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Vikings release Dave Allen and Keiran Butterworth

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Widnes Vikings have confirmed that Dave Allen and Kieran Butterworth will leave the Cclub at the end of the season. Allen rejoined the Vikings in 2010 after a spell in Cumbria and has played an important role in Denis Betts’’ squad since his return but he will move on to pastures new once the Vikings’ play-offs assault is complete. The ... Read More »

#AskTheRef: All the best bits from this week

Referees James Child, Tim Roby, Phil Bentham, Ben Thaler Richard Silverwood, and Robert Hicks. ©SimonWilkinson

Every Tuesday evening, operating under the handle @RFLReferees, Super League’s top whistleblowers answer questions on social networking site Twitter from fans relating to matches from the preceding weekend. Here are some of the best questions and answers from last night’s session, which relate to games in round 26. NB It is interesting to note that Chris Annakin’s tackle on Garreth ... Read More »

Brough out for Huddersfield Giants

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Huddersfield Giants have been dealt a major blow ahead of this weekend’s clash against St Helens, after Danny Brough was left out of their 19-man squad to face the table-topping Saints. A win for the visitors will ensure they end the regular season as the league leaders – and their task has been made a lot easier via the absence ... Read More »

Six of the Best: Man of Steel 2014 contenders

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With the business end of the season fast approaching, attention is fast turning to the raft of team and individual honours that will be handed out at the end of the current campaign. With Old Trafford starting to come into vision as the regular season comes to a close this weekend, the Super League Dream Team will be announced this ... Read More »

Matty Blythe: Something special will happen at Bradford

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Bradford utility Matty Blythe has said he feels something great can happen at the Bulls over the next couple of years and he can’t wait to be a part of it. The 25-year-old became the 20th member of the squad for next season, after having agreeing a new two-year deal with the club. And he admits he had no hesitation ... Read More »

League Express reporter apologises for Carvell controversy

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A League Express journalist has written an apology to Castleford prop Garreth Carvell and his family after writing a match report that credited a dangerous throw on the former Great Britain star as the best tackle of the game. Phil Hodgson, one of the publication’s most experienced scribes, was at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle on Sunday to report on Castleford against ... Read More »

We won’t be taking Dons lightly, says Leigh star

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Leigh forward Jake Emmitt insists the Centurions will not be underestimating the ability of Doncaster – their first opponents in the Championship play-offs – when they lock horns this Sunday. The Dons were one of only two sides to inflict defeat on the league leaders in 2014 (the other being Leeds Rhinos in the cup) and Emmitt does not want ... Read More »

Joel Monaghan wants to send brother off in style

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Warrington Wolves winger Joel Monaghan is relishing the final games of this season as they will be his last playing alongside brother Michael. The elder Monaghan sibling recently revealed his plans to retire at the end of the season and Joel admits he will be doing all he can to make sure his brother goes out in style. “These will ... Read More »

Paul Anderson: Joe Wardle deserves international recognition

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Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson believes Giants centre Joe Wardle has the potential to be an international star. The 22-year-old, who was born in Halifax but has three Scotland caps, picked up three of the Giants’ main individual awards this week – coaches’ player, players’ player and supporters’ player of the year. Many believe he should be considered for an England ... Read More »

Championship: Dave Woods to depart Whitehaven

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Following a board meeting earlier this week, Whitehaven have confirmed Dave Woods is surplus to requirements and that they are looking for a new coach for 2015. Woods, who arrived at Whitehaven in 2012, has an impressive coaching record, helping Castleford back into Super League in 2005 and winning promotion from Championship One with both Gateshead and York in 2008 ... Read More »