Thursday, October 2, 2014
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Ryan sees positives in another Wildcats loss


Wakefield second-rower Matt Ryan has expressed his frustration at yet another Super League loss against Huddersfield yesterday, but insists the Wildcats can take plenty of positives out of it. The 25-year-old former Parramatta Eels star, who has made eight appearances for Wakefield this season, believes ironing out a few issues could make them a match for any team in the ... Read More »

Moore and Dudson charged by Match Review Panel

London's Scott Moore. ©RLPhotos

Scott Moore (London Broncos) and Gil Dudson (Wigan Warriors) have both been charged by the RFL’s match review panel for incidents that took place on Easter Monday. Moore was cited for making a high tackle on Hull FC star Liam Colbon, while Dudson has been charged with a shoulder charge (secondary contact with head) on Danny Addy (Bradford Bulls). They ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls issue public apology for “woeful” display

Steve Ferres (left) and Marc Green (right). ©BradfordBulls

Bradford Bulls managing director Steve Ferres has publicly apologised to everyone involved with the club following what he described as a “woeful and embarrassing” display against Wigan yesterday. The Odsal club conceded 15 tries and over 80 points for the first time. In a statement, Ferres said: “On behalf of Bradford Bulls, I would like to apologise for what was ... Read More »

Rhinos issue apology over stadium congestion


Leeds Rhinos have released a statement apologising to fans for heavy congestion in Headingley’s North Stand yesterday for the visit of Salford Red Devils. The club share the stadium with the Yorkshire cricket team, who were also at home on the day, meaning large delays and, for some, obstructed views in the early stages of the match. The statement said: ... Read More »

Shaun Wane hails “outstanding” Wigan

Wigan coach Shaun Wane. ©RLPhotos

Wigan coach Shaun Wane heaped praise on his side after watching them run in 15 tries against Bradford and score 84 points for the second consecutive Easter Monday. The Warriors, fresh off the back of a convincing win away at St Helens on Good Friday, thrashed the troubled Bulls and, in the process, forced their way into Super League’s top ... Read More »

Brown: The score reflected the game

Saints boss Nathan Brown. ©RLPhotos

St Helens coach Nathan Brown has graciously admitted his side did not deserve anything less than a second defeat in a row when they faced Widnes yesterday. The Vikings put in a polished display to knock off their neighbours 40-26 and the top spot in Super League. “With four or five minutes to go, we were still in it, but ... Read More »

Smith not pushing Wolves panic button just yet


Warrington coach Tony Smith remains confident in his side’s chances this season despite watching the Wolves slump to their fifth loss in 10 games against Castleford yesterday. After an encouraging Good Friday victory over Widnes, Warrington looked to have finally hit form, but the Tigers inflicted a 40-6 defeat yesterday and Wire now sit eighth in the Super League table, ... Read More »

Francis Cummins: It looked like we had given in

Francis Cummins. ©RLPhotos

Bradford coach Francis Cummins criticised “a handful” of players as the Bulls’ fell to their heaviest defeat of all time against Wigan yesterday. The Odsal side, who had seven first-team players out of action, were completely outclassed at the DW Stadium, losing 84-6. A dejected Cummins said: “Wigan were miles better than us. I can look at the situation we ... Read More »

Betts hails Vikings in wake of Saints win


Widnes coach Denis Betts has piled praise on his players after the Vikings dispatched St Helens 40-26 just days after a humiliating defeat to Warrington. The former Great Britain star said: “It was a local derby on our home pitch in front of our home fans so the result is very pleasing. We came very close over the last couple ... Read More »

Match report: Wigan Warriors 84-6 Bradford Bulls


In a nutshell The Warriors ran up an 84-6 scoreline for the second successive Easter Monday, following up last year’s demolition of Hull KR at Craven Park with an equally devastating scoreline against the depleted Bradford Bulls at the DW Stadium. How it unfolded The Warriors scored 15 tries in total through Green (2), Gelling (2), O’Loughlin,  Hampshire (2),  Farrell,  Hughes, Powell, Bateman, ... Read More »