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Catalans beat Hull in Perpignan thriller

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Catalan Dragons held off a fast-finishing Hull FC at the Stade Gilbert Brutus in Perpignan this afternoon to win a thrilling Super League contest. Hull suffered a blow before the game when their hooker Danny Houghton had to withdraw after his wife gave birth, while they were also missing Liam Watts, who had lost his passport before travelling to France. ... Read More »

Giants too strong for improving Broncos

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Huddersfield Giants moved into fifth place in the Super League table with a 38-22 victory over London Broncos, who have now lost their first 17 games of the season while showing some improvement on their recent performances. The Giants, welcoming Leroy Cudjoe back into their side, took the lead after four minutes when Scott Grix scored after a Craig Kopczak ... Read More »

Robins spank Bulls at Odsal

Hull Kingston Rovers gained a strong 18-44 victory tonight against Bradford Bulls at Odsal, with a result that makes in unlikely that the Bulls will be able to avoid relegation. The  Robins took the lead when Travis Burns went over, selling a dummy, for a try that he converted himself. The Bulls hit back five minutes later when Elliot Kear ... Read More »

I didn’t expect England call, says Hardaker

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Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker admits he never expected to be included in England’s latest mid-season training camp, after his controversial exit from the squad during the last World Cup. Hardaker left before the end of the tournament, and claims he didn’t speak to Steve McNamara again until a few weeks ago, when he was informed he was selected for ... Read More »

Match preview: Bradford Bulls v Hull Kingston Rovers

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Bradford caretaker player-coach Matt Diskin has recalled Brett Kearney, Jay Pitts and Alex Mellor into his 19-man squad for the visit of Hull KR. The trio replace Adam Henry, Joe Arundel and Jamie Foster. With Bradford eight points from safety, and with games running out, defeat here is almost unthinkable for the Bulls. Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock also makes ... Read More »

Leroy Cudjoe back for Huddersfield Giants

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Huddersfield Giants centre Leroy Cudjoe will make his return for the club this weekend, as they look to continue their surge up the table by defeating London Broncos. Seven wins in the last eight games have catapulted the Giants into a strong position in the table, and the top four is in sight for the team who finished top of ... Read More »

Locke could debut with Salford Red Devils next week

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New Salford Red Devils signing Kevin Locke could make his debut for the club against Castleford Tigers next week, after reports suggest he is close to completing his protracted switch to the club. The New Zealand Warriors star has endured a tumultuous ending to his time with the NRL club, with relations turning sour over the move to England – ... Read More »

Former Bradford Bulls chairman votes for Kear to get job

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Former Bradford Bulls chairman Peter Hood believes the strongest candidate to take the vacant job at Odsal is John Kear, with his experience in relegation dogfights a key factor in him getting his vote. Hood – who left the club in 2012 after a well-documented power struggle – believes that although the likes of James Lowes and Glenn Morrison are ... Read More »

Castleford Tigers to welcome back stars this weekend

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A wounded Castleford Tigers outfit will welcome back a whole host of top stars this weekend, as they look to cement their position in the top four by beating St Helens. After a thumping defeat to Wigan last time out – by far their biggest of the season – the Tigers know the likes of Warrington and Huddersfield are breathing ... Read More »

Hodgson will only leave Hull KR if money is right

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Hull KR co-captain Josh Hodgson will only leave the club if they receive an appropriate transfer fee, after rumours emerged that he could be heading for the NRL and Canberra Raiders. With talk that Hodgson had signed a deal with the Raiders for 2015 on Thursday, he took to his personal Twitter account to seemingly squash the talk, saying: “Hull ... Read More »