Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Daryl Powell hoping Championship experience will aid Tigers


Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell hopes that his experience from the Championship will stand his side in good stead, as they open their Challenge Cup campaign at Batley on Sunday. Powell masterminded a famous upset over the Tigers whilst he was coach of Featherstone, but he admits it will be a real challenge on the infamous Batley slope this ... Read More »

Jake Mullaney: Salford inconsistency is baffling

Salford full-back Jake Mullaney. ©RLPhotos

Salford full-back Jake Mullaney has admitted he doesn’t know why the Red Devils have been so inconsistent this season, after his side fell to Hull FC 30-8 on Friday night. Salford were well beaten by the Black and Whites at the KC Stadium and struggled to trouble the committed Hull FC defence. It was the Red Devils’ fourth loss of ... Read More »

Wildcats medic: RFL should introduce a ‘head bin’

Wakefield Wildcats doctor John Lynagh. ©RLPhotos

Wakefield Wildcats doctor John Lynagh has called for a change in the RFL’s rules on head injuries, so that clubs do not lose an interchange when a player is taken off the field to be assessed. The RFL introduced new measures regarding serious head injuries last month, as the worldwide scrutiny on the long-term impact of concussions and head knocks ... Read More »

Kevin Larroyer aiming for consistency at the Robins

Kevin Larroyer in his Catalan Dragons days. ©RLPhotos

The move to a new club can be a demanding one for any player, but for Kevin Larroyer it’s been a challenge in more ways than one. The 24-year-old French international has been brought in by Hull KR on a season-long loan deal from the Catalans Dragons. Playing in the back-row, Larroyer has been ever-present for the Robins in 2014 ... Read More »

Hull’s Jamie Shaul relishing Brett Hodgson tutelage

Hull FC full-back Jamie Shaul. ©RLPhotos

Jamie Shaul says the experience of being under the tutelage of one of Rugby League’s all-time greatest fullbacks is invaluable for his progression at Hull FC. Since retiring from playing last season, former Warrington star Brett Hodgson has expressed a desire for a new career in coaching after gaining his badges in Australia towards the end of his playing days. ... Read More »

Channing: Don’t turn your back on London Broncos


Castleford Tigers centre Michael Channing insists that Rugby League cannot turn its back on London, after their difficult start to the season continued with another defeat last Thursday. The Broncos have now lost their first seven games of the season, the most recent a 54-6 drubbing at the hands of the Tigers in front of the TV cameras. Channing, himself a ... Read More »

Smith: Winning Cup will be harder but we’re keen


Wigan Warriors scrum half Matty Smith claims winning another Challenge Cup will be harder given the weight of expectation that comes from being reigning champions. The 26-year-old said: “I suppose the challenge is harder, because everyone is going to want to beat us as holders. But there is always pressure on Wigan, and there’s a certain expectation, it’s obviously one ... Read More »

Alex Walmsley: A frustrating few weeks on the sidelines

Alex Walmsley

Exciting young St Helens prop Alex Walmsley has written his third column for the Total Rugby League website and it’s ready for you to read right now. Click here to find out about a fortnight marred by injury and hear his praise for some of Saints’ senior players. Walmsley also discusses his unusual route to Super League, claiming he wouldn’t ... Read More »

A frustrating few weeks on the sidelines


It has been a difficult couple of weeks for me, having picked up a groin injury against the Catalan Dragons in round five. I find not being able to train with the team incredibly frustrating and it’s quite lonely when you’re coming back from injury as you have to do all the little things to try get back to fitness. ... Read More »

Jamie Jones-Buchanan out for three months

Jamie Jones-Buchanan. ©RLPhotos

Leeds Rhinos second-rower Jamie Jones-Buchanan is expected to spend three months on the sidelines after tearing his bicep against St Helens last Friday. The England international, and Rugby League World journalist, injured his arm in the 15th minute of the table-topping clash but was only taken off at half-time. It’s the latest in a long line of injury woes for ... Read More »