Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Super League: The race for top spot is hotting up

Huddersfield League Leader's Shield

With just four regular season games left and six clubs mathematically in the race to claim the League Leaders shield, 2014 could prove to be one of the tightest Super League seasons yet. With many of the competing teams still to play each other, it is almost impossible to predict who will finish top of the pile. Saints currently lead ... Read More »

Chris Clarkson hoping to win fitness battle

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Leeds Rhinos back rower Chris Clarkson is hoping he will be fit enough to face Widnes Vikings on Sunday after spending this week in a protective boot. The 24-year-old came off the bench for the Rhinos in last week’s narrow defeat to Huddersfield Giants and has been nursing an injury since, but is hopeful that medical treatment this week will ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos: Kirke tested against the best

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Leeds Rhinos forward Ian Kirke represented Rugby League yesterday when he went head to head with some of Britain’s top stars in a unique cross-sport fitness test. Kirke, along with Olympic bronze medallist gymnast Kristian Thomas, England Commonwealth weightlifter Sonny Webster, Mixed Martial Arts figher Michael Page and leading Freerunner Kie Willis, took part in Multipower’s Multisport Challenge at Leeds ... Read More »

Opinion: It’s great to see BJB staying with Rugby League

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I, for one, am delighted to see Salford Red Devils win the race to sign Leeds winger Ben Jones-Bishop. But equally, I would have been just as pleased had any other Super League club snapped him up. We need to keep hold of our homegrown stars and prevent them following the money and moving to rugby union, like Kyle Eastmond, ... Read More »

Dawson and Beharrell are the weekly winners

Andy Dawson of Barrow Raiders. ©RLPhotos

Barrow Raiders prop Andrew Dawson and Gateshead Thunder half-back Matty Beharrell have been named as the Kingstone Press Championships Players of the Week. Dawson led his side from the front in their 18-14 win over Batley Bulldogs, the club’s first victory under new coach Bobbie Goulding, while Beharrell scored two tries and helped control the game in Thunders’ 24-16 victory ... Read More »

Boyle out for the season

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Castleford Tigers have been rocked by the news that Ryan Boyle will miss the rest of the season after he picked up a knee injury against Wakefield on Good Friday. The 26 year-old has only played three times for the Tigers this year after missing the opening rounds due to the knee injury that sidelined him for most of last ... Read More »

Vikings sign up another

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Widnes Vikings have continued to build their squad for next season by handing forward Phil Joseph a two-year contract extension. It means the prop, who is currently playing some of the best rugby of his career, will now stay at the Select Security Stadium until the end of the 2016 season. “It’s great to get a new deal as it ... Read More »

Time off to benefit Broncos

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London Broncos captain Matt Cook believes the enforced rest his side have had, due to their fourth round Challenge Cup exit, could work in their favour when they travel to St Helens on Thursday night. Saints, by contrast, have played three games in quick succession, including matches against Leeds and Wigan, and Cook is hoping all of London’s recent hard ... Read More »

Attitude is key for St Helens

Saints boss Nathan Brown. ©RLPhotos

St Helens coach Nathan Brown knows that his side need to head into Thursday night’s encounter with London Broncos with the right attitude if they are to end a three-game losing streak. “We were the best side in the comp for five weeks and then we toughed out some wins without playing as well as we know we can. We ... Read More »