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Hull KR chairman slams RFL’s match review panel

Justin Poore has been unfairly treated. says Hull KR chairman Neil Hudgell. ©RLPhotos

Hull Kingston Rovers chairman Neil Hudgell has released a statement suggesting that the Rugby Football League’s (RFL) match review panel is not fit for purpose after being on the end of inconsistent rulings. The match review panel is responsible for charging players who are deemed to have broken the rules when the on-field punishment is deemed insufficient. Here is Hudgell’s ... Read More »

Widnes Vikings confirm fixture changes


Widnes Vikings have confirmed that the re-arranged Round 2 First Utility Super League clash with Wigan Warriors will now take place on Wednesday, 18 June. (8pm KO) The Vikings were due to travel to the DW Stadium in the second week of the season but due to the Warriors commitments in the World Club Challenge in Sydney, the Vikings had ... Read More »

Daryl Powell relishing short turnaround for London clash


Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell admits his side are not bothered about a quick turnaround in games this week, as they look to overcome their first defeat of the season against London on Thursday. The Broncos have had two days extra rest than their opponents, having played last Friday. However, Powell is not concerned with that, and claims his ... Read More »

Crabtree has unfinished business with the Giants

Huddersfield Giants star Eorl Crabtree, looking a lot like Robbie Savage. ©RLPhotos

Huddersfield prop Eorl Crabtree says he will not even consider leaving the Giants until they win a major trophy. The 31-year-old, who is set to make his 350th appearance for the club on Sunday against Warrington Wolves, is out of contract at the end of 2015. When asked if he would consider a move elsewhere at that point, he said: ... Read More »

Whitehaven and Workington set for Super League merger?


The Rugby Football League (RFL) has announced it is to review the state of the game in West Cumbria – a wide-ranging investigation that could potentially look at merging Championship clubs Workington and Whitehaven to create a side worthy of joining Super League. In a statement, the RFL said: “The review follows on from the success of Rugby League World ... Read More »

Finn wants more Championship players in Super League


New Castleford signing Liam Finn hopes his seamless transition to Super League from the Championship will encourage more clubs to recruit from the second tier. The 30-year-old, who enjoyed a short spell in Super League with Wakefield, thought he didn’t have what it took to compete in the top flight, but when former coach Daryl Powell signed him from Featherstone ... Read More »

Slow Wigan start just what Wane expected


Wigan coach Shaun Wane claims he anticipated his side’s slow start to the season – and feels it could have been much worse. The Warriors have lost two of their five Super League games this season and currently sit sixth in the table, six points off pace-setters St Helens with a game in hand. The 49-year-old told the official Wigan ... Read More »

St Helens star Kyle Amor hit with suspension


St Helens have been hit with the news that another of their top stars has been ruled out of this weekend’s clash against Leeds Rhinos. With the likes of Luke Walsh and Alex Walmsley already missing, the Saints will be without another towering forward in the shape of Kyle Amor, who has been banned for one match following last Sunday’s ... Read More »

Hull FC: Captain Ellis banned for two games


Hull FC will be without captain Gareth Ellis for their Tetley’s Challenge Cup fourth-round tie against Salford Red Devils after he was given a two-match ban. The former England forward submitted an early-guilty plea to making a dangerous shoulder charge during his side’s 7-0 home First Utility Super League defeat by Widnes Vikings on Sunday. It means the 32-year-old will ... Read More »

Jake Webster picks up fresh injury, out ‘a few weeks’

Jake Webster has represented New Zealand at international level. ©RLphotos

Castleford star-centre Jake Webster has been sidelines for ‘a few weeks’ after tearing his groin in the Tigers’ first loss of the season against Salford on Sunday. The former New Zealand international, 30, was playing his first Super League game of the season after 12 months out with a knee injury. Coach Daryl Powell said: “Jake will be out for ... Read More »