Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Is ‘jeopardy’ a dead duck?

Gen-14

The RFL’s reorganisation of the league structures was intended to bring ‘jeopardy’ into more matches, whereby promotion and relegation is supposed to make more matches ‘meaningful’. The idea came from a report commissioned from KPMG. Last week we saw the first indication of the fans’ reaction. Wakefield and Bradford were playing each other in what, even at this stage, could ... Read More »

RFL hand out suspensions for weekend offenders

Wigan's Eddy Pettybourne was given a one-match ban after entering an early guilty plea. ©RLPhotos

The RFL’s disciplinary board has handed out punishments for offences that took place last weekend. Catalan Dragons player Julian Bousquet has been suspended for four matches after he was found guilty of a Grade D dangerous tackle in a Super League fixture against Castleford Tigers on Sunday February 23. Bousquet, who pleaded guilty to the offence, was deemed to have ... Read More »

Catalan Dragons hit with injuries and suspension

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Catalan Dragons playmaker Scott Dureau has been ruled out for four months after rupturing a tendon in his bicep during Sunday’s defeat to Castleford. The Australian, 27, who won the 2012 Albert Goldthorpe medal, undergoes surgery in France today. Young winger Damien Cardace also picked up a knock against the Tigers and will miss at least one match with an ... Read More »

Bulls takeover bid derailed by points deduction

Bradford-Bulls

Bradford Bulls chairman Mark Moore has announced the new board’s takeover bid has been withdrawn following the club’s six point deduction today. Last week, administrators accepted an offer from Bradford Bulls 2014, who took initial control of the club after its former holding company, OK Bulls Ltd, entered administration. However, Moore said the bid was no longer a viable option ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls handed six-point penalty

Cummins and staff

Bradford Bulls have been deducted six points as punishment for entering administration last month. The RFL said their decision ‘follows a full assessment of the circumstances surrounding the club’s administration, which followed a similar insolvency event by Bradford Bulls in June 2012′. The points will be deducted immediately, leaving the West Yorkshire outfit bottom of Super League on -4 for ... Read More »

The sin bin: Six Super League stars charged

London's Scott Moore. ©RLPhotos

Six Super League players were charged after incidents involving them were shown to the RFL’s match review panel. Five incidents took place in round two of Super League, while the sixth was in Saturday’s World Club Challenge, which was won by Sydney Roosters. London Broncos hooker Scott Moore has been charged with Grade D dangerous contact on Darrell Griffin of ... Read More »

Time to unlock the World Club Challenge potential

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League Express Upfront Editorial, Monday 24th Feb 2014. Unlike the retailer John Lewis, we know that many of Rugby League’s wares are often undersold. Such was the case with Saturday’s World Club Challenge in Sydney, which drew a crowd of over 30,000 despite a low key build up. Indeed it was difficult to find out at this time last week ... Read More »

Richard Moore: Jarrod Sammut is a great capture

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Wakefield prop Richard Moore has paid tribute to the club’s new signing Jarrod Sammut, who joined the Wildcats from Bradford Bulls last week. The 33-year-old, who is yet to make his second Wakefield Super League debut because of a hamstring injury, said it may take time but Sammut could become a vital part of their squad. “I think Jarrod is ... Read More »

Match report: Castleford Tigers 32-6 Catalan Dragons

Oliver Holmes crashes into Ben Pomeroy.  ©RLPhotos

In a nutshell Castleford Tigers convincingly brushed aside Catalan Dragons to maintain their perfect record in 2014 and go to the top of Super League. The story of the game First half Justin Carney crosses first in 8th minute after gathering a high Sneyd kick that floated in the wind; Dixon misses conversion; Cas apply pressure and nearly score but ... Read More »

Match report: Huddersfield Giants 24-24 Hull KR

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In a nutshell Hull KR scored 18 unanswered points in the second half to salvage a point away at Huddersfield. The story of the game First half Danny Brough scores the first try of the afternoon after supporting a Jermaine McGillvary break and selling a dummy; Robinson adds another four-pointer three minutes later, a Brough conversion making the score 10-0; ... Read More »