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James Lowes proud of “brilliant” Bradford

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Bradford coach James Lowes last night hailed the efforts of his players after the Bulls came from behind to record a third-straight Super League victory. The Bradford chief looked on as the Provident Stadium side overturned a two-try deficit to seal a win over play-off hopefuls Hull FC. The Bulls trailed 12-0 following a one-sided opening but were back within ... Read More »

Danny Addy signs two-year contract extension at Bradford

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Scotland international Danny Addy has become the latest Bradford Bulls player to commit his future to the relegated club after agreeing a new two-year contract. The 23-year-old utility player says he dismissed interest from other First Utility Super League clubs to join team-mates Dale Ferguson, Lee Gaskell, Adam Sidlow, Tom Olbison and Adam Henry in re-signing for the Bulls. “Bradford ... Read More »

Broncos sign French international Barthau on two-year-deal

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London Broncos have signed French International half-back William Barthau from Catalan Dragons on a two-year deal from the 2015 season. Half-back Barthau, 24, has played 16 times for the Dragons and been impressive in their reserve team Saint-Esteve XIII Catalan. He played a key role in the Catalan Dragons defeat of the Broncos at The Hive earlier this season, scoring ... Read More »

Championship: Fax and Fev to do battle for second spot

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On Sunday, Halifax and Featherstone Rovers will lock horns in a match that is undoubtedly pivotal to the future of both clubs. Indeed, it is set to decide who will finish second in the Championship and thus collect the extra £250,000 of central RFL funding that comes with the runner-up spot in Rugby League’s second tier. It has thus been ... Read More »

Super League: Dragons trio return for Salford clash

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Catalan Dragons coach Laurent Frayssinous has named his 19-man squad for Friday night’s Super League clash with Salford Red Devils and three first team stars have returned to action. Vincent Duport comes back after suspension while Olivier Elima and Benjamin Garcia have shrugged off injuries. Catalan Dragons’ 19-man squad 2 Morgan Escaré 3 Leon Pryce 4 Ben Pomeroy 5 Michael ... Read More »

Kevin Sinfield: I want to play on until 2016

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Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield says he won’t retire until at least the end of 2016, at which point he will have played in 20 different seasons for the Rhinos. But the 33-year-old realises his body could make the decision for him sooner than he plans. “In an ideal world I would love to do another two years,” Sinfield told the ... Read More »

League Talk: Warrington Wolves swap kits for kitchen

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Warrington Wolves’ squad swapped their playing kits and rugby pitch for aprons and a restaurant kitchen earlier this week in an exclusive fans’ evening at Nando’s Warrington. Both the club and restaurant are at the heart of the town and joined together to give Wolves’ supporters a once in a lifetime opportunity to be cooked for and served by their ... Read More »

Video: Tigers fans line the streets for Wembley tickets

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Following their emphatic victory against Widnes Vikings in Sunday’s Challenge Cup semi-final, Castleford Tigers fans have been queuing up outside the Mend-A-Hose Jungle to buy their tickets for the final at Wembley, in which they will take on Leeds Rhinos. This video, provided by Super League TV, features interviews with the excited fans. What do you think about this story? ... Read More »

Two week break will suit Ta’ai, says Anderson

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Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson believes in-form back-rower Ukuma Ta’ai will be on fire against Widnes on Sunday thanks to a two-week break. The Tongan World Cup star strained his groin a fortnight ago and was not risked in round 23 against Wakefield. With a week off for the Challenge Cup, Anderson believes he will be at his peak when the ... Read More »

Kris Welham “low on confidence”, won’t face Wigan

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Hull KR coach Chris Chester says centre Kris Welham has lost confidence in his own ability and will play on dual registration duty with Gateshead Thunder until he rediscovers some form. The 27-year-old has scored more Super League tries for the Rovers than anyone else, but has been out of sorts in 2014. On Sunday, he played 80 minutes for ... Read More »