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Benji Marshall free to make Rugby League return

Benji Marshall

Benji Marshall has been released from his contract with Rugby Union side Auckland Blues, paving the way for a seemingly imminent return to Rugby League. Marshall had asked for a release from his contract in the 15-man code, which was granted yesterday by the club. Marshall expressed his gratitude for the decision in a statement made by the club, and ... Read More »

Warrington Wolves not taking Challenge Cup opponents lightly

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Warrington Wolves head coach Tony Smith insists he is not underestimating Championship outfit Doncaster, as they prepare to do battle in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup this Sunday. The Dons – who are coached by former cup winner Paul Cooke – are flying high at the top end of the Championship, after beating Sheffield last Sunday in a remarkable comeback. And ... Read More »

Glenn Stewart to replace Sam Burgess at Rabbitohs

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South Sydney Rabbitohs have announced the signing of Manly stalwart Glenn Stewart for the 2015 season, as they continue to prepare for life after Sam Burgess. With Burgess heading back to England to play Rugby Union for Bath, the signing of Stewart is seen as an almost direct replacement for the Englishman, who will leave at the end of the ... Read More »

Jordan Rankin looking to build Hull FC halves partnership

Jacob Miller - one half of Hull's latest halves pairing. ©RLPhotos

Hull FC half-back Jordan Rankin has called for patience as he and halves partner Jacob Miller begin to put together a long-term pairing at the heart of FC’s creative setup. The two Australians have played together in the halves for the last four outings, and have largely impressed as the Black and Whites continue to push up the table. Amazingly, ... Read More »

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats chairman maintains quit threats

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Wakefield Trinity Wildcats chairman Michael Carter has maintained he will quit Rugby League should the Bradford Bulls succeed in overturning their points penalty for going into administration. Carter told journalists two weeks ago that he would walk away from the game should new owner Marc Green be able to eliminate the six competition points the Bulls were docked as a ... Read More »

Shaun Lunt returning to top form, says Huddersfield Giants boss

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Huddersfield Giants head coach Paul Anderson has backed hooker Shaun Lunt, insisting he is getting back to his best as the Giants begin to put their season back together. The team who finished top of Super League in 2013 had suffered a stuttering start to the season – including an early exit from the Tetley’s Challenge Cup. However, back-to-back wins ... Read More »

Adrian Purtell focusing on putting side before self

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Bradford Bulls centre Adrian Purtell insists he is putting the priorities of the club before himself, despite him being out of contract at the end of this season. With the Bulls languishing at the bottom of the Super League table on -2 points, and Purtell believes getting the club out of trouble is much more important than worrying about his ... Read More »

Bring back May Cup final, claims Jon WIlkin

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St Helens forward Jon Wilkin admits he is keen for the Challenge Cup final to return to its old schedule, with the final taking place in May as opposed to the current date in August. The competition has been played out over a longer period of the season since 2005, with Hull winning the first Challenge Cup final to be ... Read More »

Win tickets to every major Rugby League final this year

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League Express, Britain’s best-selling weekly Rugby League newspaper, has announced it is to release its first ever digital-only edition on Thursday April 24. The issue is designed to give Rugby League fans access to all the reports, stats and analysis from the Easter week Super League games without having to wait until Monday for the print edition to come out. ... Read More »

Steve McNamara turned down Trent Hodkinson

Trent-Hodkinson

Canterbury prop James Graham has revealed England boss Steve McNamara turned down a chance to take talented Bulldogs team-mate Trent Hodkinson to the 2013 World Cup. Hodkinson is one of the NRL’s best half-backs on current form and has guided Graham’s Bulldogs to their last two wins with last-minute field goals. He was born in Australia and is tipped to ... Read More »