Sunday, February 1, 2015
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French TV deal for World Cup

Rugby League World Cup 2013 has confirmed that beIN SPORT have been granted exclusive rights to broadcast matches live in France. beIN SPORT is a global network of sports channels jointly owned and operated by Qatari Sports Investments. It currently operates three channels in France and two channels in the USA. Their RLWC2013 coverage will be anchored by Rodolphe Pires, ... Read More »

Ellis announces international retirement

England player Gareth Ellis has today announced his retirement from international Rugby League with immediate effect, ruling himself out of selection for Rugby League World Cup 2013. The 32-year-old second row has reached his decision following consultation with England coach Steve McNamara and officials at Hull FC, the club he captained to the Tetley’s Challenge Cup final and Super League ... Read More »

Hawks trio sign up for 2014

Hunslet Hawks have announced that 28 year old full back Stuart Kain has signed a 12 month contract extension keeping him at South Leeds for 2014. Versatile Kain played wing and full back last season and made 18 appearances scoring 4 tries. Director of Rugby Darren Williams said, “Stuart is a very valuable member of our squad and is a ... Read More »

Wolves release Hodgson

Warrington Wolves have agreed to release Brett Hodgson from his current contract at the end of this season granting him the opportunity to consider a number of options open to him. Hodgson made his debut for Warrington back in 2011 and has gone on to make 75 appearances for the primrose and blue, showing unfaltering bravery bouncing back from big ... Read More »

Hunter-Paul is Bulls new CEO

Bradford Bulls have today announced changes to the Board and Administration structure following Ryan Whitcut and Mark Moore’s purchase of the club from Omar Khan. Whitcut and Moore will be Joint Chairmen and in changes to the club’s Administration Robbie Hunter – Paul will take up the position of CEO.  Paul, who returned to the Bulls in July this year ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls chairman to step down

Bradford Bulls chairman Omar Khan and fellow directors Gerry Sutcliffe MP and Vipin Joshi are to step down. In a statement released by the club today, Omar Khan said, “Following an exciting year, it is sad that due to ill health, I intend to hand over the reins to new owners, Ryan Whitcut and Mark Moore of Bedzrus, subject to ... Read More »

Gillette shows continued support for England Rugby League

The RFL and Gillette are delighted to announce a two-year extension of the brand’s decade-long partnership with the sport and the England Rugby League team. This will see Gillette continue as England’s main sponsor for Rugby League World Cup 2013, when its logo will feature on the national team’s playing strip. The partnership also enters its second decade with a ... Read More »

Dons sign Nicklas

Doncaster have announced the signing of former Hull FC stand-off Danny Nicklas. Nicklas made ten Super League appearances for Hull and was first spotted by the Airlie Birds when he was just 11 years old. He was awarded a scholarship before going on to play and captain Hull’s academy and reserve sides. Handed his chance by Richard Agar in 2010 ... Read More »

Salter commits future to Robins

Liam Salter will be a Robin until at least the end of 2017 having signed an extended contract with Hull KR. The 20 year-old, who is a product of the club’s academy system, was already contracted for next season but has agreed a further three years on top of that. Regarded as one of the brightest young centres in the ... Read More »

McCarthy & Williams to leave Wolves

Warrington Wolves have confirmed that second rower Tyrone McCarthy and winger Rhys Williams will leave the club at the end of the current season. Local-born Tyrone, 25, joined the Wolves back in 2005 and is a product of the club’s academy system. He made his memorable Super League debut against Wigan Warriors in 2009 before stepping out at Wembley just ... Read More »