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Billy Slater ruled out of next month’s Four Nations

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Australia’s World Cup fullback Billy Slater is the latest star to drop out of the upcoming Four Nations Tournament in Australasia. He was scheduled to undergo major shoulder surgery in Melbourne on Monday. Slater is the latest in a growing list of withdrawals from the squad that beat New Zealand 30-18 in the Anzac Test in May. Darius Boyd, Paul ... Read More »

Cougars begin legal action; propose expanded Championship

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Keighley Cougars and Sheffield Eagles have begun formal legal action against the Rugby Football League over the ineligible dual-registration players saga. Cougars Chairman Gary Fawcett says that the club has not received any answers from the sport’s governing body over why Batley and Doncaster were reinstated the three points they were initially deducted. Fawcett wants to know why the clubs ... Read More »

Warrington sign six Latchford youngsters

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Warrington Wolves have confirmed the signings of six Latchford players into their U19s Academy for 2015. Jack Fox (centre), Charlie Phythian (centre), Harry Reardon (scrum half), George Moore (hooker), Reece Brunt (stand-off) and Nathan Ainsworth (loose forward) have all progressed through the club’s ranks since being involved from a young age. They all played their amateur rugby with Latchford Albion ... Read More »

Bulls sign Harry Siejka from Wildcats

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Bradford Bulls have signed Australian scrum-half Harry Siejka from Wakefield Wildcats. Siejka, 22, has signed a two-year contract, completing the Bulls’ 30-man roster for 2015. He has played for Penrith Panthers, New Zealand Warriors and St George Illawarra Dragons in the NRL, while earlier this year he joined Trinity, where injuries restricted his appearances to nine games. “I like what ... Read More »

Kingstone Press Championship awards shortlists

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The nominations for the 2014 Kingstone Press Championships awards have been confirmed today. In the Kingstone Press Championship, Paul Cooke could be set to seal an impressive double after being nominated for both Coach of the Year and Player of the Year following another successful season at Doncaster. Cooke is joined by Paul Rowley of Leigh Centurions, Glenn Morrison of ... Read More »

Serbia thump Italy in European Championship

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Serbia threw the 2014-15 European Championship B wide open at the half-way stage with their second-ever win over Italy, producing a massive shock at the Makis Stadium, Belgrade to move top of the table on points difference with a 45-6 win. The hosts were the more motivated, physical side, delighting their coach Marco Jankovic. “It is quite rare when everything ... Read More »

St Helens announce Burns signing

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St Helens have announced the signed Travis Burns on a three-year contract from 2015 – as exclusively revealed in League Express on the 18th August. The Australian stand-off joins the club from Hull KR for a transfer fee of £60,000 and will link up with his teammates in the off-season, just as we told you almost five weeks ago. Saints ... Read More »

Dragons shock Rhinos at Headingley

Catalan Dragons will now meet Huddersfield Giants on Friday night in the next round of the Super League playoffs, after they shocked their hosts Leeds Rhinos 20-24 in tonight’s elimination playoff in a Headingley thriller. And then snatched victory two minutes from time, when halfback Sam Williams, who will return to the NRL at the end of the season, pounced ... Read More »

Warrington recover to edge out Vikings

Warrington Wolves were 0-18 down, late in the first half, but in a thrilling encounter they rallied to emerge from this elimination play-off with a 22-19 victory against Widnes Vikings, with Joel Monaghan scoring three thrilling fine tries. The first 35 minutes were dominated by the Vikings, however, with Kevin Brown putting his stamp on the game, creating the first ... Read More »

Bradford-born Whitehead wants to end Leeds’ season

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Catalan Dragons forward Elliott Whitehead has targeted a Dragons win in the play-offs today for more than one reason – not only would it keep their season alive, but it would see his “biggest rivals” dumped out in week one. Despite now playing his rugby in the South of France with the Dragons, Whitehead grew up close to Bradford’s Odsal ... Read More »