Friday, December 19, 2014
Rugby League News


Wembley pain can shape my future, says Sneyd


Castleford Tigers halfback Marc Sneyd has said that his painful Wembley experience can be used as a motivational tool for the rest of his career. Sneyd endured a torrid afternoon for the Tigers in the Challenge Cup final, being hauled off by coach Daryl Powell after just 26 minutes of their defeat to Leeds, before returning midway through the second-half. ... Read More »

Adam Walker: Me and Jonny were bad for each other

Hull KR forward Adam Walker insists he has put his off-field disciplinary matters “well and truly” behind him and wants to repay coach Chris Chester by concentrating solely on producing his best for the Robins. Since being dropped in July, when Rovers beat St Helens 40-10 in the same week twin brother Jonathan was released for a breach of club ... Read More »

Powell excited by World Club Series announcement


Castleford coach Daryl Powell thinks it would be “awesome” to lock horns with some of the NRL’s elite sides, after it was confirmed last week that the World Club Challenge will be expanded to a six-team competition next year. The two Super League Grand Finalists, as well as the highest-ranked team in the league ladder that goes out at the ... Read More »

England’s loss can be Leeds’ gain, says McDermott


Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott believes Kevin Sinfield’s international retirement will be beneficial to both his side and his captain’s future career. Sinfield announced last week that he would not take part in this autumn’s Four Nations in Australia and New Zealand or add to his 26 England caps and 14 Great Britain appearances in the future. “This is a ... Read More »

NRL: Sam Tomkins reflects on first season Down Under

Tomkins in action for his club side, New Zealand Warriors

New Zealand Warriors full-back Sam Tomkins claims he is “pretty happy” with his first season in the NRL, despite failing to make the play-offs. The 25-year-old joined the Warriors from Wigan at the end of last year and, by his own admission, struggled in the early stages of his debut season. “Obviously the start was tough. As a team we ... Read More »

Wane and Wigan relishing “massive challenge” against Warrington

Shaun Wane. ©JoeWhitley

Wigan coach Shaun Wane believes Warrington are real contenders for the Grand Final and admits his side will face a “massive challenge” to slow the Wolves’ momentum. The Warriors host Tony Smith’s men in a televised contest on Thursday night, with both teams come off impressive wins over top eight opposition. Wane told Wigan Today: “Right now they have the ... Read More »

Sky Sports justify shield scene to Saints fans


The executive producer of Sky Sports’ Rugby League coverage has written a justification after several complaints claiming the broadcaster purposefully tried to embarrass St Helens and their fans were filed. Last Thursday, during coverage of Saints’ match against Warrington, Sky’s cameras showed the League Leader’s Shield being packed away when it became apparent St Helens could not salvage the point ... Read More »

Championship: Players of the week revealed


Sheffield Eagles full-back Quentin Laulu-Togagae and Hunslet Hawks winger Gavin Duffy have been voted Championship Players of the Week. Both players had key roles in their side’s important wins over Rochdale Hornets and South Wales Scorpions respectively. Everyweek each coach in both the Kingstone Press Championship and Championship One is contacted to help decide the awards. Kingstone Press Championship Player ... Read More »

St Helens: Gardner “determined” to fight for his place

Ade Gardner

Saints winger Ade Gardner will return from a loan spell at Hull Kingston Rovers at the end of the season and fight for his place in Nathan Brown’s squad, according to the St Helens Reporter. The former Great Britain international, 31, fell out of favour this year thanks to the impressive form of Tommy Makinson and Adam Swift and joined ... Read More »

Chris Riley to leave Warrington Wolves at season’s end

Chris Riley

Warrington Wolves have confirmed that winger Chris Riley will be leaving the club at the end of the current season. Warrington-born Riley has made just one appearance for his home-town club this campaign – the opening fixture against St Helens – but has spent much of the season on loan at Wakefield Wildcats. Since his debut he has made a ... Read More » Shop: Last Ordering Date for Free Pre-Xmas Delivery: 2pm Thursday 18th December!!