his contract. The 27-year-old, who returned from a two-month lay-off to inspire Huddersfield to victory over Wakefield in round 23, says reports linking him with a move to Hull KR and Leeds Rhinos are nothing more than ... Read More »

Peacock: Leeds-Bradford derby hasn’t mattered for a while

Jamie Peacock

Leeds Rhinos prop Jamie Peacock believes the derby with former club Bradford lost its potency long before the Bulls were condemned to relegation. The former Great Britain star, speaking to the Yorkshire Post, said: “With Bradford, winning the 2005 Grand Final against Leeds in my last game for them has to be the best. “But for Leeds, if I’m honest, ... Read More »

Hull KR tie down promising academy products

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Hull Kingston Rovers have awarded two-year contract extensions to young back row forwards Aaron Ollett and Steven Holker. Ollett has made 10 appearances for the Robins since his debut midway through last season whilst 18-year-old Holker is yet to feature for the first team. The duo join fellow academy graduates Macauley Hallett, James Green and Jordan Cox in pledging their ... Read More »

Shannon McDonnell set to make Saints debut

Former Hull FC full-back Shannon McDonnell. ©RLPhotos

St Helens full-back Shannon McDonnell looks certain to make his debut for the club this week after a string of injuries has stretched Nathan Brown’s squad. Luke Walsh broke his leg against Widnes last week and is out for the rest of the season while coach Nathan Brown said news on Jon Wilkin’s injury “isn’t ideal”. Add into the equation ... Read More »

Kevin Brown will play in the Challenge Cup semi final

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Widnes playmaker Kevin Brown has been cleared to play in the Challenge Cup semi-final against Castleford a week on Sunday after shrugging off a knee injury. The 29-year-old was hit late by St Helens’ Sia Soliola in last week’s match and was taken off as a precaution. Fortunately for Vikings fans there seems to be no lasting damage and the ... Read More »

Super League: Albert Goldthorpe team of the week

Greg Eden edged Lee Gaskell to land the full-back shirt thanks to three well-taken tries

Every week in League Express newspaper, three stand-out players from all seven Super League matches are awarded points (ranging from one to three depending on their influence on that particular game) that decide who wins the prestigious Albert Goldthorpe medal – an annual accolade created by the newspaper to reward the fairest and best player of the season. *YOU CAN ... Read More »

Australian rugby union duo eye NRL switch

Israel Folau

Rugby League will lose two of its biggest names at the end of this season when both Sonny Bill Williams and Sam Burgess switch codes in time for the 2015 rugby union World Cup. But reports are circulating in Australia that claim two of rugby union’s top stars will be coming in the opposite direction. Former Melbourne and Brisbane star ... Read More »

Koukash: Red Devils won’t appeal Hock ban

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLPhotos

Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash has revealed the club are not going to appeal the RFL’s decision to ban Gareth Hock for seven games. The troubled former Wigan and Widnes star was found to have made deliberate contact with a match official in Salford’s match against Hull FC last week. When the RFL charged the troubled former England ... Read More »

News: Weekly Championship awards revealed

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Workington Town full-back Lewis Tierney and London Skolars half-back Danny Yates have been named Championship players of the Week. Every week each coach in both Kingstone Press Championship competitions is contacted to help produce the awards. Kingstone Press Championship Player of the Week – Lewis Tierney (Workington Town) Workington Town full-back Lewis Tierney, on dual registration duty from Wigan Warriors, ... Read More »

Video highlights: Wakefield Wildcats v Widnes Vikings

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Extensive video highlights from Thursday’s Super League round 20 clash between Wakefield Wildcats and Widnes Vikings. For in-depth analysis and statistics, buy a copy of today’s League Express newspaper. What do you think about this game? Discuss this, and many other Rugby League topics, on or free fans’ forum. Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online ... Read More »