Former Wigan coach Michael Maguire confirmed as New Zealand head coach

New Zealand Rugby League have confirmed that Michael Maguire will be their new head coach for this autumn’s Test series against England. The former Wigan boss returns to coaching just months after leaving NRL side South Sydney, having received overwhelming support from Kiwi greats such as Frank Endacott and Monty Betham for the job. “New Zealand already supplies a lot…

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Wales’ grassroots season set for the off!

Wales Rugby League’s domestic leagues kick off their 16th campaign on Saturday (12 May) with matches at four different levels writes Ian Golden. Valley Cougars are the defending champions of the Premier League, having won a dramatic final in Cardiff last year and as such, they hosted the season launch last Friday. The opening fixtures in the Premier League on…

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Wakefield’s Scott Grix set for potential three-month layoff with shoulder problem

Wakefield Trinity could be without fullback Scott Grix for three months. The Ireland international suffered a shoulder injury in Sunday’s win over Hull KR, and further examination has discovered both a tear and problems with his rotator cuff. Grix will see a specialist on Monday to determine the course of action – but Trinity coach Chris Chester told League Express…

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Exclusive: Brough’s Scotland career appears over after being ruled out of selection

New Scotland head coaches Chris Chester and John Duffy will be unable to select Danny Brough and his two team-mates who were sent home from last year’s World Cup, League Express can reveal. Scotland Rugby League chief Keith Hogg has confirmed to League Express that Brough, along with Sam Brooks and Johnathan Walker, will not be picked for this year’s…

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