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NRL to honour McKinnon with medal

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The NRL are considering awarding a medal named in honour of Alex McKinnon to the man of the match in New South Wales’ annual City-Country fixture. Recognised as a trial for the State of Origin matches in Australia, City-Country sees a side representing Sydney’s metropolitan area go up against the remainder of the New South Wales state. McKinnon, a promising ... Read More »

Benji Marshall could join Cronulla this week

Benji Marshall

Reports suggest NRL outfit Cronulla Sharks are close to landing the signature of New Zealand legend Benji Marshall, who had a contract with rugby union outfit Auckland Blues terminated earlier this week. The 29-year-old, who failed to make an impression after switching codes from Wests Tigers last summer, has been linked with several NRL clubs – and even Salford Red ... Read More »

Paleaaesina wants regular starting spot

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Hull FC prop Iafeta Paleaaesina claims he returned from a two week spell on the sidelines as a better player. The three-time New Zealand international was dropped from Lee Radford’s side after the Airlie Birds defeated Salford 30-8, missing the round eight win over Huddersfield Giants and the Hull derby in round nine. He returned for Easter Monday’s victory over ... Read More »

Moore submits EGP, misses hometown reunion

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London Broncos hooker Scott Moore has submitted an early guilty plea for a high tackle and will miss his side’s Super League clash with former club St Helens on Thursday May 1. The 26-year-old was born in St Helens and made his debut for the club aged 16 in 2004. He has since played for Castleford Tigers, Huddersfield Giants, Widnes ... Read More »

Rugby League podcast: A Texas exile in Eastbourne

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In this week’s edition of ‘Rugby League Down South’, Ian Ramsdale interviews London Broncos’ top try scorer, Mason Caton-Brown, chats with London Skolars star Ryan McDonald, and learns how an exiled Texan is starting a Rugby League team in Eastbourne. As always, it’s a must-listen. Interviews in the podcast this week… 03.00: London Broncos top try scorer Mason Caton-Brown 12.00: ... Read More »

Richard Agar rues first-half interceptions

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Wakefield coach Richard Agar has blamed two first-half interception tries for his side’s Easter Monday loss against Huddersfield Giants. Trinity were within two points of their West Yorkshire rivals mid-way through the first half, and were certainly giving as good as they got, but costly errors handed the Giants two more scores and meant they went into the break with ... Read More »

Ryan sees positives in another Wildcats loss

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Wakefield second-rower Matt Ryan has expressed his frustration at yet another Super League loss against Huddersfield yesterday, but insists the Wildcats can take plenty of positives out of it. The 25-year-old former Parramatta Eels star, who has made eight appearances for Wakefield this season, believes ironing out a few issues could make them a match for any team in the ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls issue public apology for “woeful” display

Steve Ferres (left) and Marc Green (right). ©BradfordBulls

Bradford Bulls managing director Steve Ferres has publicly apologised to everyone involved with the club following what he described as a “woeful and embarrassing” display against Wigan yesterday. The Odsal club conceded 15 tries and over 80 points for the first time. In a statement, Ferres said: “On behalf of Bradford Bulls, I would like to apologise for what was ... Read More »

Rhinos issue apology over stadium congestion

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Leeds Rhinos have released a statement apologising to fans for heavy congestion in Headingley’s North Stand yesterday for the visit of Salford Red Devils. The club share the stadium with the Yorkshire cricket team, who were also at home on the day, meaning large delays and, for some, obstructed views in the early stages of the match. The statement said: ... Read More »

Smith not pushing Wolves panic button just yet

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Warrington coach Tony Smith remains confident in his side’s chances this season despite watching the Wolves slump to their fifth loss in 10 games against Castleford yesterday. After an encouraging Good Friday victory over Widnes, Warrington looked to have finally hit form, but the Tigers inflicted a 40-6 defeat yesterday and Wire now sit eighth in the Super League table, ... Read More »