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Where are they now? Bradford Northern legend Jon Hamer

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A veteran of 12 seasons with Bradford Northern, and a two-time Yorkshire Cup winner, Jon Hamer is steeped in Odsal folklore and was awarded a testimonial for his service to the club in 1994. In his playing days, he lined up alongside the likes of Brian McDermott, Steve McNamara and Brian Noble, and has since followed in their footsteps by ... Read More »

Super League Try of the Month – May

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Today sees the announcement of the Top 5 First Utility Super League tries for May, as voted for by fans on the official Super League website. From those votes, the five leading contenders have been compiled to BRUT Try of the Month will continue throughout the season with fans getting to have their say on the best tries from every ... Read More »

Match preview: Widnes Vikings v Keighley Cougars

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The first of the four Tetley’s Challenge Cup quarter-finals takes place this evening, as the lowest ranked team left in the competition, Keighley Cougars, head to Widnes to face Denis Betts’ Vikings outfit. Keighley coach Paul March – who is still serving a two-month stadium ban – has indicated that he will send a very different Cougars side to the ... Read More »

Paul Handforth: We will give ourselves a chance

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Keighley Cougars scrum-half Paul Handforth believes the Challenge Cup is the biggest competition in Rugby League and is convinced the Championship club can keep their dream alive when they face Widnes Vikings in a quarter-final at The Select Security Stadium tonight (8.00pm). Handforth feels Keighley’s strong run of form will stand them in good stead to take on Super League ... Read More »

Powell pleased with Cas form ahead of Wigan Warriors clash

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Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell admits he is pleased with their form heading into back-to-back games with last year’s double winners Wigan, and believes his side are more than capable of coming out on top in Saturday’s huge Tetley’s Challenge Cup tie. Even though Cas have lost games against Huddersfield and Leeds since the draw was made, three straight ... Read More »

Hill: Nothing better than taking out league leaders

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Warrington and England prop Chris Hill insists his side always had belief they were going to turn their season around after a poor start to the campaign. Alarm bells rang after the first handful of rounds returned minimal points, but Tony Smith’s men have finally found form, and their recent run of four wins in a row – culminating with ... Read More »

Smith will make Agar enquiry

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Warrington Wolves coach Tony Smith has confirmed the club are interested in bringing in former Wakefield boss Richard Agar as an assistant. The French national coach left the Wildcats on Monday after losing ground in the relegation battle to rivals Bradford Bulls. Agar went on holiday soon after the news broke, but made it clear he would be looking for another job in Super ... Read More »

Warrington Wolves star the form half in Super League, says coach

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There isn’t a better half-back currently playing in Super League than Warrington’s Chris Bridge, according to his boss Tony Smith. Bridge has been in outstanding form so far in 2014 – having to deputize for the likes of Richie Myler and Stefan Ratchford for large chunks of the campaign, moving from his usual position of centre. That form was rewarded ... Read More »

Tony Smith: I’m not going anywhere

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Warrington boss Tony Smith has denied rumours he is set to join NRL outfit St George-Illawarra Dragons in a coaching role, but admitted he is still in talks over his future with Wolves owner Simon Moran. The Australian played for both St George and the Illawarra Steelers before their merger and older brother Brian spent four years in charge there ... Read More »

Cummins could be coach of the year, says Tony Smith

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Warrington Wolves head coach Tony Smith has paid tribute to Bradford boss Francis Cummins, insisting he should be a leading contender for Super League’s coach of the year accolade – regardless of whether the Bulls stay up. Cummins has faced major traumas during his first two seasons in charge of the Bulls, with numerous financial sagas often overshadowing the work ... Read More »