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Tigers sign ten

Castleford Tigers have announced that 10 players have signed two-year professional contracts with the club, including seven who were on the Tigers’ Scholarship. Lee Alderson, a back row/centre joins from his amateur club Stanley Rangers, James Brown, a pivot/full back joins from Lock Lane while Nathanial Callaghan, a centre is from Hunslet Warriors. Three players have signed from Milford Marlins; ... Read More »

Greeks get ready to kick off

The Hellenic Federation of Rugby League has released the fixtures for the inaugural Greek club championship, due to kick off this weekend. Promitheas Rendi, AEK Kokkinias, Pegasus Neos Kosmos, Aris Petroupolis and Rhodes Knights will take part in the competition. A sixth club, Neapoli, will play fixtures against second XIIIs from Aris and Pegasus in a sign of the growing ... Read More »

Lord leaves Hawks

Hunslet Hawks have confirmed the departure of assistant coach Gary Lord with immediate effect. Lord has been on the coaching staff at the club for five years working under Graeme Hallas, Paul March and most recently Barry Eaton and was in temporary charge after the departure of Hallas. Director of Rugby Darren Williams said, “It’s a sad day for the ... Read More »

England name team to face Italy

England coach Steve McNamara has named 20 of his 24-man Rugby League World Cup 2013 squad in the team to face Italy in the first ever senior international between the nations at Salford City Stadium on Saturday (4.30pm). Warrington Wolves forward Ben Westwood is ruled out through suspension after receiving a one-match ban in the Super League Grand Final earlier ... Read More »

England Knights team named to face Samoa

England Knights coach Kieron Purtill is confident that his young charges will rise to the challenge when they face Samoa at Salford City Stadium on Saturday (2.00pm). The Knights go into the match from an intensive training camp at Loughborough University and boosted by the presence of senior England squad members Zak Hardaker, the Leeds Rhinos full-back, and South Sydney ... Read More »

Russell puts himself in the show

A year ago Matt Russell was hot property: so much so he swapped a future as Sam Tomkins’ back-up at Wigan Warriors for a season in the sun at Gold Coast in Australia. He spent the year in Queensland, playing Under-20 Rugby League, unable to break into the Titans’ NRL team. Meanwhile back in Britain, Tomkins was frequently absent from ... Read More »

Bulls announce new shareholder

Bradford Bulls have announced that local businessman Andrew Calvert has become a shareholder in the club and will be the Bulls Financial Director. Calvert is a lifelong supporter of the club and he is delighted to come on board. “This club is a big part of my life and I’ve been coming here since the age of 10. That was ... Read More »

Rovers warming up for 2014

Featherstone Rovers have confirmed a series of warm up fixtures for the 2014 season at the Big Fellas Stadium. Wed 1st January v Hunslet Hawks (Gareth Swift Memorial Trophy), kick off 1.30pm Sunday 12th January v Wakefield Wildcats, kick off 3pm Sunday 19th January v Halifax, kick off 3pm Sunday 26th January  v Castleford Tigers, kick off 3pm Operations Manager ... Read More »

Harris happy with shape of his Wales squad

Wales coach Iestyn Harris says that he is happy with the shape of his squad as they prepare to begin their Rugby League World Cup 2013 campaign. Wales warmed up for the tournament with a comfortable 62-12 victory over a Welsh Select XIII at Colwyn Bay’s Eirias Park on Tuesday evening. The game was the squad’s final hit out ahead ... Read More »

New-look for

The website has a new look, as I’m sure you’ve noticed if you’re a regular visitor. And if this is your first visit to our website, may I extend an especially warm welcome. I hope you return to check out our website many more times for news and discussion about Rugby League. This is an exciting time for Rugby ... Read More »