Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Tim Smith: I feel like a little kid at school again


On-loan Wakefield half-back Tim Smith has likened his return to the Wildcats to a young child going to school. The Australian has rejoined his old club on a season-long loan after failing to impress at Salford Red Devils. In the following video, he admits he wasn’t playing his best at Salford but insists he was putting maximum effort into every ... Read More »

Blake Green agrees Melbourne Storm switch


Outgoing Wigan Warriors stand-off Blake Green has announced he is to join 2012 NRL Premiers Melbourne Storm at the end of the season. The 27-year-old revealed in an honest interview with League Express recently that a move back to Australia was always his plan, and he has penned a two-year deal with the Storm to play alongside the likes of ... Read More »

Daryl Powell proud of resilient players


Castleford coach Daryl Powell has added his voice to the growing campaign against video referees after claiming it cost his side a more comfortable win against Wigan in the Challenge Cup. In Saturday’s clash, which the Tigers won 4-16, Luke Dorn had a 28th-minute try ruled out for obstruction, which was extremely questionable. “The same video referee seems to be ... Read More »

Bulls youngster Bates signs new contract


Bradford Bulls’ utility forward Sam Bates, 18, has signed a new two-year contract with the club and will begin full-time training with the first-team squad later this month. Halifax-born Bates, a star of the club’s under-19s squad, has played two first-team games and aims to break into the squad on a permanent basis. “I am over the moon to be ... Read More »

Hardaker not to appeal against suspension


Leeds Rhinos star Zak Hardaker will not appeal against the five-match suspension imposed on him by the RFL on Tuesday for using homophobic language in the Rhinos’ recent clash with Warrington Wolves. Following his RFL hearing Hardaker issued a statement through his club that suggested he would accept the RFL’s decision. “Firstly, I would like to once again say sorry for ... Read More »

Kevin Locke to join Salford immediately


New Zealand star Kevin Locke will join up with new club Salford Red Devils early, after he managed to secure a release from New Zealand Warriors earlier than expected. Marwan Koukash used Twitter to tell fans that Locke is going to be arriving sooner than the initial agreement – after he signed up for the start of the 2015 season. ... Read More »

Agar appointed at Warrington


Former Wakefield Trinity Wildcats coach Richard Agar has been appointed as the first-team coach at Warrington Wolves under the terms of a two-year contract. And head coach Tony Smith has also signed a new contract that will keep him at the Halliwell Jones Stadium until the end of the 2016 season, effectively ending speculation that he would return to Australia ... Read More »

Michael Shenton: England recall was always a goal


Castleford Tigers centre Michael Shenton has expressed his delight at being named in Steve McNamara’s England train-on squad and says it has always been a goal to get another chance at international level. The 27-year-old is one of three Tigers players to have made McNamara’s side and is tipped by many to start alongside Kallum Watkins in this autumn’s Four ... Read More »

Betts happy to have avoided Leeds and Warrington


This is an excerpt from a story published in this week’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a digital version to your computer or smartphone. Widnes Vikings coach Denis Betts admits that his club has probably got the ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls: Jay Pitts picks up one-match ban

Jay Pitts. ©RLPhotos

Bradford loanee Jay Pitts has been ruled out of Sunday’s crucial match with Salford Red Devils after being given a one-match suspension for a dangerous tackle on Warrington’s Anthony England last week. The Hull FC forward submitted an early guilty plea for the Grade B charge. Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League ... Read More »