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Video highlights: Leeds Rhinos v Catalan Dragons

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Extensive video highlights from last week’s Super League round 18 clash between Leeds Rhinos and Catalan Dragons at Headingley. Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also connect with Total Rugby League on the social media platform of your choice. Read More »

Wolves sign Fiji international Sims

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Warrington Wolves have confirmed the signing of Fiji international prop Ashton Sims from NRL side North Queensland Cowboys. The 29-year-old, who represented his country at the 2013 World Cup, has agreed a two-year deal with the club from 2015. The former St George-Illawarra Dragon said: “I’m really looking forward to a new challenge at a great club. The time is ... Read More »

Blues bring in Dugan and Hopoate for Origin II

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New South Wales have called-up Josh Dugan and Will Hopoate to replace the injured Morris twins for the second State of Origin match on June 18. Winger Brett fractured and dislocated his shoulder in the act of scoring a crucial try, while centre Josh ruptured his posterior cruciate ligament. Brett finished the match despite the pain and Josh carried on, ... Read More »

Beau Ryan forced into NRL retirement

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Cronulla Sharks winger Beau Ryan has announced his immediate retirement from Rugby League, citing a serious neck injury. The 29-year-old is one of the NRL’s most recognisable faces thanks to his involvement with ‘The Footy Show’, which airs on Australia’s Nine Network and Premier Sports in the UK. On the programme, Ryan has his own segment called ‘Beau Knows’ in ... Read More »

Hardaker: Homophobic slur was aimed at Monaghan

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Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker has issued a statement regarding the ongoing investigation by the Rugby Football League regarding comments he made during last Friday’s Super League game against Warrington Wolves. Allegedly, the England international aimed a homophobic comment at referee James Child, but in his defence Hardaker claims it was directed at Warrington’s Michael Monaghan. “Because of the RFL’s ... Read More »

Eloi Pelissier turns down English interest

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Sought-after Catalan Dragons hooker Eloi Pelissier has signed a two-year contract extension with the French club. The 22-year-old was said to be a target of both Hull clubs, Salford Red Devils and Castleford Tigers but has decided to pledge his future to the Perpignan outfit. He said: “I am proud and happy to extend [my contract with] the Dragons. I ... Read More »

Hill: Nothing better than taking out league leaders

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Warrington and England prop Chris Hill insists his side always had belief they were going to turn their season around after a poor start to the campaign. Alarm bells rang after the first handful of rounds returned minimal points, but Tony Smith’s men have finally found form, and their recent run of four wins in a row – culminating with ... Read More »

Smith will make Agar enquiry

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Warrington Wolves coach Tony Smith has confirmed the club are interested in bringing in former Wakefield boss Richard Agar as an assistant. The French national coach left the Wildcats on Monday after losing ground in the relegation battle to rivals Bradford Bulls. Agar went on holiday soon after the news broke, but made it clear he would be looking for another job in Super ... Read More »

Tony Smith: I’m not going anywhere

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Warrington boss Tony Smith has denied rumours he is set to join NRL outfit St George-Illawarra Dragons in a coaching role, but admitted he is still in talks over his future with Wolves owner Simon Moran. The Australian played for both St George and the Illawarra Steelers before their merger and older brother Brian spent four years in charge there ... Read More »