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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 »

Two referee system to be trialled further in 2015

The RFL has been trialling two referee matches at academy level

Super League fixtures could see the two-referee system implemented on occasions next year, after the RFL revealed they will be trialling it in some Super League fixtures next year. The RFL is continuing to appraise the benefits and issues surrounding the adoption of a two-referee system in Super League fixtures, but has ruled out the move before 2016. The two-referee ... Read More »

RFL confirm major investment in match officials

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The RFL has confirmed that it is making a significant investment in its Match Officials department that will allow the sport’s referees and touch-judges to perform at their best in the exciting new league structures which come into place from 2015. The investment will include a comprehensive recruitment drive across all levels of the game and the implementation of development ... Read More »

Myler leaving? No chance, say Warrington Wolves

Richie Myler

Warrington Wolves have refuted claims that they are about to let Richie Myler leave the club, after speculation linking him with a move to rival Super League club Hull KR earlier this week. It had been suggested that the Rovers were interested in taking on the services of Myler, who has extra competition for 2015 with the signing of Gary ... Read More »

Hull FC signing to arrive late for pre-season

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New Hull FC signing Steve Michaels will not be joining up with the club in time for the start of pre-season, after it was revealed a delay in his application to enter the country means he will miss the first fortnight of training in preparation for the 2015 season. It is believed that there are no issues with Michaels’ visa ... Read More »

Printable club-by-club fixtures from all three tiers

All the fixtures you need for next season can be found below. Simply click on the team of your choice, download the PDF, and print it off. It couldn't be simpler.

The new Rugby League season will begin on Thursday 5 February, when Widnes Vikings host Wigan Warriors in a televised game at the Select Security Stadium. That will be the first of the opening round of First Utility Super League fixtures. The following night St Helens will host the Catalan Dragons at Langtree Park, and there will be four other ... Read More »

Brown to Cronulla cools as Sharks circle Brisbane’s Barba

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Kevin Brown’s rumoured move to the NRL with Cronulla took another step back today after reports emerged linking the Sharks with Brisbane utility Ben Barba. Cronulla are in the market for a half-back to replace disgraced Todd Carney and new Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has reportedly given the green light for rival clubs to negotiate with several of his side’s ... Read More »

RFL comfortable with punching stance

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The RFL won’t be reviewing its policy on punching and has no plans to introduce an NRL-style ‘no-punching’ stance next season. The NRL brought in an edict that players would be automatically sent to the sin-bin for punching following Paul Gallen’s attack on Nate Myles in the opening game of State of Origin in 2013. NRL referees boss Daniel Anderson ... Read More »

Salford Red Devils sign million-pound kit deal

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Salford Red Devils have signed a lucrative deal with sportswear giants Under Armour reported to be worth a million pounds. The performance brand, best known for popularising the compression shirt, is taking off across the world in team sports and currently supplies Tottenham Hotspur football club and the Welsh national rugby union team. “We are both delighted and excited to ... Read More »

Hull KR sign French hooker John Boudezba

Chris Chester

Hull Kingston Rovers have signed French international hooker John Boudezba on a one-year contract from Lezignan. The 24-year-old is Robins boss Chris Chester’s ninth signing for 2015. “Moving to the Super League is a new challenge for me and I’m looking forward to coming over there,” he said. “An opportunity was offered to me at Rovers and after talking with ... Read More »