Monday, November 24, 2014
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Fans must repay Koukash, says Salford Red Devils boss


Salford Red Devils boss Iestyn Harris has called on his fans to turn up in numbers over the remainder of the 2014 season, and back Marwan Koukash’s extravagant spending at the club. Koukash has brought in a raft of top names during his first 12 months at the club – with Kevin Locke the latest big name to arrive earlier ... Read More »

Hull KR boss hoping for double injury boost this week


Hull KR head coach Craig Sandercock is hoping for a massive boost on the injury front this week, as he hopes to welcome back two key forwards ahead of their massive clash against table-topping St Helens on Sunday. The Robins are still chasing the pack when it comes to the top eight, after slipping to a narrow defeat against Huddersfield ... Read More »

I considered Bradford Bulls move, says Pryce


Leon Pryce admits he was tempted by the possibility of a return to Bradford Bulls, but admits the security over Hull FC’s Super League status was a big lure in him opting for East Yorkshire, rather than West. Pryce penned a deal with Lee Radford’s men earlier this week, despite strong interest from the Bulls over an emotional return to ... Read More »

Chris Hill signs Warrington contract extension


Warrington Wolves prop Chris Hill has agreed a new and improved five-and-a-half-year deal keeping him at the club until November 2019. The club is delighted to have secured Hill, 26, on an improved long-term contract, which follows on from his new deal last October. It comes on the back of his form in last year’s Internationals, his first-class performances so ... Read More »

Rookie of the Year relieved to be back on the field


This is an expanded version of an article, originally written by Pete Stephenson, that first appeared in this week’s Rugby League Express Tom Lineham admits he was terrified when he made his return to Super League action in Perpignan against the Catalan Dragons a week last Saturday, but the winger insists he’s now ready to put his injury nightmares behind ... Read More »

Diskin: Fresh impetus might just be what Bulls need


Bradford Bulls captain Matt Diskin, who was a player-coach for one match against Hull Kingston Rovers before the appointment of James Lowes, has come out in support of Lowes’ appointment last week as the new Bulls coach. “I think he is a good appointment. We have a young, ambitious coach who has the club in his heart. He will look ... Read More »

Hicks: Respect for referees is increasing


Respect for referees is growing among Super League players, according to referee Robert Hicks, despite the recent incident that saw Leeds Rhinos fullback Zak Hardaker suspended for five matches for homophobic abuse. Hicks, who first refereed in Super League in 2010, believes that Hardaker’s outburst, which the player denied was aimed at a referee, was in any case an aberration. ... Read More »

Keating: Robins’ half-back partnership crucial to play-off hopes


Hull Kingston Rovers half-back Kris Keating believes his partnership with stand-off Travis Burns will play a key role if the Robins, who now lie three points outside the top eight, are to make this season’s play-offs. Hull KR take on St Helens at the KC Lightstream Stadium this Sunday, and they will be looking to deflate the Super League leaders. ... Read More »

Tigers scouring the market, says Daryl Powell


Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell admits he is looking elsewhere for potential halfbacks, after it was announced star half Marc Sneyd has joined Hull FC for 2015 and beyond. The Tigers, who are being linked with a move for Bradford’s Luke Gale for the 2015 season, are assessing their options after Salford accepted a bid of around £100,000 for the ... Read More »

Kaufusi reveals reasons for not extending Bulls stay


Huddersfield prop Antonio Kaufusi says he is prepared to work hard and be patient as he attempts to win back a regular spot in the Giants’ match-day 17. The 29-year-old former Australian international joined Paul Anderson’s side from London Broncos last year but failed to make an impact in the first 10 games of the season. He spent all of ... Read More »