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Jay Pitts thankful for ‘new lease of life’ at Bradford

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New Bulls signing Jay Putts is eager to make the most of “a new lease of life” offered to him by head coach James Lowes, insisting exciting times are ahead after finally agreeing a permanent contract with the club. The 24-year-old was unveiled as one of five new addition to Bradford’s squad for 2015, at a packed out ‘Evening with ... Read More »

Competition: Win one of 14 BRUT For Men gift packs

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We’ve teamed up with Super League sponsors BRUT to give away 14 wash bag gift packs to a selection of subscribers of our free Rugby League newsletter. Featuring a bottle of shower gel, deodorant and after shave – all in a stylish wash bag – the packs are an essential addition to your daily routine and carry the brand’s unique ... Read More »

Super League: Two players charged from round 27

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Three players have been charged with disciplinary offences committed in First Utility Super League and Kingstone Press Championship fixtures at the weekend. St Helens prop Alex Walmsley has been charged with making a Grade C shoulder charge on Luke Robinson of Huddersfield Giants in the 28th minute of a Super League fixture played on Friday September 12. Paul Wood of ... Read More »

Official Super League Dream Team revealed

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The most competitive First Utility Super League season of all is reflected in the selections of the 2014 Dream Team, the 13 players deemed to be the biggest stars of a year to remember for all Rugby League fans. The all-English Dream Team is drawn from seven clubs and features eight debutants as well as Jamie Peacock, the Leeds Rhinos ... Read More »

Goldthorpe v Man of Steel: Which rewards Rugby League ability?

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Martyn Sadler, the editor of Rugby League Express, celebrates another Albert Goldthorpe Medal for Danny Brough, and compares the criteria for the award to the Steve Prescoss Man of Steel award… This is a modified version of an article that first appeared in this week’s Rugby League Express. A lot of people ask me about the differences between the Albert ... Read More »

RFL: Challenge Cup crowd invasion investigation continuing

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The RFL is continuing to work with Widnes Vikings, Castleford Tigers, Greater Manchester Police and other agencies in the ongoing inquiry into the crowd disturbances at the Challenge Cup semi-final played at Leigh Sports Village on Sunday August 10. Evidence gathered during the investigation, including detailed video analysis from the pitch invasion that took place at the end of the ... Read More »

Vikings release Dave Allen and Keiran Butterworth

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Widnes Vikings have confirmed that Dave Allen and Kieran Butterworth will leave the Cclub at the end of the season. Allen rejoined the Vikings in 2010 after a spell in Cumbria and has played an important role in Denis Betts’’ squad since his return but he will move on to pastures new once the Vikings’ play-offs assault is complete. The ... Read More »

#AskTheRef: All the best bits from this week

Referees James Child, Tim Roby, Phil Bentham, Ben Thaler Richard Silverwood, and Robert Hicks. ©SimonWilkinson

Every Tuesday evening, operating under the handle @RFLReferees, Super League’s top whistleblowers answer questions on social networking site Twitter from fans relating to matches from the preceding weekend. Here are some of the best questions and answers from last night’s session, which relate to games in round 26. NB It is interesting to note that Chris Annakin’s tackle on Garreth ... Read More »

We won’t be taking Dons lightly, says Leigh star

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Leigh forward Jake Emmitt insists the Centurions will not be underestimating the ability of Doncaster – their first opponents in the Championship play-offs – when they lock horns this Sunday. The Dons were one of only two sides to inflict defeat on the league leaders in 2014 (the other being Leeds Rhinos in the cup) and Emmitt does not want ... Read More »

Paul Anderson: Joe Wardle deserves international recognition

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Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson believes Giants centre Joe Wardle has the potential to be an international star. The 22-year-old, who was born in Halifax but has three Scotland caps, picked up three of the Giants’ main individual awards this week – coaches’ player, players’ player and supporters’ player of the year. Many believe he should be considered for an England ... Read More »