PODCAST: The Total Rugby League Show – Episode 5

The Total Rugby League Show is back this week with a review of last weekend’s results in the Betfred Super League, Championship and League 1. We also discuss the ongoing situation at Widnes, Head Coach departures at Newcastle, as well as expansion into North America. On this week’s show, Ben Hughes is joined by League Express Editor Martyn Sadler, Rugby…

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Gareth Ellis unsure if he’ll continue playing after coming out of retirement on Sunday

Gareth Ellis has not ruled out continuing his playing career at Huddersfield on Sunday – but admits the next few days will determine whether he can go through it all again after coming out of retirement over the weekend. Ellis ended his 18-month spell in retirement during Hull’s dramatic 23-22 win at Wigan on Sunday, their first win of the…

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Lee Radford admits Gareth Ellis is likely to resume playing career at Wigan on Sunday

Hull FC coach Lee Radford has admitted that legendary former captain Gareth Ellis is likely to come out of retirement on Sunday and resume his playing career in their trip to Wigan. Ellis made a cameo appearance in last weekend’s reserves fixture against Wakefield – but on Friday, he was named in the Black and Whites’ 19-man squad for their…

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Powell slams talk of Radford being under pressure as ‘ridiculous’ ahead of Hull-Cas clash

Castleford coach Daryl Powell has laughed off talk of his counterpart at Hull FC, Lee Radford, being under any sort of pressure ahead of their meeting on Thursday night. The Tigers head to the KCOM Stadium looking to inflict a thirteenth consecutive competitive defeat on Radford and Hull, as well as a second at the start of the 2019 campaign.…

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Hull KR snatch late victory in Hull derby

Hull Kingston Rovers grabbed victory in the last five seconds of the game tonight at Craven Park, with Jimmy Keinhorst going over in the right corner following a Josh Drinkwater bomb that was patted back by Ben Crooks, with Danny McGuire giving the scoring pass for an 18-16 win. For the Robins Danny Addy made his first Super League appearance…

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Connor to miss Hull derby after appeal fails

Hull FC have suffered a blow today ahead of Friday’s Hull derby against Hull Kingston Rovers at Craven Park after Jake Connor failed in his appeal against a one-match ban tonight. At a hearing of an Independent Operational Rules Tribunal, Connor pleaded Not Guilty to a Grade B Penalty Notice charge for foul and/or abusive language towards a Match Official…

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Bowen in Hull’s sights

HULL FC are considering a move for North Queensland Cowboys centre Javid Bowen, League Express reports. The Black and Whites are keen to bolster their backline heading into the new season and the 25-year-old is one player currently on their radar. Bowen, the nephew of former Wigan fullback Matty, signed a new one-year deal with the Cowboys in October, keeping…

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Hull FC players visit Hull Royal Infirmary

Hull FC squad members Joe Westerman, Chris Green, Brad Fash, Mickey Paea and Jordan Lane help spread the festive spirit, paying a visit to Hull Royal Infirmary children’s ward. The first-team stars handed out gifts to young children in the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, in an annual tradition for the club, giving a timely pick-up to children unfortunate enough to be…

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New role for Ellis in Hull FC coaching changes

Hull FC have announced several changes to their coaching staff and the return of a reserve team ahead of the 2019 season. Former Challenge Cup winning captain Gareth Ellis will start pre-season in a new coaching role, after having been involved in an administration capacity for the last twelve months. Under guidance from head coach, Lee Radford, Ellis will now…

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