Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Leuluai cleared of blame in Russell incident

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Widnes forward Macgraff Leuluai has been cleared of any foul play in the incident that resulted in facial injuries to Warrington Wolves full-back Matty Russell. Russell was knocked unconscious after spilling a high ball and colliding with Leuluai during the Wolves’ 22-19 Super League elimination play-off victory on Saturday. Leuluai was not penalised for the incident and the Rugby Football ... Read More »

Competition: Win tickets to Huddersfield v Catalan

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We’ve teamed up with ALCATEL ONETOUCH, sponsors of Super League, to give away two pairs of tickets to Friday’s do-or-die play-off clash between Huddersfield Giants and Catalan Dragons at the John Smiths Stadium (8pm KO). CLICK HERE TO ENTER THIS FREE COMPETITION To enter, which is free, simply subscribe to the Total Rugby League newsletter. Two subscribers will be picked ... Read More »

Parramatta Eels confirm Ben Crooks signing

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NRL outift Parramatta Eels have confirmed the signing of Hull FC star Ben Crooks, last year’s Super League Young Player of the Year, on a two-year contract. The move will re-unite Crooks with former Hull coach Peter Gentle, who is now an assistant to Eels coach Brad Arthur. “Ben is a talented footballer who is excited about a chance to ... Read More »

Competition: Win tickets to Castleford v Warrington

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We’ve teamed up with BRUT, sponsors of Super League, to give away two pairs of tickets to Thursday’s do-or-die play-off clash between Castleford Tigers and Warrington Wolves at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle (8pm KO). CLICK HERE TO ENTER THIS FREE COMPETITION To enter, which is free, simply subscribe to the Total Rugby League newsletter. Two subscribers will be picked out at ... Read More »

Betts: Play-off exit “tough to take”

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Widnes Vikings coach Denis Betts said his side’s play-off defeat to Warrington Wolves last week was a “tough one to take”. The Vikings led 18-0 at one stage in the first half and 19-6 at half-time but failed to add to their tally in the second half. Betts said: “It was a performance high on effort and energy we would ... Read More »

Billy Slater ruled out of next month’s Four Nations

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Australia’s World Cup fullback Billy Slater is the latest star to drop out of the upcoming Four Nations Tournament in Australasia. He was scheduled to undergo major shoulder surgery in Melbourne on Monday. Slater is the latest in a growing list of withdrawals from the squad that beat New Zealand 30-18 in the Anzac Test in May. Darius Boyd, Paul ... Read More »

Warrington sign six Latchford youngsters

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Warrington Wolves have confirmed the signings of six Latchford players into their U19s Academy for 2015. Jack Fox (centre), Charlie Phythian (centre), Harry Reardon (scrum half), George Moore (hooker), Reece Brunt (stand-off) and Nathan Ainsworth (loose forward) have all progressed through the club’s ranks since being involved from a young age. They all played their amateur rugby with Latchford Albion ... Read More »

Bulls sign Harry Siejka from Wildcats

Harry Siejka in his NRL days. ©ActionPhotos

Bradford Bulls have signed Australian scrum-half Harry Siejka from Wakefield Wildcats. Siejka, 22, has signed a two-year contract, completing the Bulls’ 30-man roster for 2015. He has played for Penrith Panthers, New Zealand Warriors and St George Illawarra Dragons in the NRL, while earlier this year he joined Trinity, where injuries restricted his appearances to nine games. “I like what ... Read More »

Super League: August try of the month revealed

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Super League sponsor BRUT for Men has revealed the five best tries of last month, as voted by fans. From a 90-metre interception try in the Hull derby to a quick tap from the electric Castleford Tigers, it’s a riveting few minutes of footage. Read More »

In-form Escaré rewarded with new four-year Dragons deal

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Dragons full-back Morgan Escaré has today signed a new four-year deal with the Catalans that will keep him in the south of France until 2018. The 22-year-old scored 27 tries in 27 appearances last season, which broke the club’s record and gave him a real shot at a place in Super League’s Dream Team. Alas, Leeds’ Zak Hardaker was selected ... Read More »