Power Rankings: TotalRL’s in-form rankings for w/e March 18

London (+1) The Broncos are back on top! Danny Ward’s side moved into the fifth round of the Challenge Cup courtesy of a nerve-jangling win at Workington – but with last week’s leaders, St Helens, losing for the first time in 2018, the Broncos climb above them into first. Featherstone (+2)  It’s another big leap up the rankings for John…

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Cumbrian rugby is crying out for fresh investment, insists James Donaldson

James Donaldson believes Rugby League in his native Cumbria is ‘crying out’ for fresh investment and fresh ideas. The 26-year-old made his return to the Hull KR side from another serious knee injury last weekend, during the Robins’ 38-6 win over Huddersfield. And Donaldson, who hails from West Cumbria, says ideas like the one mooted by Marwan Koukash about a…

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Wigan did not make a move for Charnley, insists Shaun Wane

Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane has insisted the club were not among those courting former winger Josh Charnley about a return to rugby league. Charnley signed with Wigan’s rivals Warrington on Monday – but the 26-year-old also revealed that several other clubs had expressed an interest in bringing him back to the sport from rugby union side Sale Sharks. With…

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Nobody knew about Rugby League World Cup in union, reveals Josh Charnley

New Warrington Wolves winger Josh Charnley admits he was shocked to learn that very few people in rugby union were aware last year’s Rugby League World Cup was taking place. Charnley is back in the 13-man game with Warrington following an 18-month stint with Sale Sharks, where he made 32 appearances for the rugby union side. However, he confessed that…

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Challenge Cup fifth round draw throws up several intriguing ties

League 1 sides Bradford and Hunslet have been handed a mouthwatering prize should they win their fourth round Challenge Cup tie.. a trip to Super League heavyweights Warrington. In one of several enthralling ties for the fifth round – which sees four Super League sides enter the competition at this point – the Bulls could face the Wolves for the…

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Salford with Burgess for visit to Widnes

Widnes Vikings and Salford Red Devils have named their squads for Thursday’s televised clash. Denis Betts’ has named an unchanged 19-man squad for the match following the clubs abandoned fixture with Wakefield on Saturday. Meanwhile, Salford have made one change to their victorious 19-man squad from last week, with Luke Burgess being replaced by Ryan Lannon. Burgess didn’t make the…

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Conflict of interest between roles is ‘nonsense’, says Cas head of rugby Jon Wells

Castleford Tigers head of rugby Jon Wells believes talk that his new role with the Super League club combined with his Sky Sports position being a supposed conflict of interest is ‘nonsense’. Wells is a week into his new job with Castleford, where he will head up the Tigers’ operations moving forward. He confirmed to TotalRL that he will retain…

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