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Australian Schoolboys start tour with a win

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The Australian Schoolboys kicked off their tour of England and France with a comprehensive victory over the England Combined Regional Academies at Derwent Park, Workington on Wednesday evening. Sydney Roosters centre Latrell Mitchell picked up a hat-trick of tries to add to a brace of tries each from Brock Lamb (Newcastle Knights) and Tevita Cottrell (South Sydney Rabbitohs). Nine other Australian ... Read More »

Cook a better player already at Castleford Tigers

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New Castleford Tigers signing Matt Cook admits he is already feeling like a better player with the club, saying he’s had to “sharpen up his skills” to fit into the club. Cook has arrived at the club following a spell with London Broncos, having suffered relegation to the Championship during his final campaign with the club. Cook did spend a ... Read More »

Warrington announce trio of friendlies

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Warrington Wolves have confirmed their pre-season schedule ahead of the 2015 season, with three friendlies taking place in January to prepare them for the forthcoming campaign. The trio of games, which will all be played at the club’s Halliwell Jones Stadium, will see them face two Super League sides, as well as French outfit Toulouse as part of a unique ... Read More »

Warrington invest in £500,000 training facility

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Warrington Wolves have continued to invest in the ongoing development of the club by introducing a new indoor training facility. The club, in association with JLJ Group, have used the off-season to start the construction of a new purpose-built facility on site at the University of Chester, Warrington Padgate campus. The £500,000 investment will house a 3G pitch and sit ... Read More »

Kevin Sinfield receives MBE from Prince William

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Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield has dedicated his MBE honour to the club, after he accepted the award at a Buckingham Palace investiture ceremony on Wednesday. Sinfield was given the honour by Prince William, who honoured the man that has become the most successful captain in the history of Leeds Rhinos, captaining them to every domestic honour available since his ... Read More »

Cockayne to be ready for start of 2015 season

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Hull KR coach Chris Chester has revealed that winger Ben Cockayne has suffered a setback in his recovery from an ankle injury, but the club still expect him to be fit for the start of the Super League season. Cockayne underwent surgery to repair damaged ankle ligaments following the conclusion of the 2014 season, but a scan as revealed that ... Read More »

Second New Zealand NRL team could be in by 2017

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The consortium behind the bid for a second New Zealand-based NRL franchise says the team would be ready to play by 2017. Bid spokesman Robert Picone revealed yesterday that a coach had been sounded out, player agents spoken to and finances are in place to launch a club from scratch. Picone is due to meet with NRL management within the ... Read More »

VIDEO: Premier League footballer excited for Magic Weekend

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Super League have been up in Newcastle this week to promote the 2015 Magic Weekend, ahead of its debut at Newcastle United’s St James’ Park stadium. And along with Wigan’s Kris Radlinski and the Super League trophy, Newcastle star Ryan Taylor was also there, and he spoke exclusively with Super League TV about the event. Avid Rugby League fan Taylor ... Read More »

Leigh Centurions have signing rejected by RFL

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Leigh Centurions have expressed their disappointment after their attempt to sign Australian winger Curtis Johnston was rejected by the RFL. The North Sydney Bears youngster had signed a contract with the club for the 2015 season, but after an appeal was held at Red Hall by the club over an initial refusal to process his registration, the deal has now ... Read More »

England Regional Academy team named

England Combined Regional Academy have named an 18-man squad for the opening match of the Australian Schoolboys’ tour at Derwent Park, Workington on Wednesday November 26 (6.30pm). The England squad is drawn from players involved with the RFL’s three regional Academies in Cumbria, the North East and the Midlands, many of whom have already secured contracts with First Utility Super ... Read More »

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