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Ban rules Samoa player out of Kiwi clash

Tim Lafai of Samoa and England Knights players Brad Singleton have each been suspended for one match by an International Match Review Panel following an incident in the Rugby League World Cup 2013 warm-up fixture at Salford last Saturday. Both players accepted the punishment handed down by the specially-convened panel for punching in the 38th minute of the match. The ... Read More »

Rhinos release Moore

Leeds Rhinos have agreed to release prop Richard Moore, 31, from the remaining year of his contract to enable him to sign for another club for next season. Moore re-joined the Rhinos in 2012 from Welsh side Crusaders, having originally been part of the club’s Academy system alongside the likes of Rob Burrow, Ryan Bailey and Danny McGuire. He made ... Read More »

Ghana Championship launches

The Ghana Rugby League championship has kicked off in another milestone for the sport in West Africa. Seven clubs – Legon Skolars, Nima Rhinos, Nima Warriors, Monprobie Vikings, ECK Force, Famous City and Kaneshie Rugby League – will play a round-robin format totalling 21 matches over three months. In the historic first round, the clubs from Nima, a district in ... Read More »

Greek Championship kicks off

After months of preparation the inaugural Hellenic Rugby League Championship kicked off at the weekend. The opening match was played in Kifissos field, in western Athens, with the greater experience of visiting islanders Rhodes Knights overcame early resistance to defeat Pegasus Neos Kosmos 60-24. The second game, in Pantelis Nikolaidis stadium in Nikaea, Piraeus, saw Promitheas Rendi score first and ... Read More »

Ashall brothers make switch to Crusaders

North Wales Crusaders have announced their first two new signings for 2014 in Craig and Karl Ashall from Championship rivals Halifax. The brothers both have a wealth of experience playing at Championship level and they join the host of players who have already re-signed with the club on the squad list for next season. Chief Executive Jamie Thomas said, “Clearly ... Read More »

Sims follows in sister’s footsteps

FIJIAN brothers Ashton, Tariq and Korbin Sims are hoping that it’s their family name that is remembered from the World Cup rather than that of any other set of brothers involved. And the youngest of that trio, Korbin, made a good start with an impressive display in the pre-tournament warm-up against Rochdale including a genuine hat-trick in the opening ten ... Read More »

Leeds boss backs RFL proposals

SUPER League clubs will come together on Wednesday to try to adopt a definitive position on the RFL’s recent Policy Review proposals, which include a reduction in Super League to twelve clubs and the adoption of the RFL’s favoured proposal of two divisions of twelve clubs splitting into three divisions of eight after 23 rounds of fixtures from 2015. Leeds ... Read More »

All Golds capture Welsh star

The University of Gloucestershire All Golds have shown their ambition for the 2014 season with the capture of Welsh international forward Jordan James. The former Salford prop brings with him a wealth of experience and is just four appearances away from becoming the most capped Welshman of all time. “I’m delighted to join such a great club. They have real ... Read More »

McNamara and his team face their biggest test

League Express Editorial, Monday 21st Oct 2013 Warm up games are wonderful in theory but in practice can sometimes come back to bite you on the backside. Steve McNamara and his England team must be ruing the fact that on Saturday they approached the game as part of their preparation for the World Cup, rather than a game in which ... Read More »

RLWC2013 match officials appointed

Rugby League World Cup 2013 organisers have confirmed the match officials for all of the group games. The Match Officials Appointments Panel consists of David Waite (Chairman), Daniel Anderson and Stuart Cummings. The match officials appointed by the Match Officials Appointments Panel are: From England: Phil Bentham, Richard Silverwood, Ben Thaler; James Child, Joe Cobb, Mark Craven, Robert Hicks, Chris ... Read More »