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Author Archives: Joe Whitley

Opinion: The best players in Super League this year

Superb Tigers winger Justin Carney missed out by the narrowest of margins.

Earlier this month, I picked a hypothetical England team based on stats and form. It got a great response from our readers and Twitter followers, who were all keen to get involved and select their own teams. I’ve decided to do it again, but this time it’s a Super League Dream XIII based on the 2014 season so far, using ... Read More »

Magic Weekend 2014: Who’s playing and when

Action from the Hull derby at Magic Weekend 2013. ©RLPhotos

Venue Etihad Stadium (formerly know as the City of Manchester stadium and home to Manchester City football club): Ashton New Road, Manchester, M11 3FF Saturday May 17 12.30pm London Broncos v Catalan Dragons Latest odds: Broncos 7/2; Draw 19/1; Dragons 1/7 2.45pm Widnes Vikings v Salford Red Devils Latest odds: Vikings 4/7; Draw 19/1; Devils 8/11 5.00pm Hull FC v ... Read More »

Ben Jones-Bishop to join Salford Red Devils

Ben Jones-Bishop taking on the side he is to join later this year. ©RLPhotos

Salford owner Dr Marwan Koukash has announced on Twitter that outgoing Leeds Rhinos winger Ben Jones-Bishop is set to join the Red Devils at the end of the season. Jones-Bishop, 25, is regarded as one of the finest wingers and full-backs in Super League but has struggled to cement his place in the Rhinos’ starting lineup in 2014 due to ... Read More »

Blake Green not ruling out NRL return


Wigan Warriors entered contract renewal talks with influential halfback Blake Green last week, but the Australian playmaker is yet to make a decision on his future. The 27-year-old is nearing the end of a two-year deal with the cherry and whites, in which he has made 39 appearances and scored 16 tries, winning the Harry Sunderland trophy in last year’s ... Read More »

Wane: Wigan down to the “bare bones” for Leeds clash

Shaun Wane. ©JoeWhitley

Wigan coach Shaun Wane doesn’t expect any of his injured first-team players to return in time to face Leeds Rhinos at Magic Weekend. The reigning double champions are without England internationals Liam Farrell and Josh Charnley, Wales prop Ben Flower, full-back Matty Bowen, back-rower Tony Clubb and USA international Eddy Pettybourne. Centre Iain Thornley is out for the season, too, ... Read More »

Video highlights: Bradford Bulls 0-50 St Helens


In a nutshell Bradford suffered a humiliating home defeat to St Helens, conceding nine tries and failing to register a point. The Bulls are now eight points adrift of safety following Wakefield’s two consecutive wins recently. It’s not looking good for the Odsal club. Story of the game 11’ – Jon Wilkin try; Luke Walsh goal (1/1): 0-6 27’ – ... Read More »

Marshall to make decision on future this week

Benji Marshall

New Zealand legend Benji Marshall will make his return to Rugby League with the Cronulla Sharks, unless St George-Illawarra Dragons submit a formal offer by Friday. The former Wests Tigers half-back, 29, secured an early release to his contract with rugby union outfit Auckland Blues last month after less than a season in the other code. After being pursued by ... Read More »

Sandercock: Robins must be quicker off the mark

Craig Sandercock. ©HullKR

Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock thinks his side need to get off to a quick start to stand any chance of defeating Salford Red Devils on Saturday. The Robins visit the AJ Bell stadium this weekend looking to avenge Sunday’s heartbreaking loss to Widnes Vikings, in which they let a comfortable lead slip in the final 10 minutes. Despite letting ... Read More »

Anderson: We should get the win this weekend


Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson believes his side has more than enough quality to defeat London Broncos on Saturday, but has urged his players not to get complacent. The Giants travel to the capital in high spirits having disposed of West Yorkshire rivals Castleford Tigers in thrilling style on Sunday. Anderson insists that, despite facing a team that has failed ... Read More »

Greg Eden can’t face Hull KR this weekend


Hull KR boss Craig Sandercock has refused to allow Greg Eden to play against his parent club for loan side Salford on Saturday. The exciting but inconsistent full-back is on a month’s loan with the Red Devils and was hoping to use Saturday’s Super League clash to force his way back into Sandercock’s plans. However, that was a risk the ... Read More »