Monday, January 26, 2015
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Carney to debut for Catalans on Saturday


Todd Carney will get a debut for Catalans Dragons on Saturday, after he was named in an incredibly strong side for their opening pre-season match of 2015. The Dragons take on fellow expansion side London Broncos at Stade Gilbert Brutus, with coach Laurent Frayssinous naming Carney and fellow debutants Remi Casty (second debut) and Willie Tonga in the starting 13. ... Read More »

Saints welcome back injured stars for Widnes trip

Jon Wilkin

Travis Burns and Atelea Vea will make their St Helens debuts this weekend, when the Super Leauge Champions take on Widnes in the traditional Karalius Cup clash this Sunday. Jonny Lomax and Jon Wilkin are also set to feature in Keiron Cunningham’s side for the first time since lengthy injury layoffs, too. Meanwhile, Lance Hohaia (suspended), Josh Jones, Luke Walsh, ... Read More »

Ferguson misses out in Bulls squad for Huddersfield game


Bradford Bulls have made just one change to their squad for this weekend’s second pre-season game against Huddersfield Giants. Forward Dale Ferguson is the man who does not feature, meaning he misses out on the opportunity to line up against his former club. That means the spare spot in the squad goes to centre Adam Henry, who comes in for ... Read More »

Strong Wigan squad to square off against Leigh


Wigan Warriors have named plenty of experience in their side for their opening pre-season friendly this Sunday against Leigh Centurions. England tourists such as Josh Charnley and Joe Burgess are included in a squad that blends youth and experience, whilst Taulima Tautai is also in line for a debut with the Warriors, having signed from Wakefield in the off-season – ... Read More »

Smith: Super League is more exciting and attractive than NRL

Warrington boss Tony Smith. ©RLPhotos

Warrington Wolves coach Tony Smith has stoked the fire ahead of the upcoming World Club Series – by saying he believes that the English competition is more “exciting and attractive” than the NRL. Smith’s Warrington side will represent Super League in the new series, as they square off against St George-Illawarra Dragons. And Smith is excited to represent Super League, ... Read More »

Super League needs Bradford Bulls, says Harrison


Bradford Bulls assistant coach Karl Harrison says that whilst he’s under no illusions about earning the right to get promoted, Super League is a competition that needs the Bulls in it. The club will compete outside of the top tier for the first time in Super League history in 2015, after relegation from the competition in 2014. Harrison has joined ... Read More »

Westerman back in strong Hull FC squad for derby


Hull FC coach Lee Radford has named an incredibly strong side for this weekend’s derby friendly against Hull FC, with England star Joe Westerman set to make his first appearance of 2015. Westerman was given extra time off following his time with the England squad during last year’s Four Nations, but is back in contention for the Black and Whites ... Read More »

Mossop could feature for Wigan in pre-season


Wigan Warriors forward Lee Mossop has confirmed he could make his ‘second debut’ for the club in a pre-season friendly, as he steps up his rehab from shoulder surgery. Mossop’s sole season in the NRL with Parramatta ended in disappointment, after he was booked in for the surgery after just three games for the Eels in 2014. However, now back ... Read More »

Huddersfield name strong squad for pre-season opener


Huddersfield Giants have named a very strong squad for their first pre-season friendly of 2015, including a number of big names to make the trip to Championship side Bradford Bulls on Sunday. Captain Danny Brough will feature despite a lengthy 2014 which involved Scotland duty post-season, whilst there are also potential debuts for Craig Huby, Jamie Ellis and Oliver Roberts ... Read More »

Castleford have more depth in 2015, says Shenton

Michael Shenton

Castleford Tigers captain Michael Shenton believes the club possess more depth in their ranks for the 2015 season than they did this time 12 months ago. Whilst the Tigers have lost the likes of Daryl Clark and Craig Huby, coach Daryl Powell has brought in a number of names to fill the void, with halfbacks such as Ben Roberts and ... Read More »