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Match report: Batley Bulldogs 10-48 Castleford Tigers


In a nutshell A hat-trick from star winger Justin Carney helped Castleford to a comfortable win over Championship outfit Batley. How it unfolded 5’ – Luke Dorn opens the Tigers’ account with a superb score assisted by Justin Carney. Marc Sneyd adds the extras: 6-0. 20’ – Justin Carney goes from provider to scorer, and Sneyd adds another two points: ... Read More »

Match report: Halifax RLFC 10-34 Widnes Vikings


In a nutshell Halifax got off to a flying start but Widnes had too much quality and eventually ran out comfortable winners. How it unfolded 9’ – Halifax open the scoring through Ryan Fieldhouse, who outwits the Vikings defence to pounce on a kick. Steven Tyrer converts: 6-0. 18’ – Fax are in again thanks to a Scott Murrell kick, ... Read More »

Match report: Bradford Bulls 60-6 Oldham RLFC


In a nutshell Bradford outclassed their Championship opposition with 11 well-taken tries. How it unfolded 6’ – A superb solo effort from Luke Gales from 30 metres out sees the half-back go over under the sticks. He converts his own try: 6-0. 16’ – Adam O’Brien makes a break to put in Brett Kearney, who flies over after racing past ... Read More »

Brian Noble: Sacking was a bit of a surprise

Brian Noble, who was replaced as Salford coach by Iestyn Harris. ©RLPhotos

Departing Salford Red Devils coach Brian Noble has described being replaced by Iestyn Harris as ‘a bit of a surprise’. On Friday, Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Kouykash announced via Twitter that he was replacing the former Great Britain coach with Harris, who was one of Shaun Wane’s assistants at Wigan. Speaking to the BBC, the 53-year-old said: “After the ... Read More »

McKinnon plans to walk fiancee down aisle

Alex McKinnon

Less than a fortnight after breaking his neck in a tragic on-field accident, Newcastle Knights forward Alex McKinnon has announced he is to marry long-term girlfriend Teigan Power – and he plans to walk her down the aisle. The 22-year-old, who currently only has use of his right arm, posted a photograph of the pair to his Instagram account earlier ... Read More »

NRL to crack down on lifting tackles

The tackle that looks to have ended Alex McKinnon's career. ©Action

The NRL have announced they are to consider outlawing all lifting tackles in an attempt to prevent accidents like the one that looks to have ended the career of Newcastle Knights forward Alex McKinnon. The 22-year-old has been in hospital for a fortnight after landing on his head in a tragic three-man tackle featuring Jordan McLean and Bromwich brothers Jesse ... Read More »

Is Marwan Koukash lining up Benji Marshall?

Marshall in his time at Wests Tigers. ©RLPhotos

Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash is reportedly lining up a bid for New Zealand legend Benji Marshall, who is said to be unsettled at rugby union outfit Auckland Blues. The 29-year-old swapped codes last year after an illustrious 10-year career with Wests Tigers. Since joining the Super 15 outfit he has made just two appearances, with reports suggesting ... Read More »

Richard Moore to return for Wildcats after lay-off


Wildcats prop Richard Moore looks set to make his first appearance of the season against former club Leeds after recovering from a string of injuries. The 32-year-old has battled both calf and hamstring injuries picked up in pre-season when pitch quality was poor, but is fit again and raring to go. Taulima Tautai (hand), Reece Lyne (toe) and Scott Anderson ... Read More »

Jones-Bishop dropped as Hall set for 200th appearance


Leeds and England winger Ryan Hall is set to make his 200th appearance for the Rhinos this weekend after being named in their 19-man squad to face Wakefield at the Rapid Solicitors stadium on Sunday, in round four of the Challenge Cup. Coach Brian McDermott has named a strong squad to face the plucky Wildcats, featuring Jamie Peacock, Kevin Sinfield ... Read More »

Goulding won’t play again, claims March


Keighley Cougars coach Paul March does not think Barrow boss Bobbie Goulding will lace up his boots again, insisting he isn’t in good enough shape to do so. Former Great Britain star Goulding, 42, was appointed as Raiders coach last week and signed on playing terms, leaving him free to make a professional comeback almost a decade after he retired. ... Read More »