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Broncos sign young academy star

Alex-Walker

London Broncos have announced the signing of promising youngster Alex Walker, 18, on a first team contract after a spell in the club’s under-19s set up. Walker joined the first team squad this month on a one-year deal having completed his studies. He played his rugby league at Brentwood and Newham Dockers before joining the London Broncos youth system. “It’s ... Read More »

Koukash: We need to listen to Peacock, Wilkin and Morley

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLPhotos

Salford owner Dr Marwan Koukash says Rugby League should listen to its experienced players in order to grow and evolve. Koukash paid particular attention to Red Devils prop Adrian Morley, who he is hoping to tempt into signing an extended contract this week, but also believes the likes of Jamie Peacock and Jon Wilkin are vital if the game is ... Read More »

Six of the Best: Great Rugby League upsets

Mark-Aston

In this week’s edition of Six of the Best, we’ve taken inspiration from a quite sensational weekend of Rugby League action that has recently passed us by. Super League was full of shocks, with the biggest perhaps Bradford’s stunning 16-8 win against last year’s champions, Wigan Warriors. That was James Lowes’ first win in charge of the club, and another ... Read More »

Garry Schofield: Give the new structure a chance

Gen-10

The RFL launched the game’s new professional structure last week, and there is plenty there to get your teeth into. As we’ve known for a while now, the top two divisions will each have 12 teams, and they will split into three competitions of eight teams later in the season. Now we have some meat on the bones and we ... Read More »

Noble: Element of “unknown” will be exciting

Brian Noble

Former Great Britain boss Brian Noble believes an element of “unknown” in the new League restructure planned for 2015 will add a new dimension of excitement. In the new plans (click here for more detail), Super League and Championship clubs will play 23 games in two divisions of 12 before splitting into three pools of eight to decide promotion, relegation ... Read More »

Hull KR tie down promising academy products

Gen-15

Hull Kingston Rovers have awarded two-year contract extensions to young back row forwards Aaron Ollett and Steven Holker. Ollett has made 10 appearances for the Robins since his debut midway through last season whilst 18-year-old Holker is yet to feature for the first team. The duo join fellow academy graduates Macauley Hallett, James Green and Jordan Cox in pledging their ... Read More »

Shannon McDonnell set to make Saints debut

Former Hull FC full-back Shannon McDonnell. ©RLPhotos

St Helens full-back Shannon McDonnell looks certain to make his debut for the club this week after a string of injuries has stretched Nathan Brown’s squad. Luke Walsh broke his leg against Widnes last week and is out for the rest of the season while coach Nathan Brown said news on Jon Wilkin’s injury “isn’t ideal”. Add into the equation ... Read More »

Luke Walsh out for the season with broken leg

Luke-Walsh-Saints

St Helens playmaker Luke Walsh is out for the rest of the season after breaking a bone in his lower leg. The Australian, 27, is set for five months on the sidelines. “He’s basically snapped his fibula.” said coach Nathan Brown. “He’s had surgery with the plate and bolts and all the type of things that go in and he’ll ... Read More »

Kevin Brown will play in the Challenge Cup semi final

Kevin-Brown

Widnes playmaker Kevin Brown has been cleared to play in the Challenge Cup semi-final against Castleford a week on Sunday after shrugging off a knee injury. The 29-year-old was hit late by St Helens’ Sia Soliola in last week’s match and was taken off as a precaution. Fortunately for Vikings fans there seems to be no lasting damage and the ... Read More »

Watts pens new three-year deal at Hull FC

Liam Watts

Hull FC front-rower Liam Watts has signed a new three-year deal with the black and whites that will keep him at the club until the end of 2018. The 24-year-old says the desire of the club to succeed in the future, and the marquee signings of Leon Pryce and Marc Sneyd, were more than enough to convince him to stay ... Read More »