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Pitch invasion fine: Widnes and RFL release statement

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The RFL and Widnes Vikings have accepted the decision of an independent Tribunal to fine the club £20,000 for serious breaches of the sport’s Operational Rules at the end of a Challenge Cup semi-final at Leigh Sports Village in August. The governing body and Widnes Vikings are continuing to work with all relevant agencies to bring to account the individuals ... Read More »

Oxford sign two force internationals for 2015

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Oxford RL’s recruitment drive continues with the double signing of Jordan Andrade and Jamie Milburn, both forces internationals. Jordan had the special honour of carrying out the famous Challenge Cup at Wembley, ahead of this year’s final between Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos. The 22-year-old who can either play as a back rower or as a prop, has served as ... Read More »

Widnes Vikings fined £20,000 for Challenge Cup pitch invasion

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Widnes Vikings have been fined £20,000 after an independent tribunal found them guilty of serious breaches of RFL Operational Rules following crowd disturbances at the end of a Challenge Cup semi-final against Castleford Tigers played at Leigh Sports Village played on Sunday August 10. Widnes were found to be in breach of Operational Rule D1.8c (improper conduct), D1.10b (safety/misconduct of ... Read More »

James Feather pays himself out of Hawks contract

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James Feather has paid an undisclosed fee to release himself from his contract with Hunslet and re-sign with Keighley. The 30-year-old agreed to join the Hawks and link up with former boss Barry Eaton in early October, when the Cougars were relegated from the Championship and Hunslet won the Championship One Grand Final. However, he had a change of heart ... Read More »

Ben Jones-Bishop should be running before Christmas

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Salford Red Devils fullback Ben Jones-Bishop is targeting a return to full training just after Christmas and expects to be able to run without pain towards the end of December. The 26-year-old injured his anterior cruciate ligament playing for Leeds Rhinos in a home loss to Bradford at the start of August and described the problem as a “six month” ... Read More »

Ethiopia Rugby League awarded observer status

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Following three years of development work in the state of Tigray, Ethiopia has been awarded official observer status by the RLEF, becoming the sixth African nation to be recognised. Centred around the Nicholas Robinson School in Mekelle, the sport is regularly taught to 1,300 children, aged between 7 and 17. The school’s senior sports teacher, Abebuker Ahmed Tadesse, is the ... Read More »

Tony Benson appointed as Belgium Rugby League sport director

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Former Leigh and Oxford head coach Tony Benson has been appointed Belgium Rugby League’s newly-created Sport Director. His duties will start in 2015 with Benson’s main targets to build a Rugby League culture in the country at youth level and set up an elite program in order to for the national side to enter European Championship C in 2016. “The appointment ... Read More »

Wigan renew Workington dual registration partnership

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Wigan Warriors have announced they will again partner with Championship side Workington Town during 2015. The agreement will see members of Shaun Wane’s first team squad head to Workington throughout the season to gain experience on dual registration duty. Last year several Wigan players including Greg Burke, Connor Farrell and Lewis Tierney spent time at the Cumbria club. “We are ... Read More »

Catalans Dragons trial American Football player

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Catalans Dragons have given former University of Alabama running back Brent Calloway a week-long trial with a view to joining the French outfit. The 22-year-old American Football player seemingly has all the physical attributes to thrive in our sport – he is over six feet tall, weighs nearly 16 stones, and can sprint 100m in comfortably under 11 seconds. It ... Read More »

Larne Patrick: I’m itching to get going with Wigan

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Wigan loanee Larne Patrick says he is “itching” to get started with his new club after completing his first week of training with the Warriors. The Huddersfield forward turned down an optional extra week off to settle into his new surroundings. “Some of the lads are here after having a four week break, personally I’ve had six weeks off so ... Read More »