Monday, December 22, 2014
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Giants hold on to beat Robins

Huddersfield Giants secured their ninth win in ten games at the KC Lightstream Stadium tonight, holding on to beat Hull Kingston Rovers 22-26 in a thrilling match in front of 8,953 spectators. The game was finely balanced, 16-16 at half-time, but the Giants pulled away to a ten-point lead in the second half before the Robins rallied and closed the ... Read More »

Opinion: Time for Super League to introduce Heritage Round

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These are interesting days for British Rugby League. After the booming success of the 2013 World Cup, the game has been plunged back into the darkness somewhat, with attendances lagging, video referee madness and a controversial league re-structure on the horizon. Clearly, the game is desperate to get the fans back on side more than ever before. Super League fans ... Read More »

Carvell in line to make Castleford Tigers debut

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New Castleford Tigers signing Garreth Carvell is set to make his debut for the club this Saturday, after Daryl Powell named his 19-man squad to face Salford Red Devils. Carvell signed on loan from Hull FC last week, but missed out on selection for the trip to St Helens. However, Powell has given him the nod in the squad. There ... Read More »

Bulls take points appeal to High Court

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BRADFORD BULLS officials have today confirmed their intention to challenge the points deduction imposed by the Rugby Football League (RFL), in the High Court. The six-point deduction suffered earlier this year, as a result of the club entering administration, was recently upheld by a Sporting Sanctions Appeal Panel. The panel ruled the Bulls had not met the necessary threshold to ... Read More »

Don’t write JJB off, says Leeds Rhinos coach

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Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott has hit back at suggestions Jamie Jones-Buchanan could be nearing the end of his career, after his latest injury setback ruled him out of this weekend’s visit of Catalan Dragons. The 32-year-old only returned from a 12-game layoff during last weekend’s win over Widnes, but picked up another injury, meaning he is set for ... Read More »

Match preview: Hull KR v Huddersfield Giants

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A record crowd is expected at the KC Lightstream Stadium this evening, as Hull Kingston Rovers look to keep up the pace with the top eight by beating in-form Huddersfield Giants. The Robins crushed relegation-threatened Bradford at Odsal last Friday to stay in touch with eighth-placed Widnes, and they have named an unchanged 19-man squad for the clash. Forward Jamie ... Read More »

Wigan Warriors could give more debuts out on Friday

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The production line at Wigan Warriors is set to churn out yet more debutants for the club against St Helens on Friday, with injuries and suspensions taking their toll on Shaun Wane’s squad. With Blake Green and Ryan Hampshire two half-backs already ruled out through injury, youngster Sam Powell may not be fit to make the clash, due to a ... Read More »

Rankin to miss two Hull FC games

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Hull FC half-back Jordan Rankin will miss the club’s next two fixtures, as he flies home to Australia for compassionate reasons. Rankin will definitely be ruled out of Sunday’s trip to Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, and is also a likely absentee when the Black and Whites face Warrington less than a week later. The Australian has played in all but one ... Read More »

London Broncos sign Liam Foran

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London Broncos have signed stand-off Liam Foran from Parramatta Eels on a two-year deal. It’s pleasing and refreshing that this calibre of player want to play for the London Broncos and we’re all excited to see Liam at the club next season The New Zealand-born 26-year-old will link up with the Broncos for pre-season training at the end of 2014. ... Read More »

Salford Red Devils sign Josh Griffin

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Salford Red Devils have strengthened their squad even further, as they have signed Batley Bulldogs’ Josh Griffin. As is usually the case these days, owner Marwan Koukash took to Twitter to announce the signing of Griffin, saying: “Very pleased that Josh Griffin have signed to join his older Brother Darrell to play for us.” He becomes the second Batley player ... Read More »