Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Rugby League News


Steve McNamara: Wembley froze when Johnson scored


Nigel Wiskar hears how England coach Steve McNamara is settling into his new role as assistant at Sydney Roosters and hears his feelings on the team’s heart-breaking World Cup exit last November… On Sydney Roosters… McNamara believes huge player numbers producing strength in depth is the main difference between the NRL and Super League. While squad sizes are similar, scratch ... Read More »

Alex Walmsley: A frustrating few weeks on the sidelines

Alex Walmsley

Exciting young St Helens prop Alex Walmsley has written his third column for the Total Rugby League website and it’s ready for you to read right now. Click here to find out about a fortnight marred by injury and hear his praise for some of Saints’ senior players. Walmsley also discusses his unusual route to Super League, claiming he wouldn’t ... Read More »

A frustrating few weeks on the sidelines


It has been a difficult couple of weeks for me, having picked up a groin injury against the Catalan Dragons in round five. I find not being able to train with the team incredibly frustrating and it’s quite lonely when you’re coming back from injury as you have to do all the little things to try get back to fitness. ... Read More »

Jamie Jones-Buchanan out for three months

Jamie Jones-Buchanan. ©RLPhotos

Leeds Rhinos second-rower Jamie Jones-Buchanan is expected to spend three months on the sidelines after tearing his bicep against St Helens last Friday. The England international, and Rugby League World journalist, injured his arm in the 15th minute of the table-topping clash but was only taken off at half-time. It’s the latest in a long line of injury woes for ... Read More »

Ade Gardner extends Rovers loan

Ade Gardner

Former Great Britain winger Ade Gardner will remain on loan at Hull Kingston Rovers for the rest of the season, it was announced today. The 30-year-old, who is in Super League’s top-10 try scorers list, joined the Robins on a four-week loan last month and has impressed Rovers coach Craig Sandercock during his stay. With the wealth of outside back ... Read More »

McLean suspended seven weeks for McKinnon throw

Jordan McLean. ©Action

Melbourne Storm prop Jordan McLean has been suspended for seven weeks after he was found guilty of using a dangerous throw on Alex McKinnon, which has almost certaintly ended the Newcastle star’s career. In a round three NRL clash last week, McKinnon ran the ball into Bromwich brothers Jesse and Kenny, who had the 22-year-old by the upper body. They ... Read More »

Dale Ferguson set for early return for Bradford Bulls


Bradford are set for a huge injury boost this weekend, as forward Dale Ferguson is set to potentially return from injury against Oldham this weekend. The Scotland international has yet to make his competitive debut for the Bulls, having been limited to just one friendly due to a back problem. He underwent surgery to correct the issue, and boss Francis ... Read More »

Bradford man banned but Wakefield star escapes ban


Bradford Bulls player Tom Olbison has been suspended for one match by an RFL Disciplinary Tribunal found him guilty of placing undue pressure on the neck of Danny Tickle of Widnes Vikings in the ninth minute of a First Utility Super League match played on Sunday March 30. Olbison, who pleaded not guilty to Grade C dangerous contact, was also ... Read More »