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Could the RFL follow the NRL’s lead and “break the cap”?

Sam Burgess

Amidst all of the romance and story surrounding Sam Burgess’ incredible farewell to Rugby League last week, there was one particular story which may have evaded your attention. It came via NRL chief executive David Smith, who revealed to Australian media (story here) that he would seriously consider using his “exceptional powers” to use the code’s resources and bring Burgess ... Read More »

St George third Australian club in World Club Series

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The St George Illawarra Dragons have accepted their invitation to participate in the 2015 World Club Series. The European Super League have confirmed that the Dragons will join the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Brisbane Broncos in the series which will be played in the United Kingdom over three days from February 20-22 next year. The tournament will culminate with ... Read More »

Six of the Best: Super League Grand Final moments

Will it be Wigan's year again?

Grand Final week can only mean one thing – all of our regular weekly features turn into Grand Final-related ones! For this week’s Six of the Best, we’ve been asking all week for the Old Trafford moments that stand out in your mind, and there are certainly plenty to choose from! We’ve had nominations from as recent as last year, ... Read More »

Mike Rush and Keiron Cunningham favourites for Saints job

Will former Red Vee boss Mike Rush have a second bite at the cherry?

Last week it was revealed that St Helens coach Nathan Brown will leave the club at the end of the season and return home to Australia. The 41-year-old, who also enjoyed a successful spell in charge of Huddersfield, cited family reasons for his departure. Since the announcement, there has been much speculation about who will succeed Brown after this weekend’s ... Read More »

Hull FC owner expecting strong 2015 from his side

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2015 is Hull FC’s time – that’s the view of owner Adam Pearson, who says the club are on the verge of something very special next season. Hull have recruited heavily ahead of next year, with the likes of Marc Sneyd and Leon Pryce signing up at the KC Stadium ahead of an important year for the club. And Pearson ... Read More »

Johnathan Thurston out of Four Nations with shoulder injury

Johnathan Thurston

  Current Golden Boot holder Johnathan Thurston is the latest high-profile Australian to be ruled out of this month’s Four Nations tournament. The 31-year-old, recognised as one of the best playmakers in world rugby, has a shoulder injury. He joins Billy Slater, Brett Morris, Paul Gallen, Darius Boyd, Andrew Fifta, Justin Hodges and several more first-team Kangaroo stars who are ... Read More »

Joel Tomkins: It’s like a fairytale for me

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Wigan back-rower Joel Tomkins has described his return to Rugby League as “like a fairytale” after reaching the Grand Final just three months after leaving rugby union. The 27-year-old originally left the Warriors to join Aviva Premiership side Saracens in 2010 and went on to represent England in the 15-man code. In June, he completed his return to Super League ... Read More »

NRL could break the cap to get Sam Burgess back

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NRL chief executive has confirmed he would use his “exceptional powers” to bring Sam Burgess back to Rugby League, and try and lure him away from the 15-man code after next year’s World Cup. Burgess arrives back in England next week to take up a deal with Bath but, after Souths boss Michael Maguire said he would fly to the ... Read More »

Carvell out of Wales squad for European Cup

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Wales have been dealt a huge blow ahead of the upcoming European Championship tournament this Autumn, after prop Garreth Carvell has been forced to withdraw from the squad. Carvell has been forced to withdraw due to medical advice, after suffering a knee injury during his spell with Castleford Tigers this season. He still wants to play on in 2015, and ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls cancel Offerdahl contract

Mark-Offerdahl

American international Mark Offerdahl will no longer be joining Bradford Bulls for 2015. The front-rower has been deemed unable to partake in pre-season training, due to a recurring injury. And as a result Offerdahl has been released from the one-year contract he signed in August. The club, however, have retained the USA Tomahawk’s registration, meaning he could potentially be re-signed ... Read More »