Saturday, July 26, 2014
Rugby League News


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 »

Benji Marshall expected to make imminent decision on future

Benji Marshall

Rugby League superstar Benji Marshall is expected to make a decision on the NRL club he will sign for imminently, with developments moving at a fast pace as the race to sign him hots up. After Cronulla Sharks looked in pole position to snare Marshall following his return to the 13-man code, St George Illawarra Dragons have sensationally re-entered the ... Read More »

Anzac Test match report: Australia 30-18 New Zealand


In a nutshell Australia came from behind to overpower a valiant Kiwi side and win the Anzac Test. How it unfolded 6’ – Jess Bromwich forces his way over after a great start from the Kiwis. Shaun Johnson’s kicking game has peppered Billy Slater in the early stages and New Zealand definitely deserve this score. From a few metres left ... Read More »

Koukash confirms Kevin Locke signing


Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash has confirmed the signing of Kiwi international full-back Kevin Locke from New Zealand Warriors. The 25-year-old, considered one of the best full-backs in the NRL, has been playing second-tier football in 2014 since the arrival of England star Sam Tomkins meant he was asked to play out of position. Koukash wrote on Twitter ... Read More »

Sandercock: Eden still has a future with Rovers


Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock insists full-back Greg Eden still has a future at the Robins, despite being sent to Salford on a month’s loan and reportedly dropping to third in the pecking order behind Ben Cockayne and Wayne Ulugia. Eden made 12 errors in his first five games of the season and was dropped in favour of winger Cockayne, ... Read More »

World Cup supremo Sally Bolton to leave RFL

Sally Bolton. ©Manchester Evening News

RFL Director of Projects and Planning Sally Bolton is to leave the governing body to take up a new position as Managing Director of the Organising Committee for the World Athletics Championships in London 2017. Bolton, who played an hugely important part in the most successful international Rugby League tournament of all time in her capacity as RLWC2013 General Manager, ... Read More »

Donaldson facing late fitness test for Warrington visit


Bradford back-rower James Donaldson is hoping to shrug off an ankle injury in time to face Warrington on Sunday. The Cumbrian 22-year-old twisted his ankle playing against Leeds a fortnight ago and subsequently missed both Easter Monday’s thumping against Wigan and last week’s Challenge Cup win against Catalan Dragons. He said: “In general it feels fine but I tried running ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos are team to beat, says Shaun Wane


Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane believes that tonight’s opponents Leeds Rhinos are ‘perfect’ – or at least their performance last weekend was. The Rhinos were superb in dumping St Helens out of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup with a resounding 32-12 victory at Headingley Carnegie last Saturday. That leaves them still on track for success on all fronts, and Wane ... Read More »

Kevin Locke heading for Super League?

Could this man be Salford's next huge signing?

New Zealand star Kevin Locke could be Super League-bound, with media outlets in Australia reporting that the Warriors star is set to take up a contract with Salford Red Devils. The 25-year-old has managed to secure an early release from his contract with the NRL club, and is seemingly heading for the English game after months of fevered speculation. Locke ... Read More »

Castleford Tigers sign Lee Jewitt

Lee Jewitt

Castleford Tigers have confirmed the signing of Lee Jewitt on a deal until the end of the 2014 season, subject to clearance from the French Rugby Federation. The prop will add further strength and depth to the Tigers squad at a time when injuries have depleted the forwards department. The 27-year-old started his career at Wigan Warriors for whom he ... Read More »