Friday, October 24, 2014
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Feature: A team of Super League’s “unsung heroes”

Hull FC hooker Danny Houghton. ©RLPhotos

The concept of an unsung hero is well noted in sport, with every club in almost every walk of life feeling they have a player or two who never gets the credit they deserve. And in Rugby League, we are certainly no different to the rest. It might be a forward who does the “dirty” work which never gets noticed ... Read More »

Huddersfield’s intensity has “stepped up”, says Anderson

Paul-Anderson

Huddersfield Giants head coach Paul Anderson has insisted that the intensity amongst their group has been stepped up following their 57-4 mauling at Wigan last week – and is expecting a positive response to what happened last week. The Giants face a do-or-die evening at the John Smith’s Stadium this evening, as they take on Catalan Dragons for the right ... Read More »

Ferguson to miss Scotland Euro campaign

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Scotland have been dealt a blow ahead of the European Championships, after star forward Dale Ferguson revealed to the Telegraph and Argus that he is set to miss the tournament this Autumn. Ferguson has had an injury-hampered first season at Bradford Bulls in 2014 and, after speaking to Scotland boss Steve McCormack – as well as club coach James Lowes ... Read More »

Jamie Langley signs for Sheffield Eagles

Jamie Langley. ©RLPhotos

Sheffield Eagles have confirmed the signing of former Great Britain International Jamie Langley on a two-year contract. Langley has enjoyed a stellar career at the top level for over a decade, winning both the Super League title and World Club Challenge during his time at Bradford Bulls. The 30-year-old will link up with the Eagles ahead of next season, and ... Read More »

Wolves beat Tigers to reach last four

Warrington Wolves proved too strong for Castleford Tigers tonight, winning 14-30 at the Mendahose Jungle to go through to the last four of the Super League playoffs. They confirmed their superiority on the night in the final 20 minutes, after Castleford had fought back to 10-12 with a Luke Dorn try that was converted by Marc Sneyd. They snatched the ... Read More »

Kallum Watkins in all three Super League Dream Teams

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Last week the RFL revealed its Dream Team for the 2014 season. The Dream Team is selected by ballot among members of the Rugby League media, and the team that was unveiled last week contained eight players – Zak Hardaker, Michael Shenton, Kallum Watkins, Tommy Makinson, Kevin Brown, Daryl Clark, Elliott Whitehead and Carl Ablett – who were making their ... Read More »

Super League: Albert Goldthorpe team of the season

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League Express newspaper has revealed its team of the season based purely on points scored in the Albert Goldthorpe Medal table. Designed to reward Super League’s top player – just like the Man of Steel – the annual award in a similar way to the Dally M Medal in Australia, with reporters distributing points to three players per match. The ... Read More »

Super League: Opta Index team of the season

Tigers winger Justin Carney

Using data from respected number crunchers Opta, League Express newspaper has compiled a team of the best performers in Super League this season – a Dream Team based on statistical fact, not media interpretation. The publication took each player’s average score (calculated from their overall performance) per game and filled out the positions. Interestingly, only six official Dream Team members ... Read More »

Opinion: Should Castleford trust tried and tested, despite form?

Marc-Sneyd

The most incredible fairytale season in recent Rugby League history could come to an end tonight, as Castleford Tigers and Warrington Wolves slug it out to be just 80 minutes away from Old Trafford. The victor knows that one more win after tonight will ensure they make the Grand Final on October 11, whilst the loser will see their season ... Read More »

Brown-Wests Tigers link refuses to go away

Saints boss Nathan Brown. ©RLPhotos

Reports in Australia continue to link St Helens coach with the vacant coaching job at NRL side Wests Tigers – with Rugby League Week reporting that Brown is heading up the list of candidates for the job alongside one other man. Current Wests assistants Todd Payton and David Kidwell have been interviewed, but they are not thought to be in ... Read More »