Monday, January 26, 2015
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Peacock: TV money not earned by RFL’s acumen

Jamie Peacock

When Leeds Rhinos host Bradford Bulls on Sunday 25 January in Jamie Peacock’s testimonial game, it is likely to be the only time the two clubs meet in 2015. And Peacock himself, who made his Super League debut with the Bulls in 1999 before moving to Leeds in 2006, admits it will be a special feeling, not least because it ... Read More »

Coventry to travel to Oldham in League One Cup

Coventry Bears have been drawn away to Oldham in the first round of the League 1 Cup, after the draw was made on Friday night on Radio Warwickshire. The home teams were drawn by England and Wigan Warriors centre Dan Sarginson; the away teams were drawn by BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire presenter Clive Eakin. Community clubs East Leeds and ... Read More »

Rhino Sutcliffe leads charge against Aussie Schoolboys

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Liam Sutcliffe is among nine players with Super League experience heading into battle against the Australian Schoolboys when Leeds Rhinos’ Academy host the tourists tonight at Headingley Carnegie Stadium (KO 7pm). The Rhinos, who will be captained by hooker Robbie Ward, will also feature Jordan Baldwinson, Elliot Minchella, fullback Ashton Golding and winger Ash Handley, as well as Irish international ... Read More »

RFL manager wins national award

Linda-Low

RFL National Coach Education and Learning Programmes Manager Linda Low was last week named Coach Developer of the Year at the 2014 UK Coaching Awards in Glasgow. The awards are intended to raise the profile of coaches and the role they play in encouraging participation, performance and excellence. Previous winners include the coaches behind Rebecca Adlington, Maggie Alphonsi, Sir Ben ... Read More »

Wolves roster full, says Tony Smith

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Warrington coach Tony Smith has revealed the Wolves don’t expect to make any more pre-season signings. The eight-time Challenge Cup winners have brought in three high-profile names for 2015 – St Helens’ Gary Wheeler, Ashton Sims from North Queensland and Castleford’s Daryl Clark – and will only dip into the market again if their hand is forced. “We’re pretty full, ... Read More »

Warrington want more from Roy Asotasi

Roy Asotasi in his South Sydney Rabbitohs days. ©ColinWhelan/ActionPhotographics

Warrington head coach Tony Smith is hoping to see more from Roy Asotasi next season, although he admits that 2014 has been tough for the Kiwi prop. Asotasi joined the Wolves on a two-year contract at the start of the season after a 13-year career in the NRL with Canterbury and South Sydney. The front-rower won an NRL Grand Final ... Read More »

Salford Red Devils post £5,000,000 loss

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Salford Red Devils have recently lodged their financial report and accounts at Companies House – and the figures don’t make good reading. For the year to 31 January 2014 Salford City Reds (2013) Limited lost a total of £5,142,778, which is almost certainly the greatest loss ever suffered by a Rugby League club. The club’s turnover was just £2,298,378. This ... Read More »

Eight reasons to read this week’s League Express

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Koukash v Leigh Centurions head of rugby Derek Beaumont speaks to Gareth Walker and dismisses a claim that Salford owner Dr Marwan Koukash didn’t try to snap up half-back Ryan Brierley Click here to download the digital version of League Express newspaper to the device of your choice Sneyd relying on experience In an exclusive interview, Hull FC half-back Marc ... Read More »

Wakefield sign Jacob Miller on one-year deal

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Wakefield Wildcats have completed the signing of Hull FC half-back Jacob Miller, with the Australian signing a one-year deal at the club. Miller, who joined the Black and Whites in 2013, failed to hold down a place under Lee Radford in 2014, spending time out on dual-registration at Championship club Doncaster. However, he has now made the switch from East ... Read More »

Championship: Featherstone land young Leeds quartet

Jordan Baldwinson

Featherstone Rovers have signed four youngsters from Leeds for 2015, including former England Academy captain Jordan Baldwinson. He will be joined at the Big Fellas Stadium next year by Rhinos teammates Mason Tonks, Alex Foster and Thomas Mimms – though all four have agreed deals with the Headingley club for 2016. Tonks and Baldwinson both signed for New Zealand Warriors ... Read More »