Flatman excited by York’s huge Championship opener against Toronto

York chairman Jon Flatman says their mouthwatering Championship opener against title favourites Toronto will be a fitting way to begin the 2019 campaign. The Knights’ first game back as a second-tier side is a tussle against Brian McDermott’s Wolfpack, who are overwhelming favourites to be promoted having narrowly missed out in 2018. And Flatman, who insists York did not formally…

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Wakefield unveil new number one and new captain as Trinity prepare for 2019

Wakefield have confirmed that Ryan Hampshire will be their new number one in 2019 – and that half-back Jacob Miller will become the club’s new captain. Trinity unveiled their squad numbers for the new season on Tuesday night, with new signing Danny Brough taking the seven shirt vacated by Liam Finn at the end of last season. And with Scott…

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Holbrook undecided over whether Coote or Lomax will start season at fullback

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook has admitted he is still undecided over whether Jonny Lomax or Lachlan Coote will be his primary choice at fullback in 2019. The Saints signed Scotland international Coote in what appeared to be a direct replacement for outgoing fullback Ben Barba. However, Lomax has plenty of experience at fullback too, has retained the number one…

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Danny Addy hoping serious injury will result in his career being extended!

Having been robbed of a year of his career with a serious knee injury, Hull KR forward Danny Addy believes that lengthy layoff could actually prolong his career. Addy’s 2018 campaign was over before it had effectively begun, after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury in a pre-season game against Hull FC, forcing him to miss the entirety of last…

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Oledzki signs new deal at Leeds

Leeds Rhinos have agreed a new four-year contract with their 20-year-old prop forward Mikolaj Oledzki that will keep him at Headingley until the end of 2022. Polish-born Oledzki made his debut in 2017 but cemented his place in the first team squad last season with 22 appearances, earning a place in the England Knights squad that travelled to Papua New…

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Batley have smashed Twitter again… with the help of Robert Hicks

A few weeks ago, Batley had Rugby League fans in hysterics when Battler the Bulldog was videoed picking up French ace Louis Jouffret from the airport. Well, they’ve done it again. In anticipation of their annual Boxing Day clash against fierce rivals Dewsbury, Battler is seen on video preparing for the big day. But there’s an unwelcome visitor at the…

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