Sunday, January 25, 2015
Rugby League News


London’s Olympic Stadium could host England v Kiwis


London’s Olympic Stadium is being lined up to host the second Test between England and New Zealand on Saturday, November 7, according to a report in today’s League Express (Mon, 5 Jan). With the first and final games set to take place in the North of England, the RFL has been in discussions to take the second Test south, with ... Read More »

Homeless Knights forced out of York


York City Knights have been forced to take action and re-arrange the friendly that was to take place against Hull FC at Bootham Crescent next weekend. The fixture will now be played at the Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, on Sunday 11th January, with a 4.45pm KO as part of a double header, with Doncaster RLFC taking on Hull FC’s young guns ... Read More »

Hull FC add depth with Howarth signing


Hull FC have handed out-of-contract hooker Stuart Howarth the opportunity to continue his Super League career after agreeing a one-year deal with the former Salford man. The Black and Whites were set to head into the new season with two home grown players at dummy half in Danny Houghton and James Cunningham, but head coach Lee Radford has moved to ... Read More »

2015 Preview: Wigan Warriors


For Wigan Warriors, 2014 was a case of so near yet so far. Wins against Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves in the final league matches of the season were not quite enough to claim the League Leaders Shield, while they were always going to find it hard going to claim the Grand Final trophy following Ben Flower’s early red card ... Read More »

Campese looking to emulate Dobson heroics at Hull KR

Michael Dobson during his Hull KR days.

New Hull KR signing Terry Campese has revealed that he is looking to prove he’s up to the standards of Super League with the Robins – just like former half-back partner Michael Dobson did when he headed for Humberside. Dobson was a revelation at KR, spending six hugely successful seasons with the club before returning to the NRL with Newcastle ... Read More »

McDermott understands Leeds fans’ concerns


Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott has admitted he understands if fans of the club are worried about their recruitment for 2015 – but has backed the club’s youngster to step up and have a strong year for the club. Leeds have lost senior players such as Ian Kirke and Ryan Bailey, and have only signed NRL star Adam Cuthbertson in ... Read More »

The Rugby League images of 2014


As it’s New Years Eve, we here at Total RL thought we’d take a look back at the last 12 months, and crown what has been another sensational year of Rugby League with a special image gallery. From Super League right through to the Championships, there has been excellent action all across the board. The cup competitions have also brought ... Read More »

Castleford top social media table in Super League


CASTLEFORD TIGERS have been ranked as the best users of social media in Super League – with only five top sporting clubs in the entire country ranked above them in a recent survey. The Sport Social Media Index is an annual league table of all 148 British professional football, rugby and cricket teams, ranked according to the best use of ... Read More »

Long couldn’t resist return to St Helens

Sean Long

St Helens legend Sean Long has said that he simply couldn’t turn down the opportunity to return to the club, after he returned to Langtree Park as part of Keiron Cunningham’s backroom staff for 2015. Long won every domestic honour in the game with the Saints during an illustrious career, before embarking on a career on the other side of ... Read More »

Green warns Bulls fans of “uncomfortable viewing”


League Express ‘Man of the Year’, Bradford Bulls chairman Marc Green, has warned the club’s fans that they are set for some “uncomfortable viewing” in 2015, as they embark on a new campaign in unfamiliar surroundings – the Championship. Green believes that the Bulls will be the biggest team to play in England’s second tier for a long time, and ... Read More »