Friday, January 30, 2015
Rugby League News


New Manly signing likely to get life ban from NRL

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The NRL could be set to effectively impose a life ban on new Manly Sea Eagles recruit Zane Tetevano, after he pleaded guilty to a number of offences in a Newcastle court on Friday. Tetevano – who had just signed a deal with the Sea Eagles after four seasons with Newcastle Knights – has pleaded guilty to eight charges in ... Read More »

Second New Zealand NRL team could be in by 2017


The consortium behind the bid for a second New Zealand-based NRL franchise says the team would be ready to play by 2017. Bid spokesman Robert Picone revealed yesterday that a coach had been sounded out, player agents spoken to and finances are in place to launch a club from scratch. Picone is due to meet with NRL management within the ... Read More »

Burgess to make Bath debut this Friday


Sam Burgess could be set to make his Bath debut this weekend, after it was revealed he could be named amongst their replacements for their Aviva Premiership game against Harlequins this Friday. The 25-year-old has only just started training with Bath after that horrific facial injury suffered in the NRL Grand Final whilst playing for South Sydney Rabbitohs. However, Bath ... Read More »

Is Terry Campese heading for Salford Red Devils?

Terry Campese

He’s been linked with a move to Super League for a good few months, but it looks like Terry Campese could finally be on his way to England – with Salford emerging as the most likely destination. Moves to both Hull clubs had been mooted in recent months, but neither of those clubs ultimately signed the 30-year-old Canberra Raiders captain. ... Read More »

Wayne Bennett excited by Wigan challenge


Brisbane Broncos head coach Wayne Bennett admits it will be a huge challenge for his team to lock horns with Wigan Warriors in the World Club Series – stating that he is fully aware an “impressive” Warriors side will be out for revenge against the NRL. The Warriors slumped to defeat against Sydney Roosters in the World Club Challenge earlier ... Read More »

Maguire looking for English support in World Club Challenge


South Sydney Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire is hopeful that there will be a strong core of support in place for the Bunnies when they face St Helens in the World Club Challenge next February, as they gear up to slug it out to become the best side in club Rugby League. Maguire – who has experience of the World Club ... Read More »

World Club Series tickets now on sale


Tickets to see the best Rugby League players from the northern and southern hemispheres do battle in the 2015 World Club Series are now on sale. The eagerly-anticipated tournament has already been billed the ‘Ryder Cup of Rugby League’ and sees the top three clubs from the First Utility Super League, St Helens, Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves face NRL ... Read More »

Canberra release sarcastic Hodgson video


New Canberra hooker Josh Hodgson insisted earlier this week that the controversy surrounding his off-field incident last week in Dunedin was a little overboard – and judging by the Raiders’ reaction in their latest video, it seems they agree with him. Hodgson reported to Raiders HQ earlier this week to begin pre-season training, days after England’s Four Nations campaign came ... Read More »

Isaac Luke in social media storm over Auva’a


New Zealand hooker Isaac Luke was embroiled in a social media storm just hours before the Four Nations final against Australia, after he sent out a message of support to suspended NRL teammate Kirisome Auva’a. Auva’a was suspended indefinitely by the NRL yesterday (Thursday), after a conviction for attacking his former girlfriend earlier this year. Luke took to social media ... Read More »

Hodgson “not worried” about door incident


Canberra Raiders and England hooker Josh Hodgson has insisted he is not worried about the fallout from his controversial off-field incident last weekend, when he charged shoulder first through a door just hours after England’s Four nations defeat to New Zealand. Hodgson was disciplined by England for the incident, with Canberra chief executive describing their new signing’s actions as “unacceptable” ... Read More »