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Cronulla & Flanagan accept NRL penalty

Cronulla Sharks and Shane Flanagan have accepted the penalties imposed on them by the NRL in relation to the administration of their club. The Sharks have been fined $1 million, of which $400,000 is suspended subject to the club satisfying governance changes and compliance with the NRL rules. Flanagan’s registration has been suspended for 12 months or until he satisfies ... Read More »

Challenge Cup Preview

  Rugby League fans have five ties to choose from over Friday and Saturday, starting with Wigan St Pats hosting Leigh Centurions, though the game will be played at the Leigh Sports Village. The game kicks off on Friday evening at 7.30pm with four ties following on Saturday afternoon. Keighley will entertain Wath Brow at Cougar Park, the third round ... Read More »

Super League TV audience reaches new high


Last Friday’s Sky Sports broadcast of the Super League clash between Huddersfield and Leeds registered a new high for TV viewing figures on Sky for the 2014 season. The game registered a peak viewing figure of 368,400 viewers, which beat the equivalent figure for the opening game of the season, when Wigan and Huddersfield drew a peak audience of 353,100 ... Read More »

Match report: Vikings maintain unbeaten record


In a Nutshell The Vikings dominated the final 20 minutes to establish their dominance over the Red Devils and maintain their unbeaten record. How it Unfolded Widnes Vikings pulled level at the top of the Super League table with another impressive performance to defeat Salford Red Devils 32-18 in a home thriller tonight. And in a seesawing encounter it was three ... Read More »

Headingley to host Championship Finals


The 2014 Kingstone Press Championships Finals Day will be staged at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Leeds, on Sunday October 5. There will be three title deciding matches – the Kingstone Press Championship Grand Final, the Kingstone Press Championship One Grand Final, the winners of which will be promoted to the Championship, and the National Conference Challenge Trophy Final. It will be ... Read More »

Tigers release Seymour


Castleford Tigers have released Brett Seymour from his trial period at the club. Speaking to the media on Thursday ahead of the Tigers’ game against Wigan Warriors on Sunday, Tigers coach Daryl Powell explained why the decision had been made. “We sat down and had a chat with Brett and came to a mutual decision that we would release him ... Read More »

Inglis hat-trick as Souths win NRL season opener

Greg Inglis scores against the Roosters © ActionPhotographics

South Sydney won the opening game of the NRL season tonight at ANZ Stadium, when they overcame World Club Champions Sydney Roosters 28-8. The highlight of the game was a superb hat-trick of tries by the Rabbitohs’ World Cup star Greg Inglis (pictured). The Rabbitohs emerged well on top, despite going down to an early Roosters’ try by Michael Jennings, ... Read More »

Poore: We must do the little things right

Justin Poore has been unfairly treated. says Hull KR chairman Neil Hudgell. ©RLPhotos

Hull KR prop forward Justin Poore admits that the Robins will need to get the little things right if they’re to have a chance of coming away from St Helens with a victory on Friday night (KO 8pm). The Aussie will return to the side at Langtree Park after missing last Friday’s clash with Castleford due to suspension. “They’re a ... Read More »

Tongan star to make home debut for Rovers

Etu Uaisele is a former NRL star. ©ActionPhotographics

Featherstone Rovers overseas signing Etu Uaisele is set to make his home debut at the Big Fellas Stadium on Sunday for the visit of Rochdale Hornets in the Kingstone Press Championship. Uaisele made his full debut last weekend as Rovers returned to winning ways away from home in Wrexham against North Wales Crusaders and will be looking for another good ... Read More »

Match report: Salford Red Devils 0-38 St Helens


In a Nutshell St Helens were far too strong for the Red Devils in all departments tonight at the A J Bell Stadium, winning 38-0 and showing Salford Chairman Marwan Koukash that his side has a long way to go before it can challenge the leading clubs. How it unfolded St Helens dominated early in the game, when Jon Wilkin ... Read More »