Giants demolish sorry Widnes

Widnes Vikings were consigned to the Qualifiers for the second time in three years after a comprehensive 40-0 defeat at Huddersfield Giants. Shannon Wakeman and Jermaine McGillvary crossed within the opening stages to put the Giants into double figures. Ryan Hinchcliffe continued Huddersfield’s clinical opening quarter of an hour before Adam O’Brien added a fourth shortly before half time. Darnell…

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Castleford extend lead at the top following Wakefield comeback

Castleford Tigers moved ten points clear at the top of Super League after overturning a 16-0 half-time deficit to defeat local rivals Wakefield. Luke Gale’s field goal in the final two minutes secured the comeback for the Tigers despite trailing for large periods. Castleford, who have so often overawed and dismantled their opponents in an outstanding campaign, were forced to…

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New deal for McMeeken at Castleford

Castleford Tigers star Mike McMeeken, already under contract for 2018, has signed a two-year contract extension that means he will remain at the Tigers until at least the end of the 2020 Super League season. McMeeken, 23, joined the Tigers in 2015 from London Broncos. Under the wing of Daryl Powell and his coaching team his game has developed to the point at which…

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Salford hopeful of Vatuvei arrival before Wigan semi-final clash

Salford are hopeful that major signing Manu Vatuvei could be a Red Devils player before the end of the month. League Express revealed exclusively and first on Monday how Salford had finalised a deal to bring the New Zealand international to Super League, with subsequent reports now suggesting his arrival could be imminent. TotalRL understands those reports are indeed correct,…

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Huddersfield suffer huge injury blow as Jake Mamo to miss rest of the season

Huddersfield fullback Jake Mamo’s season is over. The 23-year-old had been an impressive addition to Rick Stone’s side since battling back from a separate injury, scoring 12 tries in nine Super League games. However, a foot injury picked up last month is now worse than first feared, with Stone confirming the fullback will not play again in 2017. He said:…

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Castleford lose thousands following stadium break-in

Castleford Tigers have lost thousands of pounds after the club’s ground was burgled over the weekend. The Super League leaders claim their stadium was targeted in the early hours of both Friday and Saturday evening, which has resulted in a significant loss of cash and coins along with damage to offices. Wakefield District CID are investigating and have asked anyone…

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Jamie Acton handed Grade F charge following Greg Bird incident

Jamie Acton could be banned for at least eight matches after being charged for grabbing Greg Bird while he was injured. The Leigh Centurions forward was caught grabbing the shirt of the dazed Catalans player and shoving him to the ground. Bird was laid out on the floor after a collision with the Leigh halfback Ben Reynolds before Acton confronted…

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