Manfredi injury nightmare almost over, reveals Shaun Wane

Wigan winger Dom Manfredi’s ten-month injury nightmare is coming to an end, Warriors coach Shaun Wane has revealed. The 23-year-old has not played since suffering a serious knee injury during Wigan’s game against Castleford last August, with it initially feared he would miss a whole season due to the severity of the problem. However, Wane told reporters at his pre-match…

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Four potential destinations for Willie Tonga following Leigh release

Willie Tonga’s time at Leigh Centurions came to an end on Wednesday when the club announced he had been released from his contract. The former Catalans centre is now a free agent – but a player of his quality surely won’t be on the open market for too long. With that in mind, we’ve thrown together four potential destinations for…

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Centurions and Eagles scrap dual-reg

Leigh Centurions and Sheffield Eagles have mutually agreed to terminate their dual-registration, as the former have suffered numerous injury problems in recent weeks. The club have recently loaned Nick Rawsthorne from Hull FC on a one-month deal, with options becoming increasingly thin ahead of the business end of the season. Those circumstances paved the way for a termination of  the dual-registration…

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Barba unaware of suspension situation

St Helens’ star signing Ben Barba has arrived in the country, but is unaware of the situation regarding his twelve-week suspension which the club have subsequently appealed. The suspension was imposed by the NRL in the close season after last season’s Grand Final, when Barba, who was then a player with the Premiership winning Cronulla Sharks, tested positive for cocaine.…

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Carvell praises Red Devils spirit

Salford Red Devils player welfare manager Garreth Carvell has said that the club’s experience in last year’s Million Pound game has seen them develop a mental toughness that has sparked this season’s turnaround in form. Last October the Red Devils needed a golden point extra time drop goal to secure their Super League survival. But ever since they have been…

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Leigh name 19-man squad for Widnes clash

Leigh Centurions have named loanee Nick Rawsthorne in their 19 man squad to face Widnes on Thursday night. Rawsthorne goes straight into the squad following his arrival from Hull FC on a month-long deal. The 21 year-old is one of four changes made to the squad that beat Wigan 50-34 last time out. Joining Rawsthorne in to the 19 is…

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Centurions snap up Evans

Leigh Centurions have confirmed the signing of Rhys Evans from Warrington Wolves for the 2018 season, as reported in League Express. The 24-year-old has penned a three-year contract, running until the end of the 2020 season, and will link up with his new teammates ahead of pre-season. Currently sidelined with a season-ending injury, the Wales international joined Warrington Wolves in…

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