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NRL Dick Smith Nines – First Day’s Results

RANGITOTO POOL Eels 22-17 Eagles Knights 18-7 Dragons Eels 21-15 Knights Dragons 25-21 Eagles WAIHEKE POOL Cowboys 17-8 Storm Rabbitohs 11-4 Panthers Storm 20-4 Panthers Rabbitohs 19-12 Cowboys HUNUA POOL Tigers 16-10 Raiders Warriors 17-10 Titans Tigers 26-0 Titans Raiders 23-19 Warriors PIHA POOL Roosters 6-4 Broncos Sharks 17-4 Bulldogs Roosters 10-6 Bullodgs Sharks 31-4 Broncos WOMEN’S POOL New Zealand ... Read More »

Wembley heroes to conduct Challenge Cup draw

The Rhinos celebrate their Challenge Cup success.

Wembley try-scorers Ryan Hall and Oliver Holmes will conduct the draw for the second round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup at community club Oulton Raiders on Monday February 2 (7.30pm). Leeds Rhinos winger Hall, a product of the Oulton Raiders community club, was a worthy winner of the Lance Todd Trophy as man of the match after scoring two memorable ... Read More »

World Club Series could take off, says Solly

Blake-Solly

The appointment of Shane Richardson to second in command at the NRL should hopefully facilitate the World Club Series growing to a point where it heads to Australia in the near future. That’s the view of Super League GM Blake Solly, who told media at a briefing in Manchester that with Richardson on board, the possibility to take the series ... Read More »

Scotland leave door open on Locke representation

Kevin-Locke-Salford

Scotland coach Steve McCormack has left the door open for Salford Red Devils fullback Kevin Locke to make a sensational switch and represent the country in international matches. It was exclusively revealed in League Express this week that Locke may pursue other international options after moving to England, meaning his chances of being selected for his native New Zealand appear ... Read More »

VIDEO: Last Tackle, episode 1

Saints-Leeds

Can’t wait any longer for a fix of hot Rugby League debate ahead of the new season? If so, then look no further. New to our screens for 2015, ‘Last Tackle’ is a Rugby League panel show that tackles all the hot issues in the game across a fierce hour of discussion and dialogue. It features opinion and analysis from ... Read More »

Friday Flashback: Bradford win RU’s Sevens, 2002

Lesley Vainikolo

Continuing on the theme of Nines and Sevens tournaments this week, we’ve chosen to go back to 2002 for our Friday Flashback. Whilst Rugby League has Nines (with the Auckland Nines getting going this weekend), rugby union has perennially had Sevens tournaments – and occasionally, they let RL sides take part, too. However, in 2002, the powers that be in ... Read More »

VIDEO: 1939 Odsal RL 7s – in full colour!

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We love a Friday Flashback here at TotalRL.com – and this one certainly is a huge flashback! We’ve been debating, discussing and covering the fallout from the Auckland Nines kicking off this week – and wondering exactly whether we could produce such a tournament in the United Kingdom. Indeed, you’ve been responding in your droves to our initial piece debating ... Read More »

Morley: I’m not here to be a bit part player

Adrian-Morley

Salford Red Devils forward Adrian Morley insists he hasn’t signed on for another season to simply make up the numbers at the AJ Bell Stadium – and says he’s adamant he can still perform at the highest level. Morley enters his 22nd straight season as a professional next Saturday, when the Red Devils kick off the campaign against his former ... Read More »

Benji Marshall excited to take to Warrington turf

Benji Marshall. ©RLPhotos

Benji Marshall is relishing the chance to experience the atmosphere of a packed Halliwell Jones Stadium when St George-Illawarra Dragons go head to head with Warrington Wolves in their mouthwatering World Club Series match on Friday February 20 (8.00pm). The former Kiwi international captain knows it will be a massive challenge for the NRL club to make the long trip ... Read More »

Castleford have injury issues mounting

Luke-Dorn-Castleford

Castleford Tigers are beginning to pick up a steady stream of injuries ahead of Super League XX kicking off next weekend, with several key players set to miss the season opener against Wakefield. The Tigers lost new recruit Matt Cook prior to the friendly against Widnes, as well as losing two other key players in Oliver Holmes and Ben Roberts ... Read More »