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League 1 Cup draw to be held on BBC

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The draw for the first round of the 2015 League 1 Cup will be broadcast live on BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire on Friday December 5 between 6.45pm and 7.00pm. The draw sees the 14 Kingstone Press League 1 clubs join Kingstone Press Cider National Conference League teams West Hull and East Leeds in the bag from which eight ties ... Read More »

No deal for NFL star Brent Calloway at Catalans Dragons

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Catalans Dragons have confirmed they will not be offering a trial to American Football player Brent Calloway, after an unsuccessful trial with the club. The 22-year-old, who has played running back for the University of Alabama in the past, has been training with the French club’s reserve side over the past week. However, Dragons CEO Christophe Jouffret confirmed he will ... Read More »

Hunslet Hawks get Flanagan on board

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Hunslet Hawks have announced the signing of George Flanagan from Featherstone Rovers. The hooker enjoyed tremendous success at Batley Bulldogs before leaving to join Featherstone prior to the 2014 season. He signed a 2 year deal but has been granted an early release from his contract, with the ex-Bradford junior signing up at the South Leeds Stadium for 2015. Director ... Read More »

Rugby League honoured at Army awards

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Staff Sergeant Sean Fanning and the Army Women’s Rugby League Team were amongst the winners at last night’s Army Sports Awards held at the Guildhall in London. The Army Women’s Rugby League Team were proud recipients of the Army Sports Team of the Year award for 2014 whilst Staff Sergeant Fanning was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The awards ... Read More »

Saints sign young Welsh duo

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St Helens have signed two Welsh players into their Academy system. Centre Calvin Wellington, 18, and winger Regan Grace, 17, have signed a 12-month part time contract to play in 19s after impressing on trial this season. “We have a number of scouts and connections in South Wales and Chris O’Callaghan asked us to take a look at Calvin and ... Read More »

Tyrone McCarthy column: Energizing international RL II

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This is Part Two of Tyrone McCarthy’s column on how to develop and improve international Rugby League. Part One of his regular column can be viewed here.. A regular Five Nations should really be considered, running alongside a touring Lions team. Obviously a Lions team at the moment would be filled with the current England squad, but the Lions’ iconic ... Read More »

New Manly signing likely to get life ban from NRL

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The NRL could be set to effectively impose a life ban on new Manly Sea Eagles recruit Zane Tetevano, after he pleaded guilty to a number of offences in a Newcastle court on Friday. Tetevano – who had just signed a deal with the Sea Eagles after four seasons with Newcastle Knights – has pleaded guilty to eight charges in ... Read More »

Parliamentary RL group call for SPOTY boycott

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Members of the Parliamentary Rugby League Group have supported calls for a boycott of the Sports Personality of the Year award, after the omission of Sam Burgess from the ten stars nominated for the award. The boycott was raised by Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland, Chairman of the UK Parliamentary Rugby League Group during a meeting of the Group ... Read More »

Oxford RL appoint Tim Rumford as new head coach

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Oxford RL have announced the appointment of Tim Rumford as their new head coach. Tim was previously involved with the Castleford Tigers Academy helping the progress of home-grown talent such as Adam Milner, Daryl Clark, Ryan Brierley, Jonny Walker and Oliver Holmes, through the ranks to the first team. Rumford’s links to the Tigers will stay in place as he ... Read More »

Aiton still unsure about ASADA investigation

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Leeds Rhinos hooker Paul Aiton has revealed that he is still unsure about whether he faces a suspension following a doping investigation in Australia, saying that until he hears anything, he is going to carry on as normal. Aiton is embroiled in the saga surrounding Cronulla Sharks and their controversial 2011 supplements program – which saw 12 of his ex-teammates ... Read More »