Saturday, January 31, 2015
Rugby League News


What’s in January’s Rugby League World

Who will follow on from Kevin Sinfield's Golden Boot success of 2012?

The New Year is almost upon us, and you can begin to warm up for the new season with the January edition of Rugby League World, which goes on sale this Friday. And this particular edition is always a special one, as it will reveal the winner of the 2014 Golden Boot. With a shortlist including names like Burgess, Bromwich, ... Read More »

Wigan to face US side in friendly


Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane has revealed the club are to play a pre-season friendly today (Thursday) against USA side Jacksonville Axemen, as they step up their preparations for 2015. The game – which has been billed as an opposed training session – will see Wane’s men get a valuable run-out during their tour of the United States, as ... Read More »

Saints must raise their game again in 2015, says Amor


St Helens forward Kyle Amor insists that the defending Super League champions must step up their game in 2015, as they look to retain the title they won at Old Trafford in October. The win against Wigan Warriors was the Saints’ first at Old Trafford since 2006, after a number of heartbreaking defeats in the Super League Grand Final since ... Read More »

Fawcett: Cougars better spending money on squad than legal case

Gary Fawcett

Keighley Cougars chairman Gary Fawcett has confirmed the club has ended their legal dispute with the RFL – as first reported in League Express this past Monday (December 15). Fawcett and the Cougars have drawn a line under the issue, and the chairman says that with the 2015 season fast approaching, the club are better served spending their money on ... Read More »

Featherstone sign Wests Tigers star

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Featherstone Rovers have announced the signing of Australian Jy Hitchcox from NRL side Wests Tigers on a two year contract, subject to visa. The 25-year-old, who is comfortable in the fullback, wing and centre positions, played four times for West Tigers in 2014 and made a try scoring debut against Sydney Roosters in Round 23. The former Gold Coast Titans, ... Read More »

Hull KR yet to decide on captain for 2015

Chris Chester has entrusted Keal Carlile for 2015.

Hull KR head coach Chris Chester insists no decision has been made on his captain for 2015 yet, and says the issue is yet to be discussed due to star signing Terry Campese yet to arrive in the UK. Chester says he has a wealth of options to consider before deciding who his skipper will be – including former Canberra ... Read More »

Sims and Wheeler to debut for Warrington next Sunday


Warrington Wolves have named their first squad for pre-season, as they gear up to take on local rivals Widnes Vikings next Sunday at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. New boys Ashton Sims and Gary Wheeler are both in, as head coach Tony Smith names a squad with a blend of both youth and experience for the game. Stars from last season ... Read More »

Saints still looking for talent


ST HELENS boss Keiron Cunningham has told League Express that whilst the club do have a quota spot available to fill for 2015, they will not go out and buy someone for the sake of it. The Saints have only added Travis Burns and Atelea Vea to their squad for the forthcoming season, and whilst Cunningham said he won’t rule ... Read More »

Lawrence aiming to be fit for big kick-off


Huddersfield Giants star Michael Lawrence has revealed he’s on track to be fit for the start of the Super League season in February, after saying everything is on course with his recovery from injury. Lawrence was forced to go under the knife after suffering ruptured ligaments in his wrist during the 2014 season, but is now well on the way ... Read More »

Expansion plans announced for UAE Rugby League


Plans are in place to increase the amount of domestic, representative and international rugby league played in and by the United Arab Emirates in 2015. A new team, renewed State of Origin and preparations for the MEA Cup are scheduled according to UAERL President, Sol Mokdad. “The UAERL Board is set up for a fruitful 2015 which will see unprecedented ... Read More »