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Carney debuts for Catalans – today’s pre-season results

Young-Todd-Carney

New signing Todd Carney scored a try for the Dragons on his debut as the Catalans defeated a French Elite selection 58-16 today. It was one of four pre-season matches played today, with Newcastle Thunder, playing under their new name for the first time, registering an impressive 36-10 victory over Dewsbury Rams at Kingston Park, confirming that, under head coach ... Read More »

Catalans hold off spirited Broncos in Perpignan

Ben-Pomeroy

Catalans Dragons defeated London Broncos 32-16 at the Stade Gilbert Brutus in Perpignan this afternoon in the first pre-season encounter for both sides. The big disappointment for most of the 4,357 spectators was the non-appearance of marquee signing Todd Carney, who had picked up an injury in training. But one of the Dragons’ other major signings, Willie Tonga, scored a ... Read More »

Wigan win Capital Challenge

Wigan Warriors have defeated London Skolars 28-10 in the 2015 Capital Challenge at the HAC ground in the City of London this afternoon. In a game played in four quarters in front of City of London office workers, the Warriors fielded a team of Academy players, and were given a lively challenge by the Skolars, who, playing in their new ... Read More »

Sarginson in race to be fit for season

Dan-Sarginson

Wigan Warriors and England centre Dan Sarginson has revealed he is in a fitness race to be ready for the start of the new Super League season. Sarginson has suffered a groin injury in training which has prevented him from taking part in pre-season so far, and whilst he admits he’s hopeful of being ready for the club’s opening game ... Read More »

York Chairman offers to stand down

York City Knights Chairman, John Guildford, has confirmed today that he would be willing to step down as Chairman if it secures the future of the club in a statement issued by the club. It says: “Following on-going disagreements over the future of the Knights and the location at which the Knights will play whilst the York Community Stadium is ... Read More »

Welcome to a new Challenge Cup sponsor

Challenge-Cup

The following article is a slightly modified version of the UpFront column in this week’s League Express. In its edition dated 5th January League Express broke the news of a new Challenge Cup sponsor. As has since been made clear, Ladbrokes will back the competition under a contract for the next three years, and we are delighted to welcome the company on board. Some people, ... Read More »

Rhinos score 76 points in USA

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Leeds Rhinos defeated the USA Pioneers invitational side 76-0 at the University of North Florida today in a game that was effectively a training run for the Challenge Cup holders. The Rhinos scored 15 tries, with Tom Briscoe grabbing four of them, and Ryan Hall two, while the other nine tries were scored by Kallum Watkins, Mitch Achurch, Robbie Ward, Josh ... Read More »

Campese to captain Hull KR

Terry Campese

Hull KR coach Chris Chester has confirmed that former Canberra skipper Terry Campese will captain Hull KR in 2015, in his first season with the club, taking over from the 2014 co-captaincy of Josh Hodgson and Travis Burns, both of whom have left the club. “I thought Terry was a natural candidate. He’s an experienced player and he’s been captain for ... Read More »

York Council slam York City Knights

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The saga of the new community stadium in York for York City FC and York City Knights has taken a new turn, with the Council issuing a damning statement about the Knights and declaring that it will no longer work with the club Chairman John Guildford. The statement is the culmination of a long series of disagreements between the two ... Read More »

Ladbrokes to sponsor Challenge Cup

Challenge-Cup

League Express reports today (Mon 5 Jan) that leading bookmaker Ladbrokes will be unveiled as the sponsor for the 2015 Challenge Cup this Thursday (8 January). After the two-year sponsorship deal with Tetley’s came to an end following Leeds Rhinos’ 23-10 victory against Castleford Tigers last August, the oldest Cup competition in Rugby League had been searching for the seventh ... Read More »