Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Matty Russell signs long-term deal at Warrington

Scotland full-back Matty Russell. ©RLPhotos

Warrington Wolves full-back Matty Russell has signed a new contract with the club – just six games into his spell at the Wolves. After signing from Gold Coast Titans on an initial two-year deal, Russell has impressed to the extent that he has been handed a contract until the end of the 2017 season. Russell has spoke of the deal, ... Read More »

Mac backs 400-up Burrow

Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott has sung the praises of star halfback Rob Burrow, who is set to make his 400th appearance for the club against Bradford Bulls on Thursday night. Burrow will become only the twelfth player in the club’s history to reach the landmark in Blue and Amber, behind John Holmes (625 games), Fred Webster (543), John Atkinson ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos rest Jamie Peacock for Bulls derby


Fresh off the back of his 500th career appearance last weekend, Leeds Rhinos have rested Jamie Peacock ahead of their Easter Thursday clash against local rivals Bradford Bulls. Peacock – who served the Bulls with great distinction until his departure in 2005 – will miss out for the Rhinos in their traditional derby clash which kicks off the Easter period. ... Read More »

Huddersfield Giants to welcome back trio of players


Huddersfield Giants are set to reintroduce three key players to their side this weekend, as they look to get their season back on track against Salford Red Devils. Perhaps the biggest return is that of England centre Leroy Cudjoe, who is returning ahead of schedule after initially being ruled out of action for up to six weeks. He will give ... Read More »

Huddersfield Giants ace right to avoid ban, says Paul Anderson

Huddersfield Giants head coach Paul Anderson believes the decision not to ban Scott Grix for his altercation with Gareth Ellis was the correct decision, insisting he was within his rights to stand his ground. Grix was hauled to the floor by Hull FC captain Ellis whilst the latter was trying to chase down a high kick during the Black and ... Read More »

I owe the Wildcats, claims Chris Riley


Chris Riley insists it was an easy decision to re-join Wakefield on loan, after his deal with the Wildcats was extended for the foreseeable future last week. After falling down the pecking order at parent club Warrington, Riley believes it was a simple decision to get some loan football under his belt. He feels like he owes the Wildcats, after ... Read More »

Hohaia credits Walsh arrival for improvement


St Helens stand-off Lance Hohaia has credited the arrival of Luke Walsh as one of the reasons he is currently playing some of the best rugby of his Super League career. The 31-year-old New Zealander has put in some impressive performances in recent weeks and knows that the stability the squad has in key areas, now that his halfback partner ... Read More »

Dorn: Play-offs are the minimum requirement


Castleford Tigers full-back Luke Dorn has declared that the Tigers are aiming to reach the play-offs after their blistering start, and he has credited the club’s rise to a gruelling pre-season camp. The Tigers lie third in the Super League table, with six wins from eight games after going down narrowly to leaders St Helens on Friday. Dorn, who rejoined ... Read More »

Luke Dorn ruled out for up to a month with injury


Castleford Tigers have been dealt a huge blow ahead of the busy Easter schedule, as full-back Luke Dorn could miss a month of action due to injury. Dorn – a TotalRL.com columnist – sustained the injury during Cas’ heartbreaking late loss to St Helens on Friday, and Powell confirmed the injury on Wednesday. However, he did admit that his squad ... Read More »

Off-field happiness to thank for Caro improvement


Omari Caro believes the reason behind his rapid change in form this season is down to the flying wing-man being happy away from the field. The 2013 season was a difficult induction for the 23-year-old, as he adapted to life in the north away from his southern roots. The Jamaican international’s confidence also took a knock when, in round four ... Read More »