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Saints retain top spot with comfortable Bulls win

St Helens remain in top spot in the Super League table with a comfortable 46-22 victory over Bradford Bulls at Langtree Park, although the Bulls fought back with four tries in the final 30 minutes after being 40-0 down at that point. But in the early part of the game it was all too easy for Saints as they overpowered ... Read More »

Rhinos score five tries in final quarter to beat the Robins

For almost 60 minutes Leeds Rhinos and Hull Kingston Rovers looked as though they could fight out a 0-0 draw, which would have been the first of its kind in Super League. It had been a tight first half, but with neither side looking like scoring, although the Robins probably came the closest when Liam Salter headed for the corner, ... Read More »

Tigers secure 44-30 victory over Giants

Castleford Tigers consolidated the top four with a convincing 44-30 victory over Huddersfield Giants at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle tonight. The Giants took an early lead when Chris Bailey burrowed over the line from dummy-half, with Leroy Cudjoe converting. But the Tigers replied quickly when Marc Sneyd caught on the full a long kick by Luke Robinson, and he broke through ... Read More »

Greg Bird invites Mal Meninga to ‘run at him’ after Origin III

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Fans of State of Origin will have no doubt been glued to their TV screens this past Wednesday, as Queensland restored some pride by beating New South Wales in the third and final Origin encounter of 2014. Even though the game was effectively a dead rubber (if there can be such a thing in Origin), it didn’t stop tensions spilling ... Read More »

Super League GM Solly explains marquee player ruling

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Blake Solly has spoken publicly about the controversial marquee player ruling, and has indicated that the clubs will regroup again at a later date to discuss whether to introduce the concept. The idea – which has been heavily pushed by Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash – has been rejected on two seperate occasions by Super League clubs, but Solly ... Read More »

The race for Super League’s eighth place

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After Wakefield managed to overcome Widnes by a narrow margin on Thursday night, the race for eighth spot in Super League 2014 has been blown wide open. Four teams are seperated by just four points after Wakefield’s victory, with Salford six off Widnes – but still well and truly in the mix. A win for Hull Kingston Rovers at Leeds ... Read More »

Widnes Vikings coach swipes at officials

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Widnes Vikings boss Denis Betts has lamented the lack of consistency in Super League officiating, after his side’s poor run of form continued at Wakefield on Thursday night. The Vikings are now clinging onto their play-off spot by a thread after defeat to the Wildcats, which sees James Webster’s side just two points behind the Vikings after their 12-10 win. ... Read More »

Kevin Locke had offers from Rugby Union

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Salford Red Devils star Kevin Locke has revealed that he had offers on the table from several Rugby Union clubs before signing for the Red Devils, admitting that the last few months of his time at the New Zealand Warriors made him fall out of love with Rugby League. Locke spoke to the media yesterday after making his debut for ... Read More »

London Broncos appoint Henderson as assistant in 2015

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London Broncos have appointed Andrew Henderson as their new assistant to head coach Joey Grima for the 2015 season. Henderson will join the Broncos for pre-season training in November 2014 on a two-year deal, after retiring from playing with Sheffield Eagles at the end of this coming season. Henderson played for Salford City Reds, Castleford Tigers, Gateshead Thunder, Barrow Raiders ... Read More »

Debate: Could the marquee player ruling benefit Super League?

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Once again, colourful Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash is in the news after an extraordinary press conference this past Thursday. In it, he revealed that his “marquee player” ruling he has been trying to get commissioned by the RFL didn’t even get voted on this week, after several clubs came together to block a potential vote. Koukash – and ... Read More »