Sunday, February 1, 2015
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Reports: Justin Poore may have to call time on career

Justin Poore. ©TonyFoster

Former State of Origin prop Justin Poore may be forced to call time on his impressive career aged just 29. The Hull KR stalwart fractured his knee cap in a match against Catalan Dragons on Easter Monday and was expected to return to action next April. However, the injury is proving difficult to overcome and, according to the Hull Daily ... Read More »

Todd Carney vows to learn from mistakes in Super League


Former Australia and New South Wales star Todd Carney has vowed to learn from his mistakes as he starts a new life in Super League with Catalan Dragons. The 28-year-old, who was sacked from Cronulla Sharks and deregistered by the NRL following a lewd image of him going viral, penned a three-year deal with the French club last month. The ... Read More »

Hohaia gets one-match ban for Flower incident


St Helens half-back Lance Hohaia has received a one-match ban for striking Ben Flower in Saturday’s Grand Final. The New Zealander submitted an early guilty plea after being charged with a Grade B offence. We believe Flower will learn his fate tonight. He is guaranteed to be given at least an eight-match suspension after he was charged with a Grade ... Read More »

Grand Final: How Twitter reacted to Flower’s red card


Whatever you think about Ben Flower’s incredible attack on Lance Hohaia, one thing is for certain: it put Rugby League in the spotlight. Clearly it was for the wrong reasons, but within seconds of the Wigan prop seeing red, his name was trending on Twitter, with countless people watching replays and discussing the incident. Indeed, Flower was one of the ... Read More »

Flower AND Hohaia charged by RFL match review panel


Both Ben Flower and Lance Hohaia have been charged with disciplinary offences following their fight in Saturday’s Grand Final. Wigan’s Flower has been charged with the Grade F offence of violent and aggressive punching/punching an off-guard opponent (Lance Hohaia) in the second minute of the match. Hohaia has been charged with the Grade B offence of striking Flower with the ... Read More »

Wane to Wigan: Create mayhem, be reckless


A video has emerged online depicting Wigan coach Shaun Wane winding up his players and encouraging them to “knock people out” in order to win a match. In the aftermath of Ben Flower’s horrific sending off in the Grand Final, our Twitter feeds have been full of people directing us to the below clip, which, we must warn you, contains ... Read More »

Hohaia: I can’t remember much of the game

Lance Hohaia. ©RLPhotos

Lance Hohaia has insisted he holds no grudge against Ben Flower for the punches that ruled him out of the bulk of the Grand Final win on Saturday – as Flower himself issued a public apology over the incident. Flower became the first man to be sent off in a Super League Grand Final after punching Hohaia twice in the ... Read More »

Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year shortlist revealed


A five-strong shortlist for the Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year medal has been unveiled in today’s League Express. Editor Martyn Sadler has revealed the names of those in contention and also given readers a chance to both vote for the winner and suggest anyone who may have been overlooked. “The five players we have decided to shortlist are Joe ... Read More »

Widnes CEO: Kevin Brown is going nowhere


Widnes chief executive James Rule has refuted growing rumours that Vikings half-back Kevin Brown is poised for a move to the NRL Thirty-year-old Brown, who was named in Super League’s Dream Team this year, has been heavily linked with a move to Cronulla Sharks in the Australian press recently, with many insisting he is the Sharks’ number one transfer target. ... Read More »

Tim Smith signs one-year deal with Wakefield


Wakefield Wildcats have re-signed Tim Smith from Salford Red Devils, after a successful loan spell earlier this year. Smith, who left Wakefield at the end of the 2013 season to join the Red Devils, has returned to his former club on a permanent deal, signing a one-year contract at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium. And Wildcats boss James Webster told League ... Read More »