Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Luke Walsh ‘on the mend’, says Nathan Brown

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St Helens head coach Nathan Brown has revealed that star playmaker Luke Walsh is “on the mend”, as he battles to fight back from a calf injury. The Aussie has arguably been the standout player in the competition since arriving from the NRL, but he was forced off during the Saints’ victory over Catalan with the injury, which initially ruled ... Read More »

Kyle Trout joins Batley on loan

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Wildcats forward, Kyle Trout has joined Batley Bulldogs on an initial one-month loan deal. The 23-year old has played once in 2014 having made 21 Super League appearances in all for the club. Trout is the second player to leave the club on loan this week with 23-year old hooker, Matty Wildie joining Doncaster, also for a month.  There is ... Read More »

Tony Smith not concerned over Warrington attack

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Warrington Wolves head coach Tony Smith insists he is not worried about his side’s limp attack, after they posted just four points in defeat to Wigan last time out. That is the lowest score the Wolves have managed to muster in a game since Smith took charge, but he believes his side just need to correct some small errors before ... Read More »

Bowen can get even better, says Wane

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Wigan head coach Shaun Wane insists full-back Matt Bowen will get even better, after he deemed his start to the season as “satisfactory”. The 32-year-old has big shoes to fill at the Warriors this year with the departure of Sam Tomkins to the NRL, but Wane told BBC Radio Manchester that he is improving all the time. “I know him ... Read More »

Match preview: London Broncos v Castleford Tigers

Westerman taking on his former club Castleford.

London will be looking to register their first points of 2014, as they take on Castleford Tigers in front of the Sky cameras this Thursday evening. Both teams are coming into the game on the back of losses – but their overall form is remarkably different. That 23-16 defeat at Salford was the Tigers’ first defeat of the season, whilst ... Read More »

Hull FC owner wants side to show more ‘desire’

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Hull FC owner Adam Pearson believes his side need to show more desire than they did during their defeat to Widnes, if their season is to really take off. The Black and Whites are without a whole host of senior players due to injury and suspension when they take on Salford tomorrow night, but Pearson believes Lee Radford’s men will ... Read More »

Shaun Wane not taking Dragons lightly

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Wigan head coach Shaun Wane believes there is no point in writing the Catalan Dragons off ahead of their clash this weekend, despite their dismal start to the season. The French outfit lost their first five games of the season, before finally ending that snap by beating Huddersfield last weekend. That – combined with a gamely effort against St Helens ... Read More »

Langley could miss Hull KR clash with Wakefield

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Hull Kingston Rovers are set to be handed a further injury setback this weekend, as forward Jamie Langley could be set to miss their clash with Wakefield. The Robins are already without a number of top stars, including the likes of David Hodgson, Craig Hall and Justin Poore. And Langley could be added to that list this weekend, after boss ... Read More »

Oil billionaire involved with failed Bulls bid

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It has emerged that one of the consortia that failed in their bid to take over the Bradford Bulls involved a Bradford-born oil billionaire from Texas. Local football club Bradford Park Avenue were one of four bidders that failed in their attempts to take over the club, after local businessman Marc Green won control of the club. The Park Avenue ... Read More »

Anderson only focusing on Huddersfield Giants

Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson. ©RLPhotos

Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson claims he is not interested in the stuttering form of Sunday’s opponents Warrington, insisting his only focus is on his own side. The Giants face a Warrington side that have lost three of their first six games, but Anderson believes the only way the Giants can get better is if they distance themselves from any ... Read More »