Monday, September 22, 2014
Rugby League News

Author Archives: Total Rugby League

Hardaker issue not a distraction, says Mac

Zak-Hardaker

Leeds Rhinos boss Brian McDermott has insisted that the latest controversy surrounding Zak Hardaker will not be a distraction for Leeds against Wigan tomorrow night – and has said that Hardaker is determined to get it right on the field against the Warriors. The 22-year-old is the subject of an RFL investigation after being accused of making an abusive comment ... Read More »

Two RL legends to be inducted in Hall of Fame next month

©Thinkstock

The RFL has announced that two of the greatest players in Rugby League history are to be inducted into the sport’s most exclusive club, the Rugby League Hall of Fame. The identity of the new inductees will be announced at the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield on Friday October 17 at a special Hall of Fame dinner hosted by Rugby ... Read More »

Green wants Bulls biggest crowd of the season on Sunday

Bulls owner Marc Green. ©RLPhotos

Bradford chairman Marc Green is calling on fans to form Odsal’s biggest crowd of the season in Sunday’s final home game of the season against Widnes. The Bulls will be saying goodbye to several players including captain Matt Diskin, Brett Kearney, Luke Gale, Jamie Foster and James Donaldson, and Green wants the fans to give the players the send-off they ... Read More »

Tony Smith: We want to delay Saints getting the shield

Tony-Smith

Warrington coach Tony Smith wants to delay St Helens winning the League Leader’s Shield by at least another week – and keep his side’s hopes of finishing second alive in the process. The local rivals lock horns tonight in what is set to be a thrilling encounter, with Saints needing just a point to guarantee top spot in Super League. ... Read More »

Nathan Brown: Winning shield would be reward for fans

Saints boss Nathan Brown. ©RLPhotos

St Helens coach Nathan Brown believes winning the League Leader’s Shield would be rewarding for both his players and the club’s fans following some serious injury problems and a recent silverware drought. The Saints, who last won a trophy in 2008, need just one point from their remaining two games to finish atop Super League, which is no mean feat ... Read More »

Pitts quits Hull for Championship bow with Bulls

Jay Pitts. ©RLPhotos

Jay Pitts has signed a permanent deal with Bradford Bulls following a loan spell from Hull FC, according to reports. The 24-year-old, who had two years remaining on his contract with the black and whites, is said to have penned a permanent deal with Bradford this week. The reports suggest the former Rhinos youngster was released by the East Yorkshire ... Read More »

Shannan McPherson signs for Parramatta Eels

Shannon-McPherson

Former Salford and South Sydney prop Shannan McPherson is returning to play in the NRL after signing a train-and-trial deal with Parramatta Eels. The 28-year-old was released by the Red Devils in June after two injury-ravaged. His departure freed up enough salary cap to allow Dr Marwan Koukash to sign New Zealand full-back Kevin Locke. Parramatta boss Brad Arthur said: ... Read More »

NCL to remain a summer competition, says RFL

©ThinkStock

The National Conference League will remain a summer competition for the next three years, the RFL has announced. NCL Administrator David Lowe said: “Following on from the survey that we carried out and negotiation with the RFL, the National Conference League will for the next three years continue to run a summer competition. Clubs in attendance were informed of this ... Read More »

What’s on this week? Rugby League on radio and TV

TV-guide

Wednesday September 3 Boots ‘N’ All – 6pm, Sky Sports 1; 8pm, Sky Sports 4; 10pm, Sky Sports 2 Eddie Hemmings with guests Barrie McDermott & Terry O’Connor All the latest rugby league news & views Thursday September 4 Super League Preview – 11.30am, Sky Sports News HQ Guest: Terry O’Connor Super League Super Stars: Robbie Hunter-Paul – 7pm, Sky ... Read More »

International: Spanish Rugby League dream becoming a reality

©Thinkstock

The inaugural president of the Asociacion Espanol Rugby League has reflected positively on the organisation’s first year. Salomé Sansano Zapata, who oversaw the creation of the AERL last August and its affiliation as an Observer of the RLEF in December, said: “The origin of rugby league in Spain arose from the love for this sport from a small group of ... Read More »