Friday, January 30, 2015
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Could Gil Dudson be heading for Catalans Dragons?

Gil Dudson

After a high turnaround in the front row during the off-season, speculation has feverishly linked Wigan prop Gil Dudson with a move away from the club for the last few weeks. Hull Kingston Rovers and several other Super League and NRL clubs are believed to be showing an interest in the Welsh international, who has been told he can leave ... Read More »

I believe I’m good enough, says Rankin

Jordan-Rankin

Hull FC half-back Jordan Rankin insists he is good enough to force his way into Lee Radford’s first team squad – and says that as well as challenging for half-back, he can compete in a number of other positions, too. Rankin enjoyed a strong first season at the Black and Whites, missing only a handful of games after arriving at ... Read More »

Pitch invasion fine: Widnes and RFL release statement

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The RFL and Widnes Vikings have accepted the decision of an independent Tribunal to fine the club £20,000 for serious breaches of the sport’s Operational Rules at the end of a Challenge Cup semi-final at Leigh Sports Village in August. The governing body and Widnes Vikings are continuing to work with all relevant agencies to bring to account the individuals ... Read More »

Widnes Vikings fined £20,000 for Challenge Cup pitch invasion

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Widnes Vikings have been fined £20,000 after an independent tribunal found them guilty of serious breaches of RFL Operational Rules following crowd disturbances at the end of a Challenge Cup semi-final against Castleford Tigers played at Leigh Sports Village played on Sunday August 10. Widnes were found to be in breach of Operational Rule D1.8c (improper conduct), D1.10b (safety/misconduct of ... Read More »

Wolves roster full, says Tony Smith

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Warrington coach Tony Smith has revealed the Wolves don’t expect to make any more pre-season signings. The eight-time Challenge Cup winners have brought in three high-profile names for 2015 – St Helens’ Gary Wheeler, Ashton Sims from North Queensland and Castleford’s Daryl Clark – and will only dip into the market again if their hand is forced. “We’re pretty full, ... Read More »

Warrington want more from Roy Asotasi

Roy Asotasi in his South Sydney Rabbitohs days. ©ColinWhelan/ActionPhotographics

Warrington head coach Tony Smith is hoping to see more from Roy Asotasi next season, although he admits that 2014 has been tough for the Kiwi prop. Asotasi joined the Wolves on a two-year contract at the start of the season after a 13-year career in the NRL with Canterbury and South Sydney. The front-rower won an NRL Grand Final ... Read More »

Salford Red Devils post £5,000,000 loss

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLphotos

Salford Red Devils have recently lodged their financial report and accounts at Companies House – and the figures don’t make good reading. For the year to 31 January 2014 Salford City Reds (2013) Limited lost a total of £5,142,778, which is almost certainly the greatest loss ever suffered by a Rugby League club. The club’s turnover was just £2,298,378. This ... Read More »

Ben Jones-Bishop should be running before Christmas

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Salford Red Devils fullback Ben Jones-Bishop is targeting a return to full training just after Christmas and expects to be able to run without pain towards the end of December. The 26-year-old injured his anterior cruciate ligament playing for Leeds Rhinos in a home loss to Bradford at the start of August and described the problem as a “six month” ... Read More »

Salford sign Cory Paterson

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Salford have added another signing to their growing squad for 2015, after confirming the signature of former Hull KR forward Cory Paterson. The forward – who quit Rugby League at the end of the 2014 season to pursue a career in professional boxing – has been lured back to the game by the Red Devils, with the former Wests man ... Read More »

Wigan renew Workington dual registration partnership

Kris Radlinski and Shaun Wane ©RLPhotos

Wigan Warriors have announced they will again partner with Championship side Workington Town during 2015. The agreement will see members of Shaun Wane’s first team squad head to Workington throughout the season to gain experience on dual registration duty. Last year several Wigan players including Greg Burke, Connor Farrell and Lewis Tierney spent time at the Cumbria club. “We are ... Read More »