Sunday, January 25, 2015
Rugby League News


Challenge Cup first round draw made


The draw for the first round of the 2015 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup took place this afternoon in the dressing rooms at the iconic Wembley Stadium. The home teams were drawn by four-times Challenge Cup winner, Martin Offiah MBE and the away teams were drawn by Brian Noble, former coach of 2003 Challenge Cup winners Bradford Bulls. Forty clubs drawn from ... Read More »

Hull FC v Castleford rearranged


Hull FC have confirmed that their Super League Round 20 match against Castleford has now been moved to Sunday 12th July at 3pm. The match was originally scheduled for Friday 10th July at 8pm at the KC Stadium, but has been re-arranged to a Sunday afternoon game. This is to ensure the installation of new floodlights can be completed in time before Hull FC’s ... Read More »

Expect yellow cards in 2015 – but that’s no bad thing


League Express and Rugby League World reporter Aaron Bower gives an insight into what’s in store for fans with a new rule change in 2015.. Wednesday night was a night I’d been looking forward to for some time. After the Warrington v Widnes game was postponed on 28 December, the rearranged fixture was one I’d had penciled in for quite ... Read More »

Bradford name strong squad for Castleford clash


Bradford Bulls have named a strong squad for their opening pre-season friendly against Castleford this Sunday, with as many as 11 new faces expected to debut for James Lowes’ men. Stars such as Jake Mullaney and Harry Siejka are likely to make their bow for the Bulls, in a game which is doubling up as former Bull Andy Lynch’s testimonial ... Read More »

Wakefield not panicking after Boxing Day loss


WAKEFIELD coach James Webster admits that whilst his pride was hurt following their Boxing Day defeat to Leeds, there is still plenty of time to improve as the club prepares for the 2015 season. The 50-26 reverse against the Rhinos wasn’t an ideal start to the Wildcats’ pre-season, but Webster has urged fans not to panic over the scoreline, as ... Read More »

Featherstone Rovers sign Paul Wood

Paul Wood

Featherstone Rovers have announced the signing of experienced prop-forward Paul Wood from Warrington Wolves. Wood, who has amassed 339 appearances for the Wolves after making his debut in 2000, joins Rovers on a two-year deal and is hoping to feature in Rovers’ pre-season friendly on Sunday at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. The signing of a three times Challenge Cup winner and ... Read More »

Gale to debut against former club for Castleford


Luke Gale will make his Castleford Tigers debut against his former club Bradford Bulls at the weekend, after Daryl Powell named a strong squad to face the Bulls in Andy Lynch’s testimonial game. Lynch is also part of the squad, with Michael Shenton the only man missing from the first 13 squad numbers issued by Powell last night (Tuesday). New ... Read More »

Six of the Best: Rookies that will impress in 2015


Six of the Best is back for the 2015 season! One of our most popular features, SOTB takes a subject from the world of Rugby League each week and asls you to give us your suggestions on social media! We’ve covered plenty of angles in the past; from memorable Challenge Cup moments right through to the worst Rugby League kits ... Read More »

BJB and Dobson in line to make Super League opener

Michael Dobson during his Hull KR days.

Salford Red Devils duo Michael Dobson and Ben Jones-Bishop are on track for debuts in the club’s Super League opener against Warrington Wolves next month. The pair, who have signed from Newcastle Knights and Leeds Rhinos respectively, have both undergone surgeries in recent months, but are on schedule for a return in time for the new season. In fact, they ... Read More »

Dixon backing himself to succeed at full-back


New Hull Kingston Rovers man Kieran Dixon believes that full-back is the role where he can produce his best form – and is targeting a prolonged run in the role for his new side in 2015. Despite making his name as a rapid winger for London Broncos, Dixon is adamant that he is best in the No. 1 jersey – ... Read More »