Dan Sarginson reveals the two clubs that tried to sign him before joining Wigan

Dan Sarginson has revealed that he received interest from Hull Kingston Rovers and Toronto Wolfpack before joining Wigan Warriors. The England international is back at the Warriors just one year after leaving the club to join NRL side Gold Coast Titans. However, in an extended interview with TotalRL, the centre confirmed that he had other options, including an opportunity to…

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Wood heads to New York to assess bid – as Boston and Hamilton keen to join in 2019 too

Proposed Rugby League franchises in Boston and Hamilton have expressed interest in joining the RFL as early as next year. As TotalRL understands it, while New York welcomes recently-departed CEO Nigel Wood visit this week to assess the validity of the New York team’s bid, more cities in North America are keen to join as quickly as possible. The New…

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Toronto Wolfpack in turmoil after exits of three big-name stars

Toronto Wolfpack have confirmed the departures of experienced forwards Fuifui Moimoi, Dave Taylor and Ryan Bailey. The trio were all set to play key roles in the Wolfpack’s first season in the Championship, but have now all left the club just 18 days before their first fixture against title rivals Leigh. It comes as a significant blow to head coach…

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Giants target female players

HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS are the latest Super League outfit to become interested in forming a Womens team. The Giants held a trial session for Under 19s on Saturday (13 January) and another will take place on Saturday week (27 January), at the Zone, in the shadow of Huddersfield’s ground at the Kirklees Stadium. Officials plan to arrange games locally this year…

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Kuni Minga without a club after winger’s move to the UK blocked by the RFL

Free-scoring winger Kuni Minga is without a club after a move to England was blocked by the RFL. The speedster is believed to have left Toulouse Olympique over an unresolved matter, although the Championship club has yet to confirm this. TotalRL has learned that at least three Super League clubs had enquired about his services, while Championship big-hitters Featherstone had…

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Sam Tomkins says reserves situation is “absolute rubbish” and joins calls to make it compulsory

Wigan and England star Sam Tomkins has described British rugby league’s failure to introduce a mandatory reserve competition as “absolute rubbish” – and believes all Super League sides should be forced to have a reserve side as part of the criteria of being in the top flight. Only six sides in the entire country will operate with a reserve side…

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Championship clubs have EGM demands granted

The RFL and Championship clubs will hold an EGM later this month after clubs demanded an emergency meeting. TotalRL has received an email sent by Sheffield chairman Chris Noble to the RFL’s acting CEO Ralph Rimmer, requesting a meeting to discuss a variety of concerns. Among the points raised by Noble were the parachute payment received by Leigh, Toulouse’s omission…

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Wane ‘angry’ with finish to 2017 – and insists Wigan are motivated to right some wrongs

Wigan coach Shaun Wane has admitted he’s angry about the way their 2017 campaign fizzled out – saying their sixth-placed finish was ‘not Wigan standard’ as the eye up happier times in 2018. The Warriors started the year by becoming world champions and even made the final of the Challenge Cup – but their league campaign was a frustrating one,…

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