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Wigan chairman: Warriors underachieved and it’s my fault

Ian Lenagan (left), Michael Maguire and Sean O'Loughlin pose with the Super League trophy

Wigan chairman Ian Lenagan has accepted responsibility for the Warriors’ 2014 season, in which they failed to win any silverware. “When we look at Wigan as a club and the performance this year, I think the feeling we’ve not achieved what we set out to achieve at the beginning of the season is obvious to me, to the coaches, the ... Read More »

Reports: Hull KR to sign Warrington’s Richie Myler on loan

Gareth O'Brien (left) and Richie Myler (right)

Warrington Wolves half-back Richie Myler could join Hull Kingston Rovers on loan next season, according to the Hull Daily Mail. The 24-year-old was in and out of Tony Smith’s side in 2014 and ultimately fell down the Wolves’ pecking order behind Stefan Ratchford and Chris Bridge. That, along with the emergence of Gareth O’Brien, has put the former England international ... Read More »

Wakefield sign Richard Owen from Castleford

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Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have completed the permanent signing of Castleford Tigers winger Richard Owen. The 24-year-old played in the last 14 matches of the season after joining the Wildcats on loan in May and has now signed a three-year contract. “Rich was really good for us in the back half of last season,” said Wakefield coach James Webster. “He fitted ... Read More »

Cunningham: Wane and Powell have already been in touch

Shaun Wane. ©JoeWhitley

Keiron Cunningham says Wigan Warriors boss Shaun Wane was among the first to congratulate him on his appointment as St Helens’ new head coach. The two were arch rivals nine days ago when Saints beat the Warriors 14-6 in a Grand Final marred by the dismissal of Ben Flower for punching Lance Hohaia, but Cunningham revealed the friendship which exists ... Read More »

Saints chairman: Cunningham “ready” to take the helm

Keiron Cunningham

St Helens chairman Eamonn McManus believes new coach Keiron Cunningham is ready for the task of leading the team. The former hooker was unveiled as the new boss of the Grand Final winners at a press conference this morning. In a statement, McManus said: “Keiron is ready for this professionally and totally committed to the task ahead of him. He ... Read More »

Gareth Hock withdraws Salford transfer request

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Salford Red Devils forward Gareth Hock has withdrawn his transfer request and will remain at the club, despite having offers from other Super League clubs and even some rugby union outfits. Back in September, the controversial former Wigan man asked to leave the club and was granted permission to look for a new employer. However, following discussions with club officials ... Read More »

Cast your vote: What should Flower’s punishment be?

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Later tonight, Wigan prop Ben Flower will face the RFL’s disciplinary board and be given a ban for assaulting St Helens half-back Lance Hohaia in Saturday’s Grand Final. If you haven’t seen the ruthless attack, Flower reacted badly to an off-the-ball scuffle with the New Zealander in the third minute of the encounter, punching him to the ground before striking him ... Read More »

Sean O’Loughlin wins Wigan player of the year award

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Wigan captain Sean O’Loughlin has been voted player of the year at the club’s end-of-season awards dinner. It caps off a great week for the 31-year-old, who signed a new three-year contract last week and has been named England skipper for the forthcoming Four Nations competition. Matty Smith picked up the coaches’ player of the year award, while impressive winger ... Read More »

Reports: Justin Poore may have to call time on career

Justin Poore. ©TonyFoster

Former State of Origin prop Justin Poore may be forced to call time on his impressive career aged just 29. The Hull KR stalwart fractured his knee cap in a match against Catalan Dragons on Easter Monday and was expected to return to action next April. However, the injury is proving difficult to overcome and, according to the Hull Daily ... Read More »

Todd Carney vows to learn from mistakes in Super League

Todd Carney is a former Dally M Medal winner and is recognised as one of the best half-backs on the planet

Former Australia and New South Wales star Todd Carney has vowed to learn from his mistakes as he starts a new life in Super League with Catalan Dragons. The 28-year-old, who was sacked from Cronulla Sharks and deregistered by the NRL following a lewd image of him going viral, penned a three-year deal with the French club last month. The ... Read More »