Thursday, July 24, 2014
Rugby League News


Fax are best Championship side, says Rowley


Leigh Centurions coach Paul Rowley says this weekend’s opponents Halifax are the team to beat in the Championship this season. Although Leigh sit top of the table with an unblemished record, Rowley told the Leigh Reporter: “I have said from day one that I rate Halifax as the best team in the Championship. They have an excellent squad and a ... Read More »

Hull want rid of McDonnell, Bulls tipped to swoop

Former Hull FC full-back Shannon McDonnell. ©RLPhotos

Hull FC confirmed today that they have opened discussions with injury-hit full-back Shannon McDonnell to bring his career at the KC Stadium to an end – and Bradford Bulls are favourite to take the Australian on a free. The 26-year-old has not played for the Airlie Birds since injuring a hamstring against Warrington in the Challenge Cup semi-final last year. ... Read More »

Hodgson: Rovers want revenge for Sunday


Hull KR hooker Josh Hodgson has asked his side to make amends for losing to Warrington in the Challenge Cup on Sunday by defeating them in their Super League clash on Friday night. In a thrilling clash, the Wolves overturned a sizeable deficit to edge the Robins 24-28 at the KC Lighstream stadium. “I’m very disappointed personally and as a ... Read More »

Gaskell has ’80 per cent chance’ of returning this Friday

Lee Gaskell. ©RLPhotos

Bradford stand-off Lee Gaskell claims he is confident of making a return to first-team action this Friday against former club Salford Red Devils. The 23-year-old damaged his MCL ligament against Wakefield Wildcats on February 20. He told the T&A: “I’m 80 per cent confident I’ll be playing on Friday and it’ll be good to come up against some of my ... Read More »

Three Super League players charged


Three Super League players have been charged by the RFL Match Review Panel following incidents in the fourth round of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup. Brett Ferres of Huddersfield Giants has been charged with making a Grade E dangerous throw on St Helens player Jonny Lomax in the 65th minute on Sunday April 6. If found guilty, he could get between ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos rocked by Paul Aiton blow

Paul Aiton. ©RLPhotos

Leeds Rhinos have suffered another huge injury blow, as their hooker Paul Aiton will be out of action for up to three months. Just days after it was revealed Jamie Jones-Buchanan will miss a similar period of time, the Rhinos are set to lose the Papua New Guinea international for a significant chunk of the season after it was revealed ... Read More »

Paul Anderson wants to prove everyone wrong again

Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson. ©RLPhotos

Huddersfield Giants head coach Paul Anderson admits he is possibly experiencing his toughest time as a coach, but is relishing the challenge of proving people wrong again in 2014. After finishing as the league leaders in 2013, Anderson’s men have struggled to find their best form so far this season, and they currently sit eighth ahead of this Thursday’s televised ... Read More »

Higgins ready for new challenge at London


Darren Higgins steps into the role of Head of Youth at London Broncos this week and he describes the club as having ‘massive potential’. “With the number of kids and the number of junior clubs the potential is massive,” says Higgins, who will join the Broncos from Sheffield Eagles, where he had a similar role. “At under-15s level there are ... Read More »

A London win not far away, claims Farrar

London Broncos' Ben Farrar. ©RLPhotos

London half-back Ben Farrar doesn’t think a first Broncos win of the season is far away. The 27-year-old former Manly Sea Eagles and Catalan Dragons star, who signed for the Broncos a few weeks into the season, said: “I’m loving it at the moment, it’s a great place to live and the boys are all really good. We have a ... Read More »

Jamie Jones-Buchanan: Injury isn’t age related

Jamie Jones-Buchanan. ©RLPhotos

Leeds second-rower Jamie Jones-Buchanan is set for a long spell on the sidelines after rupturing a bicep tendon in his right arm. The 32-year-old sustained the injury in the early stages of his side’s Super League clash with St Helens on March 28. He played on until half-time, when medics intervened. He underwent successful surgery last Friday and is hoping ... Read More »