Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Six of the Best: Fantastic Rugby League captains

Paul Sculthorpe

In this week’s edition of Six of the Best, we’ve polled for you to tell us your outstanding Rugby League leaders from down the years. The concept of a strong leader in a side is often overlooked in sport, but in Rugby League, a captain is a crucial asset for any team. And with all the talk surrounding captains in ... Read More »

James Lowes: Bulls at bottom of a cycle

James-Lowes

James Lowes has been back at Bradford Bulls for only a month but he experienced the pain of relegation as much as anyone involved with the club. The former Great Britain hooker knew the Bulls’ fate was likely decided long before he took up the challenge of restoring their fortunes but confirmation of their drop into the Kingstone Press Championship ... Read More »

Richard Moore refutes Bradford Bulls rumour

Richard-Moore

Wakefield prop Richard Moore has refuted a rumour linking him with former club Bradford Bulls, after he was told he doesn’t have a future with the Wildcats. The 32-year-old Bradford academy product signed a one-year deal with Trinity at the start of 2014 but has made only 13 appearances due to injuries and and new coach James Webster has not ... Read More »

St Helens star Walsh to offset Hohaia injury

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St Helens half-back Luke Walsh will return to the fray this weekend, with the Australian set to feature for the Saints in their huge clash against Widnes Vikings. The return of Walsh is good news for Saints, at a time when they have just lost another overseas half-back for the remainder of the regular season. Lance Hohaia faces two months ... Read More »

Newcastle Knights star suffering with depression

Darius Boyd in his St George days.

Newcastle Knights fullback Darius Boyd has been admitted to a mental health clinic in order to seek treatment for depression, with coach Wayne Bennett admitting he may not play again this season. The Queensland and Australia star has been in the spotlight after being investigated for an incident in which $1500 worth of damage was done to a room in ... Read More »

Wakefield: Michael Carter calls on Wildcats fans

Michael Carter. ©wakefieldwildcats.co.uk

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats chairman Michael Carter has issued a rallying cry to the people of Wakefield – get behind your team, and we can spend the full salary cap in 2015. The Wildcats secured their safety in Super League with seven games remaining, a feat many consider incredible following an off-season of turmoil. And Carter admits that their main target ... Read More »

Hull FC: Ellis back in squad after injury

Gareth-Ellis

Hull FC captain Gareth Ellis has been passed fit enough to be included in Lee Radford’s 19-man swum to face Castleford Tigers on Thursday evening. The former Wests Tigers and Leeds Rhinos star has seemingly shrugged off the back problem that saw him miss his side’s two previous fixtures. *YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S LEAGUE EXPRESS ONTO YOUR COMPUTER, SMARTPHONE ... Read More »

Flanagan keen to stay a Saint

Mark-Flanagan

St Helens forward Mark Flanagan admits he would be keen to play for the club for a “very long time” in order to put an end to a career of serious club-hopping. Flanagan, 26, made his 100th career appearance on Saturday in Saints’ heavy win over London. But his century has involved six different clubs. However, the former Wests Tigers ... Read More »

Wildcats: Lauitiiti likely to extend Wakefield stay

Ali-Lauitiiti

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have opened talks with Ali Lauitiiti about the veteran second-rower staying with the club for another year. Lauitiiti suffered a serious knee injury earlier in the season, but returned to the field against Widnes recently and made a strong contribution. The former Kiwi international, who turned 35 last week, joined Wakefield from Leeds in 2012. He is ... Read More »

Matty Bowen: I’m not Sam Tomkins!

Matty-Bowen-DW-Satd

Matty Bowen has reiterated that he isn’t trying to emulate Sam Tomkins on the field for Wigan, after taking up the option of a second year with the Warriors to remain with the club in 2015. Bowen arrived on an initial one-year deal from North Queensland Cowboys to replace the outgoing Tomkins, and he was quick to tell this week’s ... Read More »