Monday, September 1, 2014
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Blake Green and Wigan in contract renewal talks


Wigan coach Shaun Wane has confirmed the club have entered talks with influential half-back Blake Green over a new contract. The 27-year-old Australian was man of the match in last season’s Grand Final win and is nearing the end of his two-year deal with the reigning double champions. This season he has scored four tries and assisted 12 others, fuelling ... Read More »

Feature: Matty Bowen’s favourite things


Rugby League World journalist and Leeds Rhinos back-rower Jamie Jones-Buchanan interviewed Wigan full-back Matty Bowen recently. You can read the full feature by clicking this link. Here, Bowen picks his favourite players, tries and inspiration… Given the players that Matty Bowen has played with and against over his record breaking 270 plus games for North Queensland, I had to ask ... Read More »

JJB meets Matty Bowen


Rugby League World journalist and Leeds Rhinos star Jamie Jones-Buchanan finds out how one of the NRL’s favourite sons is coping with life in England – and succeeding a certain Sam Tomkins… This month I had the great pleasure of meeting one of the NRL’s most popular and exciting stars over the last decade, Matty “Mango” Bowen. The man charged ... Read More »

Interview: Meet the Monaghan brothers


Michael and Joel Monaghan have been stand-outs since arriving in Super League. But if it wasn’t for chance, and an unfortunate incident, neither would have ended up at Warrington. Rugby League World magazine recounts the tale… They are as tight as can be. Brothers who were born just two years apart and each followed their dreams in Rugby League across ... Read More »

Daryl Powell names 19-man squad for Leeds clash


Castleford coach Daryl Powell has named his squad to face Leeds tomorrow – and two former Rhinos have been included. James Clare and Richard Owen have both missed out and have been replaced by Jordan Tansey and Ashley Gibson. The West Yorkshire derby, which is a case of 1st versus 3rd in the Super League table, kicks off at 8pm ... Read More »

Off the field interview: Stefan Ratchford

Stefan Ratchford. ©RLPhotos

What would your last meal on Earth be? I’d probably be a bit boring and go for a steak. A big fillet with peppercorn sauce and some green beans and carrots. Maybe some sweet potato fries, too. I have it cooked medium rare. I’d wash it down with a glass of white wine or two, then go onto the Jack ... Read More »

Robins prop picks up one-match ban


Hull KR prop Jonathan Walker has been given a one-match ban by the RFL for a dangerous tackle on Widnes’ Ben Kavanagh during their Super League clash last Sunday. He will miss this Saturday’s game against Salford Red Devils as a result. Wakefield’s Chris Riley and Hull FC star Jason Crookes were also under RFL scrutiny following a scrap in ... Read More »

London Broncos sign Limoux prop


London Broncos have signed Maxime Herold on a short term deal from French Elite One Championship club Limoux. The 24-year-old forward was recommended by former London player Karl Temata, who currently coaches Limoux in the French competition, and will be with the club initially for a four-week period. Head coach Joe Grima said: “He’s a front row forward who came ... Read More »

Powell: Hardaker will challenge Tomkins for England spot


Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell believes Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker will challenge Sam Tomkins for England’s number one spot. The 22-year-old is widely considered to be Super League’s best player on current form. He’s scored six tries, eight goals, made seven assists and 1,696 metres – more than anyone else in the competition. Tigers boss Powell, who coached Hardaker ... Read More »

Peacock: Hardaker better than anyone in the NRL


Leeds Rhinos prop Jamie Peacock has described team-mate Zak Hardaker as the best defensive full-back on the planet. The 22-year-old is enjoying arguably his best season to date and calls for him to start for England ahead of Sam Tomkins are growing in volume. He has made more metres and tackle busts than anyone else in Super League this year, ... Read More »