Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Culture carried Saints to glory, says Nathan Brown

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St Helens coach Nathan Brown said the Grand Final victory against Wigan Warriors was due to the ‘culture’ the club possesses, insisting there isn’t another outfit in the world that has one like Saints. After losing key players Jonny Lomax, Luke Walsh and Jon Wilkin during the course of the season, Saints again had to do it the hard way ... Read More »

Cast your vote: What should Flower’s punishment be?

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Later tonight, Wigan prop Ben Flower will face the RFL’s disciplinary board and be given a ban for assaulting St Helens half-back Lance Hohaia in Saturday’s Grand Final. If you haven’t seen the ruthless attack, Flower reacted badly to an off-the-ball scuffle with the New Zealander in the third minute of the encounter, punching him to the ground before striking him ... Read More »

Sean O’Loughlin wins Wigan player of the year award

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Wigan captain Sean O’Loughlin has been voted player of the year at the club’s end-of-season awards dinner. It caps off a great week for the 31-year-old, who signed a new three-year contract last week and has been named England skipper for the forthcoming Four Nations competition. Matty Smith picked up the coaches’ player of the year award, while impressive winger ... Read More »

Reports: Justin Poore may have to call time on career

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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

Todd Carney is a former Dally M Medal winner and is recognised as one of the best half-backs on the planet

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »