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Author Archives: Joe Whitley

Comment: McNamara should not have left out Sneyd and Brown

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Yesterday, England boss Steve McNamara picked a 34-man training squad that will assemble in Loughborough on June 15 to work together ahead of this year’s Four Nations tournament, which starts in October. It’s a chance for the players to bond and go through early plans for the competition’s opening game against Samoa, and therefore it is unlikely that anyone not ... Read More »

Hull FC will pay for Scott Taylor, say reports

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Hull FC boss Lee Radford is prepared to pay a transfer fee to prise Scott Taylor from Wigan Warriors, according to the Hull Daily Mail. The 23-year-old, who was named in Steve McNamara’s England training side yesterday, joined Shaun Wane’s side from Hull KR in 2013 and won the double in his debut season. He was signed to a two-year ... Read More »

Arundel: Bulls have chance regardless of appeal result

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On-loan Hull FC centre Joe Arundel insists Bradford Bulls have a chance of staying up even if Wednesday’s points appeal is unsuccessful. The Odsal outfit were docked six points for entering administration over Christmas but their appeal will be heard tomorrow. It is unknown whether or not any points will be restored, but Arundel, who is on a season-long loan ... Read More »

Airlie Birds embroiled in contract court case

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Hull FC are being taken to court by former full-back Shannon McDonnell, who claims they went back on an offer of an extended contract. The 26-year-old Australian claims he entered talks with former coach Peter Gentle about extending his two-year deal, but new boss Lee Radford withdrew the offer. McDonnell felt an agreement had already been reached and was so ... Read More »

Danny Kirmond: Agar one of best coaches I’ve worked under

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Wakefield captain Danny Kirmond has paid tribute to outgoing coach Richard Agar, who he credited for his development as a player. Agar stood down from his role at the West Yorkshire club yesterday, 24 hours after losing to relegation rivals Bradford, but insisted results were not to blame. Kirmond, who claimed to have “mixed emotions”, told the Yorkshire Evening Post: ... Read More »

Jamie Langley: Rovers deserve a flogging

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Hull KR forward Jamie Langley has describe Sunday’s convincing loss to Castleford Tigers as his side’s “low point of the season” and says he expects a “flogging” in training this week. The Robins conceded 50 points for the first time this year after being completely outplayed by an in-form Castleford side – and it is not going to get any ... Read More »

Opinion: Is losing Easter double-headers a good thing?

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This article, written by Dave Hadfield, originally appeared in issue 398 of Rugby League World magazine. Issue 399 is currently in production and will be on sale from June 6. Click here to find out more about the magazine and to browse back issues click this link… Easter double-headers are set for the scrap heap from 2015 onwards. But is ... Read More »

Scoreboard: This week’s Rugby League results

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Super League Bradford Bulls 20-12 Wakefield Wildcats Castleford Tigers 54-12 Hull Kingston Rovers London Broncos 12-50 St Helens 32-12 Salford Red Devils Warrington Wolves 24-6 Leeds Rhinos Widnes Vikings 26-26 Catalan Dragons Huddersfield Giants 31-22 Wigan Warriors Championship Barrow Raiders 38-18 Rochdale Hornets Batley Bulldogs 26-32 Featherstone Rovers Dewsbury Rams 38-18 North Wales Crusaders Keighley Cougats 14-28 Halifax Swinton Lions ... Read More »

Video: The best fights in State of Origin history

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At 11:16BST (I know, what an odd kick-off time), the first game of the 2014 State of Origin series gets underway, and it’s set to be another intense encounter. The annual clashes are known for their violence and the following video features some of the best and most memorable bust-ups of all time. Have a watch and whet your appetite ... Read More »

Sam Tomkins fined after public urination

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New Zealand Warriors full-back Sam Tomkins has been fined by both police and his club after being caught urinating in public on Sunday, just hours after defeating the Gold Coast Titans. The former Wigan star, 25, was issued with an on-the-spot £55 ($A100) fine by police and was forced to pay an additional £1,015 ($NZ2,000) by his club “I’m disappointed ... Read More »