Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Hull KR’s academy “catching up” with the best

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Hull KR are getting closer and closer to Super League’s elite off the field – that’s the view of their head of youth Pete Grayburn, who believes the systems are improving at the club to see them reach the top of the tree in Super League. Grayburn openly admits that Hull KR have “barely” had a proper academy system for ... Read More »

Bradford confident of reaching 4,000 season ticket sales

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Bradford Bulls chief executive Steve Ferres has revealed he is “quietly confident” of the club reaching 4,000 season ticket sales for 2015 – after the club passed the halfway mark on that milestone last week. Memberships at Odsal are past 2,000 already, and with the Christmas rush about to begin, sales are expected to surge even more ahead of the ... Read More »

Warrington Wolves announce 2015 squad numbers

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Warrington Wolves have unveiled their squad numbers for the forthcoming 2015 season, with their two big signings taking up numbers inside the traditional first 13. Hooker Daryl Clark has arrived from Castleford Tigers for 2015 and beyond, and he takes the number 9 jersey vacated by retiring hooker Michael Monaghan. Prop Ashton Sims is another high profile arrival, and he ... Read More »

Opening Super League fixture brought forward

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Warrington Wolves’ Super League 2015 opener against Salford Red Devils will be played 24 hours earlier than originally scheduled, after the two clubs agreed to bring the date of the game forward. The Wolves and the Devils will now lock horns on Saturday, February 7 at 3pm – 24 hours ahead of the initial date on February 8. A statement ... Read More »

Crabtree “really excited” to play alongside Huby

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Huddersfield Giants prop Eorl Crabtree is hoping he and new signing Craig Huby will form a devastating front-row partnership in 2015. The 32-year-old believes he was overworked last season due to a lack of depth in the forwards, but the arrival of Huby, as well as Jack Hughes and Oliver Roberts, should keep him fresher next year. “I’m really excited ... Read More »

Everything you ever wanted to know about Rugby League

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League Publications Ltd has been publishing an annual Yearbook since 1996, and in that time it has evolved to become the definitive guide to the Rugby League year, both in Europe and, to a slightly lesser extent, Australasia. Edited by my colleague Tim Butcher, and designed by Daniel Spencer, who is also the book’s statistician, I can say with some ... Read More »

Leeds unveil new away kit for 2015

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Leeds Rhinos have unveiled their new away kit for 2015, with a twist on the club’s traditional blue home kit being applied with navy and ocean blue bands. Each shirt also includes a special logo celebrating Jamie Peacock’s final season in the game with £1 from every shirt sold being donated to Peacock’s testimonial fund. England star Ryan Hall, who ... Read More »

Hull KR showed faith in me, says Dixon

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Hull KR back Kieran Dixon has revealed that the Robins were the only club to offer him a deal when he was out injured, and he’s determined to repay the faith the club showed in him during 2014. Dixon endured a terrible campaign last season, only playing the final four games of the season after suffering a horrific knee injury ... Read More »

Hull FC: Westerman going nowhere

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Hull FC chairman Adam Pearson has insisted that star forward Joe Westerman is not for sale, after speculation continues to link the 25-year-old with a move away from the club. Leeds and Warrington have been linked with a move for Westerman, who has just returned from international duty with England in the Four Nations. But Pearson says there are no ... Read More »

Rhino Sutcliffe leads charge against Aussie Schoolboys

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Liam Sutcliffe is among nine players with Super League experience heading into battle against the Australian Schoolboys when Leeds Rhinos’ Academy host the tourists tonight at Headingley Carnegie Stadium (KO 7pm). The Rhinos, who will be captained by hooker Robbie Ward, will also feature Jordan Baldwinson, Elliot Minchella, fullback Ashton Golding and winger Ash Handley, as well as Irish international ... Read More »