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Bradford Bulls poised to hand Adams debut


Bradford Bulls could hand out a debut to one of their rising stars this weekend, after Brad Adams was included in their 19-man squad to face Widnes Vikings on Sunday. Adams didn’t feature for the Bulls’ under-19s side on Thursday night, and he has been given the nod to potentially make his first senior appearance for the club this weekend ... Read More »

Salford Red Devils sign Leeds’ England


Salford Red Devils have further strengthened their squad for next season, after they today confirmed the signing of promising young centre Brad England from Leeds Rhinos. 19-year old England is the son of 1986 Challenge Cup winner Keith England and is set to follow in his father’s Super League footsteps by appearing in the top division. Born in Pontefract, he ... Read More »

Brisbane will send “very best” side to UK next year


Brisbane Broncos Chief Executive Paul White has confirmed that the club will be fielding the best team possible in next year’s World Club Series – regardless of whether they are playing in the World Club Challenge or not. Brisbane are one of two NRL sides – alongside South Sydney – to be confirmed as taking part in the event next ... Read More »

Opinion: Could Club Call finally deliver at the final hurdle?


If Rugby League has become at least mildly popular amongst the mainstream media for one thing in recent years, it is the game’s bravery when it comes to innovation. Granted, some of the things the game has trialled over the years haven’t exactly been a resounding success – think the World Club Challenge of 1997, for example – but some ... Read More »

Warrington did a number on us, says St Helens boss


St Helens head coach Nathan Brown has admitted that rivals Warrington “did a number” on them on Thursday night, saying several of his players saved their worst games of the season for the clash. The Saints are still in pole position for the League Leaders Shield despite that 39-12 defeat – but threw away the chance to win the trophy ... Read More »

Powell excited by World Club Series challenge

Cas coach Daryl Powell. ©RLPhotos

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell admits the prospect of squaring up against the very best sides in the NRL is an incredible prospect – after details of a revamped World Club Challenge were announced on Thursday. Should the Tigers finish top of Super League – which is still a possibility, especially after St Helens’ defeat to Warrington on Thursday ... Read More »

Wolves win was for Grix, says Smith


Warrington Wolves head coach Tony Smith has dedicated their impressive win against St Helens on Thursday night to luckless forward Simon Grix – who again suffered another horrific injury during the game. Grix, who has already missed 15 games in 2014 due to injury, suffered a broken ankle early in the game – and is set for another lengthy spell ... Read More »

London Broncos snap up Lovegrove

Rhys Lovegrove

London Broncos have announced another new signing for 2015, after they confirmed the signing of Hull KR forward Rhys Lovegrove on a two-year deal from next season. Australian born Lovegrove, 27, has spent the past eight seasons at Hull KR and made over 160 appearances since coming to the UK from NRL side St George Illawarra in 2007. The back ... Read More »

Matty Blythe signs up at Bradford Bulls

Matty Blythe

Bradford Bulls have revealed that utility star Matty Blythe is the twentieth addition to James Lowes’ ever-growing squad for next season. Blythe, 25, has today put pen to paper on a new two-year deal with the club, meaning he will be a Bull until at least the end of 2016. The versatile back or forward has featured on the wing, at ... Read More »

Hull Kingston Rovers snare Poching as assistant

Hull KR coach Chris Chester

Hull Kingston Rovers boss Chris Chester has strengthened his backroom staff for 2015 with the addition of vastly experienced Willie Poching as his new assistant coach. Chester was appointed as the club’s head coach on a full-time basis last week and has wasted no time in snapping up the services of the highly rated Poching to be his right-hand man. ... Read More »