Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Rovers sign Carvell and reveal squad numbers

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Featherstone Rovers have signed former Great Britain, England and Wales international Garreth Carvell on a two-year contract. Carvell made his Super League debut at the age of 16 for Leeds Rhinos in 1997 and represented Wales in the 2000 World Cup before moving to Hull in 2001, where he made 164 appearances, including a trip to the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff ... Read More »

Carney debuts for Catalans – today’s pre-season results

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New signing Todd Carney scored a try for the Dragons on his debut as the Catalans defeated a French Elite selection 58-16 today. It was one of four pre-season matches played today, with Newcastle Thunder, playing under their new name for the first time, registering an impressive 36-10 victory over Dewsbury Rams at Kingston Park, confirming that, under head coach ... Read More »

Hunslet dual register Leeds Rhinos quartet

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Hunslet Hawks have announced that they have dual registered four Leeds Rhinos players with immediate effect. Luke Briscoe, James Duckworth, Robbie Ward and Rob Mulhern have joined the club as of tonight and will make their Hunslet debuts tomorrow against Salford Red Devils. The signing of these players now allows the Hawks to, as they say on their official website, ... Read More »

Bradford to give trialist Martin a go against Leeds

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Bradford Bulls will give trialist Charlie Martin an opportunity to impress during this Sunday’s friendly against arch rivals Leeds Rhinos. Martin, a former Castleford Tigers player, has been included in James Lowes’ 24-man squad for the game, which also sees a number of the club’s Under-19s players get a chance to stake a claim for a place, too. Liam Kirk, ... Read More »

Rugby League World season predictions

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The traditional season preview issue of Rugby League World is out today (Friday), and in case you’ve already missed it, it comes with an exclusive FREE gift for everyone who purchases. We’re providing fans with a handy fixture guide this month in our issue, to ensure that no matter who you support – be it a Super League, Championship or ... Read More »

Featherstone switch home opener to Wakefield

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Featherstone Rovers and Hunslet Hawks have confirmed that their fixture originally intended to take place at Rovers will now be switched to Wakefield. The game, which serves as the opening fixture of the Championship season for both clubs, has had to be moved from Rovers’ Big Fellas Stadium due to on-going pitch maintenance at the ground. Originally supposed to played ... Read More »

Leigh sign Salford’s Andrew Dixon

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Leigh Centurions have confirmed the signing of back-row forward Andrew Dixon, 24, on a two-year full-time playing contract following his release from Salford Red Devils. Dixon, who will have squad number 22 in 2015, originally signed professional forms for St Helens from the Blackbrook ARL club and made his first-team debut in February 2009. He went on to earn a ... Read More »

Ferguson misses out in Bulls squad for Huddersfield game

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Bradford Bulls have made just one change to their squad for this weekend’s second pre-season game against Huddersfield Giants. Forward Dale Ferguson is the man who does not feature, meaning he misses out on the opportunity to line up against his former club. That means the spare spot in the squad goes to centre Adam Henry, who comes in for ... Read More »

Keighley already targeting Super 8s in 2016

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Keighley Cougars are targeting a spot in the Super 8s next year – that’s the view of chairman Gary Fawcett, who wants the club to come “roaring” out of League 1 this season. Following their controversial relegation at the end of 2014, the Cougars are faced with the prospect of battling their way out of the third tier of domestic ... Read More »

Super League needs Bradford Bulls, says Harrison

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Bradford Bulls assistant coach Karl Harrison says that whilst he’s under no illusions about earning the right to get promoted, Super League is a competition that needs the Bulls in it. The club will compete outside of the top tier for the first time in Super League history in 2015, after relegation from the competition in 2014. Harrison has joined ... Read More »