Saturday, January 31, 2015
Rugby League News

Kingstone Press Championship

Broncos: Joey Grima thankful for support

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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 »

Bulls: Jimmy Lowes relishing Championship challenge

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Bradford Bulls head coach James Lowes believes the club is in a similar position to when he first joined in the mid ’90s. At that time Bradford Northern had just become the Bulls and Lowes became a hero as the club enjoyed its most successful era. Now he has been handed the task of revitalising a Bulls outfit who suffered ... Read More »

Mathers to co-captain London Broncos in 2015

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Nick Slyney and Richard Mathers will share the on-field captaincy of London Broncos in 2015, while Ben Farrar has been named club captain. Wes Naiqama and Luke Adamson will complete a five-man senior players group. “I’m really pleased to have Nick and Richie as our captains for the season ahead,” said head coach Joey Grima. “They both have the respect ... Read More »

London Broncos announce squad numbers

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London Broncos Rugby League has announced their squad numbers for the 2015 Kingstone Press Championship season. Head coach Joey Grima has included nine London produced and developed players in his 26-man squad whilst bringing in a wealth of experience from the UK and overseas. “I’m really pleased with a mix of youth and experience we have in the squad,” said ... Read More »

Bradford confident of reaching 4,000 season ticket sales

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Bradford Bulls chief executive Steve Ferres has revealed he is “quietly confident” of the club reaching 4,000 season ticket sales for 2015 – after the club passed the halfway mark on that milestone last week. Memberships at Odsal are past 2,000 already, and with the Christmas rush about to begin, sales are expected to surge even more ahead of the ... Read More »

Everything you ever wanted to know about Rugby League

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League Publications Ltd has been publishing an annual Yearbook since 1996, and in that time it has evolved to become the definitive guide to the Rugby League year, both in Europe and, to a slightly lesser extent, Australasia. Edited by my colleague Tim Butcher, and designed by Daniel Spencer, who is also the book’s statistician, I can say with some ... Read More »

FuiFui promises a smashing time

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Leigh Centurions’ new signing Fuifui Moimoi says he will relish the physical contests of the Championship after his signing was finally confirmed at the weekend. New Zealand and Tonga international Moimoi, 35, was unveiled on the club’s TV channel on Saturday night following his exit from Parramatta Eels. His signing is a major coup for the Centurions as they look ... Read More »

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

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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

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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 »