Friday, January 30, 2015
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Green warns Bulls fans of “uncomfortable viewing”


League Express ‘Man of the Year’, Bradford Bulls chairman Marc Green, has warned the club’s fans that they are set for some “uncomfortable viewing” in 2015, as they embark on a new campaign in unfamiliar surroundings – the Championship. Green believes that the Bulls will be the biggest team to play in England’s second tier for a long time, and ... Read More »

Tigers too strong for Rovers in final game of 2014

Junior Moors

Castleford Tigers defeated Featherstone Rovers 18-0 this afternoon at the Mend-a-Hose in the final pre-season fixture of the holiday season and, in view of Warrington’s game against Widnes being postponed this afternoon, the final professional Rugby League game of 2014. In a lively encounter with plenty of post-Christmas banter between the two sets of supporters, the Tigers went into half-time ... Read More »

Bulls unwrap Lauaki for Christmas

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BRADFORD BULLS have announced the signing of former Hull FC and Wigan prop forward Epalahame Lauaki on a two-year contract. Lauaki, 30, arrives from NRL side Manly Sea Eagles, where he spent the majority of last season after departing Wigan at the end of 2013. Prior to joining Wigan, the New Zealand and Tonga international played with New Zealand Warriors ... Read More »

Castleford & Featherstone name squads for festive clash


Castleford Tigers and Featherstone Rovers have named their squads for their pre-season clash at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle on Sunday for the ‘XBlades Prince of Wales Hospice Challenge Trophy’. Daryl Powell has named a 20 man squad for a game, kicking off at 2.00pm, that will help raise funds for the Prince of Wales Hospice, with a bucket collection taking place ... Read More »

Featherstone sign NRL star Reni Maitua

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Featherstone Rovers have announced the signing of Australian utility forward Reni Maitua on a two-year deal, subject to Visa. Maitua is vastly experienced, and has made 174 NRL appearances during his career with Canterbury Bulldogs, Cronulla Sharks and Parramatta Eels. He also has three caps for Samoa where he played a part in their 2013 World Cup and 2014 Four ... Read More »

Hull KR and Halifax announce partnership

James Donaldson Hull KR

Hull Kingston Rovers and Halifax RLFC have announced an exciting new partnership between the two clubs for the 2015 season. In what is the first arrangement of its kind for the Championship side, Halifax are set to benefit from a dual-registration agreement with the Robins next year that will allow them to select Super League standard players as part of ... Read More »

Fawcett: Cougars better spending money on squad than legal case

Gary Fawcett

Keighley Cougars chairman Gary Fawcett has confirmed the club has ended their legal dispute with the RFL – as first reported in League Express this past Monday (December 15). Fawcett and the Cougars have drawn a line under the issue, and the chairman says that with the 2015 season fast approaching, the club are better served spending their money on ... Read More »

Featherstone sign Wests Tigers star

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Featherstone Rovers have announced the signing of Australian Jy Hitchcox from NRL side Wests Tigers on a two year contract, subject to visa. The 25-year-old, who is comfortable in the fullback, wing and centre positions, played four times for West Tigers in 2014 and made a try scoring debut against Sydney Roosters in Round 23. The former Gold Coast Titans, ... Read More »

Hull FC and Doncaster to continue dual registration deal

Hull FC head honcho Lee Radford. ©RLPhotos

Hull FC have extended their dual registration partnership with Championship club Doncaster for a further 12 months, as both sides continue to forge strong links on and off the field. Following a successful first season in partnership, with a number of Black and Whites first team stars appearing on loan for the Dons, the two clubs have agreed to continue ... Read More »

Broncos: Joey Grima thankful for support


London Broncos head coach Joey Grima has praised chairman David Hughes for his continued support ahead of their upcoming Championship campaign. The Broncos are remaining full-time despite their relegation from Super League in 2014, and Grima says with Hughes’ support, the club are well placed to gain promotion back to Super League at the first attempt in 2015. “Our chairman ... Read More »