Former Leeds star Eastwood joins Intrust Super Premiership NSW side

Former New Zealand international and Leeds Rhinos powerhouse Greg Eastwood has been heralded as one of the biggest signings in Intrust Super Premiership NSW history, as he joined Newtown Jets ahead of 2019. The 2008 World Cup winner played for the Rhinos in the 2010 season, in between two spells with Canterbury Bulldogs, but struggled to truly settle. His second…

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Championship player handed four-year drugs ban

Former Barrow Raiders player James Duerden has been banned for four years by UKAD after a positive drugs test. Duerden tested positive for 2α-methyl-5α-androstan-3α-οl-17-one (a metabolite of drostanolone), and 19-norandrosterone, the latter being a metabolite bolandione, following an out-of-competition test on 14 December 2017, during a training session at Craven Park. Mr Duerden was charged with an ADRV pursuant to…

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Kris Radlinski backs Zak Hardaker to return to the top of the game after ‘clearing hurdles’

Zak Hardaker still has the potential to become the best player in Super League again, according to the man who put his reputation on the line to sign him for Wigan as Zak prepares to resume his career this weekend. Hardaker will play for Wigan in one of their two friendlies this week (they play London Skolars on Friday and…

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Outwood to take on Wade Deacon in Champion Schools

  The Rugby Football League has confirmed Outwood Grange, of Wakefield, as being Wade Deacon’s opposition in tomorrow’s Boys Year 11 Champion Schools fixture at Skelmersdale. This week’s programme is: Tuesday 15 January 2019 Hinchley Wood (London) v Aberdare (Wales) (at Maidenhead RUFC, 12.30pm). Brooksbank (Yorkshire) v Cardinal Newman (North West) (at Sheffield Hallam Sports Park, 1.00pm). Wednesday 16 January…

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What’s Inside League Express: January 14th edition

It’s been a busy old week, and we have no time to fill these top lines with waffle. We’ll cut to the chase, shall we? Here’s a taste of what’s inside. A full and comprehensive explanation into salary cap relief rulings after Castleford were granted dispensation to replace Luke Gale. The most comprehensive reports on all the pre-season games that you’ll read…

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