Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Rugby League News


Match report: Catalan Dragons 37-24 Salford Red Devils

Leon Pryce makes a break. ©RLPhotos

In a nutshell Morgan Escaré scored three tries for the Dragons as they won an entertaining game at the Stade Gilbert Brutus. How it unfolded Escaré scored his first try in the first minute, with Daryl Millard adding a second try six minutes later, and William Barthau converting the first. And Escaré got the Dragons’ third try after 19 minutes, after ... Read More »

Match report: Samoa 32-16 Fiji


In a nutshell Penani Manumalealii of the Cronulla Sharks scored a hat-trick of tries as the Samoans qualified for this season’s Four Nations tournament by beating Fiji in he Pacific Test at Penrith’s SportingBet Stadium in front of 9,063 spectators. How it unfolded The Samoans too the lead after 13 minutes when Manumalealii scored his first try. Krisnan Inu added ... Read More »

Match report: Leeds Rhinos 28-12 Wigan Warriors


In a nutshell Zak Hardaker had an outstanding game for the Rhinos as they convincingly defeated a Wigan side without their captain Sean O’Loughlin. How it unfolded The Rhinos took the lead after 90 seconds, when Danny McGuire touched down a Kevin Sinfield kick that ws knocked back by Ryan Hall. Sinfield converted. Zak Hardaker extended the Rhinos’ lead after ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls sign Antonio Kaufusi on loan


Bradford Bulls have announced the signing of Huddersfield forward Antonio Kaufusi – and have added him to their 19-man squad for Sunday’s clash with Warrington. The 29-year-old front-rower, who has represented Australia, Queensland and the Exiles, agreed a one-month loan deal with the club yesterday. There is an option to extend his stay. “We are absolutely delighted to have someone ... Read More »

Video highlights: St Helens 48-18 London Broncos


St Helens got back to winning ways with a comfortable victory over London Broncos at Langtree Park last night. Saints took the lead after five minutes when Jon Wilkin kicked to the line and Matty Dawson touched the ball down, with Luke Walsh converting. Five minutes later Walsh doubled Saints’ lead when he scored his own converted try. Saints then ... Read More »

Lloyd White signs new deal with Vikings


Widnes Vikings’ Welsh international hooker Lloyd White has become the sixth first-teamer to sign a new two-year deal at the Select Security stadium. In the past 10 days, Eamon O’Carroll, Stef Marsh, Paul Johnson, Phil Joseph and Liam Carberry have penned new deals. White, 25, is the latest. He said: “This year you can see a big difference in us ... Read More »

Nigel Wood officially new RLIF chairman

Nigel Wood

As we correctly reported last week, the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) has today announced that it has appointed Nigel Wood as its new chairman. Wood, also the Chief Executive of the Rugby Football League and Super League, succeeds New Zealander Scott Carter. His appointment was confirmed at the RLIF’s annual meeting in Sydney, where Australian Rugby League Commission Chief ... Read More »

Sandercock: We must step it up for Vikings

Craig Sandercock. ©HullKR

Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock insists his side must be firing on all cylinders to stand a chance against Widnes Vikings on Sunday. The Robins have had an inconsistent season so far and are currently out of both the Challenge Cup and the Super League play-off spots. In contrast, the Vikings are in the quarter-finals of the Cup and will ... Read More »

A week in the life of: Giants star Eorl Crabtree


Rugby League World magazine hears how Huddersfield Giants prop Eorl Crabtree juggles his playing career with a new focus on media matters… Monday “It’s an unusual week because we’ve just been to Catalan, so our training schedule is completely changed from normal and we’ve got Monday and Tuesday off. I had about three loads of kit washing to do – ... Read More »

Nathan Brown satisfied with London win

Saints coach Nathan Brown. ©RLPhotos

St Helens coach Nathan Brown said he was happy with his side after they took down bottom club London Broncos 48-18 at home last night. Nine different players scored tries and it was much more of a polished performance following a string of defeats that started at Easter. “It was a decent result,” the coach said in his post-match press ... Read More »