Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Hull FC owe Willie Manu £200,000 amongst others

Willie Manu

Hull FC owner Adam Pearson has revealed the club owe former player Willie Manu a staggering £200,00o in wages, after it emerged the club will be spending almost half a million pounds outside of the salary cap this season. The likes of Jason Crookes, and Shannon McDonell will be paid off – as well as Jacob Miller, who is still ... Read More »

Larne Patrick joins Wigan Warriors on loan

Larne Patrick. ©RLPhotos

Huddersfield Giants forward Larne Patrick has joined Wigan in a loan swap deal, with Warriors back-rower Jack Hughes going the opposite way for the 2015 season. It’s a deal that clearly works for all parties – Wigan have long been pursuing Patrick, while the Giants had made an official enquiry about Hughes. Wigan general manager Kris Radlinksi said: “Jack has ... Read More »

Jamie Peacock wants Rugby League Six Nations competition

Peacock received 47 international caps during his career

Former England and Great Britain captain Jamie Peacock has suggested the possible introduction of a Six Nations tournament into international Rugby League, after admitting more needs to be done to expand the game at the very top level. Peacock believes that players are still keen to play more international games, despite a hectic schedule at domestic level every year. And ... Read More »

Wakefield sign Ian Kirke from Leeds

Ian-Kirke

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have announced the signing of Ian Kirke from Super League club, Leeds Rhinos, on a one-year deal. The versatile forward joins the Wildcats with one Challenge Cup and five Grand Final winners’ medals under his belt. “Ian will add size and experience to our pack and will make us a better team,” Wildcats head coach James Webster ... Read More »

Top three: Craig Huby picks his all-time favourite props

Craig-Huby-in-tracksuit

Kicking off a new series exclusive to TotalRL.com, Huddersfield Giants prop Craig Huby selects his three favourite front-rowers of all-time… 1 Lee Crooks (1980-1997) Teams played for: Hull, Wests, Balmain, Leeds, Castleford, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain Huby says: “I grew up watching him play for Castleford and I really admired his unique style. I also liked the fact he kicked ... Read More »

Atelea Vea “can’t wait” to make St Helens debut

Atelea-Vea-Broncos

New St Helens signing Atelea Vea joined up with his new team-mates yesterday and admits he “can’t wait” to play in front of the Langtree Park crowd. The Tongan international, 27, joins Kieron Cunningham’s side from London Broncos after making 22 appearances last season, scoring two tries and making nearly 60 tackle busts. The back-rower kicked off his Saints career ... Read More »

Mose Masoe will stay with Saints “100 per cent”

Mose Masoe

Mose Masoe’s manager has denied reports that the Samoan international will be leaving St Helens and joining St George Illawarra next year. Media outlets in Australia have reported that Masoe is set to join the Dragons if he can secure a release from Saints. The prop signed a two-year contract with St Helens in June 2013 and helped the club ... Read More »

Danny Addy: New league structure “not for me”

Danny-Addy

Bradford utility Danny Addy admits he is not a fan of Rugby League’s new structure, but insists the Bulls plan to use the system to return to Super League immediately. Instead of the traditional promotion and relegation method used in soccer, where the same number of teams promoted from a lower division are relegated from a higher division, Rugby League’s ... Read More »

Jacob Miller fails to report for pre-season training at Hull FC

Jacob Miller. ©RLPhotos

Hull FC half-back Jacob Miller has remained in his native Australia instead of returning to East Yorkshire for pre-season training. The 22-year-old, who has shown promise in his time with the club but nothing close to consistency, has fallen way down Lee Radford’s pecking order following the arrivals of Marc Sneyd and Leon Pryce. Both he and the club are said ... Read More »

Chester won’t lose sleep over Costigan exit

Neville-Costigan

Hull Kingston Rovers coach Chris Chester says he is disappointed by the news Neville Costigan has resigned from his contract, but insists he will not lose sleep over it. The Papua New Guinea international decided to end his Super League career after returning home after the conclusion of the 2014 campaign. “I’m really disappointed with Neville’s decision,” Chester told the ... Read More »

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