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Wane and Wigan relishing “massive challenge” against Warrington

Shaun Wane. ©JoeWhitley

Wigan coach Shaun Wane believes Warrington are real contenders for the Grand Final and admits his side will face a “massive challenge” to slow the Wolves’ momentum. The Warriors host Tony Smith’s men in a televised contest on Thursday night, with both teams come off impressive wins over top eight opposition. Wane told Wigan Today: “Right now they have the ... Read More »

Sky Sports justify shield scene to Saints fans


The executive producer of Sky Sports’ Rugby League coverage has written a justification after several complaints claiming the broadcaster purposefully tried to embarrass St Helens and their fans were filed. Last Thursday, during coverage of Saints’ match against Warrington, Sky’s cameras showed the League Leader’s Shield being packed away when it became apparent St Helens could not salvage the point ... Read More »

Championship: Players of the week revealed


Sheffield Eagles full-back Quentin Laulu-Togagae and Hunslet Hawks winger Gavin Duffy have been voted Championship Players of the Week. Both players had key roles in their side’s important wins over Rochdale Hornets and South Wales Scorpions respectively. Everyweek each coach in both the Kingstone Press Championship and Championship One is contacted to help decide the awards. Kingstone Press Championship Player ... Read More »

St Helens: Gardner “determined” to fight for his place

Ade Gardner

Saints winger Ade Gardner will return from a loan spell at Hull Kingston Rovers at the end of the season and fight for his place in Nathan Brown’s squad, according to the St Helens Reporter. The former Great Britain international, 31, fell out of favour this year thanks to the impressive form of Tommy Makinson and Adam Swift and joined ... Read More »

Chris Riley to leave Warrington Wolves at season’s end

Chris Riley

Warrington Wolves have confirmed that winger Chris Riley will be leaving the club at the end of the current season. Warrington-born Riley has made just one appearance for his home-town club this campaign – the opening fixture against St Helens – but has spent much of the season on loan at Wakefield Wildcats. Since his debut he has made a ... Read More »

International: Benji Marshall overlooked for Four Nations


St George-Illawarra half-back Benji Marshall has not been included in Stephen Kearney’s preliminary New Zealand squad for the Four Nations, which kicks off next month. The 29-year-old, who returned to the NRL earlier this year after a short stint in rugby union, has been told the Kiwis are looking ahead to the 2017 World Cup and giving 24-year-olds Kieran Foran ... Read More »

James Lowes: Bulls want to go out on a high


Bradford coach James Lowes has called on his players to bring down the curtain in style on Saturday when they face London in their final Super League game for at least a year. The Bulls head to the capital for an end-of-season clash with the Broncos, who Lowes believes will provide a stern test. “We are looking for an instant ... Read More »

Vote now: Who should be inducted into the Hall of Fame?

Does Malcolm Reilly get your vote?

The RFL announced last week 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. But we ... Read More »

O’Loughlin flattered by England captain talk


Sean O’Loughlin will go head to head with the man he is tipped to succeed as England captain when Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhinos do battle in the penultimate round of First Utility Super League tomorrow night. The Wigan loose forward is seen as the most logical choice to lead England on their Four Nations tour of Australia and New ... Read More »