Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Rugby League News


Michael Platt signs up at Salford Red Devils


Salford Red Devils have secured the services of Michael Platt for the remainder of the season after he completed a successful trial period at the Club. Platt – who has Super League experience with the likes of Bradford and Castleford in the past, had been plying his trade at North Wales Crusaders in 2014, but has joined his local club ... Read More »

Craig Bellamy refutes resignation claims


Melbourne Storm head coach Craig Bellamy has claimed he never offered his resignation at the club, after reports claimed he had considered quitting the club in the wake of the ban handed out to Jordan McLean. McLean was issued with a seven-game ban for his role in the tackle that left Newcastle Knights forward Alex McKinnon seriously injured, with reports ... Read More »

Match preview: Bradford Bulls v Leeds Rhinos


The fiercely anticipated West Yorkshire derby between Bradford Bulls and Leeds Rhinos takes place at the Provident Stadium this evening, with Bradford looking for the win that could take them off the bottom of the Super League ladder. Still marooned on -2 points after their penalty for going into administration, the Bulls are in desperate need of points so early ... Read More »

Match preview: Hull Kingston Rovers v Hull FC

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The first Hull derby of 2014 takes place tonight, with local bragging rights at stake once again as Hull Kingston Rovers and Hull FC lock horns at the KC Lightstream Stadium. With the clash televised in front of millions of viewers, it is sure to be a fantastic clash as the two bitterest of rivals do battle for a precious ... Read More »

Oliver Holmes signs new contract at Castleford Tigers

Oliver Holmes crashes into Ben Pomeroy.  ©RLPhotos

Castleford Tigers forward Oliver Holmes has handed the club a major boost, as he has signed a new two-year contract with the West Yorkshire club. The 21-year-old is now contracted to the club until the end of the 2016 Super League season, having previously been out of contract at the end of this season. He has already played 73 times ... Read More »

Graeme Horne not contemplating derby defeat with Hull KR

Graeme Horne. @TonyFoster

Hull KR man Graeme Horne admits he is not even considering the prospect of losing tonight’s televised derby against Hull FC, insisting the players are desperate to give the fans something to brag about. The Robins have lost the last two derby fixtures against their bitter rivals – including that controversial loss at the Magic Weekend last year, when Chris ... Read More »

Alex McKinnon moved out of intensive care

Alex McKinnon

There is good news coming out of Australia today, as Newcastle Knights forward Alex McKinnon has been moved out of intensive care into a spinal rehabilitation unit, as he continues to make his recovery from the horrific injury he suffered during an NRL game last month. McKinnon fractured two vertebrae when tackled by three opposition players during Newcastle’s game against ... Read More »

Jamie Foster insists Bradford Bulls can beat Leeds

Jamie Foster

Despite being rooted to the bottom of the Super League table, Bradford Bulls winger Jamie Foster is confident his side can produce an upset against one of the league’s best teams tonight at Odsal. Bradford and West Yorkshire rivals Leeds Rhinos kick off their Easter programmes in traditional fashion, with a local derby between the two sides. And Foster, who ... Read More »

Matty Russell signs long-term deal at Warrington

Scotland full-back Matty Russell. ©RLPhotos

Warrington Wolves full-back Matty Russell has signed a new contract with the club – just six games into his spell at the Wolves. After signing from Gold Coast Titans on an initial two-year deal, Russell has impressed to the extent that he has been handed a contract until the end of the 2017 season. Russell has spoke of the deal, ... Read More »

Mac backs 400-up Burrow

Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott has sung the praises of star halfback Rob Burrow, who is set to make his 400th appearance for the club against Bradford Bulls on Thursday night. Burrow will become only the twelfth player in the club’s history to reach the landmark in Blue and Amber, behind John Holmes (625 games), Fred Webster (543), John Atkinson ... Read More »