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Bulls snare Tomahawaks star Offerdahl

James-Lowes

Bradford Bulls have signed USA World Cup prop forward Mark Offerdahl, who becomes Bulls coach James Lowes’ fifth new signing for 2015, after Offerdahl signed a one-year deal with the club, and following the news last week that the club had signed Tongan winger Etu Uaisele from Featherstone Rovers, who is currently on loan at Sheffield Eagles. The 26-year-old forward ... Read More »

Rovers swoop for Italy international Mantellato

Hull KR coach Chris Chester

Italy international Josh Mantellato has become Hull Kingston Rovers’ third new signing for 2015, after agreeing a three-year deal with Chris Chester’s men. The Newcastle Knights winger or full-back, who has been a key figure in the New South Wales Cup, is keen to test himself in Super League. This article originally appeared in this week’s edition of League Express ... Read More »

Joel Monaghan: Wolves had perfect Cup preparation

Joel scoring in the 2013 Super League Grand Final. ©RLPhotos

Warrington winger Joel Monaghan believes the Wolves’ 24-26 win against the Catalan Dragons on Friday was the best preparation possible ahead of Saturday’s Challenge Cup semi-final against Leeds Rhinos. A deluge before the match on Friday night led to some tough conditions for both sides, but the Wolves stuck with it and came out victorious. Monaghan knows they will need ... Read More »

Olivier Elima wants to end career in France

Olivier Elima. ©RLPhotos

Catalan backrower Olivier Elima wants to play out the rest of his career in France after signing a two-year contract extension with the Dragons. The 31-year-old, who has enjoyed spells with Castleford, Wakefield and Bradford, returned to Perpignan in 2012 and is excited to see what the future holds. This article originally appeared in this week’s edition of League Express ... Read More »

Giants: McGillvary hoping to peak at the right time

Jermain McGillvary

Huddersfield winger Jermaine McGillvary is disappointed with his inconsistent form so far this season. But he insists he is ready to hit top gear in time for the business end of the campaign. The 26-year-old, who is the Giants’ top scorer in 2014, said: “I started like a house on fire, but, whether it is confidence or form, I had ... Read More »

Andy Lynch shrugs off calls for England inclusion

Andy-Lynch-Warrington-Castleford

Castleford Tigers prop Andy Lynch says an England call-up ahead of this year’s Four Nations is not on his mind and that he is focused on performing for his team, not individual accolades. The 34-year-old has been in superb form this season and many pundits have been linking him with a call-up into Steve McNamara’s England squad. “I just go ... Read More »

Powell happy to be able to focus on Challenge Cup

Daryl-Powell

Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell admitted, in the aftermath of Sunday’s Super League victory over London Broncos, that it seems strange to be able to focus at last on Sunday’s Challenge Cup-tie against Widnes at a sold out Leigh Sports Village. “It seems an age since we beat Wigan in the quarter-finals, and it’s good to be able to talk ... Read More »

No decision on future made, says Adrian Morley

Adrian-Morley-Salford-Hull

Experienced Salford prop Adrian Morley says talks are underway about his future with the Red Devils, but insists a decision has not been made. The 37-year-old joined Salford at the start of the season from Warrington on a one-year deal. This article originally appeared in this week’s edition of League Express newspaper, and we broke the news before anyone else. ... Read More »

Morley: We’re not concerned with the play-offs now

Adrian Morley

Veteran frontrower Adrian Morley says Salford are hurting after their embarrassing 41-point thrashing at the hands of Wigan last week. The Red Devils were beaten 45-4 at the DW Stadium on Thursday, virtually ending their faint hopes of making the play-offs. Morley described the display from his Salford side as embarrassing. “I felt we’d turned a bit of a corner ... Read More »

Matty Ashurst: “I’m excited by a new challenge”

Matty-Ashurst

This article originally appeared in the latest edition of League Express newspaper, and we broke the news before anyone else. Click here to download the digital version to your computer, smartphone or tablet Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have signed Matty Ashurst from Salford Red Devils. The 24-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the Wildcats and will join up with his ... Read More »