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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 »

Huddersfield Giants lose Wood for season

Paul Anderson has lost a key player for the play-offs.

Huddersfield Giants have been dealt a major injury blow ahead of the play-offs, after it was revealed that utility man Kyle Wood will miss the rest of the season due to injury. Wood has suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury, and boss Paul Anderson said today that he will not be fit to compete until at least the beginning of ... Read More »

Koukash: “We are heading in the right direction”

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLphotos

Salford owner Dr Marwan Koukash has described the Red Devils’ recent transformation as “quite remarkable”. After a slow and disappointing start to the season, the Red Devils are finally starting to gel as a team and the introductions of Kevin Locke and Mason Caton-Brown have seen them pick up impressive victories - including a convincing win over Huddersfield Giants -  ... Read More »

Broncos sign young academy star

Alex-Walker

London Broncos have announced the signing of promising youngster Alex Walker, 18, on a first team contract after a spell in the club’s under-19s set up. Walker joined the first team squad this month on a one-year deal having completed his studies. He played his rugby league at Brentwood and Newham Dockers before joining the London Broncos youth system. “It’s ... Read More »

Koukash: We need to listen to Peacock, Wilkin and Morley

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLPhotos

Salford owner Dr Marwan Koukash says Rugby League should listen to its experienced players in order to grow and evolve. Koukash paid particular attention to Red Devils prop Adrian Morley, who he is hoping to tempt into signing an extended contract this week, but also believes the likes of Jamie Peacock and Jon Wilkin are vital if the game is ... Read More »

Six of the Best: Great Rugby League upsets

Mark-Aston

In this week’s edition of Six of the Best, we’ve taken inspiration from a quite sensational weekend of Rugby League action that has recently passed us by. Super League was full of shocks, with the biggest perhaps Bradford’s stunning 16-8 win against last year’s champions, Wigan Warriors. That was James Lowes’ first win in charge of the club, and another ... Read More »

Garry Schofield: Give the new structure a chance

Gen-10

The RFL launched the game’s new professional structure last week, and there is plenty there to get your teeth into. As we’ve known for a while now, the top two divisions will each have 12 teams, and they will split into three competitions of eight teams later in the season. Now we have some meat on the bones and we ... Read More »

Noble: Element of “unknown” will be exciting

Brian Noble

Former Great Britain boss Brian Noble believes an element of “unknown” in the new League restructure planned for 2015 will add a new dimension of excitement. In the new plans (click here for more detail), Super League and Championship clubs will play 23 games in two divisions of 12 before splitting into three pools of eight to decide promotion, relegation ... Read More »

Hull KR tie down promising academy products

Gen-15

Hull Kingston Rovers have awarded two-year contract extensions to young back row forwards Aaron Ollett and Steven Holker. Ollett has made 10 appearances for the Robins since his debut midway through last season whilst 18-year-old Holker is yet to feature for the first team. The duo join fellow academy graduates Macauley Hallett, James Green and Jordan Cox in pledging their ... Read More »

Shannon McDonnell set to make Saints debut

Former Hull FC full-back Shannon McDonnell. ©RLPhotos

St Helens full-back Shannon McDonnell looks certain to make his debut for the club this week after a string of injuries has stretched Nathan Brown’s squad. Luke Walsh broke his leg against Widnes last week and is out for the rest of the season while coach Nathan Brown said news on Jon Wilkin’s injury “isn’t ideal”. Add into the equation ... Read More »