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Super League GM Solly explains marquee player ruling

Blake-Solly

Blake Solly has spoken publicly about the controversial marquee player ruling, and has indicated that the clubs will regroup again at a later date to discuss whether to introduce the concept. The idea – which has been heavily pushed by Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash – has been rejected on two seperate occasions by Super League clubs, but Solly ... Read More »

The race for Super League’s eighth place

Richie-Mathers-Danny-Kirmond-Wakefield

After Wakefield managed to overcome Widnes by a narrow margin on Thursday night, the race for eighth spot in Super League 2014 has been blown wide open. Four teams are seperated by just four points after Wakefield’s victory, with Salford six off Widnes – but still well and truly in the mix. A win for Hull Kingston Rovers at Leeds ... Read More »

Widnes Vikings coach swipes at officials

Widnes Vikings boss Denis Betts was furious with Sia Soliola

Widnes Vikings boss Denis Betts has lamented the lack of consistency in Super League officiating, after his side’s poor run of form continued at Wakefield on Thursday night. The Vikings are now clinging onto their play-off spot by a thread after defeat to the Wildcats, which sees James Webster’s side just two points behind the Vikings after their 12-10 win. ... Read More »

Kevin Locke had offers from Rugby Union

Kevin-Locke

Salford Red Devils star Kevin Locke has revealed that he had offers on the table from several Rugby Union clubs before signing for the Red Devils, admitting that the last few months of his time at the New Zealand Warriors made him fall out of love with Rugby League. Locke spoke to the media yesterday after making his debut for ... Read More »

London Broncos appoint Henderson as assistant in 2015

London-Broncos

London Broncos have appointed Andrew Henderson as their new assistant to head coach Joey Grima for the 2015 season. Henderson will join the Broncos for pre-season training in November 2014 on a two-year deal, after retiring from playing with Sheffield Eagles at the end of this coming season. Henderson played for Salford City Reds, Castleford Tigers, Gateshead Thunder, Barrow Raiders ... Read More »

Debate: Could the marquee player ruling benefit Super League?

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Once again, colourful Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash is in the news after an extraordinary press conference this past Thursday. In it, he revealed that his “marquee player” ruling he has been trying to get commissioned by the RFL didn’t even get voted on this week, after several clubs came together to block a potential vote. Koukash – and ... Read More »

I’m going nowhere, says Marwan Koukash

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLphotos

Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash has insisted although he is dismayed with the way the game is being run, he will not walk away from Rugby League, insisting he is “addicted’ to the sport. Koukash told a press conference on Thursday that he believes the RFL should step aside in their running of Super League, and begin to let ... Read More »

Hull KR star putting coach emotions to one side

Travis looks happy to be closing in on his first Goldthorpe Medal

Hull KR star Travis Burns admits he has had to put his disappointment over the sacking of Craig Sandercock to one side, and solely concentrate on getting the club into the top eight at the end of the season. Sandercock left the Robins last Thursday after a disappointing season, with temporary boss Chris Chester getting off to a flying start ... Read More »

Match preview: Castleford Tigers v Huddersfield Giants

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Two of the top sides in Super League lock horns in a thrilling Friday night clash tonight, as high-flying Castleford Tigers take on Huddersfield Giants at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle. After an impressive win at Widnes last time out, the Tigers will be looking to once again cement their position in the top four with a win, but boss Daryl Powell ... Read More »

Leigh Centurions sign Jonny Walker

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Championship outfit Leigh Centurions have secured another impressive signing, after they completed the signature of former Hull KR forward Jonny Walker. The 22-year-old left the Robins last month under a dark cloud, but the Championship pacesetters have moved quickly to snap up Walker for next season on a one-year deal – with the option of a further year. Leigh Centurions ... Read More »