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Luke George back in contention for Bulls this weekend

Luke George. ©JoeWhitley

Bradford winger Luke George is set for a return to the Bulls match-day squad this weekend, after spending a week on the sidelines with a head injury. George sustained the blow during Bradford’s 25-12 victory over London two weeks ago – subsequently missing the defeat against Hull FC last Friday. However, he confirmed at the club’s Tong training ground that ... Read More »

Gallery: Red Devils stars at the Salford Lads Club

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Check out this photoshoot we commissioned for issue 396 of Rugby League World magazine, which is available online worldwide from Thursday 13th March and in shops Friday. In a special feature, we took a very local look at Salford’s high profile revival, by taking four of their new-look squad down to one of the city’s iconic venues, the Salford Lads ... Read More »

Westerman loving life under Radford

Liam Watts

Hull FC back-rower Joe Westerman claims he is enjoying his rugby more than at any other stage in his career. The 24-year-old has been described by black and whites coach Lee Radford as his side’s best player so far in 2014 and Westerman says he is enjoying having increased responsibility. “I’m really enjoying it,” he told the Hull FC website. ... Read More »

‘It’s a breath of fresh air being back in Hull’

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Hull KR winger Ben Cockayne, 30, has joined the Total Rugby League team as a columnist. Check back every Wednesday to read his thoughts on the game’s hot topics… It feels like a breath of fresh air being back in east Hull. There’s been a hell of a lot of changes since I was last at Hull KR, I can ... Read More »

Costigan returns for Robins, Gardner should start

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Papua New Guinea forward Neville Costigan is set to return to the Hull KR squad for their trip to Wigan this Friday, but Craig Hall is certain to miss out, while Rhys Lovegrove and Graeme Horne are doubtful. Costigan missed last week’s trip to Saints with illness, while Hall suffered a suspected ruptured testicle, which he was later cleared of. ... Read More »

Wigan’s McIlorum banned for three matches

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Wigan Warriors player Michael McIlorum has been suspended for three matches after an RFL Disciplinary Tribunal found him guilty of committing a Grade C reckless high tackle in a Super League fixture against Castleford Tigers on Sunday March 9. McIlorum, who pleaded not guilty to the offence, was deemed to have executed the reckless high tackle on Kirk Dixon of ... Read More »

Richard Agar: Get used to loan deals

Richard Agar. ©RLphotos

Wakefield coach Richard Agar believes the current trend of Super League players going out on loan will only grow. There are currently 18 top-tier players involved in loan deals and Agar believes it is the most effective way of giving fringe players vital first-team experience. “Sometimes players can look at it from a slightly negative angle that they are being ... Read More »

Nathan Brown: Saints can’t show mercy on Friday

“We have invested in a lot in British talent. I would like to think that we are on the cusp of another little dynasty.”

St Helens coach Nathan Brown has warned his side not to have mercy on Catalan Dragons, who they face this Friday. The French outfit are winless in 2014 thanks to a large injury list and several players out suspended. Brown said he doesn’t want his side, who in contrast are unbeaten this year, to take their foot off the gas. ... Read More »

Koukash uses Twitter to question RFL fine

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLphotos

Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash has slammed the Rugby Football League (RFL) after the governing body handed him a £1,000 fine for misconduct. Koukash has been a thorn in the RFL’s side since taking over at Salford, campaigning for a relaxation of the salary cap and aiming to give Super League clubs total control over the structure of ... Read More »

Marwan Koukash fined for misconduct

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLPhotos

Salford Red Devils chairman Dr Marwan Koukash has been fined £1,000 for misconduct following comments made on the social media website Twitter and for using foul and/or abusive language at a public event on February 4. Dr Koukash was found to be in breach of RFL Operational Rule D1.8 (c) (Improper Conduct) by engaging in conduct which is prejudicial to ... Read More »