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Video: Tom Briscoe wins try of the month

Tom Briscoe currently leads the Super League tryscoring charts with five in three games. ©RLPhotos

Leeds Rhinos winger Tom Briscoe has won the first Super League try of the month award for the 2014 season. The England international’s impressive solo effort against Warrington in round two narrowly edged out Castleford’s Daryl Clark, who scored from a kick return against Catalan Dragons the same week. The top five can be seen in full in the following ... Read More »

Four-year deal for 17-year-old Crowther

Jordan Crowther in action against Wigan last week. ©WakefieldWildcats

Wakefield have secured the services of England youth star Jordan Crowther, who became the second youngest forward to represent the Wildcats against Wigan last week. The 17-year-old, who played his amateur rugby at Westgate Wolves, came through the Wakefield academy where he was part of the unbeaten under-16s squad in 2013. He has signed a four-year deal that will see ... Read More »

Match report: Oxford Dark Blues 40-0 Cambridge Light Blues

Marcus-Alexander Neil, who scored twice for Oxford. ©VarsityRL

2014 Varsity Rugby League Oxford equalled Cambridge’s record of five successive wins in the annual Varsity clash with a thoroughly convincing 40-0 victory at the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) ground in central London. The Dark Blues got off to the perfect start, scoring twice in the first 10 minutes to set a platform from which they would go onto dominate. ... Read More »

RFL rename Man of Steel award to honour Steve Prescott


The prestigious Man of Steel award, which is given to the best player in Super League every season, has been renamed to honour the late, great Steve Prescott. The former St Helens and Hull full-back fought a very brave and public battle with a rare type of cancer that doctors expected to take his life in a matter of months. ... Read More »

Super League preview: Widnes Vikings V Salford Red Devils


When’s it on? Thursday March 6, at 8.00pm. It will be televised on Sky Sports 1. What’s going to happen? It’s anyone’s guess really. At the start of the season you would probably have tipped the Red Devils to turn the Vikings over, but Salford were thrashed by St Helens last week while Widnes came from behind to defeat last ... Read More »

Tigers taking it game by game, says Huby

Castleford prop Craig Huby made his debut for the Tigers 11 years ago. ©RLPhotos

Castleford prop Craig Huby insists the Tigers have their feet firmly on the ground despite being one of just four unbeaten teams in Super League this year. The West Yorkshire outfit, under revered coach Daryl Powell, have looked extremely impressive so far this year, dispatching Hull KR, Bradford and Catalan Dragons in convincing style. Huby doesn’t want his side to ... Read More »

Achurch and Jones-Buchanan back to fitness

Jamie Jones-Buchanan. ©RLPhotos

Leeds Rhinos forwards Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Mitch Achurch have made themselves available for selection this week after recovering from injury. Achurch has shrugged off a twisted knee sustained in Ryan Bailey’s testimonial while JJB, as he is affectionately know, has recovered from knee and calf problems and could make his first appearance of 2014 against Huddersfield on Friday night. “They ... Read More »

Ben Jones-Bishop set for Wakefield switch?

Ben Jones-Bishop. ©RLPhotos

Leeds Rhinos winger Ben Jones-Bishop looks set to join Wakefield Trinity Wildcats on a month-long loan. The two-time Grand Final winner, 25, who can also play full-back, is yet to make a Super League appearance in 2014 due to the introduction of England winger Tom Briscoe, who signed from Hull in summer and has five tries in his first three ... Read More »

What’s on this week? Rugby League on TV and radio


Wednesday March 5 Super League Preview – 2.30pm, Sky Sports News Guest: Mike Stephenson Boots ‘N’ All – 6pm, Sky Sports 1 & 10pm, Sky Sports 3 Eddie Hemmings with guests Jon Wells & John Kear All the latest rugby league news and views… Thursday March 6 Super League Fulltime – 10am, Sky Sports 2 & 12pm, Sky Sports 3 ... Read More »

Luke Douglas to make NRL history

Luke Douglas represented Scotland four times at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup and scored one try. ©RLPhotos

Scotland international Luke Douglas is set to break the NRL record for most consecutive appearances when he runs out for Gold Coast Titans against Cronulla Sharks on Monday. The 27-year-old has played the last 194 games in a row for Cronulla Sharks (146) and the Titans (48), which ties Sydney Roosters assistant coach Jason Taylor’s record. Taylor will present Douglas ... Read More »