Monday, December 22, 2014
Rugby League News


Mossop bound for return to Super League?


Could former Wigan Warriors forward Lee Mossop be set for a return to Super League? Mossop endured a difficult first season at Parramatta having signed a two-year contract with the club, suffering numerous spells on the sidelines due to injury. He failed to make England’s squad for the Four Nations tournament, and now Super League clubs are swirling for his ... Read More »

Brian Barwick set for new role in football

Brian Barwick

RFL non-executive chairman Brian Barwick has a new job, after being appointed as the new chairman of the Football Conference – a role which will begin at the end of the current season. The announcement of Barwick in the role – which sees him returning to football after previously working at the Football Association (FA) – will not impact on ... Read More »

State of Origin revenue to break $100 million

Greg Bird on NSW duty

  The impact of State of Origin on Australian – and worldwide – sport is set to grow even more next year, after it was revealed that the revenue the 2015 series creates will break through the $100 million barrier for the first time in history. Australia media are reporting that with three sell-outs in three entirely different states, Origin ... Read More »

Could the England Knights have played in 2014?


With the demand and interest growing in international Rugby League, it’s encouraging to see so much action being played out all over the world. The game is still only 12 months on from the most successful World Cup in its history, and there is plenty to be done to keep the development of the international game going. Regular readers of ... Read More »

Four Nations betting: Your guide to New Zealand v England

Follow our tips and you might end up with a pile of cash like this. Maybe.

New Zealand v England Saturday November 8 (6.30am), Dunedin, NZ Match outcome As with any team sport, this is not going to be the most lucrative market. Indeed, the Kiwis are odds-on favourites with most major UK bookmakers and offer very little value as a result. 888Sport currently offer the market’s best price (7/15) but it requires a large stake ... Read More »

International: Russian and Czech champions crowned


The international scene has seen two new domestic champions crowned this week, as Czech Republic and Russia have hosted their respective Grand Finals to great success. Lokomotiva Beroun defeated Czech Rabbitohs 16-12 to claim a Championship/Grand Final double for the third consecutive season in Czech Republic’s domestic competition.¬†The Rabbitohs, who defeated Beroun on their way to securing both the 2014 ... Read More »

Masoe may return to NRL in 2016

St Helens' Mose Masoe scoring against Catalan Dragons in their Super League play-off semi-final

St Helens prop Mose Masoe admits he may return to the NRL in 2016 after his contract with the club comes to an end, but again insisted he is not going to walk away from his current deal with the Saints any earlier than planned. Masoe signed a two-year contract with the club following last year’s World Cup, with the ... Read More »

Leigh have a “big name” signing to announce


Leigh Centurions are preparing to announce what boss Paul Rowley describes as a “big name” signing at the beginning of December, as the club’s full-time squad for next season nears completion. After the announcement of three more signings last week, Rowley confirmed there is just one face left to announce. However, he assured Leigh fans that after all the hype ... Read More »

Tom Burgess a doubt for England-New Zealand clash


England may be forced into a change from their proposed team for this weekend’s crunch Four Nations clash against New Zealand, after it has emerged prop Tom Burgess sat out their latest training session in preparation for the game. England know a win by 10 points will be enough to seal a spot in the Wellington final next weekend – ... Read More »

I would play Whitehead, says John Kear


Former England coach John Kear believes England should play Elliott Whitehead in their Four Nations showdown with New Zealand this Saturday – with Joel Tomkins being one the one to miss out in Kear’s mind. There have been growing calls for Whitehead to be involved in Steve McNamara’s side after an incredible first full season at Catalan Dragons, which saw ... Read More » Shop: Last Ordering Date for Free Pre-Xmas Delivery: 2pm Thursday 18th December!!