Radford heaps praise on Faraimo following impressive debut

Hull FC head coach Lee Radford was delighted with new signing Bureta Faraimo after he produced a man-of-the-match display in their 24-10 victory over Catalans. The winger scored the opening try and made a number of eye-catching contributions in what proved to be an encouraging opening display in black and white. Safe to say Bureta Faraimo’s first carry made an…

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Powell pleased with Cas’ winning mentality following Leeds triumph

Daryl Powell was pleased with his side’s ability to get the job done as they defeated Leeds 16-4. In horrendous, mud-kissed conditions, the Tigers managed to overcome the Super League champions in what proved to be a tough game for both sides to find their groove. The Tigers came unstuck in poor conditions at last year’s Grand Final, and while…

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Roberts prepared to adapt to thrive in new role with Castleford in 2018

It’s the task few Super League players would fancy taking on for 2018: filling the considerable void left behind by Zak Hardaker at Castleford. Throughout 2017 – until off-field misdemeanours cost him a place in the Grand Final – Hardaker was perhaps the competition’s standout player. But now, with him staring a lengthy suspension and time out of the sport…

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Daryl Powell tips Jake Trueman for massive year as Cas’ teenage sensation dazzles in pre-season

Daryl Powell has hyped up the talents of halfback Jake Trueman after a fantastic pre-season campaign. The 18-year-old has been tipped for a big season with the Tigers after making his breakthrough in 2017 with a hat-trick on his first senior start. Castleford were quick to sign the Bradford-born youngster up to a new three-year deal in the off-season, with…

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Ward admits he’s doubtful for Leeds’ Super League opener at Warrington

Leeds forward Stevie Ward admits his hopes of being fit for their Super League opener against Warrington are looking doubtful – saying their World Club Challenge game in Melbourne next month is now his goal. Ward played through the pain barrier with a serious shoulder injury to help the Rhinos win the Grand Final last October – an injury which…

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