Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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RFL to take “no further action” on Zak Hardaker

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The RFL has confirmed that no further action will be taken on Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker following an investigation into allegations of homophobic abuse made on a St Helens player during a match in late August. The game’s governing body said in a statement: “Details of the investigation were presented to the RFL Match Review Panel which concluded that ... Read More »

Dragons coach slams Dream Team selection process

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Catalan boss Laurent Frayssinous has questioned the system used to select Super League’s Dream Team after it was confirmed yesterday that in-form Dragons full-back Morgan Escaré had been overlooked. The young French star, who was one try shy of topping the league’s scoring charts, was edged out by Rhinos sweeper Zak Hardaker in the media vote. Frayssinous told this week’s ... Read More »

Catalans table four-year deal for disgraced Todd Carney

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League Express understands a deal for Catalan Dragons to bring controversial Australian halfback Todd Carney to Super League is in the offing, after the Dragons confirmed they were in talks with the former Sydney and Cronulla star. Carney was sacked by the Sharks earlier this season for an off-field incident – the third time he has been let go in ... Read More »

Rugby League to hit Indian cinemas next month

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Rugby League is to make its big screen debut in Indian cinema next month, the RFL has revealed. Our sport is set to feature in a new film ‘Govindudu Andarivadele’ about a boy of Indian heritage who is brought up in England. He happens to play rugby and is the star of the team so the production came to the ... Read More »

Crusaders offer coaching role to Michael Monaghan

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North Wales Crusaders have offered Warrington hooker Michael Monaghan the vacant coaching job at the club. Monaghan emerged as a surprise late contender for the position as part of a proposed partnership with the Wolves. This article originally appeared in this week’s edition of League Express newspaper. Click here to download the digital version to your computer, smartphone or tablet ... Read More »

Francis Cummins to sue Bulls for wrongful dismissal

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Francis Cummins is suing Bradford Bulls for wrongful dismissal following his sacking on 16 June. The former coach had signed a three-year contract following his appointment in September 2012. “Francis was expecting the club to honour their obligation to pay through to the end of his contract,” Cummins lawyer, Richard Cramer of Leeds-based Front Row Legal, told the Bradford Telegraph ... Read More »

Dual registration: More eligibility woe for RFL

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Two more ineligible player cases have emerged in the Championship over the weekend in the wake of the dual-registration controversy surround the competition. An RFL spokesman confirmed that the governing body is investigating an allegation that North Wales Crusaders breached RFL operational rules relating to loan registrations by fielding an ineligible player in the Kingstone Press Championship fixture against Leigh ... Read More »

Jay Pitts thankful for ‘new lease of life’ at Bradford

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New Bulls signing Jay Putts is eager to make the most of “a new lease of life” offered to him by head coach James Lowes, insisting exciting times are ahead after finally agreeing a permanent contract with the club. The 24-year-old was unveiled as one of five new addition to Bradford’s squad for 2015, at a packed out ‘Evening with ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos’ Zak Hardaker in dark over investigation

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Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker has revealed he has been given no indication as to when the investigation over an alleged homophobic comment will be concluded – but has called on those involved to come to a speedy resolution, regardless of the result. It has now been over two weeks since the alleged incident during Leeds’ loss to St Helens, ... Read More »

Super League: Two players charged from round 27

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Three players have been charged with disciplinary offences committed in First Utility Super League and Kingstone Press Championship fixtures at the weekend. St Helens prop Alex Walmsley has been charged with making a Grade C shoulder charge on Luke Robinson of Huddersfield Giants in the 28th minute of a Super League fixture played on Friday September 12. Paul Wood of ... Read More »