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The May 2014 issue of Rugby League World Magazine is available to download now. Get the app from Apple Newsstand or GooglePlay, or click here to read it online now at Pocketmags.com. Print edition in shops from Friday 11th April. Get it delivered from the TotalRL.com Shop. What’s inside: Few players in Super League have had the spotlight cast as ... Read More »

Brett Ferres apologises for ‘spear’ tackle

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Huddersfield Giants forward Brett Ferres has issued a public apology regarding the ‘spear’ tackle that saw him sent off – and subsequently banned for five games – following the tackle on St Helens’ Jonny Lomax. With the Giants in front 16-8 with just 15 minutes left, Ferres saw red for the controversial tackle on the St Helens full-back. The Giants ... Read More »

Daryl Powell ready for “massive” St Helens test

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Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell is ready for what he describes as a “massive” test for his side this Friday, as they lock horns with St Helens live on Sky Sports. The Tigers and the Saints have been two of the early pacesetters in Super League 2014, and it promises to be a mouthwatering clash at what will be ... Read More »

Brett Kearney ready to be Bradford’s renaissance man

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Bradford Bulls full-back Brett Kearney is ready to help hoist the club up the Super League ladder, after admitting he was a slow started for the Bulls in 2014. Kearney didn’t feature in any of the club’s pre-season clashes, thus leaving him short of match fitness going into this pivotal campaign. However, he revealed that a friendly “kick up the ... Read More »

Could Sean O’Loughlin be a future Wigan coach?

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Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane has revealed that captain Sean O’Loughlin is being moulded in a future head coach at the club. With speculation still feverous over Wane’s link with the vacant New Zealand Warriors job, Wane has claimed that O’Loughlin has all the tools to be the boss one day, as Wigan look to prepare for the future in ... Read More »

Why I appointed Iestyn Harris – Koukash reveals all

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Dr Marwan Koukash today introduced his new coach Iestyn Harris to the assembled media at the AJ Bell Stadium, the Red Devils’ home ground. He explained in the media conference why he had decided to appoint Harris to replace his former coach Brian Noble, with Noble offered the new post as Director of Football. These are the words that he used. ... Read More »

Alex Walmsley: I agreed with Phil Bentham

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In his latest TotalRL column, St Helens prop forward Alex Walmsley discusses the controversy surrounding Sunday’s Challenge Cup clash between Saints and Huddersfield Giants, which was decided by a Luke Walsh drop-goal just seconds after Danny Brough had a one-pointer ruled out. Elsewhere in the article, Walmsley mentions Brett Ferres’ spear tackle, says he’s still sore from the Giants game, ... Read More »

‘From my point of view it sailed to the left’

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I think there’s only one way I can start this column, and that’s by saying I agreed with Phil Bentham’s decision to disallow Danny Brough’s drop-goal on Sunday. I’m not just saying that – from my point of view on the field I genuinely thought it sailed to the left. It’s a tricky one, and it’s going to split opinion, ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos have injury doubts for Wakefield clash

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Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott has suggested he may make several changes to his team for this Friday’s clash with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. After triumphing against the Wildcats in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup last weekend, McDermott revealed at his pre-match press conference that there could be some changes, as a couple of his key players have doubts hanging over ... Read More »

Warrington without several stars for Hull KR rematch

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Warrington Wolves head coach Tony Smith will be forced into a number of changes for this weekend’s clash with Hull Kingston Rovers, after injuries forced his hand in his squad selection. Ben Westwood is definitely out, as he picked up a calf injury during the Tetley’s Challenge Cup victory over the Robins last time out. Young prop Ben Evans is ... Read More »