Thursday, January 29, 2015
Rugby League News


Dudson signs for Widnes

Gil Dudson

Wigan Warriors today confirmed that Gil Dudson has left the club and joined Widnes Vikings on a permanent basis. Welsh international Dudson joined the Warriors in 2012 from Crusaders RL and won both the Challenge Cup and Super League Grand Final in 2013. However he only made 15 appearances in 2014. Head Coach Shaun Wane said: “Gil found chances hard ... Read More »

Yorkshire Cup Final Preview


THE 2014-15 BARLA Yorkshire Cup Final will take place on Friday (16 January) at Hunslet Hawks’ South Leeds Stadium, when Drighlington will meet Queens. ​BARLA officials confirmed arrangements yesterday for the blue riband event after being obliged to resolve a complex wrangle following allegations that both Fryston Warriors and Sharlston Rovers played a suspended player in their semi-final, which Fryston ... Read More »

Rhinos score 76 points in USA


Leeds Rhinos defeated the USA Pioneers invitational side 76-0 at the University of North Florida today in a game that was effectively a training run for the Challenge Cup holders. The Rhinos scored 15 tries, with Tom Briscoe grabbing four of them, and Ryan Hall two, while the other nine tries were scored by Kallum Watkins, Mitch Achurch, Robbie Ward, Josh ... Read More »

Castleford suffer stadium damage due to wind

Cas Stadium

High winds overnight have caused considerable damage to the Princess Street stand at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle, home of Castleford Tigers RLFC. An early morning visit from the safety officer has deemed that the friendly match v Bradford Bulls, to mark Andy Lynch’s testimonial, planned for Sunday at 2.30pm, can still go ahead, but with the Princess Street stand remaining closed. ... Read More »

Campese to captain Hull KR

Terry Campese

Hull KR coach Chris Chester has confirmed that former Canberra skipper Terry Campese will captain Hull KR in 2015, in his first season with the club, taking over from the 2014 co-captaincy of Josh Hodgson and Travis Burns, both of whom have left the club. “I thought Terry was a natural candidate. He’s an experienced player and he’s been captain for ... Read More »

Leeds name strong squad for Florida clash


Leeds Rhinos will hand out first appearances of 2015 to a number of stars this weekend, after head coach Brian McDermott named a strong side to face the USA Pioneers in Florida. England internationals Zak Hardaker, Ryan Hall and Kallum Watkins will make their first appearances of pre-season whilst Jamie Peacock, Carl Ablett and Kylie Leuluai, who all missed the ... Read More »

Salford name youthful squad for Dewsbury friendly


Salford Red Devils have named a young, inexperienced squad for their opening pre-season friendly this Sunday, as they take on Dewsbury Rams in Austin Buchanan’s testimonial match. The likes of Rangi Chase, Kevin Locke and Adrian Morley are all missing, as well as plenty of other big hitters from Iestyn Harris’ ranks. Liam Hood is in line to make his ... Read More »

Andrew Dixon joins Halifax on loan


Kingstone Press Championship club Halifax have signed Salford Red Devils’ former St Helens forward Andrew Dixon on a one-month loan. The 24-year-old second-rower, who has made 102 Super League appearances, has been allocated a squad number by the Red Devils but is well down the pecking order for back-row spots at the AJ Bell Stadium. “Andrew’s a quality Super League ... Read More »

Denis Betts signs contract extension with Widnes


Widnes Vikings have announced that Head Coach Denis Betts has signed a one-year extension to his current contract.  The new deal will take Betts’ contract through to the end of the 2017. Betts has been charge at the Vikings since 2012, and helped steer the club to an appearance in the Super League play-offs last year, as well as a ... Read More »

Hohaia says Flower incident is “put to bed”


St Helens star Lance Hohaia insists he has put the shocking events of the 2014 Super League Grand Final behind him – and says the incident involving himself and Ben Flower has been “put to bed”. Hohaia featured for less than two minutes in the Old Trafford showpiece after being punched by Ben Flower, but he quickly told the media ... Read More »