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Gilmour joins Wildcats on temporary deal

Lee-Gilmour

Castleford Tigers have announced that former Great Britain forward Lee Gilmour has joined Wakefield Wildcats on a one-month loan. The 36-year-old has been blighted with shoulder and knee injuries and hasn’t played for the Tigers since losing to Catalan Dragons on May 18 last year. Coach Daryl Powell said: “The loan move to Wakefield gives Lee a good opportunity to ... Read More »

Sam Tomkins fined after public urination

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New Zealand Warriors full-back Sam Tomkins has been fined by both police and his club after being caught urinating in public on Sunday, just hours after defeating the Gold Coast Titans. The former Wigan star, 25, was issued with an on-the-spot £55 ($A100) fine by police and was forced to pay an additional £1,015 ($NZ2,000) by his club “I’m disappointed ... Read More »

Smith and Kay named players of the week

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Leigh Centurions winger Liam Kay and York City Knights stand-off Pat Smith are the Kingstone Press Players of the Week. Kay scores four tries in Leigh’s record-breaking 54-12 win at Sheffield Eagles while Smith guided York to a 40-0 triumph over Hunslet Hawks. Every week each coach in both Kingstone Press Championship competitions is contacted to help produce the awards. ... Read More »

Westwood and Carney among four players charged

Ben Westwood. ©RLPhotos

Four players have been charged with offences committed in First Utility Super League Round 14 fixtures. Chris Annakin of Wakefield Trinity Wildcats has been charged with the Grade D offence of making a dangerous throw on Warrington Wolves player Roy Asotasi in the 38th minute of a match played on Sunday May 25. Ben Westwood of Warrington Wolves has been ... Read More »

Gateshead Thunder taken over by Newcastle Falcons

Gateshead-Thunder

Gateshead Thunder have revealed that the club has new owners in the form of Newcastle Rugby Limited, the company that is owned by Newcastle Falcons Chairman Semore Kurdi. It means that both Thunder and the Falcons, who play in the Aviva Premiership, will be under the same ownership. “We will have the same owner as Newcastle Falcons, but it is ... Read More »

Eorl Crabtree: We’ve had a bit of a shocker

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Huddersfield prop Eorl Crabtree opens up in a revealing video interview with Super League TV, in which the Giants star discusses his side’s controversial Challenge Cup exit and a disappointing season so far. Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also connect with Total ... Read More »

Research project reveals hidden danger of spinal injuries

Alex McKinnon

This is an excerpt from a story published in today’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a digital version to your computer or smartphone. An academic team at Leeds Metropolitan University has published the results of a research ... Read More »

Pelissier being watched by four Super League rivals

Eloi-Pelissier

This is an excerpt from a story published in today’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a digital version to your computer or smartphone. Catalan Dragons hooker Eloi Pelissier has been approached by a host of Super League ... Read More »

Rhinos land NRL prop Cuthbertson

Adam-Cuthbertson

This is an excerpt from a story published in today’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a digital version to your computer or smartphone. Leeds Rhinos have signed Newcastle Knights prop Adam Cuthbertson, 29, on a four-year contract ... Read More »

Match report: St Helens 41-22 Huddersfield Giants

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In a nutshell St Helens bounced back to winning ways with a hefty win over Huddersfield Giants. How it unfolded First half: The Saints led 22-6 at half-time, thanks to scores from Dawson, Wheeler, Wellens and Hohaia. Huddersfield’s solitary score came through Larne Patrick. Second half: The points kept on coming;  first Jon Wilkin pounced to extend the lead, before ... Read More »