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Cummins “raring to go” after Bradford departure

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Former Bradford Bulls head coach Francis Cummins has revealed he is ready to move back into coaching, admitting that as the new league restructure takes shape next year, there could be opportunities opening up for him to move back into a hotseat somewhere. Cummins left Bradford midway through the 2014 season – a campaign that ultimately saw the Bulls relegated ... Read More »

Sandercock back to assist Newcastle Knights

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Former Hull Kingston Rovers coach Craig Sandercock has made a return to former club Newcastle Knights, returning to his old role of assistant coach with the club. Sandercock was assistant at the Knights previously, before moving to England to take up the head coaching role vacated by Justin Morgan at Rovers. However, he left the club after three years in ... Read More »

Aaron Woods wants a crack at Super League

Aaron Woods

Australia and Wests Tigers prop Aaron Woods has admitted he would love to chance his arm in Super League one day – after growing up watching the competition as a youngster. Woods has become a star of the Australian pack during the Four Nations tournament, with the 23-year-old earning rave reviews for his performances throughout the competition. And he revealed ... Read More »

Aiton “dealing” with ASADA row in Australia

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Leeds Rhinos have insisted they are confident hooker Paul Aiton will be available to play for them next season, but have said they are still waiting to hear whether he will face a suspension following ASADA’s investigation into the Cronulla Sharks. Aiton played for the Sharks during their controversial supplements program of 2011, but has not been offered a backdated ... Read More »

Keighley chairman wants rule changes at EGM

Gary Fawcett

Keighley chairman Gary Fawcett has said that it is vital the club’s dispute against the RFL leads to rule changes in the sport of Rugby League – so that the same situation does not happen again under a massive restructure of the leagues in 2015. The Cougars have enough support to go ahead with a request to call an emergency ... Read More »

Huddersfield confirm 2015 friendlies

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Huddersfield Giants are intending to play two pre-season friendlies in preparation for the 2015 season – with West Yorkshire rivals Bradford and Halifax the opponents. The Giants are likely to send a full strength squad to Odsal on the 18th January to face the Bulls – in a game which will pit two former Super League rivals together. The club ... Read More »

James Donaldson out to achieve potential at Hull KR

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James Donaldson is relishing his “fresh start” at new club Hull Kingston Rovers and is determined to live up to the potential he showed as a youngster. The former England schoolboys forward, 23, joined the Robins at the end of the 2014 season following five tumultuous years at Bradford Bulls. With a two-year deal signed, he’s happy to be able ... Read More »

Hetherington sees Graham in Cuthbertson

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Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington believes new signing Adam Cuthbertson and England prop James Graham have similar qualities. Former Newcastle front-rower Cuthbertson is expected to make his debut on Boxing Day after joining his new club in early December. “I believe he will be a terrific signing, not only for Leeds Rhinos, but also for Super League,” he said. ... Read More »

Rhinos will be competitive next season, insists Hetherington

Joel Moon and Paul Aiton lift the Challenge Cup trophy

Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington believes the club will remain competitive in 2015, despite losing more first team players than they have signed. “Our policy is first and foremost to develop players and to give them an opportunity in the first team,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post. “If they are good enough and then to reward them for ... Read More »

Joe Burgess wins Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year medal

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Joe Burgess has been awarded the League Express Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year Medal. The Wigan winger, who has just turned 20, made his debut for the Warriors as an 18-year-old in August 2013 against Hull KR, adding one more appearance last season before enjoying a meteoric rise to prominence in 2014, scoring 17 tries in 20 Super League appearances ... Read More »