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Catalans won’t sign Todd Carney… Just yet

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Catalan Dragons have distanced themselves from a move for controversial Australian stand-off Todd Carney. Dragons coach Laurent Frayssinous hinted his club could throw a career lifeline to the 28-year-old former international player of the year after he was suspended by his NRL club Cronulla following the circulation of a lewd photograph on social media. But Frayssinous insists the move never ... Read More »

Andy Raleigh to retire at end of current season

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Wildcats forward Andy Raleigh has announced his retirement following a 12 year career in Rugby League. The 33-year-old will retire from the sport at the end of 2014. Raleigh, who has played the game since he was eight and experienced the sport from every level including student rugby, National League and Super League, has decided to hang up his boots. ... Read More »

Championships: Ridyard and Emanuelli voted players of the week

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Leigh Centurions stand-off Martyn Ridyard and South Wales Scorpions stand-off Paul Emanuelli have been voted Kingstone Press Players of the Week. Ridyard was a central figure in Leigh’s 72-22 victory over Rochdale Hornets, while Emanuelli landed the decisive drop goal to seal only South Wales’s second win of the season – a 19-18 triumph over London Skolars. Every week each ... Read More »

Centurions: Martin Aspinwall signs full-time extension

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Leigh Centurions have announced that Martin Aspinwall has agreed to extend his career with the club and has signed a one-year full-time contract that will commence on December 1, 2014. Aspinwall, 32, has made a successful transition from the three-quarters to the front-row and has a wealth of top flight and international experience. After beginning his career with home town ... Read More »

Westerman: “Fortunately Sneyd is with us next year”

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Hull FC loose forward Joe Westerman believes Castleford stand-off Marc Sneyd provided the main threat for the Tigers in their draw last week, and is understandably excited by the news he will join the Black and Whites next season. The 23-year-old pivot was man of the match in the thrilling round 22 clash on Thursday, despite missing a conversion to ... Read More »

Wigan: Wane didn’t sleep after Bulls defeat

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Wigan coach Shaun Wane claims he couldn’t sleep following the Warriors’ shocking 16-8 loss to Bradford Bulls on Sunday. The reigning double champions, seemingly complacent after thrashing the Bulls in their last meeting, lacked passion and enthusiasm and ultimately lost ground in the race for the League Leaders’ shield. “I didn’t sleep last night, I watched the game four times ... Read More »

Riley: I said sorry for Warrington hat-trick

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On-loan Wakefield winger Chris Riley claims he apologised to Tony Smith, coach of his parent club Warrington Wolves, after scoring a match-winning hat-trick against them on Sunday. The 26-year-old has spent 17 games on loan at Belle Vue this season after falling out of favour, and showed Smith just what he was missing with a superb display. “I did bump ... Read More »

Hauraki charged with illegal use of knees

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Castleford Tigers star Weller Hauraki will appear before an independent disciplinary tribunal on Tuesday evening after being charged with the Grade C offence of recklessly striking with his knees in a First Utility Super League Round 22 fixture against Hull FC. Hauraki, who does not have the option of submitting an Early Guilty Plea, was charged after the 77th-minute incident ... Read More »

Elmbridge Eagles saved by Broncos sponsor

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A London rugby club which was badly affected by the winter floods will benefit from a summer spruce-up of its facilities – thanks to a leading builders merchant, which sponsors London Broncos. Elmbridge Eagles Rugby League Club, in Esher, has been selected as the winning applicant to scoop a makeover from Selco Builders Warehouse. The builders merchant, which has 34 ... Read More »

Podcast: Joey Grima and London’s new hooker

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In this week’s episode of Rugby League Down South – Ian Ramsdale’s superb Rugby League podcast – you can find interviews with Broncos coach Joey Grima, and new signing Ray Nasso… *YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S LEAGUE EXPRESS ONTO YOUR COMPUTER, SMARTPHONE OR TABLET BY CLICKING HERE* This week’s interviews and where to find them 02.30 New Broncos signing, hooker ... Read More »