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Luke Walsh out for the season with broken leg

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St Helens playmaker Luke Walsh is out for the rest of the season after breaking a bone in his lower leg. The Australian, 27, is set for five months on the sidelines. “He’s basically snapped his fibula.” said coach Nathan Brown. “He’s had surgery with the plate and bolts and all the type of things that go in and he’ll ... Read More »

Watts pens new three-year deal at Hull FC

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Hull FC front-rower Liam Watts has signed a new three-year deal with the black and whites that will keep him at the club until the end of 2018. The 24-year-old says the desire of the club to succeed in the future, and the marquee signings of Leon Pryce and Marc Sneyd, were more than enough to convince him to stay ... Read More »

Jamie Langley would “seriously consider” Bulls return

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Hull KR forward Jamie Langley admits he would be open to the prospect of returning to former club Bradford Bulls next season and helping them return to Super League. The 30-year-old, who joined the Robins last year on a 12-month deal, was told by Rovers boss Chris Chester he would not be offered a new contract after his season was ... Read More »

Catalans won’t sign Todd Carney… Just yet

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Catalan Dragons have distanced themselves from a move for controversial Australian stand-off Todd Carney. Dragons coach Laurent Frayssinous hinted his club could throw a career lifeline to the 28-year-old former international player of the year after he was suspended by his NRL club Cronulla following the circulation of a lewd photograph on social media. But Frayssinous insists the move never ... Read More »

Andy Raleigh to retire at end of current season

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Wildcats forward Andy Raleigh has announced his retirement following a 12 year career in Rugby League. The 33-year-old will retire from the sport at the end of 2014. Raleigh, who has played the game since he was eight and experienced the sport from every level including student rugby, National League and Super League, has decided to hang up his boots. ... Read More »

Championships: Ridyard and Emanuelli voted players of the week

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Leigh Centurions stand-off Martyn Ridyard and South Wales Scorpions stand-off Paul Emanuelli have been voted Kingstone Press Players of the Week. Ridyard was a central figure in Leigh’s 72-22 victory over Rochdale Hornets, while Emanuelli landed the decisive drop goal to seal only South Wales’s second win of the season – a 19-18 triumph over London Skolars. Every week each ... Read More »

Centurions: Martin Aspinwall signs full-time extension

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Leigh Centurions have announced that Martin Aspinwall has agreed to extend his career with the club and has signed a one-year full-time contract that will commence on December 1, 2014. Aspinwall, 32, has made a successful transition from the three-quarters to the front-row and has a wealth of top flight and international experience. After beginning his career with home town ... Read More »

Westerman: “Fortunately Sneyd is with us next year”

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Hull FC loose forward Joe Westerman believes Castleford stand-off Marc Sneyd provided the main threat for the Tigers in their draw last week, and is understandably excited by the news he will join the Black and Whites next season. The 23-year-old pivot was man of the match in the thrilling round 22 clash on Thursday, despite missing a conversion to ... Read More »

Wigan: Wane didn’t sleep after Bulls defeat

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Wigan coach Shaun Wane claims he couldn’t sleep following the Warriors’ shocking 16-8 loss to Bradford Bulls on Sunday. The reigning double champions, seemingly complacent after thrashing the Bulls in their last meeting, lacked passion and enthusiasm and ultimately lost ground in the race for the League Leaders’ shield. “I didn’t sleep last night, I watched the game four times ... Read More »

Riley: I said sorry for Warrington hat-trick

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On-loan Wakefield winger Chris Riley claims he apologised to Tony Smith, coach of his parent club Warrington Wolves, after scoring a match-winning hat-trick against them on Sunday. The 26-year-old has spent 17 games on loan at Belle Vue this season after falling out of favour, and showed Smith just what he was missing with a superb display. “I did bump ... Read More »