Friday, September 19, 2014
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Saints make several changes for Wakefield clash


Table toppers St Helens have named their 19-man squad to face Wakefield this weekend, with back rower Mark Flanagan recalled to the side. The club are set to hand a debut to Matty Dawson, as they prepare to make a raft of changes this weekend – they are without the likes of Luke Walsh, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook and Alex Walmsley. However, ... Read More »

Hull KR name squad for Bulls clash

Hull KR boss Craig Sandercock. ©RLPhotos

Hull KR boss Craig Sandercock has named his 19-man squad for the vital bottom of the table clash with Bradford on Sunday, with former Bull Jamie Langley included. It will be the first time Langley will face the club with which he spent 12 years – winning every domestic honour available. However, he is a Robin in 2014, and will ... Read More »

Castleford make one change for Salford clash


Daryl Powell has made just one change to his 19-man squad to face Salford Red Devils this Sunday, as they look to make it six wins out of six. The solitary change is an enforced one, as the suspended Jordan Tansey is replaced by Luke Dorn, as the Tigers head to Salford in good spirits. Whilst Powell was disappointed to ... Read More »

Rangi Chase returns to Salford squad


Rangi Chase is in line to end his injury exile against former club Castleford this weekend, after he was included in Brian Noble’s 19-man squad to face the Tigers. Chase has been out since picking up a leg injury in Round One, and has missed the last four games, with youngster Theo Fages stepping up instead. However, Chase looks set ... Read More »

Bradford welcome back key trio for Hull KR trip

Cummins and staff

Bradford Bulls head coach Francis Cummins has confirmed three of his absent stars will make their comeback against Hull Kingston Rovers this weekend. Chief amongst them is centre Matty Blythe, who is yet to feature for the club in 2014 after suffering a hand injury during pre-season training. He will provide much needed strike power for the Bulls, with Cummins ... Read More »

Wildcats can keep improving, says Richard Agar

Former Wakefield coach Richard Agar. ©RLPhotos

Wakefield head coach Richard Agar believes there is even more improvement to come from his side, despite them posting two straight victories in the last two weeks. The Wildcats host table-topping St Helens this weekend – who will be without a number of key players – hoping to get their third win in succession as they continue to push on ... Read More »

Wane praises Wigan defence in victory


Wigan head coach Shaun Wane paid tribute to his side’s defence, as they ground out a 12-4 victory at Warrington in a repeat of last year’s Grand Final. Defence was very much the order of the day last night, as they restricted Warrington’s star-studded attacking lineup to just a solitary score, and end their run of three consecutive victories. That ... Read More »

Match preview: Leeds Rhinos v London Broncos

Ryan Hall taking the ball in against Hull KR. ©RLPhotos

Headingley Carnegie stages a meeting of two teams in contrasting form tonight, as the unbeaten Leeds Rhinos take on London Broncos, who have yet to pick up a point in 2014. After last week’s impressive victory over an in-form Widnes Vikings side, confidence will be high amongst the Leeds ranks that they can record their fifth victory in six games ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls could announce new owners today

Bulls down the line

There could be a conclusion to the long-running Bradford Bulls saga in sight, with an announcement over which party has won control of the club expected as early as today. London-based businessman Richard Lamb has had his offer for the club accepted by administrator David Wilson, and it looks like he will be the new owner of the Bulls – ... Read More »

Gareth Ellis to stand in at prop for Hull FC


Hull FC’s shortage of props has led them to turn to their captain, Gareth Ellis, when they face Widnes Vikings on Sunday. The Black and Whites are without Mickey Paea (suspension), and the injured trio of Garreth Carvell, Josh Bowden and Chris Green. Iafeta Paleaasina is the only recognised prop who has a shot of being available, with Radford set ... Read More »