Monday, January 26, 2015
Rugby League News


Warrington without several stars for Hull KR rematch

Ben Westwood. ©RLPhotos

Warrington Wolves head coach Tony Smith will be forced into a number of changes for this weekend’s clash with Hull Kingston Rovers, after injuries forced his hand in his squad selection. Ben Westwood is definitely out, as he picked up a calf injury during the Tetley’s Challenge Cup victory over the Robins last time out. Young prop Ben Evans is ... Read More »

Jamie Peacock claims Wakefield game is his 500th


Leeds forward Jamie Peacock has moved to clear up the confusion as to whether this Friday’s game against Wakefield is his 500th career appearance, amid claims there is an unofficial clash in his tally. One of his previous 499 games came for Great Britain against Newcastle Division back in 2006 – a game when GB used an irregular amount of ... Read More »

Shaun Wane rests first-team trio for Broncos visit


Wigan boss Shaun Wane has confirmed he is resting Matty Smith, Ben Flower and Liam Farrell for Friday’s visit of London Broncos. England international Josh Charnley is also ruled out with a knee problem, but both Matty Bowen and Sam Powell are back in contention after recovering from injuries. Wigan’s 19-man squad: 25 John Bateman, 1 Matty Bowen, 32 Joe ... Read More »

Cummins welcomes back Diskin, Gaskell and Sidlow


Bradford Bulls coach Francis Cummins has confirmed that Matt Diskin, Lee Gaskell and Adam Sidlow have returned from injury and have been included in his 19-strong squad to face Salford Red Devils on Friday night. Both captain Diskin and front-rower Sidlow picked up problems in the Bulls 16-0 loss to Hull KR on March 23, while Gaskell injured his knee ... Read More »

Jamie Peacock won’t make 500th appearance against Wakefield

Jamie Peacock

Contrary to countless reports in the last week, Leeds Rhinos prop Jamie Peacock will not make his 500th career appearance against Wakefield Wildcats on Friday night. That’s not because he’s injured, suspended or has been dropped – it was simply a factual error. Peacock has played in 499 matches, but one of those (for Great Britain against Newcastle Division – ... Read More »

TV Guide: Where to get your Rugby League fix this week


Wednesday April 9 Boots ‘N’ All – 6pm & 10pm, Sky Sports 2 Eddie Hemmings with guests Paul Cullen & John Kear All the latest Rugby League news and views Thursday April 10 Super League Super Stars: Jimmy Gittins – 7pm, Sky Sports 1 Angela Powers & Jon Wells with special guest Jimmy Gittins Live Super League: Hull FC v ... Read More »

Suspension is worse than injury, claims Ellis


Hull FC captain Gareth Ellis says being out of the team through suspension is harder to deal with than an injury. The 32-year-old has just served a two-match ban and will line up against Huddersfield Giants tomorrow night. He told the Hull Daily Mail: “Being out of the side for the past couple of matches has probably been worse than ... Read More »

Podcast: Skolars, Scorpions and South London Storm


Listen to the Rugby League Down South podcast by Ian Ramsdale every week on What’s on the podcast this week? 01.00 RLW editor Gareth Walker, talks about former London Broncos players in pastures new. 13.30 South Wales Scorpions coach Mike Grady on their valley routes to success. 24.00 The London Skolars general manager gives the latest on Skolars’ pitch sabbatical. ... Read More »

Chris Riley extends stay at Wakefield Wildcats


As reported in Monday’s League Express, it has been announced that Warrington Wolves winger Chris Riley will remain on loan at the Wildcats on a week-by-week basis. Riley joined the Wildcats on an initial one month stint at the start of March, making his debut in the win over Catalans Dragons at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium. He has appeared four ... Read More »

Inglis adds voice to anti-homophobia campaign


South Sydney and Australia star Greg Inglis claims he would support any gay NRL player who came out, and believes it would remove a large burden for anyone that did. The 27-year-old has joined a group of high-profile group of Australian athletes speaking out against homophobia in sport. He said: “If individuals want to come out and promote that they’re ... Read More »