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Baldwinson wants to take on Jamie Peacock

Former Leeds youngster Baldwinson is heading back home. (C) RLPhotos

New Bradford Bulls recruit Jordan Baldwinson has bravely claimed part of his motivation in returning to England is to lock horns with Super League legend Jamie Peacock. Peacock has been sensational for Leeds Rhinos this year, but Baldwinson – who has joined Bradford until the end of the season, before heading to the Rhinos – admits the chance of squaring ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls could welcome back trio for Catalan clash

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Bradford Bulls could welcome back three key players this weekend, as they prepare to head to France to take on Catalan Dragons. The Bulls have been without a whole host of first team players for large parts of the season – including the likes of Dale Ferguson and Matty Blythe. However, their worries in the pack will be eased this ... Read More »

Other teams are nervous, says Francis Cummins

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Bradford Bulls head coach Francis Cummins believes the rest of the teams at the bottom of Super League are sweating over the rest of the season, and admits the club are playing without pressure due to their situation. The Bulls are eight points from safety following on from their heavy defeat to Huddersfield Giants at Magic Weekend, but Cummins is ... Read More »

Alex McKinnon has “a lot more movement”

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Alex McKinnon, the Newcastle Knights forward who had his career ended in a tragic on-field accident in late March, is closer to his dream of walking again after doctors found signs of muscle contractions in his legs. The 22-year-old fractured two of his vertebrae when he landed on his head in a tackle involving Bromwich brothers Jesse and Kenny, and ... Read More »

Black and Whites complete Sa signing

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Hull FC have completed the signing of dual code international Setaimata Sa from London Irish – and he could make his debut for the Airlie Birds this week. New Zealand-born Sa, 26, began his career in the NRL with Sydney Roosters, where he spent three seasons before joining Catalan Dragons and then union outfit Irish. A utility player who is ... Read More »

Bowen, Bateman and Blake out of Warriors squad

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Wigan coach Shaun Wane has named his 19-man squad to face Salford on Thursday – and it’s not good news for Warriors fans. Indeed, a squad that was already under-strength has been stretched further with the news that three more first-team players have been forced out through injury. Matty Bowen and John Bateman miss out with knocks, while Blake Green ... Read More »

Gardner: Pick Hodgson for England

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On-loan Hull KR winger Ade Gardner believes temporary team-mate Josh Hodgson should be rewarded for his superb form with an England call-up. The St Helens flyer, 30, has been mightily impressed with 24-year-old Hodgson, who has arguably been the Robins’ best player in 2014, scoring five tries and making seven assists, a whopping 464 tackles, and over 1,400 metres. He’s ... Read More »

Thackeray and Canterbury players of the week

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Dewsbury Rams scrum-half Anthony Thackeray and Gloucestershire All Golds hooker Casey Canterbury have been named as the Kingstone Press Players of the Week. Thackeray claimed the Championship award after scoring five tries in the Rams’ 42-30 win over Barrow Raiders, while Canterbury controlled play from two different positions to fend off fierce challenges for the Championship One award from Oxford’s ... Read More »

England reject picked in NSW State of Origin side

Trent Hodkinson landing a winning field-goal for Canterbury Bulldogs

Canterbury Bulldogs scrum-half Trent Hodkinson, who was turned down for England’s World Cup side by Steve McNamara, has been named in New South Wales’ State of Origin side to face Queensland on May 28. The 25-year-old, who has an English father, is one of the NRL’s most in-form playmakers and has single-handedly guided the Bulldogs to several of their eight ... Read More »

Paul Anderson: Fans a credit to the club

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Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson has praised the Giants fans for turning out in force and inspiring them to a comfortable victory over Bradford Bulls at Magic Weekend. Over 3,000 Giants fans flocked to the Etihad Stadium to watch last year’s League Leaders move up to fifth in the Super League table with a convincing win over their West Yorkshire rivals. ... Read More »