Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Burgess move to Sydney confirmed

Joe Burgess in 2014: 20 tries; 6 assists; 11 offloads; 248 carries; 27 clean breaks; 2,639 metres; 55 tackle busts; 79 tackles; 38 runs from dummy half; 38 errors; 3 penalties conceded; 15 missed tackles. Source: Opta

Wigan Warriors have confirmed that star winger Joe Burgess is to leave the club at the end of this season and head for the NRL with Sydney Roosters. Burgess took Super League by storm last year after bursting onto the scene, ending the year as a regular in the Warriors side and as a part of England’s touring squad for ... Read More »

Bigger teams have advantage in new era, says Webster

James-Webster

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats coach James Webster believes that the restructuring of Super League and the Championships could lead to a bigger gulf emerging between the elite teams and the rest. The Wildcats are still in Super League after avoiding relegation last year, but Webster says that under the new system, the bigger teams could get stronger whilst smaller teams battle ... Read More »

Shenton to make Cas comeback this weekend

Michael Shenton

Castleford coach Daryl Powell has named a strong 21 man squad to face Widnes Vikings in a pre season friendly at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle on Sunday 25th January, KO 3.00pm. The match will see a welcome return for club captain Michael Shenton, who makes his first appearance of pre-season. Shenton said: “It’s great to be back involved with the team, ... Read More »

Wilkin can already see next clutch of leaders at Saints

Jon Wilkin

New St Helens captain Jon Wilkin insists that he can already see the next bunch of potential captains emerging through the ranks. Wilkin was named as Paul Wellens’ successor on Wednesday, and he said it’s vital that he nurtures through the next breed of future leaders at the club – admitting that there are some he has already spotted in ... Read More »

Wigan “home” game in London plans are progressing

Wigan-Warriors-celebrating

Wigan Warriors could take a game on the road to London as early as this year, as chairman Ian Lenagan confirmed to local media that talks about a switch are “progressing”. The Warriors are keen to switch one of their home matches from the DW Stadium to London, with potential grounds like QPR’s Loftus Road or Fulham’s Craven Cottage suggested ... Read More »

Luckless Russell had teeth smashed again

Matty-Russell-Castleford-Warrington

Warrington Wolves fullback suffered yet another freak injury to his mouth whilst training in Tenerife, the club have confirmed. Smith had several teeth smashed during the Wolves’ play-off win against Widnes Vikings last year, and had porcelain teeth fitted as a temporary measure. However, coach Tony Smith has confirmed that those porcelain teeth were smashed out during a training accident ... Read More »

McDermott pays tribute to iconic Peacock

Jamie-Peacock

Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott has paid tribute to prop Jamie Peacock, as the former Great Britain captain warms up for his testimonial match this Sunday. The legendary forward will face off against former club Bradford in a match to celebrate his legendary career, and as he prepares to enter his final season as a professional, Peacock has received ... Read More »

No pressure on Clark, says Warrington boss Smith

Daryl-Clark

Warrington Wolves boss Tony Smith insists it’s vital there is not too much pressure heaped on marquee signing Daryl Clark, ahead of his debut for the club this Sunday. Clark has been named in the Warrington squad to face Hull KR this Sunday, which will be his first appearance for the club following a high-profile, six-figure transfer from Castleford Tigers. ... Read More »

O’Loughlin could play against St Helens

Sean-O'Loughlin

Wigan Warriors captain Sean O’Loughlin is aiming to feature in the club’s pre-season friendly against St Helens this weekend. O’Loughlin missed the club’s 18-14 defeat to Leigh after his wife gave birth last weekend – but would have missed that game anyway due to a training ground injury. However, Wane admits O’Loughlin and centre Anthony Gelling could well feature in ... Read More »