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Cast your vote: Should club kits stick to tradition?

Joe-Burgess

In the latest issue of League Express newspaper, one reader – Geoffrey Williams from Chester – sent in a letter expressing his disappointment at the small number of Super League sides playing in their traditional kits. Here’s the message in full: I watched my team Widnes defeat local rivals Warrington recently and what a game it proved to be. It ... Read More »

York City Knights kick off the drop-goal challenge

Gen-23

Championship One side York City Knights have kicked off (quite literally!) a new Super League TV challenge in which teams are asked to land as many drop-goals as they can in 60 seconds. Watch the video below to see how winger George Elliott got on. James Haynes provided the passes. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and ... Read More »

Sinfield in no mood to explain or discuss Dorn headbutt

Kevin-Sinfield

Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield is in no mood for reflecting upon the headbutting incident that has landed him a two-game ban, insisting he is simply focused on making his comeback and being in optimum shape for it. Sinfield’s headbutt on Castleford Tigers’ Luke Dorn earlier this month resulted in him being sent off for the first time in his ... Read More »

Peacock: Leeds-Bradford derby hasn’t mattered for a while

Jamie Peacock

Leeds Rhinos prop Jamie Peacock believes the derby with former club Bradford lost its potency long before the Bulls were condemned to relegation. The former Great Britain star, speaking to the Yorkshire Post, said: “With Bradford, winning the 2005 Grand Final against Leeds in my last game for them has to be the best. “But for Leeds, if I’m honest, ... Read More »

Gareth Ellis: There’s still more to come

Gareth-Ellis

Hull FC captain Gareth Ellis is in talks with the club over extending his contract. The former Great Britain international has a year left to run on his current deal but has enjoyed a stellar season and doesn’t look like slowing down any time soon. “I’ve had some small talks with the club about what I want to do, and ... Read More »

Rhinos: Leuluai signs one-year contract extension

Kylie-Leuluai

Veteran Leeds prop Kylie Leuluai, 36, has confirmed he will remain a Rhino for the 2015 season. The New Zealander has been in great form this season – his eighth in blue and amber since joining from Manly Sea Eagles in 2007 – and has made more metres per carry than any other forward at the club (8.12m). Something which ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls duo next to sign up for 2015

Sidlow & Olbison-1

Bradford Bulls have announced that two more of their current squad have signed up for the 2015 season, as forwards Adam Sidlow and Tom Olbison have penned new deals. Olbison has agreed a two-year deal wit the Bulls, whilst Sidlow will stay with the club until at least the end of next season, having signed a one-year extension to his ... Read More »

Monaghan, Waterhouse and Grix back for Wolves

Michael Monaghan impressed on his return from injury

Warrington Wolves have been boosted by the return of Michael Monaghan, Trent Waterhouse and Simon Grix to their 19-man squad for their round 23 clash with Catalan Dragons on Friday night. The French outfit have been less fortunate, though, and have been forced into changes due to the absence of Olivier Elima (injured) and Vincent Duport (suspended). Warrington Wolves 19-man ... Read More »

Hauraki to miss Challenge Cup semi-final

Weller-Hauraki

Castleford Tigers back-rower Weller Hauraki will miss his club’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup semi-final after being handed a two-match suspension. Hauraki was given the ban, along with a £300 fine, after admitting a grade C offence of recklessly striking with his knees in a clash with Hull FC’s teenage stand-off Jordan Abdull in the Tigers’ 18-18 First Utility Super League draw ... Read More »

Rugby League continues to thrive in Czech Republic

GEN-16

Vrchlabi, home of the Mad Squirrels club, will be a hot-bed of rugby league from tomorrow (Thursday) when a week of development work featuring five countries commences. RLEF Coaching Manager, Martin Crick, will oversee the first phase of a coach tutor course for the Czech Republic hosts, Malta and Sweden, as part of the EU Leadership Devolution Project. Then, on ... Read More »