Workington issue statement about their selection dilemma

Workington Town have issued a club statement setting out their frustration with the RFL a day before their crucial promotion clash against Swinton Lions, when they could turn up with as few as twelve players after being refused a dispensation to make short term signings by the governing body. It reads as follows: Last Sunday Workington Town lost against Bradford…

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Kiwi victory over Australia sets up England Test series

New Zealand held off a late Australian comeback to gain a 26-24 victory today at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, teeing up the autumn Test series against England perfectly under their coach Michael Maguire, who was appointed in May this year. The Kiwis came into the game with a new captain in Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, who was delighted with his team…

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Watch the final Rugby League Back Chat of 2018 on TotalRL.com now

It’s the final Rugby League Back Chat of the year! Host Dave Woods is joined by Betfred League 1 Coach Of The Year James Ford, League Express Editor Martyn Sadler and Sunday Times journalist Chris Irvine. Up for discussion this week: Who will be victorious, happy and glorious at the end of the Super League Grand Final? Who should emerge…

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Catalans sign Matty Smith

Catalans Dragons have confirmed the signing of Matty Smith on a two-year contract. The former England international and St Helens scrum-half, 31, is the second recruit of Steve McNamara for 2019. “I’m extremely excited to have signed for the Catalans Dragons,” said Smith. “After listening to Steve McNamara, hearing his plans and the club’s ambitions for the future, I felt…

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It’s the final Rugby League Back Chat of the year

It’s the final Rugby League Back Chat of the year on Freesports TV this Thursday 4th October at 9pm. Host Dave Woods is joined by Betfred League 1 Coach Of The Year James Ford, League Express Editor Martyn Sadler and Sunday Times journalist Chris Irvine. Up for discussion this week: Who will be victorious, happy and glorious at the end…

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Charlton to take over from Forster at Haven

Whitehaven have appointed Gary Charlton as the club’s new coach for the 2019 season, following the recent departure of Carl Forster, who will coach Rochdale Hornets in 2019. Charlton returns to coaching after having coached Workington Town from 2009 until 2014 and Egremont Rangers in the NCL. He most recently coached Maryport in the Cumbria Men’s League, but after a…

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Tupou went back to basics to secure Dream Team selection

By Ben Fillingham Wakefield centre Bill Tupou admitted he never even considered the possibility of making the Super League Dream Team. The 28-year-old former Tongan international was named in the team for the first time on Monday following a stunning individual campaign. Tupou said the secret behind his success was focusing on the simple parts of the game, having used…

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Watch Rugby League Back Chat (Show 29) on TotalRL.com now

Watch the latest edition of Rugby League Back Chat now on TotalRL.com This week, host Rod Studd is joined by Rugby League World Editor-in-Chief Matthew Shaw, Golden Boot winner Garry Schofield and Rugby League fan Ron Knox. After a sensational session in the qualifiers, who now looks likely for life in the top tier? And spare a thought for Widnes…

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