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Powell: England forwards are key to victory


Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell is pleased with the way England performed against Samoa and believes that the game against Australia in Melbourne on Sunday will be another close encounter. The former Great Britain star is looking for another big performance from England’s forwards as they take on a much lighter Australian pack who are out to impress their coach ... Read More »

Hull KR to take inspiration from Castleford Tigers

Chris Chester

Hull Kingston Rovers coach Chris Chester wants his side to emulate Castleford Tigers next season by combining hard work with free-flowing rugby. The Robins finished ninth in Super League this season – a feat that can’t be replicated in 2015 with relegation from the middle eight a genuine threat. “Castleford weren’t a team of stars last year, they were a ... Read More »

St Helens: Mose Masoe linked with NRL return

St Helens' Mose Masoe scoring against Catalan Dragons in their Super League play-off semi-final

St Helens prop Mose Masoe has been linked with a return to the NRL less than a year after joining the Langtree Park club from Penrith Panthers. The 25-year-old is, according to reports in Australia, seeking an early release from his contract so he can move to St George-Illawarra Dragons – where Gareth Widdop and Benji Marshall currently ply their ... Read More »

Wigan draw biggest TV audiences in 2014

News reaches the Wigan camp that their matches attracted more TV viewers than any other Super League team in 2014

Wigan matches were watched by more TV viewers in the UK than any other Super League club this year, according to the Warriors. In a press release, the club said that five of the top six Super League broadcasts in 2014 featured the Warriors, with Shaun Wane’s side drawing nearly 50 per cent more viewers than games involving other teams. ... Read More »

Australian referee appointed as England outvoted in four-hour debate


An Australian referee has been appointed to take control of this Sunday’s clash between England and the Kangaroos after a four-hour debate between the match official directors of both countries and New Zealand. Gerard Sutton, who refereed this season’s NRL Grand Final, was given the nod after the decision went to a vote. New Zealand-born Henry Perenara seemed the logical ... Read More »

Sharks won’t help Gallen fight $50,000 fine


Cronulla forward Paul Gallen has suffered a blow in his bid to overturn a $50,000 fine for an abusive tweet after the Sharks announced they wouldn’t be supporting or financing his appeal. The Australia and New South Wales star lashed out on social media following the exit of Cronulla chief executive Steve Noyce. He wrote: “Steve Noice (sic) actually cared ... Read More »

Cherry-Evans has a “big chance” of facing England


Australia stand-off Daly Cherry-Evans is expected to face England this Sunday after Kangaroos officials revealed he is set to resume full training tomorrow. The Manly star, 25, injured his hip against New Zealand on Saturday and was taken off at half time. He began treatment immediately and made great progress before having to leave the Kangaroos camp on Monday when ... Read More »

Lowes blames himself for Bradford relegation


Bradford coach Jimmy Lowes thinks he could have done more to help the Bulls avoid relegation last season. The 45-year-old took control of the Odsal side in June and lost his first four games in charge. Despite four wins in the next six – including scalps of Wigan and Leeds – it was too little too late and Lowes takes responsibility. ... Read More »

Shaun Edwards has high hopes for England


Former Great Britain half-back Shaun Edwards is confident that Steve McNamara’s young England squad has what it takes to beat Australia in Melbourne on Sunday. The Wigan legend has played against some of Australia’s most famous players and believes Tim Sheens’ side will be fired up this weekend after losing to New Zealand last week – but not unbeatable. “The ... Read More »

England: Burgess brothers want to make history


Ahead of this weekend’s key Four Nations clash with Australia, England TV sat down with star props George and Tom Burgess and discussed everything from what it would mean to defeat the Aussies to what it’s like to play in Melbourne. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on or free fans’ forum. For more ... Read More »