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Author Archives: Joe Whitley

Morgan Escaré signs three-year Dragons deal

15 tries in 17 games in his debut year was enough for French full-back Morgan Escare to secure a three-year extension to his Catalan Dragons contract. ©RLPhotos

Exciting French full-back Morgan Escaré has signed a three-year extension to his Catalan Dragons contract. The 22-year-old was voted 2013 rookie of the year at the Super League outfit and was one of the World Cup’s shining lights. He scored 15 tries in 17 games in his debut season. “I’m really happy to sign this new contract. It’s great to ... Read More »

Talking grass roots: Leaving a legacy


The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and that uncertain pathway is possibly nowhere taken more regularly than in sport. Hell might, admittedly, be a shade too strong a word for the destination reached by folk who fail to follow up inspiring events, but the essential truth is that, far too often, real opportunities are missed through simple ... Read More »

The best Rugby League videos on YouTube

We compile some of the most entertaining and excruciating Rugby League videos on the internet. ©RLphotos

I was recently using YouTube to research a story and stumbled across some amazing clips of Rugby League hits and tries. I thought I’d share the best five I found with you. Presenting five of the best Rugby League videos on YouTube. Best tries of all time A nice, short and sweet video containing a nice mix of mind-blowing tries ... Read More »

Danny Tickle wants derby debut

New Vikings signing Danny Tickle wants to kick-start his Widnes career against Warrington in the festive derby. ©RLphotos

New Widnes Vikings signing Danny Tickle is hoping he can debut for his new club in the festive derby against old rivals Warrington Wolves. The two sides go head to head at Widnes’ Select Security Stadium on Sunday, December 29, and Tickle wants the chance to put all his hard work in pre-season to good use. “I would like to ... Read More »

NRL chief Dave Smith wants to see international expansion

Dave Smith. ©ActionPhotographics

Martyn Sadler talks to NRL Chief Executive Dave Smith about the World Cup and the future of international Rugby League. MS: You came to England for the later stages of the World Cup. What were your impressions? DS: “The World Cup has put Rugby League on the map again. Through the structure of the competition we’ve seen some of the ... Read More »

Off the field interview: Paul McShane

Paul McShane is a respected young hooker who has just signed for Wakefield from Leeds. ©RLPhotos

In a continuation of a new series, Wakefield hooker Paul McShane tells Joe Whitley about his life off the field, including a pair of lucky swimming trunks and a fear of spiders JW: What is your favourite food? PM: When I was at Leeds, me and Brett Delaney used to go for a meal every Thursday before a game. It ... Read More »

Matt Diskin retains Bulls captaincy for 2014


Bradford Bulls hooker Matt Diskin has been named captain for the 2014 Super League campaign. The 31-year-old former Rhinos star skippered the West Yorkshire outfit alongside Heath L’Estrange last year. “I am extremely proud to be continuing as captain,” said Diskin. “It is great to be the leader of a group of people who are very grounded and humble in ... Read More »

Catalan Dragons sign Sydney winger


Catalan Dragons have signed Sydney Roosters winger Michael Oldfield on a two-year deal. The 23-year-old Tongan international was tipped for greatness in 2010 when he played 24 times for Manly Sea Eagles, scoring 14 tries. A move to the Roosters, however, made it harder to get first team rugby and last season he made only one appearance, albeit a scoring ... Read More »

Competition: Win a Rhino Skin Armour skincare set

You can win everything in this image (except Charlie Hodgson's chest) - just subscribe to our newsletter. ©RhinoRugby

We have teamed up with Rhino Rugby – makers of the official Super League ball – to offer two lucky readers a set of their new skincare range, an essential addition to any player’s kitbag. The Skin Armour line, which is available to buy in over 600 Tesco stores as well as on Amazon and Jacamo, comprises a moisturiser, ... Read More »

Have your say on the new Bulls kit

Click the link below to vote for your favourite heritage Bulls kits. ©BradfordBulls

Bradford Bulls are launching a brand-new Heritage Range and the exact shirts reproduced will be chosen by fans. Supporters are invited to select their favourite design via an online vote with the first shirt to come from those worn in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Supporters have until 12pm on Wednesday (Dec 11) to vote for their favourite, from ... Read More »