Thursday, November 27, 2014
Rugby League News


Kirisome Auva’a suspended indefinitely by NRL

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South Sydney Rabbitohs centre Kirisome Auva’a has been suspended from the NRL indefinitely, and will not play another game in the competition until at least Round 22 next year – after a Melbourne court magistrate imposed a $3000 fine and a two year good behaviour bond for attacking his former girlfriend last year. The NRL have warned Auva’a that he ... Read More »

More League 1 clubs to host open trials this weekend


On Wednesday, we revealed how League 1 side Gloucestershire All Golds were to host an open trial day at the end of this month to recruit new players ahead of the 2015 season. Well, they aren’t the only club to host such an event – with two more clubs in the third tier set to have open trials this weekend. ... Read More »

Aaron Woods wants a crack at Super League

Aaron Woods

Australia and Wests Tigers prop Aaron Woods has admitted he would love to chance his arm in Super League one day – after growing up watching the competition as a youngster. Woods has become a star of the Australian pack during the Four Nations tournament, with the 23-year-old earning rave reviews for his performances throughout the competition. And he revealed ... Read More »

Antonio Kaufusi signs with Canterbury Bulldogs


Former London and Huddersfield forward Antonio Kaufusi has signed a two-year deal with NRL giants Canterbury Bulldogs. The 29-year-old, who has represented Australia, Tonga and Queensland, failed to make an impact with the Giants in 2014 and was at one point sent on a month-long loan to Bradford. With well over 200 games at elite level under his belt, though, he ... Read More »

University and College Rugby League launched


Following a meeting of the Student Rugby League Board and the RFL, Student Rugby League has been renamed the University and College Rugby League (UCRL). Rugby League is currently played at 36 colleges and 52 universities by more than 2,500 registered players and the RFL and Student Rugby League believe the name change is necessary for the sport to continue ... Read More »

All Golds to host trial day for new players


Plans are well underway for the University of Gloucestershire All Golds as they look to take their place in the Rugby League’s revamped structure.  The club will be competing in the sport’s third tier, in the newly renamed League One competition, and are busy putting in place the final pieces to their squad. It promises to be an exciting year ... Read More »

Aiton “dealing” with ASADA row in Australia


Leeds Rhinos have insisted they are confident hooker Paul Aiton will be available to play for them next season, but have said they are still waiting to hear whether he will face a suspension following ASADA’s investigation into the Cronulla Sharks. Aiton played for the Sharks during their controversial supplements program of 2011, but has not been offered a backdated ... Read More »

Alan Kilshaw: My time Down Under


English coach working in Australia Alan Kilshaw continues his eye-opening blogs with a look at exactly what it’s like to work in Australia.. In early 2013 I arrived in Sarina, north Queensland. After starting my coaching career in England I judged that, in spite of the prestigious roles I held with the Warrington Wolves and England Youth, it was ... Read More »

Wood: International calendar to 2021 in offing


RLIF Chairman Nigel Wood insists that there is currently discussions taking place regarding a long-term international calendar through to 2021 – which he believes will help the game be in a better position moving forward. The international game has drawn much criticism in the last 12 months after a severe lack of fixtures, following on from a hugely successful World ... Read More »

Keighley chairman wants rule changes at EGM

Gary Fawcett

Keighley chairman Gary Fawcett has said that it is vital the club’s dispute against the RFL leads to rule changes in the sport of Rugby League – so that the same situation does not happen again under a massive restructure of the leagues in 2015. The Cougars have enough support to go ahead with a request to call an emergency ... Read More »