Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Rugby League News

Super League

Larne Patrick could return in 10 weeks

Larne Patrick. ©RLPhotos

Huddersfield Giants utility forward Larne Patrick says he could return from injury two weeks earlier than first anticipated. The 25-year-old Wales international suffered a dislocated kneecap and damaged his MCL (medial collateral ligament) in the Giants’ Super League curtain-raiser against Wigan a fortnight ago. His diagnosis was three months on the sidelines, but he is hopeful of returning to action ... Read More »

Rhinos most cohesive Super League side, say stats


Statistics that rank rugby sides of both codes based on their compatibility and longevity have been released – and only one Super League team is in the top 30. The ‘Team Unity Rating’ was devised by a company called Gainline and, in their words, ‘attempts to quantify the degree of unity and cohesion within that team’. It is not a ... Read More »

Kallum Watkins enjoying playing next to Briscoe

Kallum Watkins

Leeds centre Kallum Watkins admitted he’s enjoying playing with new wing partner Tom Briscoe after the former Hull FC man bagged a hat-trick on his competitive Rhinos debut. Watkins was at the heart of all Briscoe’s tries, and the England international believes Briscoe’s presence means the Rhinos have excellent competition for places. “He [Tom Briscoe] is a nice bloke and ... Read More »

Langley offers no Robins excuses

Hull KR struggle to contain Leeds Rhinos

Jamie Langley admits that it will take a bit of time for the Robins’ new-look squad to settle down but refuses to use that as an excuse for the opening day defeat against Leeds last weekend. “I think we had eight people on debut against Leeds last weekend and things will take time to gel,” he said. “But that’s no ... Read More »

Wigan announce World Club Challenge squad


Wigan Warriors Head Coach Shaun Wane has named his 19 man squad for Saturday’s World Club Challenge against the Sydney Roosters at the Allianz Stadium. The game has an 8pm KO (local time), 9am (UK). Wigan have had a full squad to choose from with the exception of Sam Powell, who misses out after picking up an ankle injury in ... Read More »

Salford to take on Sale in cross-code challenge


Salford Red Devils are to take part in a cross-code challenge match against Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium, the home ground of both teams, on 26th August. The match which aims to raise funds for two charitable organisations, The Prince’s Trust and Maggie’s, will be played with one half under rugby union rules and one half under Rugby ... Read More »

Paul Clough joins Vikings

Paul Clough

Widnes Vikings have signed Paul Clough from St Helens on a season long loan. The prop forward makes the move immediately to link up with Denis Betts’ squad ahead of the Vikings’ next Super League clash with Huddersfield Giants on Friday, 28 February. The 26-year-old has appeared 189 times for Saints since making his debut against Hull FC in 2005, ... Read More »

Mullalley agrees Bulls loan move

Anthony Mullally

Bradford Bulls have signed 22 year old Ireland international Anthony Mullally on a one-month loan deal from Huddersfield Giants. The Lancashire-born forward is in contention for Thursday night’s trip to Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. The former Widnes talent, who impressed while on World Cup duty for Mark Aston’s Ireland last year, is hoping to make a big impact at The Provident ... Read More »

Wigan injury blow ahead of World Club Challenge


Wigan half back or hooker Sam Powell has been ruled out of Saturday’s World Club Challenge after sustaining an ankle injury in training. An initial diagnosis has ruled him out of the game with Sydney Roosters whilst the full extent of the injury will be investigated by Wigan’s specialists on their return to the UK next week. Powell, who developed ... Read More »

Scoreboard: This week’s Rugby League results


In-depth, detailed reports of all these matches can be found in tomorrow’s League Express newspaper, available online at midnight tonight, and in all good newsagents tomorrow morning. Super League XIX Round One Warrington Wolves 8-38 St Helens (Thursday) Hull FC 36-34 Catalan Dragons (Friday) Hull Kingston Rovers 6-34 Leeds Rhinos Salford Red Devils 18-14 Wakefield T Wildcats Bradford Bulls 18-36 ... Read More »