Friday, September 19, 2014
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Airlie Birds sweep aside the Robins at the KC Stadium

Hull FC registered a surprisingly easy 28-0 victory over their neighbours Hull Kingston Rovers in front of 18,104 spectators tonight at the KC Stadium, almost certainly ending the Robins’ play-off hopes and making their own supporters wonder what might have been this season if they had been able to put more games like this together. And the Black and Whites ... Read More »

Saints have one hand on League Leaders’ Shield

St Helens took a giant step towards winning the League Leaders’ Shield tonight at Headingley, coming from 12-2 down to beat Leeds Rhinos 12-13, after the Rhinos had to play for 60 minutes with 12 men following the dismissal of centre Joel Moon for a shoulder charge to the head of his opposite number Mark Percival. Percival was carried off ... Read More »

I love playing with Smith, says Wakefield captain

Tim-Smith

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats captain Danny Kirmond admits it’s great to have Tim Smith back at the club – and has backed him to show Salford what they are missing when he takes to the field against them today. Smith is currently on loan at the Wildcats from Salford after a difficult spell at the Red Devils at the beginning of ... Read More »

Carney and Huby miss out for Castleford Tigers

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Castleford Tigers will be without both Justin Carney and Craig Huby for this weekend’s clash against Bradford, with both left out of Daryl Powell’s 19-man squad due to injury. Carney left Wembley on crutches after last weekend’s Challenge Cup final defeat to Leeds, and is likely to miss the remainder of the regular season due to injury. That means a ... Read More »

Wilkin: Work-life balance essential for good mental health

Jon Wilkin

St Helens and England star Jon Wilkin believes that achieving balance in life is crucial to a Rugby League player’s mental health. Speaking ahead of his side’s top-of-the-table clash against Challenge Cup winners Leeds Rhinos at Headingley Stadium this evening (8.00pm) in a First Utility Super League round dedicated to State of Mind, Wilkin highlights that obsession can have negative ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos winger toasted at Lance Todd ceremony

Ryan Hall Lance Todd

Ryan Hall joined an elite band of players to lift Rugby League’s most coveted man of the match award on Wednesday evening when he was presented with the Lance Todd Trophy. The Leeds Rhinos winger secured the award with an outstanding two-try display in his club’s 23-10 victory over Castleford Tigers at Wembley Stadium last Saturday and received the Lance ... Read More »

What if: Super League had a bonus points system in 2014?

Wigan celebrate their Super League Grand Final victory

Ahead of the huge restructuring of Rugby League in the United Kingdom next year, there have been a whole host of talking points regarding the future of the game. However, one point which has been brought up more than any is the possibility of the bonus points system being introduced across the board next season. Championship and Championship One has ... Read More »

Wood to leave Bradford Bulls at end of season

Sam Wood

Bradford Bulls back Sam Wood has confirmed he has been released from the remaining years of his contract at the end of this season, after announcing his time at the club has come to an end. Wood signed a new three-year deal with the club last season, but has found opportunities hard to come by in 2014, spending time on ... Read More »

There was flu in camp – but it’s no excuse, says Wolves boss

Tony-Smith

Warrington Wolves boss Tony Smith revealed after his side’s 24-24 draw with Huddersfield that the camp was plagued with sickness all week – but refused to make it an excuse for their failure to claim two precious competition points. The Wolves were leading 24-23 with seconds remaining after fighting back from 23-6 down, but Danny Brough’s late drop-goal ensured both ... Read More »

Podcast: Rebuilding the Broncos

London Broncos coach Joey Grima

In this week’s Rugby League Down South podcast, Ian Ramsdale talks to London Broncos coach Joey Grima, plus features on Leigh Academy from Dartford in Kent who have successfully defended their Champion Schools title, and Valley Cougars as they head into the Conference National play-offs. This week’s interviews and where to find them 01:00 FEATURE INTERVIEW with LONDON BRONCOS head ... Read More »