Friday, December 19, 2014
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Pitts quits Hull for Championship bow with Bulls

Jay Pitts. ©RLPhotos

Jay Pitts has signed a permanent deal with Bradford Bulls following a loan spell from Hull FC, according to reports. The 24-year-old, who had two years remaining on his contract with the black and whites, is said to have penned a permanent deal with Bradford this week. The reports suggest the former Rhinos youngster was released by the East Yorkshire ... Read More »

Shannan McPherson signs for Parramatta Eels


Former Salford and South Sydney prop Shannan McPherson is returning to play in the NRL after signing a train-and-trial deal with Parramatta Eels. The 28-year-old was released by the Red Devils in June after two injury-ravaged. His departure freed up enough salary cap to allow Dr Marwan Koukash to sign New Zealand full-back Kevin Locke. Parramatta boss Brad Arthur said: ... Read More »

Gareth Hock to leave Salford?


Could Gareth Hock be on his way out of Salford, just one season after joining the club? It certainly seems that way, after Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash took to Twitter to confirm that Hock had asked for a release. He tweeted: “Gareth Hock has asked to leave the club and we have agreed to his request provided it is ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos issue statement on Zak Hardaker


Leeds Rhinos have issued a statement in defence of Zak Hardaker, after it was revealed the RFL are launching investigation into his alleged use of an abusive comment during last weekend’s match against St Helens. Rhinos’ Chief Executive Gary Hetherington believes there “appears to be a witch-hunt” from the RFL involving Hardaker’s actions – and they have called for an ... Read More »

World Club Challenge details announced this week


League Express and understands that details of a revamped World Club Challenge will be announced later this week – either Thursday or Friday, with the competition to be confirmed as expanding to six teams. It is believed that the winners of the NRL, South Sydney Rabbitohs and Brisbane Broncos will be the three Australian teams taking part – with ... Read More »

What’s on this week? Rugby League on radio and TV


Wednesday September 3 Boots ‘N’ All – 6pm, Sky Sports 1; 8pm, Sky Sports 4; 10pm, Sky Sports 2 Eddie Hemmings with guests Barrie McDermott & Terry O’Connor All the latest rugby league news & views Thursday September 4 Super League Preview – 11.30am, Sky Sports News HQ Guest: Terry O’Connor Super League Super Stars: Robbie Hunter-Paul – 7pm, Sky ... Read More »

Warrington Wolves would “welcome” Cooper Cronk


Warrington Wolves head coach has admitted he admires Melbourne and Australia half-back Cooper Cronk – after reports intensified that the Wolves are interested in pulling off a sensational move for the star. Smith told Sky Sports that if he ever did want to come to England, the Wolves would welcome him with open arms, saying it is a compliment to ... Read More »

Six of the Best: Super League tries of the season


With the business end of the season fast approaching, at, we’re gearing up to have a look at the best moments from what has been an incredible 2014 season. And amongst all of the highlights of the year, there have been some sensational tries scored in Super League this season. However, which has been the best? That’s the focus ... Read More »

Video highlights: Wakefield Wildcats v Salford Red Devils


Extensive video highlights from Sunday’s Super League round 25 clash between Wakefield Wildcats and Salford Red Devils at the Rapid Solicitors stadium. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on our free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and features, subscribe to League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also connect ... Read More » Shop: Last Ordering Date for Free Pre-Xmas Delivery: 2pm Thursday 18th December!!