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Opinion: The most unpredictable play-off series ever?

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After 27 rounds of dramatic – and often controversial – action, 14 have been whittled all the way down to just eight, and the Super League play-offs is almost ready for lift off. It promises to be one of the most exciting play-off series of all-time, with the likes of Leeds and Warrington – both recent Grand Finalists – knowing ... Read More »

Smith targeting week off with Wigan Warriors

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Wigan Warriors scrum-half Matty Smith believes the week off that winning in the first week of the play-offs can provide can be important in the long run, and has targeted that by beating Huddersfield Giants in the opening game of the Super League play-offs this evening. The winners of the match that pits second against third on the Super League ... Read More »

Super League: August try of the month revealed

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Super League sponsor BRUT for Men has revealed the five best tries of last month, as voted by fans. From a 90-metre interception try in the Hull derby to a quick tap from the electric Castleford Tigers, it’s a riveting few minutes of footage. Read More »

St Helens deserve a break, says Makinson

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Tommy Makinson is looking to cap off a dream year as St Helens prepare to face Castleford Tigers in the First Utility Super League play-offs on Friday at Langtree Park, saying that despite a turbulent injury crisis, the club deserve a week off for the way they’ve fought and slogged through to this point in the season. Makinson has scored ... Read More »

Ben Crooks heading for the NRL

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UPDATE: Hull FC have now confirmed the release of Ben Crooks, enabling him to take up a deal with Parramatta Eels. Reports emerged yesterday that Crooks was rumoured to be heading Down Under and, less than 24 hours later, the club have confirmed that Crooks is not part of Lee Radford’s plans for 2015. As expected, though, the club will ... Read More »

Paul Aiton not offered ASADA deal, Aus media reports

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The Sydney Morning Herald are reporting potential bad news for Leeds Rhinos’ Paul Aiton – as well as two other former Cronulla Sharks stars – today, after it was revealed the hooker has reportedly not been offered a backdated ban by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority. Current Cronulla captain Paul Gallen – as well as nine other current NRL players ... Read More »

Wigan Warriors reveal backroom changes

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Wigan Warriors have today confirmed details of changes to the Coaching, Medical and Performance Departments at the Club. The changes will come into effect at the end of this season and see a combination of internal promotions and new staff joining the Club. Within the Coaching Department Paul Deacon will take on more duties as he steps up to the ... Read More »

RFL to meet and decide on Todd Carney contract submission

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The RFL have confirmed that First Utility Super League club Catalans Dragons have submitted for registration a playing contract signed by Australian player Todd Carney. Under the terms of Operational Rule C1:2.3, the acceptance of the registration is at the discretion of the RFL Board of Directors, who will meet within the next seven days to consider the submission. Essentially, ... Read More »

In-form Escaré rewarded with new four-year Dragons deal

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Dragons full-back Morgan Escaré has today signed a new four-year deal with the Catalans that will keep him in the south of France until 2018. The 22-year-old scored 27 tries in 27 appearances last season, which broke the club’s record and gave him a real shot at a place in Super League’s Dream Team. Alas, Leeds’ Zak Hardaker was selected ... Read More »

Man of Steel win would be incredible, says Peacock

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Leeds Rhinos prop Jamie Peacock says it would be “incredible” to win the Man of Steel award for a second time, but is not setting his sights on individual glory. The former Great Britain star is considered to be among the frontrunners for the newly-named Steve Prescott Man of Steel award in 2014, potentially becoming only the fourth man to ... Read More »