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Hunslet Hawks get Flanagan on board

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Hunslet Hawks have announced the signing of George Flanagan from Featherstone Rovers. The hooker enjoyed tremendous success at Batley Bulldogs before leaving to join Featherstone prior to the 2014 season. He signed a 2 year deal but has been granted an early release from his contract, with the ex-Bradford junior signing up at the South Leeds Stadium for 2015. Director ... Read More »

Leaving Bradford was wrong move, says Ainscough

Shaun Ainscough

Former Bradford Bulls winger Shaun Ainscough has revealed that he regrets turning down a contract offer with the Bulls and leaving the club back in 2012 – saying that the financial strains the club were experiencing made him make what he believes was the wrong career decision. Ainscough left the Bulls at the end of the 2012 season after turning ... Read More »

Leigh Centurions have signing rejected by RFL

Paul-Rowley

Leigh Centurions have expressed their disappointment after their attempt to sign Australian winger Curtis Johnston was rejected by the RFL. The North Sydney Bears youngster had signed a contract with the club for the 2015 season, but after an appeal was held at Red Hall by the club over an initial refusal to process his registration, the deal has now ... Read More »

Fuifui Moimoi headed for Leigh Centurions?

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Leigh Centurions are set to reveal their much-anticipated marquee signing on Saturday night (10pm) – and speculation from Down Under seems to suggest that international superstar Fuifui Moimoi could be headed for Leigh Sports Village. In what would be one of the biggest transfer coups of recent times, the Centurions are believed to have struck up a deal to bring ... Read More »

James Feather pays himself out of Hawks contract

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James Feather has paid an undisclosed fee to release himself from his contract with Hunslet and re-sign with Keighley. The 30-year-old agreed to join the Hawks and link up with former boss Barry Eaton in early October, when the Cougars were relegated from the Championship and Hunslet won the Championship One Grand Final. However, he had a change of heart ... Read More »

Wigan renew Workington dual registration partnership

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Wigan Warriors have announced they will again partner with Championship side Workington Town during 2015. The agreement will see members of Shaun Wane’s first team squad head to Workington throughout the season to gain experience on dual registration duty. Last year several Wigan players including Greg Burke, Connor Farrell and Lewis Tierney spent time at the Cumbria club. “We are ... Read More »

Championship: Featherstone land young Leeds quartet

Jordan Baldwinson

Featherstone Rovers have signed four youngsters from Leeds for 2015, including former England Academy captain Jordan Baldwinson. He will be joined at the Big Fellas Stadium next year by Rhinos teammates Mason Tonks, Alex Foster and Thomas Mimms – though all four have agreed deals with the Headingley club for 2016. Tonks and Baldwinson both signed for New Zealand Warriors ... Read More »

Elliot Kear makes switch to rugby union

Elliot-Kear

Former Crusaders and Bradford Bulls winger Elliot Kear has departed Rugby League for the 15-man code, after agreeing a switch to Aviva Premiership side London Welsh. Kear had been with the Bulls since 2012, but after James Lowes and the Bulls did not offer him a new deal at the end of the season, Kear has looked elsewhere to secure ... Read More »

Featherstone could announce four signings this week

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Featherstone Rovers head coach Andy Hay has revealed the club could be set to announce up to four new signings this weekend, as they gear up for an assault on promotion to Super League in 2015. With Featherstone set to host an open day at the club this weekend, Hay is hopeful that they will have four signatures across the ... Read More »

Keighley Cougars tie down two more for 2015

Cougars player-coach Paul March

Keighley Cougars have secured the services of two more players for their 2015 campaign, after tying down the signatures of Olly Pursglove and Gavin Duffy. Pursglove and Duffy have played crucial roles for the club in previous seasons, and March told the Telegraph and Argus that they are another important duo to have on board in their mission to bounce ... Read More »

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