Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Wigan chairman: Warriors underachieved and it’s my fault

Ian Lenagan (left), Michael Maguire and Sean O'Loughlin pose with the Super League trophy

Wigan chairman Ian Lenagan has accepted responsibility for the Warriors’ 2014 season, in which they failed to win any silverware. “When we look at Wigan as a club and the performance this year, I think the feeling we’ve not achieved what we set out to achieve at the beginning of the season is obvious to me, to the coaches, the ... Read More »

Reports: Hull KR to sign Warrington’s Richie Myler on loan

Gareth O'Brien (left) and Richie Myler (right)

Warrington Wolves half-back Richie Myler could join Hull Kingston Rovers on loan next season, according to the Hull Daily Mail. The 24-year-old was in and out of Tony Smith’s side in 2014 and ultimately fell down the Wolves’ pecking order behind Stefan Ratchford and Chris Bridge. That, along with the emergence of Gareth O’Brien, has put the former England international ... Read More »

Wakefield sign Richard Owen from Castleford

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Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have completed the permanent signing of Castleford Tigers winger Richard Owen. The 24-year-old played in the last 14 matches of the season after joining the Wildcats on loan in May and has now signed a three-year contract. “Rich was really good for us in the back half of last season,” said Wakefield coach James Webster. “He fitted ... Read More »

Cunningham: Wane and Powell have already been in touch

Shaun Wane. ©JoeWhitley

Keiron Cunningham says Wigan Warriors boss Shaun Wane was among the first to congratulate him on his appointment as St Helens’ new head coach. The two were arch rivals nine days ago when Saints beat the Warriors 14-6 in a Grand Final marred by the dismissal of Ben Flower for punching Lance Hohaia, but Cunningham revealed the friendship which exists ... Read More »

Giants snap up Bulls starlet Roberts

Oliver Roberts (far left) ©JoeWhitley

Huddersfield Giants have signed Bradford Bulls’ England Academy backrow forward Oliver Roberts on a two-year contract. Roberts, 19, has made six Super League appearances for the Bulls but missed most of last season after suffering a broken leg against Wigan. The Giants have agreed to pay the Bulls an undisclosed fee for the 6’1” forward in accordance with RFL regulations. ... Read More »

Saints chairman: Cunningham “ready” to take the helm

Keiron Cunningham

St Helens chairman Eamonn McManus believes new coach Keiron Cunningham is ready for the task of leading the team. The former hooker was unveiled as the new boss of the Grand Final winners at a press conference this morning. In a statement, McManus said: “Keiron is ready for this professionally and totally committed to the task ahead of him. He ... Read More »

Super League: 2015 regular season fixtures revealed

Can St Helens recapture their Super League title next season?

A full-colour poster of this entire fixture list is free with every copy of tomorrow’s League Express newspaper, available to download at 11pm tonight and in all good newsagents from Monday morning ROUND 1 Thursday February 5 Widnes Vikings v Wigan Warriors 8.00pm Friday February 6 St Helens v Catalan Dragons 8.00pm Sunday February 8 Castleford Tigers v Wakefield Trinity ... Read More »

Opening day fixtures for 2015 season

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First Utility Super League 05/02/2015     Widnes Vikings v Wigan Warriors – (8pm SKY) 06/02/2015     St Helens v Catalan Dragons – (8pm SKY) 08/02/2015     Castleford Tigers v Wakefield Wildcats – (3:30pm) 08/02/2015     Huddersfield Giants v Hull FC – (3pm) 08/02/2015     Hull KR v Leeds Rhinos – (3pm) 08/02/2015     Warrington Wolves v Salford Red Devils – (3pm) Kingstone ... Read More »

2015 Super League ushers in exciting new era

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The most exciting era in the history of Rugby League since the sport switched to summer in 1996 will kick off with six fixtures in a new-look First Utility Super League over the weekend of February 5-8 2015. The sport’s flagship competition features 12 clubs from next season, when a league structure allowing for the return of promotion and relegation ... Read More »

Wellens planning to carry on playing

Paul-Wellens

St Helens star Paul Wellens has indicated he wants to continue playing next season – and says that with such a young squad in place, their Grand Final success last weekend can be the start of something huge for the club. The Saints won their first Grand Final in eight years last Saturday – with Wellens having experienced the heartache ... Read More »