Rangi Chase keen to sort out long-term future with Widnes Vikings

Rangi Chase has admitted he would be keen on a long-term stay at Widnes after Aaron Heremaia revealed he urged club officials to bring the halfback to the Vikings “at all costs”. Chase was again influential on Thursday as Widnes picked up their third win in four games to keep their top-eight hopes alive, after victory against Leigh lifted them off…

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GOSSIP: Andre Savelio to join NRL side Brisbane Broncos

NRL side Brisbane Broncos have reportedly won the race to sign Warrington forward Andre Savelio. League Express revealed this week that Savelio was attracting the interest of numerous NRL sides following the impending expiry of his one-year deal at the Wolves. And reports in Australia this week have suggested that it is Wayne Bennett’s Broncos who have landed the services…

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Leeds confirm lengthy lay-offs for Rob Burrow and Brett Ferres

Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott has confirmed that experienced duo Rob Burrow and Brett Ferres are both set for extended periods on the sidelines. Burrow will be missing for around six weeks after having a plate removed for his shoulder, effectively ruling him out completely of Leeds’ Challenge Cup semi-final with Hull at the end of next month. McDermott said:…

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Castleford keen to open talks with McMeeken over contract extension

Castleford coach Daryl Powell has admitted the club are intending on extending the contract of England forward Mike McMeeken. McMeeken, one of several high-profile Super League players in talks with the Rugby Football League about becoming centrally-contracted, has a contract which expires at the end of next season as things stand. And Powell says that the club are definitely keen…

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