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Anderson: Giants “fully capable” of defeating Warriors

Paul-Anderson

Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson is fully focused on victory as the Giants prepare to take on Wigan Warriors in their Super League qualifying play-off at DW Stadium tomorrow night. The Giants have beaten Wigan home and away this season but Anderson will not allow history to shape their preparations. “It’s a totally different competition now,” said Anderson. “It’s all about ... Read More »

Six ways to resolve the Championship’s dual registration debacle

Keighley-Cougars

Wherever you stand on the Championship’s dual registration mess – and there are plenty of strong opinions to be found – one thing is clear. Ultimately it needs some sort of conclusion. Keighley’s understandable decision to take the RFL to court over the matter has ensured that it is far from closed at present. But it will have to be ... Read More »

Steve Deakin to coach Whitehaven in 2015

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Whitehaven have announced that former Catalan assistant coach Steve Deakin will coach the club again in 2015, replacing the outgoing Dave Woods. Woods left the club following the end of the Championship season last week, and Deakin – who returned to England after only recently leaving the Dragons – will take up the reins at the club next season. “The ... Read More »

Cougars take to the courts in RFL dual-reg dispute

Nigel Wood

Keighley chairman Gary Fawcett has confirmed that the Cougars have placed the dual registration controversy that has surrounded the club’s relegation into the hands of lawyers. The Cougars had been taking legal advice over the matter, and announced that they would join forces with Sheffield Eagles to cover the costs of taking it further if required. And Fawcett confirmed to ... Read More »

Still no Carney for Castleford Tigers

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Castleford Tigers remain without star winger Justin Carney for this Friday’s trip to St Helens, after boss Daryl Powell named an unchanged squad for the second consecutive game. Carney injured his ankle during the Challenge Cup Final defeat to Leeds Rhinos last month, and has not featured since that game. That means it is likely James Clare will continue on ... Read More »

Play-offs: Matty Smith relishing Giants bout

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Wigan playmaker Matty Smith is looking forward to taking on one of the sport’s form teams when the Warriors host Huddersfield Giants in a Super League qualifying play-off at DW Stadium tomorrow night. The Warriors haven’t beaten the Giants this season and Smith is confident that this won’t be hanging over their heads as they approach the game. “We’ve had ... Read More »

Garry Schofield: How I think this week’s play-offs will unfold

Schoey sees Saints losing to Castleford

It has been one of the strangest ends to the regular season for years, with all the top teams losing matches they were expected to win. That was perfectly encapsulated at the weekend by Saints and Castleford, with neither of them looking like they wanted to finish top of the pile. None of the top six can be happy with ... Read More »

Peacock awarded testimonial; plans involve Sam Burgess

Jamie Peacock

Leeds legend Jamie Peacock was awarded a three-month testimonial by the Rhinos last week, as he gears up to enter his tenth and final season with his boyhood club. He admits he never thought he’d spend a decade at the top with Leeds when he signed ahead of the 2006 season, and he has revealed that Sam Burgess will play ... Read More »

Opinion: Be excited, not sceptical, by Todd Carney’s arrival

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After League Express reported on Monday that a deal to take Todd Carney to Catalan Dragons was nearing its completion, the club announced yesterday that they had reached an agreement with the half-back for him to play in Super League. Carney’s year has been anything but quiet – after being sacked by NRL side Cronulla Sharks after an off-field incident ... Read More »

Peacock: Experience is key in play-offs

Jamie-Peacock

Jamie Peacock believes that Leeds’ big game experience will stand them in good stead when it comes to the play-offs, despite setting themselves the daunting task of winning the Grand Final from sixth place. Peacock is going in search of an unprecedented ninth Grand Final success in 2014, after three wins with Bradford and five victories with the Rhinos. “We ... Read More »