Friday, August 22, 2014
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Former Huddersfield Giants man Fulton retires

Wests Tigers and former Huddersfield Giants star Liam Fulton has been forced into retirement at the age of just 29, after repeated head knocks have cruelly ended his career. Fulton has suffered repeated concussion incidents this year – in a story strikingly similar to that of former Bradford Bulls man Shontayne Hape – and after worrying signs emerged such as ... Read More »

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats star pens new deal

Nick-Scruton

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Prop Nick Scruton has signed a new two-year deal to remain at the Wildcats until the end of 2016. The 29-year old signed from Bradford Bulls in March on a one-year deal and has agreed to extend his stay after 16 Super League outings in the red, white and blue in which he has racked up over ... Read More »

London Broncos sign Italy hooker Nasso

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London Broncos have signed Italy international hooker Ray Nasso on a two-year deal from 2015. The Australia-born 27-year-old has spent two seasons at Sporting Olympique Avignon in France and was previously with Villefranche-de-Rouergue. “I spoke with Joey about his goals and plans for next season and the future. It’s all very exciting,” said Nasso. “Having been coached by Joey when ... Read More »

Chasing crowds is a devil of a job for Salford

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Regular TotalRL.com columnist Louise Woodward-Styles (@MsCityRedGirl) has some suggestions to help Salford boost their attendances. Delia Smith, the much-celebrated TV chef and Norwich City Football Club shareholder once took to the Carrow Road pitch at half time to grab a microphone and utter her infamous ‘Where are you, let’s be ‘avin’ you!’ rant at disgruntled supporters of the Canaries. Amusing ... Read More »

Hull FC star dealt major injury blow

Chris-Tuson

Hull FC have been dealt a big injury blow ahead of the race for the top eight, after forward Chris Tuson was ruled out for a lengthy period with a neck injury. Tuson has gone for scans to assess the seriousness of the injury but, with just eight games remaining, it is a huge blow for boss Lee Radford, who ... Read More »

Wigan Warriors and Salford in “different leagues”

Shaun-Wane

Wigan Warriors boss Shaun Wane has claimed his club and ambitious Salford Red Devils are in “different leagues” when it comes to the marquee player ruling, insisting his job is to bring through youth, as opposed to spending money. Koukash is keen to bring in a ruling where clubs can have one player that is exempt from the salary cap, ... Read More »

Catalan Dragons sign Willie Tonga

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Catalans Dragons have signed Willie Tonga on a two-year deal from the start of the 2015 season. The 30-year-old Queensland and Kangaroos representative, who is currently playing at Parramatta Eels, has made 179 NRL appearances and scored 79 tries. “I’m really satisfied to be able to announce the addition of Willie to our squad for the next two seasons,” coach ... Read More »

Hull FC give Talanoa new deal

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Hull FC have given winger Fetuli Talanoa a new contract until the end of the 2015 season, after boss Lee Radford hailed him as one of the best wingers in Super League. Talanoa has been impressive for the Black and Whites so far in 2014, and his one-year extension is just rewards for that form. Radford hailed the winger as ... Read More »

Wigan star banned for three matches

Wigan Warriors player Gil Dudson has been suspended for three matches after pleading guilty to making a Grade C shoulder charge on Josh Drinkwater of London Broncos in the ninth minute of a First Utility Super League Round 19 fixture played on Sunday July 6, 2014. Dudson was also fined £300 when he appeared before an independent tribunal this afternoon. ... Read More »

Warrington Wolves tie down six players

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Warrington Wolves have extended the contracts of six young, British players securing  home-grown talent for many seasons to come. Gene Ormsby and Anthony England have agreed contract extensions keeping them at the club until November 2016. Twins Rhys and Ben Evans, and James Laithwaite have penned new contracts until November 2017. Young forward George King has also agreed a full-time ... Read More »