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Pressure on us, says Castleford Tigers star

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Castleford Tigers forward Andy Lynch says there is pressure on the team this weekend, as they attempt to avoid being the first team to lose to London Broncos in 2014. The Broncos have yet to pick up a point in Super League this season and, with just five games left in the regular season, Lynch believes they cannot afford to ... Read More »

Kieran Dixon to make comeback this weekend

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London Broncos star Kieran Dixon will finally make his comeback from a horrific injury this weekend – on dual-registration for Hemel Stags. The 21-year-old tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and ruptured both his medial collateral ligament (MCL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) in his left knee while representing England Knights last October. And after telling TotalRL he was hopeful ... Read More »

Lynch and Clark rested for Castleford Tigers

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Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell has rested several big hitters ahead of their clash against London Broncos this Sunday, with the Challenge Cup semi-final looming large over the horizon. Powell has left out in-form Andy Lynch and Daryl Clark for the clash against the already-relegated Broncos, after admitting earlier this week he was tempted to rest some of his ... Read More »

Rugby League European Championship fixtures announced

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France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales will meet each other in the autumn after the draw was confirmed for the 2014 European Championships. The winners will qualify for the 2016 Four Nations tournament to be held in the northern hemisphere. It will be a re-entry into the Test arena for all four after the 2013 World Cup where the Scots, particularly, ... Read More »

Hull FC boss desperate to claim Steve Prescott Cup

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Hull FC head coach Lee Radford admits he is desperate to get his hands on the first ever Steve Prescott Cup tonight, as they look to overturn a 12-point deficit against St Helens in the second leg of the cup. The trophy is presented to the side which has the best aggregate score over both regular season meetings in the ... Read More »

Red Devils Diary: Salford set to take off?

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The ‘Devilution’ was the self-imposed tagline for the much talked about Salford Red Devils ahead of the 2014 season. With a fanfare and media frenzy usually reserved for better supported clubs such as Wigan, Leeds,  and St Helens, it was thanks to enigmatic owner Dr Marwan Koukash that all eyes were on the only premier sports team in this highly ... Read More »

Debate: Should Super League introduce bonus points?

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Perhaps the biggest talking point to emerge from last week’s meeting to announce the resturucturing of Rugby League was the suggestion that Super League could introduce a bonus points system for 2015 and beyond. With both Super League and the Championships having to operate under the same system, there is a serious possibility that the top division could bring in ... Read More »

London Broncos sign Rhys Williams

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London Broncos have continued their recruitment for 2015, after they confirmed the signing of Welsh international Rhys Williams on a two-year contract. Williams is the latest Super League star to commit to Championship Rugby League for next year, and the former Warrington Wolves back will provide Joey Grima’s squad with more top level experience as they look to bounce back ... Read More »

Friday Flashback: 1997 World Club Challenge

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For this week’s Friday Flashback, we’re taking you all the way back to 1997 – and one of the most infamous editions of the World Club Challenge. With talk the competition may be expanded to include three Super League and three NRL teams next year, we’re using today’s Friday Flashback to look back at the last time the tournament featured ... Read More »

Larroyer set to stay at Hull KR

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Hull KR boss Chris Chester has said the club are hopeful of securing a permanent deal for second-rower Kevin Larroyer, with a deal potentially announced in the coming days. Larroyer has impressed during his season-long loan at the Robins in 2014, scoring seven tries and being consistently regarded as one of Hull KR’s form players. And the Robins boss admits ... Read More »