Thursday, July 31, 2014
Rugby League News


Video: Opportunity knocks for Drinkwater

Josh Drinkwater. ©ActionPhotographics

Last year was a rollercoaster for Josh Drinkwater, going from his NRL debut to being dropped down to the third tier of Australian Rugby League. Now the halfback is in Super League and keen to make his mark with the London Broncos. Drinkwater grew up on the New South Wales Central Coast and was snapped up by Manly Sea Eagles ... Read More »

Video: Farrar flies back to Super League fold

London Broncos' Ben Farrar. ©RLPhotos

Ben Farrar had been in England for just four days before he was thrust into the stand-off role for London Broncos against Bradford. Farrar has signed with the Broncos for the rest of the season and he was thrown in the deep end in the Bulls match. But the utility is a 70-plus game veteran of the NRL, who has ... Read More »

Headingley to host Championship Finals


The 2014 Kingstone Press Championships Finals Day will be staged at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Leeds, on Sunday October 5. There will be three title deciding matches – the Kingstone Press Championship Grand Final, the Kingstone Press Championship One Grand Final, the winners of which will be promoted to the Championship, and the National Conference Challenge Trophy Final. It will be ... Read More »

Tigers release Seymour


Castleford Tigers have released Brett Seymour from his trial period at the club. Speaking to the media on Thursday ahead of the Tigers’ game against Wigan Warriors on Sunday, Tigers coach Daryl Powell explained why the decision had been made. “We sat down and had a chat with Brett and came to a mutual decision that we would release him ... Read More »

Inglis hat-trick as Souths win NRL season opener

Greg Inglis scores against the Roosters © ActionPhotographics

South Sydney won the opening game of the NRL season tonight at ANZ Stadium, when they overcame World Club Champions Sydney Roosters 28-8. The highlight of the game was a superb hat-trick of tries by the Rabbitohs’ World Cup star Greg Inglis (pictured). The Rabbitohs emerged well on top, despite going down to an early Roosters’ try by Michael Jennings, ... Read More »

Poore: We must do the little things right

Justin Poore has been unfairly treated. says Hull KR chairman Neil Hudgell. ©RLPhotos

Hull KR prop forward Justin Poore admits that the Robins will need to get the little things right if they’re to have a chance of coming away from St Helens with a victory on Friday night (KO 8pm). The Aussie will return to the side at Langtree Park after missing last Friday’s clash with Castleford due to suspension. “They’re a ... Read More »

Tongan star to make home debut for Rovers

Etu Uaisele is a former NRL star. ©ActionPhotographics

Featherstone Rovers overseas signing Etu Uaisele is set to make his home debut at the Big Fellas Stadium on Sunday for the visit of Rochdale Hornets in the Kingstone Press Championship. Uaisele made his full debut last weekend as Rovers returned to winning ways away from home in Wrexham against North Wales Crusaders and will be looking for another good ... Read More »

RFL rename Man of Steel award to honour Steve Prescott


The prestigious Man of Steel award, which is given to the best player in Super League every season, has been renamed to honour the late, great Steve Prescott. The former St Helens and Hull full-back fought a very brave and public battle with a rare type of cancer that doctors expected to take his life in a matter of months. ... Read More »

Super League preview: Widnes Vikings V Salford Red Devils


When’s it on? Thursday March 6, at 8.00pm. It will be televised on Sky Sports 1. What’s going to happen? It’s anyone’s guess really. At the start of the season you would probably have tipped the Red Devils to turn the Vikings over, but Salford were thrashed by St Helens last week while Widnes came from behind to defeat last ... Read More »

RFL refuses to back down in Bulls dispute

RFL Chief Operating Officer Ralph Rimmer. ©RLPhotos

The RFL is refusing to back down in the face of legal action from the former Bradford Bulls directors Mark Moore, Andrew Calvert and Ian Watt. The dispute arose last week, when the RFL’s Chief Operations Officer Ralph Rimmer issued a press release in response to one issued by the three former directors. The three had revealed that they were ... Read More »