Friday, October 24, 2014
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Rugby League World – The Grand Finals Issue


Rugby League World issue 403 – ‘The Grand Finals Issue’ – is online now and in shops from Friday 17th October. Here’s a glimpse at what’s inside. The Super League Grand Final between St Helens and Wigan turned out to be one of the most controversial sporting events of the year. We have complete coverage of the match everyone is ... Read More »

Michael Monaghan: I can help Todd Carney

WELCOME ADDITION: New Dragons signing Todd Carney

Retiring Warrington hooker Michael Monaghan is excited about joining Catalan Dragons as an assistant coach and believes he can help Todd Carney thrive in Super League. Monaghan played the last game of his 14-year playing career in Warrington’s thrilling 16-12 play-off semi-final loss to Wigan. The 34-year-old has agreed to join Catalan as an assistant to Laurent Frayssinous for the ... Read More »

Burgess “happy” with debut season at Wigan Warriors


Wigan Warriors – and England – winger Joe Burgess admits he’s “happy” with his first full season as a first team player, and even though the Warriors came up short in the Super League Grand Final at the weekend, he says his family and coaches are proud of what he’s achieved. Burgess wasn’t even taken on Wigan’s pre-season tour of ... Read More »

Gareth O’Brien had signed for Bradford Bulls

Gareth O'Brien (left) and Richie Myler (right)

Warrington Wolves scrum-half Gareth O’Brien admits he did sign a deal with the Bradford Bulls for 2015, but has paid tribute to the club for allowing him to be released from that contract to remain at Warrington in 2015. O’Brien has penned a one-year deal with the Wolves for next season, after initially agreeing on a deal to join the ... Read More »

Warrington Wolves trio sign new deals


Warrington Wolves have extended the contracts of Ben Westwood, Gareth O’Brien and Kevin Penny after what has been another successful campaign. The three players have all signed one-year extensions with the club. Westwood and O’Brien have agreed deals until November 2016 with Penny taking up a one-year option until November 2015. International second rower Westwood signed for the club back ... Read More »

Lezignan hooker heading to Hull KR?


Hull KR are believed to have signed FC Lezignan hooker John Boudebza, after the French club released a statement indicating the player has agreed a deal at the KC Lightstream Stadium. There has been no confirmation from Hull KR themselves on the issue, but Lezignan are saying that the hooker as signed a two-year contract at the Super League outfit. ... Read More »

Opinion: Saturday night was Brown’s greatest triumph


If a coach is going to leave a club, the best way to go is on his own terms and with a trophy in the cabinet. And Nathan Brown did just that on Saturday night. We all wondered whether the announcement just a week before the Grand Final that he was going to head home to Australia would damage Saints’ ... Read More »

Radlinski promoted onto Wigan’s Board of Directors

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Wigan Warriors’ Rugby General Manager Kris Radlinski MBE has been promoted onto the Club’s Board of Directors. The move was confirmed by Chairman Ian Lenagan at the Club’s end of season Awards Dinner. Following five years of hard work Radlinski joins the Chairman and Non-Executive Director Winston Higham on the Board. Radlinski enjoyed a fabulous career with the Wigan Club ... Read More »

Garry Schofield: I got it wrong!

Can St Helens recapture their Super League title next season?

Well, well well – it’s humble pie time for me! Sincere congratulations to everybody at St Helens for pulling off what I believed was the impossible. And I don’t just mean in beating Wigan on Saturday evening. I’m talking about their progress over the last month as a whole. I didn’t think they could possibly make the Grand Final at ... Read More »

RL’s moment of madness must be watershed moment


There is no getting away from it whatsoever – the last four days have been an incredibly damaging time for Rugby League, a sport that is already very self-conscious about its own image. The punch(es) that Ben Flower handed out to Lance Hohaia on Saturday evening were felt all around the world, with a whole host of mainstream media suddenly ... Read More »