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Radford: I want all the new lads in from day one

Hull FC head honcho Lee Radford. ©RLPhotos

Hull FC coach Lee Radford has ordered his entire squad to start pre-season as a unit on November 1 – and is not making any exceptions. Indeed, the 35-year-old has told all of his new recruits, including NRL pairing Mark Minichiello and Steve Michaels, that they must be ready to start in just over five weeks’ time. “It is important ... Read More »

Brett Ferres: It’s time to put things right

Brett Ferres

Huddersfield forward Brett Ferres described his side’s emphatic 57-4 loss to Wigan last Thursday as “embarrassing”, and claimed the Giants will do all in their power to avoid a repeat performance against Catalan Dragons this Friday. RELATED: Win tickets to Huddersfield Giants v Catalan Dragons Ferres told League Express: “It was really disappointing. “You work so hard throughout the year ... Read More »

Roby one of world’s top three hookers – Cunningham

Roby

James Roby is now one of the top three hookers in the world – that’s the view of Keiron Cunningham, who lavished praise on the England international after Friday’s play-off victory against Castleford Tigers. Roby inspired the Saints to an emphatic 41-0 victory against the Tigers, leaving Cunningham to describe Roby’s recent performances as “incredible”. “He’s been outstanding all season, ... Read More »

Cast your vote: Who should have been in the Dream Team?

Carney

Every week in League Express newspaper, readers are invited to share their thoughts on the hottest topics in Rugby League by voting in regular online polls. In the latest issue, the newspaper focused on the recently-named Dream Team, which caused much controversy when it was released. They have identified six players who had a case for a spot in the ... Read More »

Feature: How the Dragons are producing top young talent

Eloi-Pelissier

Young French stars Morgan Escaré and Eloi Pelissier have lit up Super League this year, and as Ricky Wilby reports, they are unlikely to be the last… The conveyor belt that produced the hugely talented Morgan Escaré and Eloi Pelissier is set for a significant boost in 2015. Next year will not only be the tenth season that the Catalans ... Read More »

Kris Keating released by Hull KR

Kris-Keating

Hull Kingston Rovers have reached an agreement with Kris Keating to release the half back from his contract with the club and allow him to return to Australia. The playmaker joined the Robins from Canterbury Bulldogs on a three-year contract at the start of the season but has struggled to settle in East Yorkshire for family reasons. Keating has now ... Read More »

Giants “determined” to right wrongs – Lawrence

Michael-Lawrence-Huddersfield-Wakefield

Huddersfield loose forward Michael Lawrence is looking for a big improvement when the Giants take on Catalans Dragons on Friday (8.00pm) in their elimination play-off at theJohn Smith’s Stadium. The Giants fell 57-4 at Wigan Warriors in their first play-off game last week and Lawrence and his team-mates are determined to bounce straight back. “We let ourselves down in every ... Read More »

Ratchford signs new Warrington deal despite NRL interest

Stefan Ratchford. ©RLPhotos

Warrington Wolves star Stefan Ratchford has agreed a new and improved deal that will keep him at the club until November 2018 – despite interest from the NRL. In a press release, the Wolves said: “The club is delighted to have secured Ratchford on this long-term contract on the back of recent interest and opportunities presented by the NRL.” Head ... Read More »

Godinet expecting “bigger and better things” for Trinity

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Wakefield half-back Pita Godinet expects the Wildcats to be a force in Super League next year with a proper pre-season behind them. The Samoan international was one of three players who arrived at the club just days before the start of the campaign. Despite his late arrival alongside Matty Ryan and Scott Anderson, Godinet took to Super League instantly, scoring ... Read More »

Gary Hetherington charged with improper conduct by RFL

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Leeds Rhinos Chief Executive Gary Hetherington has been charged with Improper Conduct for questioning the motivation and integrity of an RFL investigation into an incident in his club’s First Utility Super League fixture against St Helens played on Friday August 29. Hetherington is charged with a breach of Operational Rule D1.8 (c) (Improper Conduct) by engaging in conduct which is ... Read More »