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Masoe may return to NRL in 2016

St Helens' Mose Masoe scoring against Catalan Dragons in their Super League play-off semi-final

St Helens prop Mose Masoe admits he may return to the NRL in 2016 after his contract with the club comes to an end, but again insisted he is not going to walk away from his current deal with the Saints any earlier than planned. Masoe signed a two-year contract with the club following last year’s World Cup, with the ... Read More »

Former Bronco Drinkwater signs with NRL side

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Former London Broncos half-back Josh Drinkwater has secured a deal back in his native Australia, after signing for NRL side Wests Tigers on a two-year contract. Drinkwater only arrived in London for the beginning of the 2014 season after signing from St George, but left the capital following the Broncos’ relegation to the Championship. However, he has now managed to ... Read More »

Cronulla coach Flanagan cleared to return to club

Shane Flanagan

One of the longest-running sagas in recent Rugby League history has been brought to an end, after it was today confirmed that Cronulla Sharks coach Shane Flanagan has been cleared to return to the club in time for pre-season training on Monday. Flanagan was stood down by the NRL in December last year, in relation to the Sharks’ controversial 2011 ... Read More »

Sharks won’t help Gallen fight $50,000 fine

Paul Gallen

Cronulla forward Paul Gallen has suffered a blow in his bid to overturn a $50,000 fine for an abusive tweet after the Sharks announced they wouldn’t be supporting or financing his appeal. The Australia and New South Wales star lashed out on social media following the exit of Cronulla chief executive Steve Noyce. He wrote: “Steve Noice (sic) actually cared ... Read More »

James Graham wants to coach after he retires

James-Graham

James Graham has revealed he fancies following big pal Keiron Cunningham into coaching. Whether that is at St Helens or in Australia, though, remains to be seen. The Canterbury Bulldogs star captained England in their Four Nations opener against Samoa on Saturday, in Sean O’Loughlin’s absence. Now he has admitted for the first time that he is on the road ... Read More »

Sione Mata’utia: A young breadwinner and record breaker

Mata'utia

I never saw Reg Gasnier’s first Test appearance for Australia back in 1959. At the time I was a schoolkid living in the country and had to be content to listen to a radio broadcast of the match that crackled with sounds of static. It was the First Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground against the touring Kiwis, won 9-8 ... Read More »

Radford proud of Hull KR star Hodgson’s path to England

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It’s perhaps unusual for a coach of Hull FC to declare his pride in one of Hull KR’s best players – but for FC boss Lee Radford, there is no hiding his delight as Josh Hodgson prepares to make his debut for England tomorrow. Radford – who is heavily involved with amateur club East Hull – coached Hodgson as a ... Read More »

VIDEO: Sam Burgess after becoming International POTY

Sam Burgess. ©RLPhotos

Could this be Sam Burgess’ last ever interview as a Rugby League player? Perhaps not, but the rugby union-bound superstar spoke to the media this week before flying back to England to start his new career with Bath RU. Burgess was speaking just after claiming the International Player of the Year – becoming the first Englishman to pick up the ... Read More »

Paul Gallen in social media storm with NRL

Paul Gallen

Cronulla Sharks and New South Wales captain Paul Gallen has issued a public apology, after being embroiled in a social media storm with the NRL earlier this week. Gallen – who was on holiday in Hawaii at the time – sent out the abusive tweet following the news of Steve Noyce’s departure from Cronulla, after he was made redundant on ... Read More »

Is George Burgess bound for RU too?

George-Burgess

There could be more bad news on the horizon for English Rugby League, as Australian newspaper are reporting that another top English star is being courted by an English union side. After Sam Burgess’ high-profile transfer to Bath, the Daily Telegraph are reporting that fellow Premiership side Gloucester are interested in another Burgess boy – this time Souths prop forward ... Read More »

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