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Hull FC confirm Jacob Miller release

Jacob Miller. ©RLPhotos

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

Larne Patrick. ©RLPhotos

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”

Mose Masoe

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 »

Jacob Miller fails to report for pre-season training at Hull FC

Jacob Miller. ©RLPhotos

Hull FC half-back Jacob Miller has remained in his native Australia instead of returning to East Yorkshire for pre-season training. The 22-year-old, who has shown promise in his time with the club but nothing close to consistency, has fallen way down Lee Radford’s pecking order following the arrivals of Marc Sneyd and Leon Pryce. Both he and the club are said ... Read More »

Phil Bentham to referee New Zealand v England

Phil Bentham. ©RLPhotos

Super League’s top referee Phil Bentham has been selected to officiate Saturday’s crunch Four Nations clash between New Zealand and England. The 43-year-old is the latest official to take charge of matches involving the country of his birth after Gerard Sutton and Henry Perenara refereed Australia and New Zealand’s matches at the weekend. What do you think about this story? ... Read More »

Four Nations: Kangaroos name strong squad to protect record

Daly Cherry-Evans played with Sarina.

Australia have named a strong team to face Samoa on Sunday, knowing anything less than a heavy win could see them miss their first tournament final in 60 years. Beau Scott’s injury has forced coach Tim Sheens into switching Sam Thaiday from prop to second row and bringing in Josh Papalii in the front row, while Ben Hunt drops out ... Read More »

Four Nations: Leuluai and Eastwood back in New Zealand squad

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Former Super League duo Thomas Leuluai and Greg Eastwood have been recalled to the New Zealand team for Saturday’s crunch Four Nations clash with England. Coach Stephen Kearney has opted for experience on the bench by selecting the duo over Lewis Brown and Suaia Matagi respectively. Former Wigan star Leuluai will back-up first-choice hooker Issac Luke, while ex Leeds back-rower ... Read More »