London Broncos sign Italy hooker Nasso

London Broncos have signed Italy international hooker Ray Nasso on a two-year deal from 2015. The Australia-born 27-year-old has spent two seasons at Sporting Olympique Avignon in France and was previously with Villefranche-de-Rouergue. “I spoke with Joey about his goals and plans for next season and the future. It’s all very exciting,” said Nasso. “Having been coached by Joey when…

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Chasing crowds is a devil of a job for Salford

Regular TotalRL.com columnist Louise Woodward-Styles (@MsCityRedGirl) has some suggestions to help Salford boost their attendances. Delia Smith, the much-celebrated TV chef and Norwich City Football Club shareholder once took to the Carrow Road pitch at half time to grab a microphone and utter her infamous ‘Where are you, let’s be ‘avin’ you!’ rant at disgruntled supporters of the Canaries. Amusing…

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Wigan Warriors and Salford in “different leagues”

Wigan Warriors boss Shaun Wane has claimed his club and ambitious Salford Red Devils are in “different leagues” when it comes to the marquee player ruling, insisting his job is to bring through youth, as opposed to spending money. Koukash is keen to bring in a ruling where clubs can have one player that is exempt from the salary cap,…

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Catalan Dragons sign Willie Tonga

Catalans Dragons have signed Willie Tonga on a two-year deal from the start of the 2015 season. The 30-year-old Queensland and Kangaroos representative, who is currently playing at Parramatta Eels, has made 179 NRL appearances and scored 79 tries. “I’m really satisfied to be able to announce the addition of Willie to our squad for the next two seasons,” coach…

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Warrington Wolves tie down six players

Warrington Wolves have extended the contracts of six young, British players securing  home-grown talent for many seasons to come. Gene Ormsby and Anthony England have agreed contract extensions keeping them at the club until November 2016. Twins Rhys and Ben Evans, and James Laithwaite have penned new contracts until November 2017. Young forward George King has also agreed a full-time…

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