County Academy squads named to take on Australia Schoolboys

Both the Yorkshire and Lancashire Academy squads have been named that will take on the Australian Schoolboys later this month. Four new faces, Christian Kellett, Reece Hamlett, Sam Halsall and Oliver Leyland, are all named in Lancashire’s squad while Yorkshire include Muizz Mustapha, Callum McLelland and Tom Holroyd of Leeds, Conor Wynn, Elliott Wallis and Jack Brown from Hull, alongside Robbie Storey…

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NRL to restrict back-ended deals

The NRL will tighten the rules relating to back-ended contracts in a bid to prevent the salary cap problems which have been created at some clubs in recent years. CEO Todd Greenberg said the NRL would always support clubs offering higher value contracts to players as their careers developed. But he said club CEOs today agreed that restrictions were needed…

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On the road to Featherstone!

The Women’s Rugby League season will again climax in a Challenge Cup and Plate double-header at the LD Nutrition Stadium, Post Office Road, Featherstone on East Sunday. Pairings in the first round of the Challenge Cup are: Dearne Valley v Stanningley or Keighley Albion Cutsyke v Leeds University Orrell St James v Odsal Sedbergh Huddersfield St Joseph’s v Lindley Swifts…

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Halifax to land former Super League forward

Halifax’s impressive recruitment for 2019 is set to continue with the signing of French international Kevin Larroyer. TotalRL understands the Championship club is close to agreeing terms with the former Hull KR and Castleford back-rower after finalising his release from Leigh Centurions. The 29-year-old is believed to be one of two players Leigh had been unable to come to terms…

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McDermott aspiring for Grand Final success with Toronto

Brian McDermott believes Toronto Wolfpack can change the face of Rugby League after being unveiled as their new head coach. McDermott, Super League’s most successful ever coach, has returned to the sport to coach the Wolfpack five months after being sacked by Leeds, where he won four Grand Finals in eight seasons. The proposition of coaching the Canadian club is…

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