Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Cuthbertson to debut for Leeds on Boxing Day

Adam-Cuthbertson

Leeds Rhinos have confirmed that forward Adam Cuthbertson will make his debut for the Rhinos in the traditional Tetley’s Festive Challenge clash against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, which takes place on Boxing Day. Cuthbertson is yet to arrive in England, and will start training with his new teammates on December 1. However, he will play in the first game of Leeds’ ... Read More »

Mossop bound for return to Super League?

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Could former Wigan Warriors forward Lee Mossop be set for a return to Super League? Mossop endured a difficult first season at Parramatta having signed a two-year contract with the club, suffering numerous spells on the sidelines due to injury. He failed to make England’s squad for the Four Nations tournament, and now Super League clubs are swirling for his ... Read More »

Masoe may return to NRL in 2016

St Helens claimed top spot after a pulsating regular season.

St Helens prop Mose Masoe admits he may return to the NRL in 2016 after his contract with the club comes to an end, but again insisted he is not going to walk away from his current deal with the Saints any earlier than planned. Masoe signed a two-year contract with the club following last year’s World Cup, with the ... Read More »

Former Bronco Drinkwater signs with NRL side

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Former London Broncos half-back Josh Drinkwater has secured a deal back in his native Australia, after signing for NRL side Wests Tigers on a two-year contract. Drinkwater only arrived in London for the beginning of the 2014 season after signing from St George, but left the capital following the Broncos’ relegation to the Championship. However, he has now managed to ... Read More »

UK Rugby League “not as strong” as it was, says Lowes

James-Lowes

Bradford Bulls head coach James Lowes believes that the standard of Rugby League in this country has “massively” decreased, and the game is not as strong in this country as it used to be. With a huge restructure of the domestic game in this country kicking off next year – a move which saw Bradford slip into the Championship for ... Read More »

Hull FC owe Willie Manu £200,000 amongst others

Willie Manu

Hull FC owner Adam Pearson has revealed the club owe former player Willie Manu a staggering £200,00o in wages, after it emerged the club will be spending almost half a million pounds outside of the salary cap this season. The likes of Jason Crookes, and Shannon McDonell will be paid off – as well as Jacob Miller, who is still ... Read More »

Larne Patrick joins Wigan Warriors on loan

Larne Patrick. ©RLPhotos

Huddersfield Giants forward Larne Patrick has joined Wigan in a loan swap deal, with Warriors back-rower Jack Hughes going the opposite way for the 2015 season. It’s a deal that clearly works for all parties – Wigan have long been pursuing Patrick, while the Giants had made an official enquiry about Hughes. Wigan general manager Kris Radlinksi said: “Jack has ... Read More »

Jamie Peacock wants Rugby League Six Nations competition

Peacock received 47 international caps during his career

Former England and Great Britain captain Jamie Peacock has suggested the possible introduction of a Six Nations tournament into international Rugby League, after admitting more needs to be done to expand the game at the very top level. Peacock believes that players are still keen to play more international games, despite a hectic schedule at domestic level every year. And ... Read More »

Wakefield sign Ian Kirke from Leeds

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Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have announced the signing of Ian Kirke from Super League club, Leeds Rhinos, on a one-year deal. The versatile forward joins the Wildcats with one Challenge Cup and five Grand Final winners’ medals under his belt. “Ian will add size and experience to our pack and will make us a better team,” Wildcats head coach James Webster ... Read More »

Top three: Craig Huby picks his all-time favourite props

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Kicking off a new series exclusive to TotalRL.com, Huddersfield Giants prop Craig Huby selects his three favourite front-rowers of all-time… 1 Lee Crooks (1980-1997) Teams played for: Hull, Wests, Balmain, Leeds, Castleford, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain Huby says: “I grew up watching him play for Castleford and I really admired his unique style. I also liked the fact he kicked ... Read More »