Saturday, November 22, 2014
Rugby League News


We owe the Kiwis one, says Sam Tomkins


Sam Tomkins has sent out a message to New Zealand ahead of Saturday’s do or die battle in Dunedin – after last year’s World Cup semi-final, we owe you one. Tomkins was part of the England team left stunned by Shaun Johnson’s late try and conversion that eliminated England at Wembley, as they missed out on a World Cup final ... Read More »

Sean Long leaves Salford; heading for St Helens?

Sean Long

Speculation is growing that St Helens legend Sean Long could be set to return to the club in a coaching capacity, after it was revealed on Twitter that he has left his coaching role with Salford Red Devils. As is often the case, Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash took to the social media platform to make the announcement, tweeting: “The ... Read More »

Leeds reject Brierley speculation despite player interest


Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington has insisted that the club have no interest in signing Ryan Brierley from Leigh Centurions – despite the player making the club aware he would like to join the Rhinos. After a blistering 2014 season, the Leigh half-back is believed to be in demand from a number of Super League clubs – one of ... Read More »

Ade Gardner joins St Helens backroom team

Ade Gardner

Former St Helens winger Ade Gardner has joined Keiron Cunningham’s backroom staff at the club, joining as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. He will work with Head of Strength and Conditioning Matt Daniels for the 2015 season as the Champions look to retain their Super League crown. It also means the former Barrow Border Raider has called time on his ... Read More »

10-point margin has been discussed, says Hall


England winger Ryan Hall admits the 10-point winning margin they need to guarantee a spot in the Four Nations final has been discussed during training this week – but says the squad cannot afford to focus on it too much. Victory by 10 points will see England advance to the Wellington final next weekend – and open the door for ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls pass 1500 mark for season tickets

Steve Ferres (left) and Marc Green (right). ©BradfordBulls

Bradford Bulls have passed another substantial season ticket milestone, with sales of memberships for their 2015 Championship campaign passing the 1,500 barrier. The club have set themselves a target of 4,000 sales before the new season gets underway in February, and managing director Steve Ferres insists the club are on track to achieve that with a Christmas rush incoming – ... Read More »

Greg Eden admits Brisbane training is “tough”


Former Hull KR and Castleford full-back Greg Eden admits he is struggling to get to grips with the intense Brisbane heat, as he begins pre-season training as an NRL player for the first time. Eden has signed for the Broncos for the 2015 season after opting to leave Super League to try his arm in the NRL, and began training ... Read More »

Brierley move to Leeds a non-starter

Ryan Brierley

The Yorkshire Evening Post are reporting that Ryan Brierley has asked for a transfer to Super League giants Leeds Rhinos – but the move has been blocked, and Brierley will be going nowhere. Reports have constantly linked Brierley with a move away from the Centurions after a blistering 2014, with a number of Super League clubs believed to be interested ... Read More »

Sheffield Eagles sign Sam Smeaton

Mark Aston has another new player on board.

Sheffield Eagles have confirmed the signing of Featherstone Rovers centre Sam Smeaton on a one-year contract. Smeaton becomes the Eagles eighth new signing following¬† Blake South, John Davies, Steve Thorpe, Jamie Langley, Ben Musolino and former Halifax duo Rob Worrincy and Tony Tonks. Smeaton has endured a frustrating last couple of years through injury, but is looking forward to getting ... Read More »

Four Nations: England v New Zealand preview


England head into their final Four Nations clash against New Zealand this Saturday knowing that only a win by 10 or more points will guarantee progression to the final – with a host of other permutations in the offing should that not transpire. After that controversial defeat to Australia last Sunday, England’s fate is still in their own hands – ... Read More »