NRL Nines ready to go

NRL Nines ready to go

🕔09:40, 30.Jan 2015

The NRL’s Dick Smith Nines will kick off tonight at 11.30pm GMT in Auckland – the second successive year that the Nines competition has effectively opened the NRL season. All 16 NRL clubs will take part, although some clubs will

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Rhinos pitch being aided by cannabis ‘factory’ lights!

Rhinos pitch being aided by cannabis ‘factory’ lights!

🕔09:40, 30.Jan 2015

Rugby League is well known for its unusual stories – but on the eve of Super League XX, this one will surely take some beating in 2015. In a bid to ensure some of the worn areas of their pitch

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Challenge Cup First Round preview

Challenge Cup First Round preview

🕔09:34, 30.Jan 2015

Forty clubs hit the trophy trail this weekend – January 31 and February 1 – as the first round of Rugby League’s oldest and most prestigious competition, the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup, is staged across the country. Twenty first-round ties featuring

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Hull FC to scrap all friendlies except one in 2016

Hull FC to scrap all friendlies except one in 2016

🕔09:29, 30.Jan 2015

Hull FC owner Adam Pearson has branded the club’s batch of friendlies as ‘pointless’, and says the club will play only one trial match in 2016 – against bitter rivals Hull Kingston Rovers. FC have had a mixed pre-season; losing

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York City Knights appoint new directors

York City Knights appoint new directors

🕔18:15, 29.Jan 2015

York City Knights have announced that the club has a new-look Board of Directors that is designed to enable the club to realise its ambitions in 2015 and beyond. Four new directors have joined the board to work alongside Chairman

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Second Kiwi NRL team bid gathers momentum

Second Kiwi NRL team bid gathers momentum

🕔16:18, 29.Jan 2015

The charge for a second team from New Zealand to enter the NRL has stepped up a gear, after it was announced that the consortium involved have signed a multi-million dollar deal with Christchurch-based Celebration Lions Sports Trust to enter

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London Broncos release Luke Adamson

London Broncos release Luke Adamson

🕔14:28, 29.Jan 2015

London Broncos have released one of their new recruits for 2015, after former Halifax man Luke Adamson was released from his contract by mutual consent. The Broncos say that family issues played a role in Adamson’s release, with the former

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Hardaker to make first appearance of pre-season

Hardaker to make first appearance of pre-season

🕔13:51, 29.Jan 2015

Leeds Rhinos travel to the Keepmoat Stadium this Sunday to take on Doncaster in their final pre-season game ahead of the 2015 First Utility Super League season. Zak Hardaker has been named in the starting line-up, having missed the games

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Several fixtures fall foul to snow

Several fixtures fall foul to snow

🕔12:37, 29.Jan 2015

The snow storms that have been ravaging parts of Northern England have taken their toll on the Rugby League fixtures this weekend, with several games now postponed due to adverse weather. Chief amongst them is Super League champions St Helens’

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Langtree Park sells out for WCC

Langtree Park sells out for WCC

🕔12:02, 29.Jan 2015

The new home of St Helens, Langtree Park, has sold out its 18,000 capacity more than three weeks ahead of the finale to the inaugural expanded World Club Series, being the World Club Final between Super League Champions St Helens

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