Friday, October 31, 2014
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Competition: Win a pair of tickets to Wigan v Warrington

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We’ve teamed up with ALCATEL ONETOUCH to give away two pairs of tickets to Friday’s play-off semi-final between Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves. CLICK HERE TO ENTER THIS FREE COMPETITION To enter, which is free, simply subscribe to the Total Rugby League newsletter. Two subscribers will be picked out at random on Thursday afternoon and will have their tickets waiting ... Read More »

Peacock and Roby head Man of Steel shortlist

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Four Super League players have been shortlisted for the Steve Prescott Man of Steel award. Castleford Tigers hooker Daryl Clark, Warrington Wolves prop Chris Hill, Leeds Rhinos prop Jamie Peacock and St Helens hooker James Roby have all made the four-man shortlist. Peacock and Roby are both former winners – Peacock in 2003 and Roby in 2009, while Clark and ... Read More »

Karl Harrison joins Bradford backroom staff

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Bradford Bulls boss James Lowes has appointed former Halifax coach Karl Harrison as his new assistant. Harrison parted company with Halifax earlier this month, and he admits he is delighted to be returning to Odsal, where he was once Brian Noble’s assistant coach. “This is a fantastic opportunity for me,” said Harrison. “Everybody within the game expects Bradford to be ... Read More »

Chris Clarkson joins Widnes on loan for 2015

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Widnes Vikings have signed Leeds Rhinos utility forward Chris Clarkson on a one-year loan deal for the 2015 First Utility Super League season. Clarkson has struggled to hold down a regular place in the Leeds side this year – even spending time out on dual-reg with Championship One side Hunslet – but he will join up with the Vikings in ... Read More »

Return to Wigan? Never say never, says Sam Tomkins

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New Zealand Warriors star Sam Tomkins admits a return to boyhood club Wigan Warriors later in his career is “very possible”, but says he is happy playing in the NRL at this moment in time. Tomkins only left Wigan last year to head to the other side of the world and play for the New Zealand outfit, but is constantly ... Read More »

Our squad could be better next year, says Powell

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Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell believes the club have a chance of having an even better squad in 2015 than this year – despite several key players departing the club following last night’s play-off defeat to Warrington. The Tigers were tipped by many to be in the fight for relegation at the beginning of the year, but managed to finish ... Read More »

Josh Charnley “not interested” in ClubCall

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Wigan Warriors winger Josh Charnley has insisted he doesn’t really care who the club get in the play-offs next weekend, saying the concept of the ClubCall doesn’t interest him at all. Wigan will be left with whoever St Helens do not pick in the ClubCall this evening, with many suspecting a Wigan v Warrington semi-final is in the offing next ... Read More »

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

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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 »