Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Addy: Big start crucial against Giants

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Bradford utility Danny Addy thinks only a “big” start against Huddersfield on Sunday will enable them to secure victory over the Giants. The Bulls have made an unwanted habit of being slow out of the blocks this season, and Addy wants to see that change this weekend. If the Bulls lose against Huddersfield, and their points appeal is unsuccessful, they ... Read More »

Marwan Koukash linked with Newcastle takeover

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Millionaire Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash has confirmed he is interested in buying struggling NRL club Newcastle Knights. Rumours linking the 55-year-old with the club, now controlled by the NRL after an ownership drama, have been rife, and he took to Twitter to clear up the matter. He said: “I would confirm that there has been some contact ... Read More »

International: John Kear handed Wales job

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Batley Bulldogs boss John Kear has been appointed as coach for the Welsh national team. The 59-year-old, who has plenty of international experience having coached both England and France, takes over from Iestyn Harris, who left the post for the Salford Red Devils in April. His first tournament will be the European Championships in autumn when Wales face France, Scotland ... Read More »

Kane Krlic named Dutch national coach

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Netherlands Rugby League has appointed Kane Krlic as its new coach. He has formerly worked for the RFL and Sheffield Eagles as a community officer, with development clubs in the Midlands and the University of Derby team. “It’s an exciting opportunity, rugby league in the Netherlands has huge potential,” said Krlic. “I see the role as a long term project, ... Read More »

Wakefield: Lyne signs Trinity contract extension

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Wakefield outside back Reece Lyne has committed his future to the Wildcats by signing a new three-year contract. The 21-year old still had over a year remaining on his current contract but has opted to extend his stay at the club. A former England Academy international, Lyne has been an impressive performer for the Wildcats in 2014 scoring eight tries ... Read More »

Marines and Paras ready for Trafalgar Cup battle

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The 2014 Trafalgar Cup, played between the Royal Marines Rugby League (RMRL) and the Parachute Regiment, takes place on Thursday July 17 at Hyde Park, the home of Taunton Titans RFC. The cup, played in years when military commitments allow, was first contested in 1998 and the Royal Marines are currently 6-5 up in the series despite the Parachute Regiment ... Read More »

Gareth Ellis: Hull FC future is bright

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Hull FC captain Gareth Ellis is confident his struggling side are capable of reaching the play-offs, despite sitting in 11th place, four points off the pace with only seven games of the season remaining. Reflecting on Saturday’s disappointing defeat at the hands of Salford, in which the Airlie Birds put on a pair of second half fight backs before falling ... Read More »

Rovers: Liam Salter relished Rhinos clash

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Hull KR centre Liam Salter says the opportunity to test himself against some of Super League’s best is exactly what he needs at this stage of his career. The 21-year-old was recalled to the side that faced Leeds Rhinos at Headingley on Friday as he and Craig Hall squared off against England internationals Kallum Watkins and Tom Briscoe. Now set ... Read More »

Vikings: Joseph banned, will miss Warrington derby

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Widnes Vikings prop Phil Joseph will miss this weekend’s derby clash against Warrington Wolves after being given a one-match ban for a dangerous tackle. Joseph will sit out Friday’s match, but centre Stefan Marsh is clear to play after pleading guilty to a grade A offence. Warrington stand-off Chris Bridge admitted a grade A striking offence from the 72-12 win ... Read More »

International: Four Nations tickets go on general sale

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Tickets for the Rugby League Four Nations double-header at Suncorp Stadium go on sale to the general public today on the NRL website. The 2014 end of season tournament features World Champions and Four Nations title holder Australia, co-hosts New Zealand, England and Samoa. Suncorp Stadium will play host to the opening blockbuster with all four competing nations in a ... Read More »