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Kevin Larroyer aiming for consistency at the Robins

Kevin Larroyer in his Catalan Dragons days. ©RLPhotos

The move to a new club can be a demanding one for any player, but for Kevin Larroyer it’s been a challenge in more ways than one. The 24-year-old French international has been brought in by Hull KR on a season-long loan deal from the Catalans Dragons. Playing in the back-row, Larroyer has been ever-present for the Robins in 2014 ... Read More »

Hull’s Jamie Shaul relishing Brett Hodgson tutelage

Hull FC full-back Jamie Shaul. ©RLPhotos

Jamie Shaul says the experience of being under the tutelage of one of Rugby League’s all-time greatest fullbacks is invaluable for his progression at Hull FC. Since retiring from playing last season, former Warrington star Brett Hodgson has expressed a desire for a new career in coaching after gaining his badges in Australia towards the end of his playing days. ... Read More »

Channing: Don’t turn your back on London Broncos

Michael-Channing

Castleford Tigers centre Michael Channing insists that Rugby League cannot turn its back on London, after their difficult start to the season continued with another defeat last Thursday. The Broncos have now lost their first seven games of the season, the most recent a 54-6 drubbing at the hands of the Tigers in front of the TV cameras. Channing, himself a ... Read More »

Smith: Winning Cup will be harder but we’re keen

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Wigan Warriors scrum half Matty Smith claims winning another Challenge Cup will be harder given the weight of expectation that comes from being reigning champions. The 26-year-old said: “I suppose the challenge is harder, because everyone is going to want to beat us as holders. But there is always pressure on Wigan, and there’s a certain expectation, it’s obviously one ... Read More »

Alex Walmsley: A frustrating few weeks on the sidelines

Alex Walmsley

Exciting young St Helens prop Alex Walmsley has written his third column for the Total Rugby League website and it’s ready for you to read right now. Click here to find out about a fortnight marred by injury and hear his praise for some of Saints’ senior players. Walmsley also discusses his unusual route to Super League, claiming he wouldn’t ... Read More »

A frustrating few weeks on the sidelines

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It has been a difficult couple of weeks for me, having picked up a groin injury against the Catalan Dragons in round five. I find not being able to train with the team incredibly frustrating and it’s quite lonely when you’re coming back from injury as you have to do all the little things to try get back to fitness. ... Read More »

Jamie Jones-Buchanan out for three months

Jamie Jones-Buchanan. ©RLPhotos

Leeds Rhinos second-rower Jamie Jones-Buchanan is expected to spend three months on the sidelines after tearing his bicep against St Helens last Friday. The England international, and Rugby League World journalist, injured his arm in the 15th minute of the table-topping clash but was only taken off at half-time. It’s the latest in a long line of injury woes for ... Read More »

Ade Gardner extends Rovers loan

Ade Gardner

Former Great Britain winger Ade Gardner will remain on loan at Hull Kingston Rovers for the rest of the season, it was announced today. The 30-year-old, who is in Super League’s top-10 try scorers list, joined the Robins on a four-week loan last month and has impressed Rovers coach Craig Sandercock during his stay. With the wealth of outside back ... Read More »

Dale Ferguson set for early return for Bradford Bulls

Dale-Ferguson

Bradford are set for a huge injury boost this weekend, as forward Dale Ferguson is set to potentially return from injury against Oldham this weekend. The Scotland international has yet to make his competitive debut for the Bulls, having been limited to just one friendly due to a back problem. He underwent surgery to correct the issue, and boss Francis ... Read More »

Bradford man banned but Wakefield star escapes ban

Tom-Olbison

Bradford Bulls player Tom Olbison has been suspended for one match by an RFL Disciplinary Tribunal found him guilty of placing undue pressure on the neck of Danny Tickle of Widnes Vikings in the ninth minute of a First Utility Super League match played on Sunday March 30. Olbison, who pleaded not guilty to Grade C dangerous contact, was also ... Read More »