Friday, November 28, 2014
Rugby League News


Tyrone McCarthy column: Energizing international RL II

Tyrone McCarthy Column

This is Part Two of Tyrone McCarthy’s column on how to develop and improve international Rugby League. Part One of his regular column can be viewed here.. A regular Five Nations should really be considered, running alongside a touring Lions team. Obviously a Lions team at the moment would be filled with the current England squad, but the Lions’ iconic ... Read More »

New Manly signing likely to get life ban from NRL

(C) Action

The NRL could be set to effectively impose a life ban on new Manly Sea Eagles recruit Zane Tetevano, after he pleaded guilty to a number of offences in a Newcastle court on Friday. Tetevano – who had just signed a deal with the Sea Eagles after four seasons with Newcastle Knights – has pleaded guilty to eight charges in ... Read More »

Parliamentary RL group call for SPOTY boycott


Members of the Parliamentary Rugby League Group have supported calls for a boycott of the Sports Personality of the Year award, after the omission of Sam Burgess from the ten stars nominated for the award. The boycott was raised by Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland, Chairman of the UK Parliamentary Rugby League Group during a meeting of the Group ... Read More »

Oxford RL appoint Tim Rumford as new head coach


Oxford RL have announced the appointment of Tim Rumford as their new head coach. Tim was previously involved with the Castleford Tigers Academy helping the progress of home-grown talent such as Adam Milner, Daryl Clark, Ryan Brierley, Jonny Walker and Oliver Holmes, through the ranks to the first team. Rumford’s links to the Tigers will stay in place as he ... Read More »

Aiton still unsure about ASADA investigation


Leeds Rhinos hooker Paul Aiton has revealed that he is still unsure about whether he faces a suspension following a doping investigation in Australia, saying that until he hears anything, he is going to carry on as normal. Aiton is embroiled in the saga surrounding Cronulla Sharks and their controversial 2011 supplements program – which saw 12 of his ex-teammates ... Read More »

Hull KR holding out for compensation with Costigan


Former Hull KR forward Neville Costigan is locked in a row with the Robins over his registration with the club, after it emerged the Super League outfit are looking for compensation from any club that take on his registration. Costigan has been linked with a number of NRL clubs for 2015, after leaving Hull KR due to what were described ... Read More »

Warrington Wolves CEO steps down

Warrington Wolves chief executive Andy Gatcliffe is to step down early in the new year after 15 years in charge. Since his appointment in 2000, he has played a major role in the club achieving its current heights not only within the game but also within the business community. Since taking on the position in the latter stages of the club’s ... Read More »

We’re within the salary cap, says defiant Koukash


Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash insists the club are spending within the salary cap regulations, and the club are now only willing to pay what players are worth – something they did not do last year. 2015 will see a host of new stars play for the Red Devils, as the club again invested heavily in player recruitment to ... Read More »

Wigan Warriors unveil new away shirt for 2015

Wigan 2015 Away Kit

Wigan Warriors and Erreà have today issued the first images of the Club’s brand new Away kit for Super League XX. The all-black shirt features a charcoal panel and striking splashes of Cherry and White whilst the unique design also incorporates a sublimation of the castle from the Warriors crest.  The neck line is a tapered performance style with cherry ... Read More »

I’ve lost weight ahead of 2015, says Kevin Locke


Salford Red Devils full-back Kevin Locke has revealed he has lost weight ahead of the upcoming season, and says it is the first time in a long while that he has felt so good coming into a new league campaign. Locke has been predominantly involved with New Zealand for the last few international campaigns, but was not selected for their ... Read More »