Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Wakefield sign Ian Kirke from Leeds


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


Kicking off a new series exclusive to, 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 »

Atelea Vea “can’t wait” to make St Helens debut


New St Helens signing Atelea Vea joined up with his new team-mates yesterday and admits he “can’t wait” to play in front of the Langtree Park crowd. The Tongan international, 27, joins Kieron Cunningham’s side from London Broncos after making 22 appearances last season, scoring two tries and making nearly 60 tackle busts. The back-rower kicked off his Saints career ... Read More »

Mose Masoe will stay with Saints “100 per cent”

Mose Masoe

Mose Masoe’s manager has denied reports that the Samoan international will be leaving St Helens and joining St George Illawarra next year. Media outlets in Australia have reported that Masoe is set to join the Dragons if he can secure a release from Saints. The prop signed a two-year contract with St Helens in June 2013 and helped the club ... Read More »

Danny Addy: New league structure “not for me”


Bradford utility Danny Addy admits he is not a fan of Rugby League’s new structure, but insists the Bulls plan to use the system to return to Super League immediately. Instead of the traditional promotion and relegation method used in soccer, where the same number of teams promoted from a lower division are relegated from a higher division, Rugby League’s ... Read More »

Jacob Miller fails to report for pre-season training at Hull FC

Jacob Miller. ©RLPhotos

Hull FC half-back Jacob Miller has remained in his native Australia instead of returning to East Yorkshire for pre-season training. The 22-year-old, who has shown promise in his time with the club but nothing close to consistency, has fallen way down Lee Radford’s pecking order following the arrivals of Marc Sneyd and Leon Pryce. Both he and the club are said ... Read More »

Chester won’t lose sleep over Costigan exit


Hull Kingston Rovers coach Chris Chester says he is disappointed by the news Neville Costigan has resigned from his contract, but insists he will not lose sleep over it. The Papua New Guinea international decided to end his Super League career after returning home after the conclusion of the 2014 campaign. “I’m really disappointed with Neville’s decision,” Chester told the ... Read More »

Koukash “disappointed” by season ticket sales

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLPhotos

Salford owner Dr Marwan Koukash has hit out at a lack of season ticket sales ahead of next season. The Red Devils have made yet more marquee signings ahead of 2015, with Michael Dobson and Ben Jones-Bishop set to join the likes of Kevin Locke, Gareth Hock, Rangi Chase and Adrian Morley at the AJ Bell Stadium. Despite the abundance ... Read More »

Q&A interview: New Saints coach Keiron Cunningham

Cunningham 2010

St Helens announced club legend Keiron Cunningham as their new head coach last week, following the departure of Nathan Brown, who will head home to his native Australia. League Express reporter Aaron Bower sat down for an exclusive one-on-one chat with Cunningham following the appointment, discussing everything from transfers to coaching staff, as well as his own feelings about taking ... Read More »

Warrington’s future is bright, says Ratchford


Warrington utility Stefan Ratchford believes the development of the Wolves’ young stars mean they will be better placed to challenge for silverware in coming years. Players like Rhys Evans, Gene Ormsby and James Laithwaite became regulars in the Warrington side in 2014. The Wolves overcame a slow start to make the semi-finals of both the Challenge Cup and the Super ... Read More »