Saturday, August 23, 2014
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Hull KR land NRL winger Wayne Ulugia

Wayne Ulugia. ©Action

Hull KR have confirmed the signing of former North Queensland Cowboys winger Wayne Ulugia. The 21-year-old New Zealander is a junior international and scored six tries in his four first-team appearances for the Cowboys. Indeed, he was recognised as one of the NRL’s hottest talents until a string of disciplinary issues, including being investigated by police over the theft of ... Read More »

Scott Grix escapes ban for striking charge


Huddersfield Giants full-back Scott Grix has avoided a ban at an RFL disciplinary hearing this evening, after he was charged with an offence during the Giants’ loss to Hull FC. Grix was summoned to appear before the disciplinary panel on a Grade A charge of striking, after being involved with an altercation with FC captain Gareth Ellis. However, he received ... Read More »

Kearney: Six points in our situation is massive


Bradford full-back Brett Kearney says he was delighted to discover the Bulls have lodged an appeal for the six-point deduction handed down by the RFL as punishment for going into administration in January, and believes it could make a big difference to their fortunes in 2014. “That’s something that’s not in our control but, as a player, at least you ... Read More »

Strong ticket sales for Magic Weekend 2014


The First Utility Super League’s two-day spectacular, Magic Weekend is proving a Box Office smash with unprecedented levels of advance sales for the event at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, on May 17 and 18. Over 30,000 tickets have already been snapped up for Magic Weekend, which sees a full round of seven First Utility Super League fixtures played over two ... Read More »

Hull FC make one change to derby squad

Lee Radford

Hull FC coach Lee Radford has made one change to his 19-man squad for the huge derby clash against cross-city rivals Hull Kingston Rovers on Thursday night. After a resounding victory over Huddersfield last time out, Radford has been given another boost, as half-back Richard Horne comes back into the mix for the game. He replaces Aaron Heremaia, with Horne ... Read More »

Bulls reveal clean bill of health

Francis Cummins. ©RLPhotos

Bradford Bulls coach Francis Cummins has named a full-strength 19-man squad to face Leeds Rhinos in Thursday night’s West Yorkshire derby. Cummins welcomes back Tom Olbison after a two-week absence, while Danny Bridge has been named in the 19-strong lineup following a loan deal extension. The returns of Lee Gaskell, Adam Sidlow and Matt Diskin over the past fortnight means ... Read More »

Warriors support mental health campaign with green socks


Wigan Warriors have announced they are to wear a special pair of green socks for their Easter Monday clash with Bradford Bulls to support local mental health services. The ‘Tackle Your Memory’ campaign is, in Wigan’s words, designed to: “Highlight the availability of support for people who may be concerned that they or someone they know may have a memory ... Read More »

Wane: We need to up our game to face Saints

Wigan coach Shaun Wane. ©RLPhotos

Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane hopes to see a change in attitude from his players when they take to the field against St Helens on Good Friday. The Super League Champions made it four league wins on the bounce against London Broncos on Friday, but Wane was less than impressed with what he witnessed. The Warriors found themselves 10-0 down ... Read More »

Iestyn Harris happy to be a Devil


Iestyn Harris has a contract to coach Salford until the end of 2016. And, despite leading the club to its first win under his tenure at Bradford on Friday night, insists he is planning for long term success, rather than short term panaceas, although his immediate aim is to generate a winning culture. “Every coach’s ambition is to win every ... Read More »

Robins chairman Hudgell to appeal RFL fine

Hull KR chairman Neil Hudgell. ©RLPhotos

Hull Kingston Rovers Chairman Neil Hudgell is to appeal against a fine of £1,000 imposed by the RFL for his criticism of the its disciplinary process. Hudgell lambasted the RFL after Rovers prop Justin Poore was suspended for three matches for a tackle in the Robins’ 16-0 win over Bradford. He claimed that the governing body’s match review panel was ... Read More »