Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Kris Welham: I didn’t like having to play for Gateshead

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Hull KR centre Kris Welham has described being sent to Gateshead Thunder on dual-registration last month as “disappointing” but called it the “kick up the backside” he needed. The 27-year-old has rarely been out of the Robins’ matchday 17 this season but was sent to the Championship One outfit in June by coach Craig Sandercock after losing form. He played ... Read More »

Hull Kingston Rovers sign Jason Chan on loan

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Hull Kingston Rovers have strengthened their options in the pack with the capture of forward Jason Chan from Huddersfield Giants on loan until the end of the season. The Papua New Guinea international joined Chris Chester’s squad for training this morning and could make his Rovers debut in Sunday’s clash with Salford Red Devils at the KC Lightstream Stadium. A ... Read More »

Stevo: Gareth Hock needs help

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Former Great Britain hooker Mike ‘Stevo’ Stephenson has slammed Salford second-rower Gareth Hock and backed his recent suspension for making deliberate contact with a match official. Hock was handed a seven-match ban this week for colliding with a referee, which is the latest of a long line of disciplinary issues for the former England international, who was thrown out of ... Read More »

Match preview: Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers

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It’s arguably the biggest game between Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers in years – as pointed out by Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott – with the winner claiming top spot on the Super League ladder. And the big story surrounding the clash is the return of Leeds full-back Zak Hardaker, who has completed a five-match ban for using abusive language ... Read More »

Interview: Salford Red Devils star Matty Ashurst

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Salford Red Devils look to be finally producing the performances that make their owner’s bold statement of a top-four-finish in pre season seem less outlandish. Of course, winning the last two outings cannot and will not make up for what has been an incredibly disappointing season. Indeed, many of the players have failed to live up to expectations. One Red ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls fans urged to join the “journey” by MD

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Bradford Bulls managing director Steve Ferres has urged the club’s fans to get back on board for life in the Championship next season, calling the experience a “journey” that they want to share with supporters. The Bulls will be relegated should they lose at Huddersfield – or Salford and Hull both win – this weekend, and Ferres admits that for ... Read More »

Castleford Tigers are full of confidence, says winger

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Castleford Tigers winger Kirk Dixon believes it will be a disappointment if they do not pick up a massive win against Leeds Rhinos this evening, claiming Cas have all the skills to cause the Rhinos plenty of trouble in their own backyard. Both sides know that the winner of the huge clash at Headingley Carnegie will top the Super League ... Read More »

Fiji to get NSW Cup Rugby League side

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The expansion of Fijian Rugby League has received a major boost today, after it was announced there will be a Fijian side playing NSW Cup from 2016 onwards. Led by Greg Browne and legendary NRL forward Petero Civoniceva, the team will actually play out of Fiji, in a move that has been supported by the New South Wales Rugby League ... Read More »

Fiji set to have second-tier NRL team

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Former Australia test prop Petero Civoniceva has spearheaded a movement to give Fiji its own professional Rugby League team, which would play in what is essentially the second tier down under – the New South Wales Cup. Alongside Greg Brown, Fiji-born Civoniceva has secured the rights to enter a team into the prestigious competition from 2016. He said: “Our aim ... Read More »

What’s on this week? Rugby League on TV and radio

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Wednesday July 16 Boots ‘N’ All – 6pm, Sky Sports 1 & 8pm, Sky Sports 3 Eddie Hemmings with guests Barrie McDermott & Terry O’Connor All the latest rugby league news & views Thursday July 17 Super League Super Stars: Kevin Brown – 7pm, Sky Sports 1 Angela Powers & Terry O’Connor with special guest, Widnes & England stand-off Kevin ... Read More »