Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Wakefield: Michael Carter calls on Wildcats fans

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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 »

Academy: Rhinos hit out at new rating

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The Rugby Football League has issued its annual assessment of the Academies run by Super League clubs and the governing body claims that they are “performing at an all-time high”. However, Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington has questioned the audit after his club, which was rated as a Grade 1 Academy in 2013, saw its rating drop to 3 ... Read More »

Bulls relegation a “disgrace”, says Lowes

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Bradford coach James Lowes has described the circumstances to blame for the Bull’s recent relegation a “disgrace”. After losing to Huddersfield on Sunday, the Odsal club dropped down a tier for the first time in their history. Yet another string of financial problems led to them being deducted six points in February and they never recovered. “What’s happened with the ... Read More »

St Helens: Academy starlet Ashworth signs three-year deal

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Promising St Helens youngster Jack Ashworth, 19, has signed a three-year contract with the club. A product of Rochdale’s Service Area Programme, he spent time at the Warrington Wolves before injury curtailed his scholarship. Saints’ Academy Head Coach Derek Traynor said: “Jack has worked really hard since he has been at the club and we have high hopes for him. ... Read More »

Promising Greenwood pens new Saints deal

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St Helens youngster Joe Greenwood has put pen to paper on a three-year contract extension at the club. Coach Nathan Brown said: “This is great news for both the club and Joe. He is a one of a host of younger players who have had a reasonable amount of experience over the past few years and have done well. “He ... Read More »

Costigan: London could get first win against Robins

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Hull KR back-rower Neville Costigan has warned his team-mates that unless they turn up with the proper attitude, they are at risk of losing to London on Saturday. Bottom side Broncos are winless in 21 games this season, while Rovers are currently sat in a precarious position – three points off the play-offs in ninth spot with two in-form sides ... Read More »