O’Loughlin signs for another year with Wigan

Sean O’Loughlin has signed a one-year contract extension with Betfred Super League Champions, Wigan Warriors. The 36-year old, who captained Wigan to the Betfred Super League title at Old Trafford earlier this month (October) in his 16th season with his hometown club, has signed a new-deal to remain at the DW Stadium with a view to become part of the…

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Patton’s goalkicks ensure victory for England Knights

England Knights held off a determined challenge from Papua New Guinea in Lae today to win 16-12, with both sides scoring three tries but Declan Patton’s two conversions being the difference between the teams. In a game played in hot and humid conditions in Papua New Guinea’s second city, the lead changed hands several times in the first half before…

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New contracts for Giants’ stars

Huddersfield Giants have announced that Aaron Murphy and Dale Ferguson have extended their stay with the club with two-year contract extensions in each case. Murphy joined the Giants from Wakefield Trinity in 2012 and has gone on to score 75 tries in 166 matches for the club. Ferguson is enjoying his second spell with the Giants, racking up 90 appearances…

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Stags pull out of League 1 in 2019

Hemel Stags have agreed with the Rugby Football League to withdraw from the Betfred League 1 competition for the 2019 season, with a view to returning in 2020. After a challenging 2018 campaign, the Stags – who were founded in 1981 as an amateur club, and had played in a number of different competitions before joining the semi-professional ranks in…

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Wood lauds Tonga and Australia

“International Rugby League is finally on the move after years of false starts,” said RLIF Chief Executive Nigel Wood after watching Australia’s 34-16 victory over Tonga at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium today. Following a successful World Cup in 2017 the RLIF has recently helped stage an Emerging Nations World Championships in Australia, which featured eleven countries and a regional Championship…

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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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