Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Super League 2014 preview: Wigan Warriors


Tim Butcher talks to Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane about his team’s defence of their title in 2014… It is going to be a busy start to the year for Shaun Wane and his coaching staff. And in some ways it will be a journey into the unknown. For the first time in the history of the game, Wane will ... Read More »

Bobbie Goulding to help out Featherstone Rovers

The former GB scrum-half is set to help out the West Yorkshire club. ©RLphotos

Featherstone Rovers have enlisted the services of former Great Britain scrum-half Bobbie Goulding as a kicking coach. Rovers boss John Bastian has confirmed that the former coach of the French national team will spend time with Rovers’ playmakers every other week. The move came after Goulding last week spent time talking to the Featherstone squad about his personal battle with ... Read More »

Jake Webster could be back for start of Super League

Jake Webster has represented New Zealand at international level. ©RLphotos

Castleford Tigers centre Jake Webster’s injury woes could be behind him after surgery on Tuesday gave him an outside chance of making it back for the start of Super League. The former New Zealand international has long suffered with a cruciate ligament injury. He played only seven times for Castleford after joining last season, scoring four tries. “He had an ... Read More »

Ryan Bailey wants to end career at Leeds Rhinos

Rhinos prop Ryan Bailey, now in his 13th season at Leeds. ©RLphotos

Leeds Rhinos star Ryan Bailey is one of the quiet men of Rugby League, and he is little understood by many supporters of the game. Bailey, a one-club man who made his Leeds debut against Wakefield in June 2002, is adept at disrupting the opposition, with his tactics often causing consternation among opposition supporters. But now he has been granted ... Read More »

Talking Rugby League: Let Super League 2014 commence


The Super League clubs will hold meetings on 14 January about the governance of their competition, and on 24 January on the structure of the league competitions. At the first meeting I dare say they will discuss how Super League should operate, and what is the best management structure to support it. If the RFL can reach agreement with the ... Read More »

Morgan Escaré signs three-year Dragons deal

15 tries in 17 games in his debut year was enough for French full-back Morgan Escare to secure a three-year extension to his Catalan Dragons contract. ©RLPhotos

Exciting French full-back Morgan Escaré has signed a three-year extension to his Catalan Dragons contract. The 22-year-old was voted 2013 rookie of the year at the Super League outfit and was one of the World Cup’s shining lights. He scored 15 tries in 17 games in his debut season. “I’m really happy to sign this new contract. It’s great to ... Read More »

Danny Tickle wants derby debut

New Vikings signing Danny Tickle wants to kick-start his Widnes career against Warrington in the festive derby. ©RLphotos

New Widnes Vikings signing Danny Tickle is hoping he can debut for his new club in the festive derby against old rivals Warrington Wolves. The two sides go head to head at Widnes’ Select Security Stadium on Sunday, December 29, and Tickle wants the chance to put all his hard work in pre-season to good use. “I would like to ... Read More »

Off the field interview: Paul McShane

Paul McShane is a respected young hooker who has just signed for Wakefield from Leeds. ©RLPhotos

In a continuation of a new series, Wakefield hooker Paul McShane tells Joe Whitley about his life off the field, including a pair of lucky swimming trunks and a fear of spiders JW: What is your favourite food? PM: When I was at Leeds, me and Brett Delaney used to go for a meal every Thursday before a game. It ... Read More »

Matt Diskin retains Bulls captaincy for 2014


Bradford Bulls hooker Matt Diskin has been named captain for the 2014 Super League campaign. The 31-year-old former Rhinos star skippered the West Yorkshire outfit alongside Heath L’Estrange last year. “I am extremely proud to be continuing as captain,” said Diskin. “It is great to be the leader of a group of people who are very grounded and humble in ... Read More »

Catalan Dragons sign Sydney winger


Catalan Dragons have signed Sydney Roosters winger Michael Oldfield on a two-year deal. The 23-year-old Tongan international was tipped for greatness in 2010 when he played 24 times for Manly Sea Eagles, scoring 14 tries. A move to the Roosters, however, made it harder to get first team rugby and last season he made only one appearance, albeit a scoring ... Read More »