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Catalans Dragons trial American Football player


Catalans Dragons have given former University of Alabama running back Brent Calloway a week-long trial with a view to joining the French outfit. The 22-year-old American Football player seemingly has all the physical attributes to thrive in our sport – he is over six feet tall, weighs nearly 16 stones, and can sprint 100m in comfortably under 11 seconds. It ... Read More »

Larne Patrick: I’m itching to get going with Wigan


Wigan loanee Larne Patrick says he is “itching” to get started with his new club after completing his first week of training with the Warriors. The Huddersfield forward turned down an optional extra week off to settle into his new surroundings. “Some of the lads are here after having a four week break, personally I’ve had six weeks off so ... Read More »

England should play the Knights, says Schofield

The Knights in action in 2013

Former Great Britain captain Garry Schofield believes a match between the England national team and the second-string Knights is the best solution for a mid-season representative fixture. Writing in his ‘Pulling No Punches’ column in this week’s League Express, the 49-year-old said he feels strongly there should be at least one test during the campaign similar to State of Origin, ... Read More »

Giants: Luke Robinson signs contract extension


Huddersfield scrum-half Luke Robinson has signed a contract extension that will see him remain with the Giants until the end of 2017. The 30-year-old, who has made over 200 appearances for the club since signing in 2008, has his sights set on winning silverware before the deal expires. “I want to win something here and I know we can do ... Read More »

Golden Boot: 2014 shortlist revealed

Who will follow on from Kevin Sinfield's Golden Boot success of 2012?

The six-man shortlist for the 2014 Golden Boot has just been officially unveiled in issue 404 of Rugby League World magazine. The only place to read the shortlist currently is in the digital version of the monthly publication, which can be accessed on your smartphone, computer or tablet by following this link. The prestigious international award, which was won by Johnathan ... Read More »

Lebanese Rugby League Championship kicks off this weekend


The Lebanese Rugby League Championship is set to kick off this Saturday (22nd November) on the country’s Independence Day. Four clubs will participate and the season opens with a double-header with defending champions Jounieh Al Galacticos Predators facing Immortals – in a repeat of last year’s Grand Final – at University Libainase, with Wolves versus Tripoli following. Wolves RLFC, who ... Read More »

Jamie Ellis wants regular starting spot at Huddersfield


New Huddersfield signing Jamie Ellis is relishing pre-season training with the Giants and insists he is targeting a regular starting spot in Paul Anderson’s side next season. The former Castleford utility, who was signed to give the likes of Danny Brough, Luke Robinson and Shaun Lunt competition, admits training has been difficult so far. “Pre-season has been pretty tough so ... Read More »

London Broncos sign Sean Morris from Oxford


London Broncos have signed Sean Morris on a one-year full time deal from Oxford RL. The 25-year-old played two games for the Broncos at the start of 2014 while on trial. He has been with Oxford RL since its inception having switched codes from the 15-man game where he played for Oxford University. In his debut season in Kingstone Press ... Read More »

“Disappointed” Ablett looking at the positives

Carl Ablett

Leeds Rhinos utility Carl Ablett admits he was “disappointed” to miss out on England selection for the Four Nations but insists he has put it all behind him. The 28-year-old, who was initially selected in Steve McNamara’s train-on squad in June but didn’t make the final cut, says there is a silver lining to the cloud: being able to have ... Read More »

Greg Burke wants to follow in Josh Charnley’s footsteps

Greg Burke. ©RLPhotos

Wigan forward Greg Burke wants to emulate team-mate Josh Charnley by impressing during a loan spell with Hull Kingston Rovers then returning to Wigan in a more prominent role. England winger Charnley spent five games with the Robins in 2010 before going back to the Warriors and becoming a regular starter. Although Burke is spending a full season in East ... Read More »