Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Magic Weekend 2015 to be in Newcastle?

Magic Weekend 2013

Another of Rugby League’s worst-kept secrets is set to be revealed later this week, after North East media have reported that Magic Weekend 2015 is confirmed to be heading to Newcastle. St. James’ Park will host the showpiece event after the event was confirmed to be moving away from Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium – with Newcastle reportedly beating off interest ... Read More »

Wigan overcome Rhinos to go second

Wigan Warriors got back to winning ways at the DW Stadium tonight, beating Leeds Rhinos 21-6 in a crucial clash that saw the Warriors consolidate their Super League play-off prospects. Wigan took the lead early with a superb try from recalled winger Joe Burgess, who touched down a Blake Green kick to the tryline. The Rhinos responded strongly, but went ... Read More »

Hull FC sign Australian Steve Michaels

Radford-Lee

Hull FC have made Australian centre Steve Michaels their fourth signing ahead of the 2015 season, with the 27-year penning a one-year deal with the Black and Whites, subject to international clearance. Beginning his professional career with the Brisbane Broncos, Michaels spent five years with the Queensland club featuring in the 2006 NRL Premiers side which would also go on ... Read More »

Super League stars plan for the future

Andy-Raleigh

Players from across the First Utility Super League have praised an initiative put on by the RFL aimed at educating players who are approaching retirement. RFL Welfare Director Emma Rosewarne hosted the event earlier this week, which saw players from the elite competition attend a seminar that was specifically aimed at those approaching the end of their playing careers. “The ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls poised to hand Adams debut

James-Lowes

Bradford Bulls could hand out a debut to one of their rising stars this weekend, after Brad Adams was included in their 19-man squad to face Widnes Vikings on Sunday. Adams didn’t feature for the Bulls’ under-19s side on Thursday night, and he has been given the nod to potentially make his first senior appearance for the club this weekend ... Read More »

Salford Red Devils sign Leeds’ England

Dr-Marwan-Koukash

Salford Red Devils have further strengthened their squad for next season, after they today confirmed the signing of promising young centre Brad England from Leeds Rhinos. 19-year old England is the son of 1986 Challenge Cup winner Keith England and is set to follow in his father’s Super League footsteps by appearing in the top division. Born in Pontefract, he ... Read More »

Brisbane will send “very best” side to UK next year

Barba-Broncos-Titans

Brisbane Broncos Chief Executive Paul White has confirmed that the club will be fielding the best team possible in next year’s World Club Series – regardless of whether they are playing in the World Club Challenge or not. Brisbane are one of two NRL sides – alongside South Sydney – to be confirmed as taking part in the event next ... Read More »

Opinion: Could Club Call finally deliver at the final hurdle?

Fight-Castleford-Wigan

If Rugby League has become at least mildly popular amongst the mainstream media for one thing in recent years, it is the game’s bravery when it comes to innovation. Granted, some of the things the game has trialled over the years haven’t exactly been a resounding success – think the World Club Challenge of 1997, for example – but some ... Read More »

Warrington did a number on us, says St Helens boss

Nathan-Brown

St Helens head coach Nathan Brown has admitted that rivals Warrington “did a number” on them on Thursday night, saying several of his players saved their worst games of the season for the clash. The Saints are still in pole position for the League Leaders Shield despite that 39-12 defeat – but threw away the chance to win the trophy ... Read More »