Rimmer and RFL likely to hold further meetings with Eddie Hearn after get-together

The Rugby Football League are likely to hold further meetings with Matchroom Sport and Eddie Hearn in the coming months as the prospect of a working relationship between the two parties increases. Hearn met acting RFL boss Ralph Rimmer in London in Monday for an informal get-together, after the boxing supremo’s recent comments that he would be interested in helping…

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Betts delighted with Widnes’ new-and-improved defence

Widnes Vikings coach Denis Betts paid testament to his side’s defensive efforts after their victory over Leeds. The Vikings picked up their second win of the season after overcoming then defending champions 23-6. They did so without some key players, and have no conceded just eight tries in their opening four games, a significant improvement on last year. “We’ve worked…

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McDermott refuses to use injuries as an excuse following Widnes defeat

Brian McDermott rubbished the idea that Leeds’ injury list was to blame after his side’s defeat to Widnes. The Rhinos were under-strength and went down 23-6 to the Vikings, who themselves had key players missing. But McDermott, whose side were unbeaten in Super League action before this game, insisted his side show have performed better. “I reckon it would be…

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ROUND-UP: The best of today’s rugby league action

Krisnan Inu scored two tries as Widnes Vikings picked up a 23-6 win over Leeds Rhinos in today’s only Super League fixture. Toulouse Olympique stunned Championship favourites Leigh Centurions as the French full-timers came from 20-6 behind to win 32-26 despite Eddy Pettybourne being sent off before half time. London Broncos continued their 100% start to the season with an impressive 47-16 defeat over the previously unbeaten Toronto Wolfpack. There was also home wins for Batley Bulldogs, Dewsbury Rams and Featherstone Rovers while Halifax picked…

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Four knee surgeries, a shoulder operation and a serious ankle injury – all by the age of 24 for Tom Gilmore

“I think it’s been a long time coming.” That’s Tom Gilmore’s honest assessment as he prepares to make his 50th career appearance on Sunday. It’s a somewhat peculiar comment on first glance. Gilmore is still only 24 and only recently established himself in the Widnes side. But then, when you delve a little deeper into his career thus far, you…

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