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RFL agrees to register Todd Carney

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The RFL Board of Directors has conditionally agreed to accept the registration of Australian player Todd Carney as a player with Super League club Catalan Dragons. The Board met last Monday to consider the application following what it described as “a detailed and considered process that involved interviews with Catalans Dragons officials, the player’s agent and the National Rugby League in ... Read More »

Six newcomers in French train-on squad

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Eight of the Catalan Dragons, who were one match away from the Super League Grand Final, have been named in coach Richard Agar’s initial France squad for the 2014 European Championship, the winners of which will secure a place in the 2016 Four Nations Tournament. Jason Baitieri leads the side but Catalan returnee for 2015 Remi Casty, who has been ... Read More »

NRL to honour retiring players at Grand Final

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The NRL will pay tribute to 21 retiring players during the build-up to the 2014 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final between South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium on Sunday. The group to be honoured includes Premiership winners, State of Origin and Test stars. They include Sydney Roosters fullback Anthony Minichiello, who last lifted the NRL Telstra Premiership ... Read More »

Late Burgess try seals Wigan’s Grand Final spot

Wigan winger Joe Burgess left it until the 79th minute to snatch a 16-12 victory for his side in a hard fought contest tonight at the DW Stadium against Warrington Wolves. That Wigan would struggle to suppress the challenge of the Wolves looked unlikely early in the game, as they applied relentless pressure on the Warrington defence. They went ahead ... Read More »

Saints go through to Old Trafford

St Helens proved too strong for Catalan Dragons tonight at Langtree Park, winning 30-12 to go through to the Grand Final at Old Trafford in nine days time. Saints could have taken a two-point lead early in the game, when they earned a penalty conceded by Greg Mounis on Mark Flanagan, but Mark Percival couldn’t kick the goal. The Dragons ... Read More »

NRL Grand Final sells out

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The South Sydney Rabbitohs and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will play the 2014 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final Sydney in front of a sell-out crowd, the NRL announced today. NRL Head of Commercial Paul Kind said all available tickets to the match, at ANZ Stadium on Sunday, have been sold. This means more than 80,000 fans will be part of Rugby League ... Read More »

Monaghan: We want a complete 80-minute display

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Warrington Wolves skipper Michael Monaghan says the Wolves are out to improve in their next match against Wigan to give a complete 80-minute performance. And Monaghan, who will play the final game of his career if the Wolves bow out of the playoffs at the DW Stadium this Friday, has revealed that the club could welcome back injured pair Matty ... Read More »

Keighley Cougars call for RFL emergency meeting

Can Keighley Cougars come straight back up after relegation in 2014?

Keighley Cougars are trying to force an emergency general meeting at the RFL as they continue to ask questions over the ineligible players saga. The Cougars have also written to 20 MPs about the issue as they pursue legal action in conjunction with Sheffield Eagles, and almost 2,000 people have signed an online petition started by supporter Nigel Hall. Last ... Read More »

Rugby League: Highlights of the week

Gareth O'Brien

September 22-28, 2014 Try: Gareth O’Brien scored a fine try for Warrington last Thursday night, shortly after Castleford had close the gap to two points. It came from a Stefan Ratchford break, supported by Richie Myler and O’Brien finished it superbly. Team: Hunslet Hawks travelled to York on Sunday and earned a 24-32 victory to eliminate their hosts from the ... Read More »

Wolves beat Tigers to reach last four

Warrington Wolves proved too strong for Castleford Tigers tonight, winning 14-30 at the Mendahose Jungle to go through to the last four of the Super League playoffs. They confirmed their superiority on the night in the final 20 minutes, after Castleford had fought back to 10-12 with a Luke Dorn try that was converted by Marc Sneyd. They snatched the ... Read More »