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NRL side fined over concussion guideline breaches

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NRL side North Queensland Cowboys have been fined $20,000 after becoming the latest Australian side to breach concussion guidelines – sending a warning to NRL clubs ahead of the play-off series. Wests Tigers and Canterbury have incurred fines already the season for breaching the rules, and the Cowboys have followed suit after an investigation into an incident involving Tariq Sims ... Read More »

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats sign Lopini Paea

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Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have continued to strengthen their pack ahead of the 2015 season, as the West Yorkshire club have today confirmed the signing of Lopini Paea. The Catalan Dragons forward has agreed to head across the Channel to become James Webster’s latest signing – following in the footsteps of fellow Catalan forward Mickael Simon, who will also play for ... Read More »

Four more sign up at Bradford Bulls

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Bradford Bulls have confirmed four more signings for the 2015 season – as James Lowes has tied down four of the club’s hottest academy prospects. Alex Mellor and Nathan Conroy have both signed one-year extensions to remain with the club in 2015, whilst forward Sam Bates and half-back Adam Brook have penned two year deals to stay with the Bulls ... Read More »

Wolves recover to force draw against Giants

Warrington Wolves came back from a 6-23 deficit early in the second half to pull back to 24-23 before a last-minute Danny Brough drop-goal levelled the scores tonight at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. A game that looked to be running away from the Wolves turned into a thriller, when they scored three tries in ten minutes in the second half ... Read More »

Top of the Class

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JAMIE BARWICK, of Opta Sportsdata, checks out the leading players in this season’s Super League competition, according to statistical analysis for the first 24 rounds of the competition. Super League has thrown up plenty of excitement this season from Castleford’s last gasp 36-31 win over Wigan Warriors in round three to London Broncos, more recently, finally ending their 23-match losing ... Read More »

RLEF hold successful annual council meeting

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Twenty-four nations from three regions – the Americas, Europe and Middle East-Africa – attended the twelfth Annual Council Meeting and fifth RLEF Conference in London. “The Council meeting was certainly the most energetic yet,” said Maurice Watkins, RLEF chairman. “The membership is increasingly involved and contributing in a very practical way to the direction in which the RLEF travels.” “Participation ... Read More »

Gale will be “great asset” for Castleford, says Lowes

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Departing Bradford Bulls scrum-half Luke Gale will be a “great asset” for new club Castleford Tigers – that’s the view of current Bulls boss James Lowes. The Tigers confirmed the signature of Gale on a two-year contract on Thursday, bringing to an end months of speculation regarding the future of the half-back. Lowes admitted he was disappointed to lose Gale ... Read More »

Huddersfield Giants coach targets three from three

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Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson has called on his side to win their final three regular season games – starting with tonight’s trip across the Pennines to face Warrington Wolves. A win for either side tonight will hoist them up to second on the ladder with just two games left – although it would only likely be a temporary rise ... Read More »

I can learn from Clark, says Warrington Wolves’ Higham

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It’s often noted that professional sportsmen never stop learning, and that seems to be the attitude Micky Higham is taking regarding Warrington Wolves’ new signing Daryl Clark. At the age of 33, Higham is very much in the latter years of his career – unlike 21-year-old Clark, who was announced as a Warrington player yesterday, signing a four-year deal with ... Read More »

Batley Bulldogs and Doncaster get deducted points reinstated

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Batley Bulldogs and Doncaster have had their three points deducted for fielding an ineligible player – as they confirmed via their own Twitter account this afternoon (Thursday). Both clubs were initially found guilty of breaching Operational Rule B3.17 which states that dual registration players who have a salary cap value of £20,000 or more must have played in at least ... Read More »