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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 »

Shaun Wane: Blake Green going nowhere


Wigan coach Shaun Wane has assured Wigan fans that Blake Green will not leave the club before Super League 2014. Rumours have been circulating that the halfback was set for a return to Melbourne Storm, but Wane said: “He’s contracted here and he’s very happy here. “He loves it at Wigan.” But former rugby union star Andy Powell’s future appears ... Read More »

Ward hitting the right notes in recovery

Rhinos loose forward Stevie Ward is releasing a charity CD. ©RLphotos

Leeds Rhinos star Stevie Ward is edging closer to a return to action, eight months after dislocating a shoulder against Hull KR last April. After initially hoping to be back in time for the play-offs, further nerve damage in the joint meant Ward made only eleven appearances in 2013, the year he had hoped to establish himself in after a ... Read More »

Roby could end career as one-club man


England hooker James Roby has committed himself to St Helens for the next five years. The 28-year-old England star signed a new deal at the Merseyside club that could see him end his career where he started it. “I will turn 33 by the end of this contract,” Roby told League Express. “I am sorted now until then, and the ... Read More »

Could England RL play Australia RU?


The RFL is denying a story that broke out in a Sydney newspaper on Sunday suggesting that England or Great Britain would take on Australian rugby union’s Wallabies in a hybrid code game at Wembley Stadium on 6 December next year. According to a report in the Sydney Sunday Telegraph, the two teams have provisionally agreed to the game and ... Read More »

Should Hull’s professional teams merge?

A Hull merger would see an end to one of the league's great derbies, but it could have financial benefits. ©RLphotos

A debate is currently raging on our forum after one of our established members – and a die-hard Hull KR fan – suggested the two East Yorkshire sides should merge into one, at the sacrifice of tradition, but with financial benefit. Here are a few snippets from his lengthy argument. You can read the full post here and see what ... Read More »

Thierry Alibert steps down from Super League role


French official Thierry Alibert has stepped down from his role as a Super League referee. The 42-year-old, who has refereed in three World Cups, has been appointed as Head of Match Officials with the French Rugby League Federation. “After the World Cup in 2008, the day when my mobile phone rang and Stuart Cummings asked me to come and referee ... Read More »