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Alex McKinnon leaves hospital to continue rehab

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Some good news from the NRL today, as former Newcastle Knights man Alex McKinnon has been released from hospital for the first time since suffering a severe spinal injury in an NRL game back in March. McKinnon posted on his official Instagram page that he had finished his inpatient rehab, and posted a picture of himself and his fiancee Teigan ... Read More »

Max Jowitt signs new deal at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

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Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have secured the future of one of their hottest prospects by tying Max Jowitt to a new four-year deal to the end of 2018 season. 17-year old Jowitt debuted at St. Helens in August, following in the footsteps of father Ian who represented the club in the late 1980’s. A product of the Wildcats youth development programme, Jowitt ... Read More »

VIDEO: Rugby union howler; referee awards “own try”!

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Naturally, we like to focus on all things Rugby League here at TotalRL.com. After all, it’s what we specialise in! But having had this video brought to our attention on social media, we simply felt compelled to share it with you. Referees – and video referees, for that matter – get a lot of stick at times. Some of it ... Read More »

TOTALRL TV: Super League Grand Final Wrap

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TotalRL TV takes a look at the 2014 Super League grand final between St Helens and Wigan, reviewing all the talking points from Old Trafford including the Ben Flower incident. League Express editor Martyn Sadler and reporter John Davidson sat down to talk about the game that made headlines around the world, from Colombia to Calcutta, and give their verdicts ... Read More »

Wales youngster ready to follow in family’s footsteps

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The grandson of a Cardiff City and Wales football legend can’t wait to take to the field for Wales in Rugby League this Friday for just the second time in his career. Lewis Reece, 23, from Llanrumney in Cardiff, has been selected in the Welsh squad for the opening Rugby League European Championship match when they take on Scotland on ... Read More »

TotalRL TV: We speak to Castleford’s Luke Dorn

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After a quite incredible 2014 season, Castleford Tigers full-back Luke Dorn sits down with us to discuss all things Cas – as well as plenty of other issues. Dorn discusses his thoughts on Castleford’s Daryl Clark winning the Steve Prescott Man of Steel award, the Super League Grand Final, and exactly what is in store for Castleford in 2015. To ... Read More »

Canadians confident of being competitive in League One

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The RFL has received an application from Rugby League Canada to enter a team based in Toronto into the Kingstone Press League One competition from the 2016 season. And their proposal, with an offer to sponsor the competition as a whole, was put forward at a meeting of Championship clubs in Leeds last Wednesday. Eric Perez, the Chairman of Rugby ... Read More »

Gold Coast fined $300,000 over cap breach; four other clubs fined

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NRL side Gold Coast Titans have been fined a staggering $300,000 – and slapped with a suspended penalty of four competition points being deducted – after a salary cap breach concerning one of their former players. The NRL integrity unit, which conducted the investigation into the breach, found that the Titans were paying former half-back Scott Prince “substantially” more than ... Read More »

Danny Brough not interested in time off

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Having an off-season to ensure you’re fighting fit for a new Rugby League season is something most coaches and players insist upon these days – but for Scotland’s Danny Brough, he just wants to play as much as he can. Whilst a host of big names have been left out of their respective squads for the European Championships – such ... Read More »

Tomkins not coming back for a few years yet

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England full-back Sam Tomkins has warned Super League fans they shouldn’t expect to see him back in the division for a good few years yet – saying he’s very happy with the New Zealand Warriors. Ever since leaving for the NRL last season, talk has constantly been rife about whether Tomkins will one day return to Wigan, the club he ... Read More »