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Challenge Cup: Ormsby brimming with confidence ahead of semi

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Warrington Wolves winger Gene Ormsby is full of confidence ahead of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup semi-final against Leeds Rhinos at Langtree Park on Saturday (2.30pm). After a hard-fought victory against Catalan Dragons on Friday night in Perpignan and winning eight games out of their last 10, Ormsby believes the Wolves are the form team going into Saturday’s game. “We had ... Read More »

Ridyard reaps reward second week in a row

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Leigh Centurions stand-off Martyn Ridyard and Oldham winger Mo Agoro have been voted Kingstone Press Players of the Week. Every week each coach in both Kingstone Press Championship competitions is contacted to help produce the awards. Kingstone Press Player of the Week – Martyn Ridyard (Leigh Centurions) Leigh Centurions stand-off Martyn Ridyard has become the first player to win the ... Read More »

Referees to take on Wakefield touch and pass team

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Super League and Championship referee’s will put down their whistles and take part in a game of touch rugby in aid of the Rugby league benevolent fund next week. The RFL referee’s will take part in a charity touch rugby game next Tuesday. The likes of Ben Thaler and Richard Silverwood will take on a Wakefield Chairman’s Select XIII including ... Read More »

International: Spain to establish Rugby League nines

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The AERL – Spanish Association of Rugby League – has launched its inaugural Rugby League 9′s competition to be played in the close-season. The winter competition will also help develop new Spanish referees and maintain active players before the National League Championship re-starts in summer 2015. Competing teams will be Irreductibles Mislata, Edetans Moncada, Alcoià Comtat (two sides), Valencian Warriors ... Read More »

Leeds are “ordinary”, says former Wolves skipper

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Former Warrington captain Kevin Ashcroft doesn’t see anything stopping the Wolves crushing Leeds Rhinos and getting to Wembley in this weekend’s Challenge Cup semi-final. Ashcroft, who played at Wembley in 1971 and 1973, described the Rhinos as “very ordinary” and doesn’t give them any chance of stopping Warrington. “Warrington will have the edge down the middle,’’ Ashcroft told the Manchester ... Read More »

Mullaney: I’ve got big shoes to fill at Bradford

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New Bulls signing Jake Mullaney admits he has “big shoes to fill” as he prepares to replace Brett Kearney in 2015. Kearney confirmed in this week’s League Express that he plans to leave the Bulls at the end of the season and return to Australia. “Brett is obviously a very good player and has been for many years,” Mullaney told ... Read More »

Cast your vote: Who will contest the Challenge Cup final?

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In this week’s poll, provided by League Express newspaper, we’re asking you to predict who will win this weekend’s Challenge Cup semi-finals. Will it be the Castleford-Leeds showdown everyone in West Yorkshire wants, or the battle of the Cheshire clubs Warrington and Widnes? Cast your vote below and let us know what you think. The results will be in next ... Read More »

Rugby League World: Year of the Wolves?

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Warrington Wolves have long been tipped for Grand Final success – so is this finally their year? Rugby League World Magazine sits down with the four men charged with plugging the gap left by retiring halfback Lee Briers to find out. Chris Bridge, Richie Myler, Stefan Ratchford and Gareth O’Brien have all featured at halfback this season and are now ... Read More »

Amateur game: Women’s Rugby League round-up

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THATTO HEATH CRUSADERS accounted for BRADFORD CLAYTON THUNDERBIRDS 32-24 in Sunday’s RFL WOMEN’S CHALLENGE CUP FINAL at Dewsbury Rams, and FEATHERSTONE ROVERS beat STANNINGLEY 64-14 in the CHALLENGE SHIELD FINAL. Becca Bird reports.. Bradford opened the scoring with a well taken try for Charlotte Booth, but it was not long before this was countered by Thatto Heath when Alex Simpson ... Read More »

Justin Carney charged for dangerous throw on Thomas Minns

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Castleford Tigers player Justin Carney will appear before an independent disciplinary tribunal tomorrow after being charged with making a Grade B dangerous throw on London Broncos player Thomas Minns in the 69th minute of a First Utility Super League Round 23 fixture. Carney was charged after the incident was viewed by the RFL Match Review Panel. No other charges were ... Read More »