Friday, August 1, 2014
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Full refunds offered for Wigan V Workington tickets


A full refund is being offered for any supporters who pre-purchased tickets for last Sunday’s postponed match between Workington and Wigan, which was supposed to be for Paul Prescott’s testimonial. Fans are asked to return tickets to the DW Stadium Ticket Office in person or by post where a refund will be issued. In a statement, Wigan said: “The club ... Read More »

Luke Walsh to make Saints debut against Wigan


Exciting new St Helens signing Luke Walsh will make his debut against Wigan in James Roby’s testimonial on Friday night. The scrum-half is one of four players who missed the Batley game last week to be picked in Nathan Brown’s squad for the game – Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Sia Soliola and Adam Swift will all run out. Read More »

Warrington Wolves name joint captains

Ben Westwood. ©RLPhotos

Ben Westwood and Michael Monaghan have been named joint club captains by Warrington for the 2014 season. England back-rower Westwood, 32, and Australian hooker Monaghan, 33, share the role Adrian Morley left behind when he moved to Salford. “Both are very highly respected players within our group,” said Wolves coach Tony Smith. “They both bring something a little different to ... Read More »

Jamie Peacock to retire at end of 2015


Leeds Rhinos legend Jamie Peacock has signed a contract extension that will see him hang his boots up at the end of 2015. The 36-year-old signed a similar deal in March of 2012, hinting he would call time on his career at the end of 2014, but a superb 2013 saw him think again. He will be just weeks from ... Read More »

Rovers fans thankful for cash injection

Hull KR's home, Craven Park, has been renamed for the start of the new season. ©HullKR

You could have excused Hull Kingston Rovers fans of being against renaming their ground the ‘KC Lighstream stadium’. Indeed, the Craven Park moniker has been used since 1922, and it holds a lot of heritage and memories, even if they have only been in their current stadium since 1989. Not only that, the fact bitter rivals Hull FC play in ... Read More »

Wigan v Workington postponed due to downpours

Wigan fans. ©RLphotos

Wigan have released a statement detailing the reasons why their pre-season friendly with Workington has been called off. They said: “Following heavy rain in Cumbria throughout Sunday morning after a lunch time pitch inspection Wigan Warriors pre-season fixture with Workington Town for Paul Prescott’s Testimonial has unfortunately been forced to be called off. “There was standing water on the Derwent ... Read More »

Raleigh testimonial match cancelled due to rain

Unfortunately, the Giants will not be taking on Wakefield today. ©

Another one bites the dust. Unfortunately, the blanket of heavy rain currently over the United Kingdom has caused another match to be called off. This time it’s Wakefield against Huddersfield – Andy Raleigh’s testimonial match. The Giants said in a statement: “This afternoon’s trial game against Wakefield Wildcats at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium has been called off due to a ... Read More »

Castleford V Featherstone called off


Another of this afternoon’s pre-season friendlies – the derby between Castleford and Featherstone has been called off due to inclement weather. In a statement, the Tigers said: “Castleford Tigers can confirm that following an inspection, unfortunately todays’ match at Featherstone Rovers has been postponed. “Despite initial hopes that the match would go ahead, officials announced on Sunday morning that the ... Read More »

Special edition programme at today’s Hull derby

Gareth Ellis. ©RLPhotos

A special edition match-day supplement called The Derby will be on sale to supporters attending today’s clash between Hull FC and Hull KR. The one-off special issue takes a close look at one of the biggest rivalries in sport as well as offering all the latest news and interviews from the Black and Whites camp. It has 68 pages of ... Read More »

Two KC stadiums in Hull as Rovers announce new sponsor

Hull KR's home, Craven Park, has been renamed for the start of the new season. ©HullKR

Hull Kingston Rovers ground Craven Park has been renamed the KC Lightstream Stadium following a new sponsorship agreement. For at least the next five years, and starting at the Robins’ first home game against Leeds on February 16, the historic ground will carry the branding of KC’s new broadband internet service. Cross-city rivals Hull FC’s stadium is also sponsored by ... Read More »