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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 »

Salford promise to pay Long missing wages

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Salford Red Devils have promised Sean Long will be paid any missing wages following his work as a coaching consultant for the club. The Red Devils announced they had “reluctantly” released Long from his contract earlier this month following a request from the former St Helens and Great Britain scrum-half. He has since taken up a backroom position at Saints, ... Read More »

No deal for NFL star Brent Calloway at Catalans Dragons

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Catalans Dragons have confirmed they will not be offering a trial to American Football player Brent Calloway, after an unsuccessful trial with the club. The 22-year-old, who has played running back for the University of Alabama in the past, has been training with the French club’s reserve side over the past week. However, Dragons CEO Christophe Jouffret confirmed he will ... Read More »

Saints sign young Welsh duo

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St Helens have signed two Welsh players into their Academy system. Centre Calvin Wellington, 18, and winger Regan Grace, 17, have signed a 12-month part time contract to play in 19s after impressing on trial this season. “We have a number of scouts and connections in South Wales and Chris O’Callaghan asked us to take a look at Calvin and ... Read More »