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Hull FC signing to arrive late for pre-season

Lee-Radford

New Hull FC signing Steve Michaels will not be joining up with the club in time for the start of pre-season, after it was revealed a delay in his application to enter the country means he will miss the first fortnight of training in preparation for the 2015 season. It is believed that there are no issues with Michaels’ visa ... Read More »

Sheffield Eagles confirm Owlerton exit

Sheffield Celebrate

Sheffield Eagles have confirmed today that they are leaving they current home, Owlerton Stadium, due to new Rugby Football League ground regulations. The Eagles moved to Owlerton for the 2014 season after it was announced that their former home, Don Valley Stadium, was going to be demolished.  The Eagles were determined to stay within the city of Sheffield and were ... Read More »

Wheeler signs for Warrington

Warrington Wolves can confirm the signing of St Helens halfback Gary Wheeler ahead of the 2015 season. Wheeler, 25, has agreed a one-year deal with the club. He is recognised as a classic number six although he has also been known to step into the centres and on the wing making him a versatile member of any squad. Wheeler progressed ... Read More »

Scotland name 20-man squad for Ireland trip

Danny Brough Scotland

Scotland have named their 20-man squad ahead of their second European Championship clash this weekend – as they cross the Irish Sea to take on fellow opening day victors, Mark Aston’s Ireland. The winner of this game will head into the final round of fixtures knowing that avoiding defeat in the last weekend will see them crowned European Champions, and ... Read More »

Could Nathan Brown be heading to Manly Sea Eagles?

Nathan-Brown

After Nathan Brown’s decision to leave St Helens and head home to Australia for family reasons, his name is beginning to be touted around with various coaching positions in the NRL. He was heavily linked with the Wests Tigers job, before missing out to Jason Taylor in the race to be the new boss. But, per reports in the Australian ... Read More »

Opinion: Is Elliott Whitehead unfortunate to miss out for England?

Elliott-Whitehead

When it comes to England Rugby League, there is always a selection decision that naturally causes a split in opinion. That is no fault of anyone involved with the setup; it’s just that with so many passionate fans in the game, there is bound to be a difference of opinion somewhere down the line. But when Steve McNamara named his ... Read More »

Sam Tomkins: Don’t worry about the debutants

Tomkins in his Wigan days. ©RLPhotos

Sam Tomkins has backed England’s young squad to go the Four Nations and make a huge impact, and has quashed suggestions that a lack of experience will cost them dear during the tournament. With nine uncapped players in the 24-man squad, Tomkins is a relative elder statesman at international level, having made his England debut in 2009. Daryl Clark, Josh ... Read More »

Shenton a “more well-rounded” player in 2014

Michael Shenton

Castleford Tigers and England centre Michael Shenton believes that he is a more “well-rounded” player than he was four years ago, and believes that will stand him in good stead for England’s assault on the Four Nations this month. Shenton last played for England in 2010, when his tour came to a premature end after suffering an elbow injury in ... Read More »

Brown to Cronulla cools as Sharks circle Brisbane’s Barba

Kevin-Brown-Cronulla

Kevin Brown’s rumoured move to the NRL with Cronulla took another step back today after reports emerged linking the Sharks with Brisbane utility Ben Barba. Cronulla are in the market for a half-back to replace disgraced Todd Carney and new Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has reportedly given the green light for rival clubs to negotiate with several of his side’s ... Read More »

RFL comfortable with punching stance

Ellis-Grix-fight

The RFL won’t be reviewing its policy on punching and has no plans to introduce an NRL-style ‘no-punching’ stance next season. The NRL brought in an edict that players would be automatically sent to the sin-bin for punching following Paul Gallen’s attack on Nate Myles in the opening game of State of Origin in 2013. NRL referees boss Daniel Anderson ... Read More »