Ward admits he’s doubtful for Leeds’ Super League opener at Warrington

Leeds forward Stevie Ward admits his hopes of being fit for their Super League opener against Warrington are looking doubtful – saying their World Club Challenge game in Melbourne next month is now his goal. Ward played through the pain barrier with a serious shoulder injury to help the Rhinos win the Grand Final last October – an injury which…

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Eden to become next Cas player to sign a new deal

Greg Eden is set to become the next Castleford star to sign a new contract. The 27-year-old has entered negotiations following his maiden season with the beaten Grand Finalists. Eden topped Super League’s try-scoring chart in 2017 with 38 tries in just 29 games following his move from the NRL’s Brisbane Broncos. His current contract expires at the end of…

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Dan Sarginson reveals the two clubs that tried to sign him before joining Wigan

Dan Sarginson has revealed that he received interest from Hull Kingston Rovers and Toronto Wolfpack before joining Wigan Warriors. The England international is back at the Warriors just one year after leaving the club to join NRL side Gold Coast Titans. However, in an extended interview with TotalRL, the centre confirmed that he had other options, including an opportunity to…

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Sam Tomkins says reserves situation is “absolute rubbish” and joins calls to make it compulsory

Wigan and England star Sam Tomkins has described British rugby league’s failure to introduce a mandatory reserve competition as “absolute rubbish” – and believes all Super League sides should be forced to have a reserve side as part of the criteria of being in the top flight. Only six sides in the entire country will operate with a reserve side…

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Wane ‘angry’ with finish to 2017 – and insists Wigan are motivated to right some wrongs

Wigan coach Shaun Wane has admitted he’s angry about the way their 2017 campaign fizzled out – saying their sixth-placed finish was ‘not Wigan standard’ as the eye up happier times in 2018. The Warriors started the year by becoming world champions and even made the final of the Challenge Cup – but their league campaign was a frustrating one,…

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Chris Chester admits he’s yet to decide on Wakefield captain for 2018

Wakefield Trinity coach Chris Chester has admitted he isn’t yet sure who his on-field captain for the new season will be: hinting there could be a change for 2018. Back-rower Danny Kirmond has captained Wakefield since 2012 but, when asked if he knew which direction he would go in with the captaincy, Chester told League Express: “No! “We’ve got some…

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Huddersfield duo Mamo and Symonds set to end injury hell this weekend

Huddersfield duo Jake Mamo and Tom Symonds are set to end their injury nightmares this weekend. Giants coach Rick Stone has confirmed that the duo will play some part in their pre-season friendly against Wakefield on Saturday, bringing their multiple-month layoffs to an end just a fortnight before the Super League season begins. Mamo has not played since June following…

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