Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Rugby League News


Brett Kearney out 10 weeks with broken thumb


Bradford full-back Brett Kearney has been sidelined for between eight and 10 weeks with a fractured thumb. The Australian, 30, underwent surgery on Thursday after sustaining the injury in the Bulls’ thrilling victory against Warrington on Sunday. Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can ... Read More »

Rovers need to up defensive effort, claims Costigan


Hull KR second-rower Neville Costigan has called on his team-mates to improve their defence for this weekend’s clash with Salford Red Devils. The Papua New Guinea international blamed poor one-on-one tackling for Sunday’s loss to Widnes Vikings, in which the Robins conceded two late tries to lose out. “If we want to beat Salford we’ll have to get rid of ... Read More »

Weyman: Sandercock is one of best coaches I’ve had


Hull KR prop Michael Weyman has credited coach Craig Sandercock for enabling him to score four tries in his last four Robins appearances. The former State of Origin star scored twice against Warrington Wolves and picked up two more four-pointers against Hull FC and Widnes Vikings. “I was just in the right places at the right times to score those ... Read More »

Sandercock: Robins must be quicker off the mark

Craig Sandercock. ©HullKR

Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock thinks his side need to get off to a quick start to stand any chance of defeating Salford Red Devils on Saturday. The Robins visit the AJ Bell stadium this weekend looking to avenge Sunday’s heartbreaking loss to Widnes Vikings, in which they let a comfortable lead slip in the final 10 minutes. Despite letting ... Read More »

More Magic Weekend tickets for sale

Action from Magic Weekend 2012. ©RLPhotos

The RFL has announced that it will open the upper tier of the East Stand at Etihad Stadium for the opening day of Magic Weekend to meet a big demand for tickets from Rugby League fans. From today, a further 2,500 tickets have gone on sale for the unique Rugby League event, which sees a full round of First Utility ... Read More »

Anderson: We should get the win this weekend


Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson believes his side has more than enough quality to defeat London Broncos on Saturday, but has urged his players not to get complacent. The Giants travel to the capital in high spirits having disposed of West Yorkshire rivals Castleford Tigers in thrilling style on Sunday. Anderson insists that, despite facing a team that has failed ... Read More »

Blake Solly appointed to Super League post


The RFL has announced the appointment of Blake Solly as the General Manager of Rugby League’s elite competition, the First Utility Super League. Solly will step down from his position as RFL Director of Standards and Licensing to commence his new role on June 1. Super League Chief Executive Nigel Wood said: “This is a significant appointment that will enable the First ... Read More »

Match preview: Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos


It is 3rd versus 1st in the Super League this evening, as Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos lock horns in what will be a hugely anticipated West Yorkshire derby. With local pride – as well as competition points – up for grabs, the tension is expected to be enormous at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle, as two of the form sides in ... Read More »

England Academy name squad for France clash

Leeds youngster Elliot Minchella.

England have named a 20-man squad to face France in a one-off Test match at The Mend-A-Hose Jungle, Castleford (6.30pm) on Friday May 16. England coach John Winder, who oversaw two weekend training camps in Sheffield with his 36-man squad in preparation for the Test, said he had faced some tough decisions in selecting the best 20 players. “It was ... Read More »

Rugby League World Magazine – Online Now!


British outside backs are back in fashion – and are Leeds Rhinos leading the way? Rugby League World gets Ryan Hall, Kallum Watkins, Ben Jones-Bishop, Tom Briscoe and Zak Hardaker together and compares them to other Brit packs in Super League at the moment. Staying on the theme of homegrown players, Jamie Jones-Buchanan sits down with St Helens chief executive ... Read More »