Friday, December 19, 2014
Rugby League News


Pre-season friendlies to be axed in NRL?


In England, pre-season friendlies are part of the fixtures and fittings when it comes to our traditional Rugby League calendar. There’s the annual festive fixtures, which act as a saviour for those who have been devoid of their Rugby League in recent months. And whilst most coaches and players cannot underestimate the importance of pre-season games, in Australia, they could ... Read More »

Championship made me a better player, says Crossley


New Castleford Tigers signing Steve Crossley says his time in the Championship has made him a better player ahead of a return to Super League – saying he needed to “get his body bashed about” in the lower leagues. Crossley left Bradford at the age of just 21, before spending time outside of Super League at Dewsbury and then Featherstone ... Read More »

Hull KR sign Terry Campese from Canberra Raiders

Terry Campese: Panic buy or astute acquisition?

Hull Kingston Rovers have announced the signing of former Australian international and State of Origin playmaker Terry Campese for the 2015 campaign. The ex-Canberra Raiders skipper has penned a one-year contract at the KC Lightstream Stadium and will become the club’s 13th new signing for Super League XX subject to receiving the necessary paperwork. An experienced half back who has ... Read More »

VIDEO: England Academy prepare for Aussies


Ahead of their first Test against the Australian Schoolboys on Saturday, hear from England Academy head coach Richard Marshall, as well as London’s Joe Keyes, Wigan’s Oliver Gildart and Hull’s Jansin Turgut ahead of the game at Leigh Sports Village. (Video courtesy of Super League TV) Read More »

Burns learning from legendary Long already


New St Helens signing Travis Burns has revealed that his game has already improved under the tuition of former Great Britain half-back Sean Long – saying that the return of Long will help both him and half-back partner Luke Walsh to become better players. Burns and Long are both new additions to the Saints, with Long returning in an off-field ... Read More »

Latest RLIF World Rankings revealed


For the first time since the rugby league world rankings were introduced, Australia’s position at the head of them is under threat. Should New Zealand – who beat the Kangaroos in the recent Four Nations final in Christchurch to pick up their first-ever trophy on home soil – defeat the Green and Gold’s in next year’s Anzac Test and England ... Read More »

Roberts not interested in break before joining Cas

Ben Roberts

Castleford Tigers new recruit Ben Roberts admits the prospect of an off-season didn’t even enter his mind following the Four Nations, saying he simply wanted to get started on training with his new club. Roberts recently arrived in the United Kingdom following an impressive Four Nations with Samoa, where his performances earned rave reviews. And he said that he was ... Read More »

Hull KR’s academy “catching up” with the best


Hull KR are getting closer and closer to Super League’s elite off the field – that’s the view of their head of youth Pete Grayburn, who believes the systems are improving at the club to see them reach the top of the tree in Super League. Grayburn openly admits that Hull KR have “barely” had a proper academy system for ... Read More »

Bradford confident of reaching 4,000 season ticket sales

Steve Ferres (left) and Marc Green (right). ©BradfordBulls

Bradford Bulls chief executive Steve Ferres has revealed he is “quietly confident” of the club reaching 4,000 season ticket sales for 2015 – after the club passed the halfway mark on that milestone last week. Memberships at Odsal are past 2,000 already, and with the Christmas rush about to begin, sales are expected to surge even more ahead of the ... Read More »

Warrington Wolves announce 2015 squad numbers


Warrington Wolves have unveiled their squad numbers for the forthcoming 2015 season, with their two big signings taking up numbers inside the traditional first 13. Hooker Daryl Clark has arrived from Castleford Tigers for 2015 and beyond, and he takes the number 9 jersey vacated by retiring hooker Michael Monaghan. Prop Ashton Sims is another high profile arrival, and he ... Read More » Shop: Last Ordering Date for Free Pre-Xmas Delivery: 2pm Thursday 18th December!!