Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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NRL: Nathan Brown heavily linked with Wests Tigers job

Saints boss Nathan Brown. ©RLPhotos

St Helens coach Nathan Brown has emerged as one of the favourites to take over from Mick Potter at Wests Tigers next season, according to the Daily Telegraph in Australia. Reports indicate former Catalan and Bradford boss Potter is unlikely to be given a deal for next season following the Wests’ disappointing 13th place finish in this year’s NRL. Saints ... Read More »

NRL: Sam Tomkins reflects on first season Down Under

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New Zealand Warriors full-back Sam Tomkins claims he is “pretty happy” with his first season in the NRL, despite failing to make the play-offs. The 25-year-old joined the Warriors from Wigan at the end of last year and, by his own admission, struggled in the early stages of his debut season. “Obviously the start was tough. As a team we ... Read More »

Vikings: Kevin Brown refutes Cronulla Sharks rumours

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Widnes Vikings captain Kevin Brown claims he is not interested in joining Cronulla Sharks and insists the club has not been in contact with him, despite speculation linking the Englishman with a move to the NRL’s bottom club. The 29-year-old, who led the club to its first ever play-off berth thanks to Sunday’s win against Bradford Bulls, said he has ... Read More »

2014 NRL play-offs confirmed

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The final round of NRL fixtures has been concluded, with Sydney Roosters finishing top of the tree for the second successive season – with Sam Tomkins’ Warriors failing to make the top eight in his first season in the NRL. The Warriors failed to gain a berth in the play-offs after slipping to a 22-6 defeat against Penrith – meaning ... Read More »

England’s Reed likely to miss Four Nations

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England star Jack Reed could be set to miss the upcoming Four Nations tournament later this year, after suffering a serious shoulder injury whilst playing for NRL side Brisbane Broncos this weekend. Reed suffered a dislocated shoulder during the Broncos’ 22-12 defeat to Melbourne – a result which leaves their play-off hopes in the balance. But it is the injury ... Read More »

Brisbane will send “very best” side to UK next year

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Brisbane Broncos Chief Executive Paul White has confirmed that the club will be fielding the best team possible in next year’s World Club Series – regardless of whether they are playing in the World Club Challenge or not. Brisbane are one of two NRL sides – alongside South Sydney – to be confirmed as taking part in the event next ... Read More »

Expanded World Club Series announced

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The best Rugby League players in the world will collide in 2015 in a newly-expanded six-team World Club Series – just as TotalRL.com told you earlier this week. The annual clash between the First Utility Super League champions and the Telstra NRL Premiers will again take centre stage next February.  But in 2015 the two Grand Final winners will be ... Read More »

Shannan McPherson signs for Parramatta Eels

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Former Salford and South Sydney prop Shannan McPherson is returning to play in the NRL after signing a train-and-trial deal with Parramatta Eels. The 28-year-old was released by the Red Devils in June after two injury-ravaged. His departure freed up enough salary cap to allow Dr Marwan Koukash to sign New Zealand full-back Kevin Locke. Parramatta boss Brad Arthur said: ... Read More »

World Club Challenge details announced this week

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League Express and TotalRL.com understands that details of a revamped World Club Challenge will be announced later this week – either Thursday or Friday, with the competition to be confirmed as expanding to six teams. It is believed that the winners of the NRL, South Sydney Rabbitohs and Brisbane Broncos will be the three Australian teams taking part – with ... Read More »

Kangaroos and Maroons winger Brent Tate retires aged 32

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Australia and Queensland stalwart Brent Tate has called time on his 13-year career in the NRL after picking up a fourth serious knee injury in this year’s State of Origin series. The 32-year-old winger, who has made 229 appearances in the NRL for three clubs, has 26 Australia caps and 23 Origin appearances. He suffered a near career-ending neck injury ... Read More »