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Author Archives: Joe Whitley

Nathan Brown satisfied with London win

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St Helens coach Nathan Brown said he was happy with his side after they took down bottom club London Broncos 48-18 at home last night. Nine different players scored tries and it was much more of a polished performance following a string of defeats that started at Easter. “It was a decent result,” the coach said in his post-match press ... Read More »

Anzac Test match report: Australia 30-18 New Zealand

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In a nutshell Australia came from behind to overpower a valiant Kiwi side and win the Anzac Test. How it unfolded 6’ – Jess Bromwich forces his way over after a great start from the Kiwis. Shaun Johnson’s kicking game has peppered Billy Slater in the early stages and New Zealand definitely deserve this score. From a few metres left ... Read More »

Koukash confirms Kevin Locke signing

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Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash has confirmed the signing of Kiwi international full-back Kevin Locke from New Zealand Warriors. The 25-year-old, considered one of the best full-backs in the NRL, has been playing second-tier football in 2014 since the arrival of England star Sam Tomkins meant he was asked to play out of position. Koukash wrote on Twitter ... Read More »

Donaldson facing late fitness test for Warrington visit

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Bradford back-rower James Donaldson is hoping to shrug off an ankle injury in time to face Warrington on Sunday. The Cumbrian 22-year-old twisted his ankle playing against Leeds a fortnight ago and subsequently missed both Easter Monday’s thumping against Wigan and last week’s Challenge Cup win against Catalan Dragons. He said: “In general it feels fine but I tried running ... Read More »

Leeds’ odds tumble after quarter-final draw

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Leeds Rhinos remain favourites to lift the Challenge Cup this year after the draw for the quarter finals was made last night. Prior to the draw, the Rhinos were 7/4 to win, but just minutes after Championship leaders Leigh were pitted against Super League’s top team, they tumbled to 11/8. As you would expect, Leigh’s odds slipped significantly in the ... Read More »

Cummins could add to squad before the weekend

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Bradford Bulls coach Francis Cummins has hinted he could bring in some new signings before Sunday’s round eleven clash with Warrington Wolves. The Odsal side have finally found financial stability following months of uncertainty and made their first permanent signing of the season in the shape of Jamal Fakir last month. They also added the signatures of Hull duo Jay ... Read More »

We won’t take Leigh lightly, says McDermott

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Leeds boss Brian McDermott insists the Rhinos are not taking a semi-final place for granted after drawing Championship outfit Leigh in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup. McDermott’s men have faced only two lower-tier sides in their last 18 Cup ties, the last coming in 2012 against – you guessed it – the Centurions. Leeds cruised to a 60-12 victory ... Read More »

In-form Whitehead sidelined with ankle injury

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Catalan Dragons’ in-form second-rower Elliott Whitehead is set to spend “several weeks” on the sidelines with an ankle injury, but has been cleared of a fracture. The former Bradford Bulls star, 25, has been in prolific form this year, scoring nine tries in as many appearances. He sustained the injury playing against his former club in a Challenge Cup fifth-round ... Read More »

Powell thrilled with Tigers’ Cup performance

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Castleford coach Daryl Powell said he was delighted after his side comfortably disposed of Sheffield Eagles to cruise through to the Challenge Cup quarter finals yesterday. The Tigers, who have lost just two times this season, scored 12 tries in a 60-16 thumping and are now fourth favourites to lift the prestigious trophy. “I thought Sheffield were great to be ... Read More »

Paul Rowley: There is more to come from Leigh

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Leigh boss Paul Rowley claims his side have more to come despite taking down Featherstone Rovers in the Challenge Cup fifth round yesterday. The Centurions have now won their last 11 games and are the only unbeaten team in the country’s top three leagues. “We have got a lot more in us,” Rowley told the Leigh Reporter. “I was happy ... Read More »

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