Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Rugby League News

News

Hull KR tie down promising academy products

Gen-15

Hull Kingston Rovers have awarded two-year contract extensions to young back row forwards Aaron Ollett and Steven Holker. Ollett has made 10 appearances for the Robins since his debut midway through last season whilst 18-year-old Holker is yet to feature for the first team. The duo join fellow academy graduates Macauley Hallett, James Green and Jordan Cox in pledging their ... Read More »

Shannon McDonnell set to make Saints debut

Former Hull FC full-back Shannon McDonnell. ©RLPhotos

St Helens full-back Shannon McDonnell looks certain to make his debut for the club this week after a string of injuries has stretched Nathan Brown’s squad. Luke Walsh broke his leg against Widnes last week and is out for the rest of the season while coach Nathan Brown said news on Jon Wilkin’s injury “isn’t ideal”. Add into the equation ... Read More »

Luke Walsh out for the season with broken leg

Luke-Walsh-Saints

St Helens playmaker Luke Walsh is out for the rest of the season after breaking a bone in his lower leg. The Australian, 27, is set for five months on the sidelines. “He’s basically snapped his fibula.” said coach Nathan Brown. “He’s had surgery with the plate and bolts and all the type of things that go in and he’ll ... Read More »

Kevin Brown will play in the Challenge Cup semi final

Kevin-Brown

Widnes playmaker Kevin Brown has been cleared to play in the Challenge Cup semi-final against Castleford a week on Sunday after shrugging off a knee injury. The 29-year-old was hit late by St Helens’ Sia Soliola in last week’s match and was taken off as a precaution. Fortunately for Vikings fans there seems to be no lasting damage and the ... Read More »

Watts pens new three-year deal at Hull FC

Liam Watts

Hull FC front-rower Liam Watts has signed a new three-year deal with the black and whites that will keep him at the club until the end of 2018. The 24-year-old says the desire of the club to succeed in the future, and the marquee signings of Leon Pryce and Marc Sneyd, were more than enough to convince him to stay ... Read More »

Jamie Langley would “seriously consider” Bulls return

Jamie Langley. ©RLPhotos

Hull KR forward Jamie Langley admits he would be open to the prospect of returning to former club Bradford Bulls next season and helping them return to Super League. The 30-year-old, who joined the Robins last year on a 12-month deal, was told by Rovers boss Chris Chester he would not be offered a new contract after his season was ... Read More »

Hull FC forward Tuson forced to retire

Chris-Tuson

Hull FC forward Chris Tuson has taken the difficult decision to retire from the sport with immediate effect after suffering a recurrence of a back injury. The 26-year-old joined the Black and Whites from Wigan Warriors ahead of this season, but suffered a freak spinal injury during a routine pre-season training session. Having taken no risks with the injury, which ... Read More »

Joel Tomkins in Wigan Warriors squad

Joel-Tomkins-in-a-suit

The waiting could be over for Wigan Warriors fans this Thursday – as Joel Tomkins looks set to make his second-debut for the club against Salford Red Devils. Tomkins has been working his way back to full fitness since signing for the Warriors again last month. But after defeat against already-relegated Bradford last time out, coach Shaun Wane has decided ... Read More »

Catalans won’t sign Todd Carney… Just yet

Carney T 14032218

Catalan Dragons have distanced themselves from a move for controversial Australian stand-off Todd Carney. Dragons coach Laurent Frayssinous hinted his club could throw a career lifeline to the 28-year-old former international player of the year after he was suspended by his NRL club Cronulla following the circulation of a lewd photograph on social media. But Frayssinous insists the move never ... Read More »

Andy Raleigh to retire at end of current season

Andy-Raleigh

Wildcats forward Andy Raleigh has announced his retirement following a 12 year career in Rugby League. The 33-year-old will retire from the sport at the end of 2014. Raleigh, who has played the game since he was eight and experienced the sport from every level including student rugby, National League and Super League, has decided to hang up his boots. ... Read More »