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Warrington’s future is bright, says Ratchford


Warrington utility Stefan Ratchford believes the development of the Wolves’ young stars mean they will be better placed to challenge for silverware in coming years. Players like Rhys Evans, Gene Ormsby and James Laithwaite became regulars in the Warrington side in 2014. The Wolves overcame a slow start to make the semi-finals of both the Challenge Cup and the Super ... Read More »

Richard Owen relishing new start at Wakefield


Richard Owen still has big ambitions for the future and that is why he has recently signed a new three-year contract with Wakefield, who he will join from local rivals Castleford Tigers after spending time on loan with the Wildcats in 2014. The 24-year-old can operate at fullback or on the wing and he believes his new club has a ... Read More »

Kiwis survive Samoa Four Nations scare


Shaun Kenny-Dowall rescued New Zealand with a try four minutes from time, as the Kiwis scraped home 14-12 against a committed and enthusiastic Samoan team in Whangerei today. In front of an enthusiastic and noisy crowd of 16,912 spectators, the Samoans took an early lead when Tautau Moga,who had replaced Antonio Winterstein on the wing, intercepted a loose New Zealand pass ... Read More »

Scottish fightback thwarts French Four Nations hopes

Danny Brough Scotland

A sensational climax saw Scotland stay in contention for their first-ever European crown despite going down 38-22 to France at Galashiels. Steve McCormack’s men needed to avoid defeat by 17 points to end France’s hopes and trailed by the half time score of 38-6 with only 17 minutes to go. But, in a rousing finish, three tries and two Danny ... Read More »

JJB: Current Rhinos crop capable of winning more silverware

Jamie Jones-Buchanan moonlights as a journalist for Rugby League World magazine

Jamie Jones-Buchanan insists Leeds’ current squad has another trophy winning season left in it, despite the criticism from some quarters that the Rhinos need to renew an ageing squad. In 2014 the Rhinos won the Challenge Cup for the first time since 1999, but then fell away badly and were bundled out of the play-offs in the first week by ... Read More »

Salford: Ben Jones-Bishop set for February return


Ben Jones-Bishop is on course to make his return from injury on schedule, and hopes to be making his debut for new club Salford Red Devils as early as February. The 26-year-old, who has signed a three-year deal with the Red Devils, suffered a premature end to his time at Leeds when an anterior cruciate ligament injury ruled him out ... Read More »

Giants need to be tough, says Brough


Huddersfield Giants have to get tougher in 2015, according to captain Danny Brough. Indeed, the Scotland international believes the West Yorkshire side will have to “put their head where it hurts” in order to improve next season. The Giants once again flattered to deceive in the play-offs in 2014; after finishing third and just a point off top spot in ... Read More »

Kirmond welcomes stability at Wakefield


Wakefield Wildcats return to pre-season training this week with a full complement of fit players ready to start preparing for the coming campaign. After disrupted pre-seasons in recent years due to the late arrival of players or administration worries hanging over the club, this year the club will have a full squad in from the start that are all fit ... Read More »

Gary Wheeler ready for new challenge at Warrington


Gary Wheeler admits he felt like his career had stalled during the latter part of his time at St Helens, and he hopes that his move to Warrington will help his career kick on once again. The 25-year-old, who has penned a one-year deal with the Wolves for 2015, admitted it was a tough call to leave his boyhood club. ... Read More »

England: Clark relives try-making first touch


Castleford Tigers hooker Daryl Clark celebrated a stunning international debut on Saturday in Brisbane, when he came off the bench in the 20th minute and with his first touch of the ball created a try for his Tigers’ captain Michael Shenton. Clark, who will join Warrington next season, had come on to replace the starting hooker Josh Hodgson. His first ... Read More »