Wane “gutted” Wigan won’t be able to face Greg Bird this weekend

Wigan appeared to be handed a major boost earlier this week ahead of the trip to Catalans when star Dragons forward Greg Bird was suspended: but Shaun Wane has admitted he’s “gutted” he’s not playing. Bird will not feature against the reigning Super League champions on Saturday after copping a one-match ban earlier this week following an incident in the…

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Powell keeping Castleford grounded ahead of Wakefield clash

Castleford coach Daryl Powell has called for caution over his side’s lofty position at the top of Super League ahead of tonight’s clash with local rivals Wakefield. The Tigers are eight points clear at the Super League summit – a gap which will increase to ten tonight with victory at fifth-placed Trinity. But Powell has stressed that there is still…

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Kear hoping to give his first love a “good hiding” on Thursday night

John Kear admits that while he would like to see former club Castleford win Super League if his current employers can’t, he would love nothing more than to “give them a good hiding” on Thursday to keep Wakefield’s own hopes of silverware well and truly alive. Trinity and the Tigers meet in a mouthwatering Thursday night clash this evening, with…

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New deal for McMeeken at Castleford

Castleford Tigers star Mike McMeeken, already under contract for 2018, has signed a two-year contract extension that means he will remain at the Tigers until at least the end of the 2020 Super League season. McMeeken, 23, joined the Tigers in 2015 from London Broncos. Under the wing of Daryl Powell and his coaching team his game has developed to the point at which…

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Salford hopeful of Vatuvei arrival before Wigan semi-final clash

Salford are hopeful that major signing Manu Vatuvei could be a Red Devils player before the end of the month. League Express revealed exclusively and first on Monday how Salford had finalised a deal to bring the New Zealand international to Super League, with subsequent reports now suggesting his arrival could be imminent. TotalRL understands those reports are indeed correct,…

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