Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Eagles sign promising young Giants prop

Sheffield Eagles have signed Huddersfield Giants prop Jack Blagbrough on a one-year deal. The 19-year-old made his Super League debut in 2013 and is a product of the Giants’ impressive academy, at which we on the Under 18 Player of the Year award. Eagles coach Mark Aston said: “It’s great to announce Jack is joining the club, he’s an exciting ... Read More »

Platt joins Crusaders

North Wales Crusaders have added to their squad with the capture of former Irish international Michael Platt from Bradford Bulls. Platt will link up with former team-mate Stuart Reardon, who he played alongside at the Bulls, and is the fourth new member of the 2014 squad alongside the Ashall brothers and Adam Clay. The 29-year-old has crossed for 24 tries ... Read More »

Owlerton announced as new home of Sheffield Eagles

Owlerton Greyhound Stadium is the new home to the Sheffield Eagles, it was announced today. A two-year agreement sees the Rugby League club returning to the venue where it first formed almost 30 years ago. As part of the deal, the Eagles will play all home fixtures at Owlerton Stadium when the new Championship season kicks off in February 2014. ... Read More »

Rochdale’s Fijian flavour

Rugby League World editor Gareth Walker relishes the prospect of tonight’s Fiji versus Ireland game at Spotland. Of all the World Cup games that will take place over the next five weeks, few will hold the same cultural local significance as tonight’s Fiji and Ireland game in Rochdale. From the moment that the tournament was confirmed as being staged in ... Read More »

Ashall brothers make switch to Crusaders

North Wales Crusaders have announced their first two new signings for 2014 in Craig and Karl Ashall from Championship rivals Halifax. The brothers both have a wealth of experience playing at Championship level and they join the host of players who have already re-signed with the club on the squad list for next season. Chief Executive Jamie Thomas said, “Clearly ... Read More »

Featherstone sign Mendeika

Featherstone Rovers have signed James Mendeika from Warrington Wolves on a two year contract. Mendeika who has been selected in the Ireland squad for the 2013 World Cup starting this month has Super League experience with London Broncos last season through a loan agreement and also featured for Swinton Lions in the Kingstone Championship. In total, he has made 20 ... Read More »

Rovers warming up for 2014

Featherstone Rovers have confirmed a series of warm up fixtures for the 2014 season at the Big Fellas Stadium. Wed 1st January v Hunslet Hawks (Gareth Swift Memorial Trophy), kick off 1.30pm Sunday 12th January v Wakefield Wildcats, kick off 3pm Sunday 19th January v Halifax, kick off 3pm Sunday 26th January  v Castleford Tigers, kick off 3pm Operations Manager ... Read More »

Adamson and Middlehurst stick with Crusaders

The second row partnership of Toby Adamson and Gary Middlehurst will stay intact at North Wales Crusaders for 2014 after both players signed contract extensions with the club. Both played a vital role in Crusaders’ double success last term – forming a lethal partnership – and will be just as important when the Championship campaign comes around. Head coach Clive ... Read More »

Rugby League mourns Ron Earnshaw

The RFL has sent its condolences to  the family of Ron Earnshaw, the President of Batley Bulldogs who died on 12th October after a long illness. Mr Earnshaw had a 70-year association with Batley and held a wide variety of positions including ballboy, programme seller, secretary, general manager, fund-raiser and director. “It is with great sadness that we have learned ... Read More »

Eagles capture Ben Jones

Sheffield Eagles have announced the signing of prop forward Ben Jones on a one year deal from fellow Championship side Dewsbury Rams. Jones, 25, has previously played at Super League level with the then named Harlequins after coming through the ranks at the Leeds Rhinos Academy. “It’s great to announce Ben is joining the club,” said Eagles Head Coach Mark ... Read More »