Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Hall wants to celebrate with home faithful


Leeds Rhinos winger Ryan Hall looks set to celebrate his new five year deal with the club by returning to the side for Friday night’s home clash against London. The 26 year-old England international, who agreed new terms with the Rhinos earlier this week, was rested for last weekend’s 38-4 victory over Widnes and watched on as his replacement, Ben ... Read More »

Saints star Walsh suffers injury blow


St Helens’ Australian  halfback Luke Walsh suffered a calf injury in last Friday’s 40-22 victory over Catalan Dragons that could keep him out of action for up to six weeks. Walsh has been a key factor in Saints’ unbeaten start to the season, scoring 64 points in his opening five matches, and it is likely that back rower Paul Wellens will ... Read More »

Eagles net Lillycrop

Tom Lillycrop (left) pictured with Eagles boss Mark Aston

Sheffield Eagles have signed Tom Lillycrop from Championship rivals Dewsbury on a one year deal and could go into the squad to face the Rams when the two sides meet on Sunday. Lillycrop, 22, has previous Super League experience with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats after coming through the ranks at Bradford Bulls and has also played International Rugby League with the ... Read More »

Brough and French honoured by Parliamentary Group


Danny Brough is the Rugby League Parliamentary Group’s Player of the Year for 2013. The award was presented to Brough last night at a dinner inWestminster. Broadcaster and writer Ray French was also honoured with an award named after former group Chairman Geoff Lofthouse for his services to the game. Read More »

Rhinos tie down Hall


Leeds and England winger Ryan Hall has given the British game a huge boost by rejecting interest from rugby union and the NRL and agreeing a new five-year deal with the Rhinos. The new deal will see the 26 year old stay at The Headingley Carnegie Stadium until the end of the 2018 season. Hall has scored 158 tries in ... Read More »

Match report: Canterbury 42-4 Cronulla

In a Nutshell: Canterbury score seven tries to record their highest-ever win over Cronulla. How it unfolded: The Sharks went into the contest without two key forwards in Paul Gallen (ankle injury) and Andrew Fifita (suspended) leaving the Bulldogs as firm favourites. It didn’t take them long to open the scoring with Frank Pritchard scoring in the corner after Trent ... Read More »

Match report: Newcastle Knights 20-26 Canberra Raiders


In a Nutshell Canberra Raiders gained their first win of the season, 26-20, over the Newcastle Knights in a thrilling game, aided by two tries by Jarrod Croker. How it unfolded First half: Jarrod Croker opens the scoring by pouncing on a sublime grubber from Jack Wighton in the 6th minute, Raiders lead 6-0; Knights hit back 10 minutes later ... Read More »

Richards stars as Tigers hammer Titans

In a Nutshell Former Wigan star Pat Richards scored two tries and kicked seven goals to help Wests Tigers to a resounding 42-12 victory over Gold Coast Titans How it unfolded Temperatures in South Queensland were close to 40 degrees, but the weather seemed to exhaust the home side far more than the Tigers. Richards scored the first try of ... Read More »

Mathers scores 4 as Wildcats hit half century

In a Nutshell Wakefield fullback Richie Mathers scored four tries as the Wildcats proved far too strong for London Broncos, winning 22-50 at The Hive. How it Unfolded Mathers scored his first two tries in the opening ten minutes, and from that point it was always an uphill struggle for the Broncos, who were 6-30 down at half-time. Wakefield added ... Read More »

Wests Tigers refute relocation story

The NRL’s Wests Tigers have denied the suggestion in an article Saturday’s Sydney Daily Telegraph that the club will be relocated to Perth. Wests Tigers CEO Grant Mayer said; “The Wests Tigers will not be relocating to Perth, or anywhere else for that matter. Our club is working with the NRL and club shareholders to ensure that our members, corporate ... Read More »