Salford’s Jackson Hastings hints at prolonged stay in Super League in 2019

Salford half-back Jackson Hastings has dropped the clearest hint yet about his future beyond this season – saying it’s ‘more than likely’ he will be playing in Super League in 2019. Hastings’ short-term deal expires with Salford at the end of the Qualifiers, and he reportedly has interest from a number of clubs including the Red Devils over his services.…

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Schofield blasts Saints – and Ben Barba – following latest defeat

Garry Schofield believes St Helens should drop Ben Barba. Schoey, writing in his League Express column, blasted the fullback’s recent performances, stating that he has blown his chance of being named Man of Steel. But he didn’t hold back in his overall assessment of Saints either. “After watching Wigan put St Helens to the sword in magnificent style on Friday…

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Storm to open NRL Finals

REIGNING champions Melbourne Storm will kick-off the NRL finals series with an AAMI Park showdown against South Sydney Rabbitohs on Friday in the wake of the tightest finish at the top of the NRL ladder in Premiership history. The leading four teams all finished on 34 points, and the next four on 32. After pipping Melbourne to the Minor Premiership…

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Vaivai on Toulouse’s radar

Toulouse Olympique are being linked with a move for former Leigh forward Paterika Vaivai. The former Newcastle Knights and Gold Coast Titans front-rower has been out for the majority of the current campaign with a season-ending injury sustained on Easter Monday and was released by the Centurions in July. However, his time in the Northern Hemisphere may be set to…

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St Helens’ focus will be ‘on a real trophy’, not League Leader’s Shield, says Tomkins

Wigan’s Sam Tomkins has admitted he believes St Helens will not place too much emphasis on securing the League Leader’s Shield this Friday with victory against the Warriors: adding their focus will be on a ‘real trophy’. The Saints know victory against their arch-rivals this weekend will ensure they finish top heading into the play-offs – and it has again…

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Koukash says overseas clubs bring ‘nothing to our RL game’ – before Catalans hit back

Former Salford owner Marwan Koukash has insisted on social media that Saturday’s Challenge Cup final between Warrington and Catalans ‘will show that overseas club (sic) bring nothing to our RL game’. Koukash fired out the retort on Twitter on Tuesday night – leading to a number of varied responses from people both in support or standing against his comments. He…

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David Fifita appears to suggest his season is over with Wakefield Trinity

Popular Wakefield Trinity forward David Fifita’s season could be over. The forward posted on Instagram on Friday morning that he was sad to see the current campaign end, but he needs to ‘get his body right’. Fifita has once again been a pivotal part of the Trinity side under Chris Chester this season, and was equally-impressive on Thursday night despite…

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