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Tom Olbison: Competition for places will help Bulls

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Tom Olbison believes his position as the longest-serving member of James Lowes’ new-look squad will count for little next season. The Bradford Bulls back-rower, aged 23, is a product of the club’s academy, having joined as a scholarship player before making his first-team debut back in 2009. However, despite boasting vast experience, Olbison admits he is facing fierce competition for ... Read More »

International: Crac win first round of Spanish RL nines

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CR Alcoià Comtat won the first tournament in the new Rugby League Spanish 9s series which kicked off in Alicante. Victories over the Madrid Griffons and Torrent Tigers see them head the standings after an afternoon at the Llometa Stadium attended by Rafael Climent (Mayor of Muro), Alex Llopis (Councilman Sports of Muro), Jaume Pascual (Deputy of the Provincial Council ... Read More »

Shaun Lunt: I’m going nowhere… just yet

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Huddersfield hooker Shaun Lunt has refuted rumours linking him with moves to Hull Kingston Rovers and Leeds Rhinos. The 27-year-old insists he is committed to the Giants right now but might have a look at his options when his contract expires. The Cumbrian said: “I am fully aware of all this interest, and I suppose I do find it flattering. ... Read More »

RFL: England now shoulder to shoulder with big two

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RFL Chief Operating Officer Ralph Rimmer believes England now stand shoulder to shoulder with Australia and New Zealand following a hugely impressive series of performances during the 2014 Four Nations. England narrowly missed out on reaching the final in Wellington next weekend despite three outstanding displays by a young squad that will form the spine of the national team for ... Read More »

Hull FC confirm Jacob Miller release

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Hull FC have confirmed that half-back Jacob Miller has been paid out from his contract with the club and is now a free agent. The 22-year-old Australian is widely expected to join another Super League club in the coming weeks, with Wakefield and Hull KR favourites to land his signature. Miller joined the club midway through the 2013 season and ... Read More »

Four Nations betting: Your guide to New Zealand v England

Follow our tips and you might end up with a pile of cash like this. Maybe.

New Zealand v England Saturday November 8 (6.30am), Dunedin, NZ Match outcome As with any team sport, this is not going to be the most lucrative market. Indeed, the Kiwis are odds-on favourites with most major UK bookmakers and offer very little value as a result. 888Sport currently offer the market’s best price (7/15) but it requires a large stake ... Read More »

Larne Patrick joins Wigan Warriors on loan

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Huddersfield Giants forward Larne Patrick has joined Wigan in a loan swap deal, with Warriors back-rower Jack Hughes going the opposite way for the 2015 season. It’s a deal that clearly works for all parties – Wigan have long been pursuing Patrick, while the Giants had made an official enquiry about Hughes. Wigan general manager Kris Radlinksi said: “Jack has ... Read More »

Atelea Vea “can’t wait” to make St Helens debut

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New St Helens signing Atelea Vea joined up with his new team-mates yesterday and admits he “can’t wait” to play in front of the Langtree Park crowd. The Tongan international, 27, joins Kieron Cunningham’s side from London Broncos after making 22 appearances last season, scoring two tries and making nearly 60 tackle busts. The back-rower kicked off his Saints career ... Read More »

Mose Masoe will stay with Saints “100 per cent”

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Mose Masoe’s manager has denied reports that the Samoan international will be leaving St Helens and joining St George Illawarra next year. Media outlets in Australia have reported that Masoe is set to join the Dragons if he can secure a release from Saints. The prop signed a two-year contract with St Helens in June 2013 and helped the club ... Read More »

Danny Addy: New league structure “not for me”

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Bradford utility Danny Addy admits he is not a fan of Rugby League’s new structure, but insists the Bulls plan to use the system to return to Super League immediately. Instead of the traditional promotion and relegation method used in soccer, where the same number of teams promoted from a lower division are relegated from a higher division, Rugby League’s ... Read More »

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