Thursday, November 27, 2014
Rugby League News


Carney: France will be my home for the rest of my career


New Catalans Dragons signing Todd Carney believes he will spend the rest of his career playing in France. The Australian had his first press conference as a Super League player today. Here are some of the best bits. On his behavioural issues “I’ve always put my hand up. I’ve obviously done the wrong thing. I may not have deserved the ... Read More »

Golden Boot: 2014 shortlist revealed this week

Andy Farrell won the Golden Boot in 2004

The shortlist for Rugby League’s most prestigious and revered award – the Golden Boot – will be revealed this week. Rugby League World magazine, the award’s organisers, will print the full shortlist in issue 404, which is available to download from midnight on Thursday (using this link) and in all good newsagents on Friday. Does Sam Burgess deserve a shot ... Read More »

Seven reasons to read this week’s League Express


Nigel Wood exclusive We sit down with the RFL chief and find out how he wants to ignore the Australians and push forward with an international Rugby League calendar Click here to download the digital version of League Express newspaper to the device of your choice Steve McNamara exclusive We also chatted to England coach Steve McNamara and got his ... Read More »

Marc Sneyd relishing half-back competition at Hull FC


Marc Sneyd believes the large number of half-backs on the books at Hull FC next season will bring the best out in all of them and says he enjoys the competition. The 23-year-old, who joined the Black and Whites from Salford via a season-long loan with Castleford, is one of five specialist halves battling for a starting spot in Lee ... Read More »

Sinfield has surgery; out until late December


Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield has revealed he underwent knee surgery last week, but insists he will be fit and raring to go around the turn of the new year. The 33-year-old told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “I did it [the injury] in the season. We thought the rest throughout the off-season would fix it up, but unfortunately that wasn’t ... Read More »

Gallery: Todd Carney joins Catalans Dragons

Todd Carney is a former Dally M Medal winner and is recognised as one of the best half-backs on the planet

Former New South Wales and Australia half-back Todd Carney has finally arrived in the south of France after completing his move to Catalans Dragons. The 28-year-old, who had his NRL registration revoked for poor behaviour earlier this year, landed in Perpignan yesterday afternoon and met the press this morning. will feature a full transcript from the press conference later today. ... Read More »

Sean Long joins St Helens backroom staff


St Helens legend Sean Long has re-joined the Grand Final winners as part of coach Keiron Cunningham’s backroom staff. The 38-year-old has penned a two-year deal. “I am really happy that Sean has agreed to join my team,” said Cunningham. “He is a legend at this club and will bring years of experience not only as a world class player ... Read More »

2015 Magic Weekend fixtures set to thrill Newcastle


The 2015 season marks the start of a new era for Rugby League and a new venue for Magic Weekend when the 12 First Utility Super League teams play a round of fixtures at St James’ Park, Newcastle on Saturday May 30 and Sunday May 31. Magic Weekend 2015 at the home of Newcastle United will feature three games on ... Read More »

Nigel Wood “checks pulse” in Pacific Islands

It's thirsty work visiting beautiful islands in the Pacific

To read an exclusive interview with the RFL and RLIF chief Nigel Wood, pick up issue 2,941 of Rugby League Express, available online now, or in all good newsagents tomorrow Nigel Wood has delivered his verdict on the state of international Rugby League after visiting Samoa and the Cook Islands while Down Under for the Four Nations. A release sent to the ... Read More »

Kiwis win heartstopping Four Nations Final


New Zealand held on to win a thrilling Four Nations Final in Wellington, defeating Australia 22-18 and holding on when a try in the final minute of the game was disallowed by English referee Phil Bentham because of a forward pass. It was the culmination of a compelling match and a wonderful tournament, with the Kiwis just about deserving to ... Read More »