Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Luckless Russell had teeth smashed again

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Warrington Wolves fullback suffered yet another freak injury to his mouth whilst training in Tenerife, the club have confirmed. Smith had several teeth smashed during the Wolves’ play-off win against Widnes Vikings last year, and had porcelain teeth fitted as a temporary measure. However, coach Tony Smith has confirmed that those porcelain teeth were smashed out during a training accident ... Read More »

McDermott pays tribute to iconic Peacock

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Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott has paid tribute to prop Jamie Peacock, as the former Great Britain captain warms up for his testimonial match this Sunday. The legendary forward will face off against former club Bradford in a match to celebrate his legendary career, and as he prepares to enter his final season as a professional, Peacock has received ... Read More »

No pressure on Clark, says Warrington boss Smith

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Warrington Wolves boss Tony Smith insists it’s vital there is not too much pressure heaped on marquee signing Daryl Clark, ahead of his debut for the club this Sunday. Clark has been named in the Warrington squad to face Hull KR this Sunday, which will be his first appearance for the club following a high-profile, six-figure transfer from Castleford Tigers. ... Read More »

O’Loughlin could play against St Helens

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Wigan Warriors captain Sean O’Loughlin is aiming to feature in the club’s pre-season friendly against St Helens this weekend. O’Loughlin missed the club’s 18-14 defeat to Leigh after his wife gave birth last weekend – but would have missed that game anyway due to a training ground injury. However, Wane admits O’Loughlin and centre Anthony Gelling could well feature in ... Read More »

St Helens confirm Wilkin as new captain

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St Helens have confirmed Jon Wilkin as their new captain for the 2015 season, replacing iconic fullback Paul Wellens. Wellens will remain part of Saints’ playing squad for 2015 with boss Keiron Cunningham insisting he still has an important role to play – but said that the “natural progression” at the club has led to Wilkin getting the role for ... Read More »

Friendly results: Sunday 18 January

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Clive Sullivan Trophy Hull FC 22-28 Hull Kingston Rovers Leigh Centurions 18-14 Wigan Warriors St Helens 16-20 Widnes Vikings Doncaster 12-32 Castleford Tigers Batley Bulldogs 26-6 Featherstone Rovers Hunslet Hawks 14-28 Leeds Rhinos Salford Red Devils 66-4 Swinton Lions Barrow Raiders 42-4 Whitehaven North Wales Crusaders 20-16 Warrington U19s Read More »

Catalans hold off spirited Broncos in Perpignan

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Catalans Dragons defeated London Broncos 32-16 at the Stade Gilbert Brutus in Perpignan this afternoon in the first pre-season encounter for both sides. The big disappointment for most of the 4,357 spectators was the non-appearance of marquee signing Todd Carney, who had picked up an injury in training. But one of the Dragons’ other major signings, Willie Tonga, scored a ... Read More »

X Factor star to play at Hull KR season opener

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Hull Kington Rovers will welcome X Factor and I’m a Celebrity star Jake Quickenden to their big season opener against Leeds Rhinos at the KC Lightstream Stadium. The 26-year old from Scunthorpe will entertain the crowd prior to the big kick-off at 3pm on Sunday, 8th February with some of the performances that saw him beat thousands of contestants to ... Read More »

Wigan win Capital Challenge

Wigan Warriors have defeated London Skolars 28-10 in the 2015 Capital Challenge at the HAC ground in the City of London this afternoon. In a game played in four quarters in front of City of London office workers, the Warriors fielded a team of Academy players, and were given a lively challenge by the Skolars, who, playing in their new ... Read More »

Castleford Tigers issue stadium update

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Castleford Tigers have confirmed they are still working towards having the damaged Princess Street stand open for their first Super League XX game against Wakefield early next month. The stand was severely damaged due to the strong gales last weekend, leading to it being closed for Andy Lynch’s testimonial match against Bradford. It will also be closed for the friendlies ... Read More »