Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Koukash looking to stage Dubai RL tournament

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Marwan Koukash has revealed he is in talks to stage a nines tournament featuring both Super League and NRL teams, as he looks to continue his widening interest in Rugby League. Koukash is believed to be interested in adding an Australian club to his portfolio, and he told the Sydney Morning Herland he is looking to stage something similar to ... Read More »

Steve Prescott autobiography to launch at Wembley

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One in a Million – the autobiography of Rugby League legend Steve Prescott – will be officially launched at the 2014 Tetley’s Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday August 23. Prescott, the former St Helens, Hull FC, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Lancashire, England and Ireland full-back, began writing his life story in 2007 while battling cancer and had completed the ... Read More »

RFL replace Maurice Watkins with Simon Johnson

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The RFL has announced the appointment of Simon Johnson as a Non-Executive member of the sport’s independent Board of Directors. Mr Johnson’s appointment was confirmed at the Rugby League Council AGM held at Langtree Park, St Helens today. He replaces Maurice Watkins CBE, who has stepped down from the Board after three four-year terms as an RFL director. RFL Chairman ... Read More »

Broncos: Manly back-rower Harrison signs for 2015

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London Broncos have secured the services of Manly Sea Eagles backrower Daniel Harrison to boost their bid for promotion back into Super League next season. A Manly junior who played in the Under-20s with the Bulldogs, Harrison made his NRL debut for the Sea Eagles in 2011. He joined Parramatta in 2013 after 19 games for Manly, but rejoined the ... Read More »

Jérôme Guisset: Dragons have to be smart

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Catalan Dragons handed assistant coach Jérôme Guisset a two-year contract extension in a week that saw two of their players suspended for incidents in the game against Wigan Warriors a week ago. Centre Vincent Duport picked up a three-match suspension, while co-skipper Gregory Mounis was suspended for two games. Those suspensions prompted Guisset to issue a “let’s be smart” rallying ... Read More »

Hull FC: James Cunningham returns with confidence

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James Cunningham says he has returned from his loan spell with London Broncos full of confidence and that he has matured both on and off the field. The 20-year-old hooker took part in his first full week of training back at Hull FC last week after spending six months in the capital with the relegation-bound Broncos. A product of Hull’s ... Read More »

Manase Manuokafao signs for Widnes Vikings

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Bradford prop Manase Manuokafoa will leave the relegated Bulls at the end of the season after signing a two-year deal with Widnes Vikings. Vikings boss Denis Betts identified his front row as an area he needed to beef up ahead of next season, and the 29-year-old former South Sydney, Parramatta and North Queensland Cowboys prop has long been on his ... Read More »

Wolves and Tigers fixture moved for Sky Sports

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The Super League round 24 clash between Warrington Wolves and Castleford Tigers has been moved back two days to allow it to be shown on Sky Sports. *YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S LEAGUE EXPRESS ONTO YOUR COMPUTER, SMARTPHONE OR TABLET BY CLICKING HERE* It was originally scheduled to take place on Sunday August 17 at 3pm but will now kick ... Read More »

Brian McDermott relishing top-of-the-table tussle

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Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott says he is enjoying the competitive nature and tightness of Super League’s top five and thinks the intensity will suit his side. Currently only four points separate first-placed St Helens with Warrington Wolves in fifth and, with six games remaining, the League Leaders’ shield is still anyone’s for the taking. “It’s good that it’s so ... Read More »

Walker: Rovers can’t take Broncos lightly

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Hull KR forward Adam Walker has called on his side to display “energy and honesty” when they travel to London Broncos on Saturday. The Robins make the journey south knowing a win is essential to keep their play-off hopes alive and although they are favourites, Walker doesn’t want to take anything for granted. “We need more consistency. We need the ... Read More »