Saturday, November 29, 2014
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Wolves beat Tigers to reach last four

Warrington Wolves proved too strong for Castleford Tigers tonight, winning 14-30 at the Mendahose Jungle to go through to the last four of the Super League playoffs. They confirmed their superiority on the night in the final 20 minutes, after Castleford had fought back to 10-12 with a Luke Dorn try that was converted by Marc Sneyd. They snatched the ... Read More »

Monaghan: Wolves need to be better against Castleford

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Warrington winger Joel Monaghan believes the Wolves need to up their game to defeat Castleford this evening, but thinks the motivation of ensuring players leaving do so with a bang will see them through. The Australian, who was Super League’s leading try scorer in 2014, grabbed a hat-trick against Widnes last week but wasn’t happy with the overall performance. “It ... Read More »

Garry Schofield: Cas don’t have another performance in them

Schoey doesn't think Castleford have a chance of making it through their play-off match with Warrington

League Express columnist Garry Schofield reveals his tip for Castleford Tigers v Warrington Wolves tomorrow night… Cas are shot now and they don’t have another performance in them this season. Everything went wrong for them at St Helens and their forwards were completely unable to get on top. The halves, who have been so good this season, weren’t up to ... Read More »

Former Wire captain Mackey loses battle with cancer

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Former Warrington captain Greg Mackey sadly passed away today, aged 52. The Australian, who was diagnosed with bowel cancer in December 2011, lost his battle peacefully. Mackey first joined Warrington in August 1989 and played nine games. Warrington won eight of them and drew the other, culminating in a Lancashire Cup Final victory. He then received a lucrative offer from ... Read More »

Tony Smith: The game is not protecting our players

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Warrington Wolves coach Tony Smith insists the game is failing to protect its players, and has called for more protection after Matty Russell’s horrific injury at the weekend. Russell has since been cleared of any serious injury after colliding with Widnes’ Macgraff Leuluai during their play-off encounter on Saturday, but Smith believes there isn’t enough being done to look after ... Read More »

Castleford a tough place to go, says Ratchford

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Warrington utility Stefan Ratchford is expecting fierce competition from Challenge Cup finalists Castleford Tigers when the Wolves visit the Mend-A-Hose Jungle on Thursday night to battle for a place in the Super League play-off semi-finals. Ratchford remembers Warrington’s last visit to Castleford on Easter Monday which resulted in a 40-6 defeat for the Wolves. “We had a rough time during ... Read More »

Ratchford signs new Warrington deal despite NRL interest

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Warrington Wolves star Stefan Ratchford has agreed a new and improved deal that will keep him at the club until November 2018 – despite interest from the NRL. In a press release, the Wolves said: “The club is delighted to have secured Ratchford on this long-term contract on the back of recent interest and opportunities presented by the NRL.” Head ... Read More »

Leuluai cleared of blame in Russell incident

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Widnes forward Macgraff Leuluai has been cleared of any foul play in the incident that resulted in facial injuries to Warrington Wolves full-back Matty Russell. Russell was knocked unconscious after spilling a high ball and colliding with Leuluai during the Wolves’ 22-19 Super League elimination play-off victory on Saturday. Leuluai was not penalised for the incident and the Rugby Football ... Read More »

Scans clear “smashed up” Matty Russell

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Warrington fullback Matty Russell has been cleared of any serious injury following his worrying collision with Widnes forward Magraff Leuluai in Saturday’s dramatic play-off game. The match was held up for around ten minutes in the second half and Russell was stretchered from the field in a neck brace after he collided with an on-rushing Leuluai following a high kick. ... Read More »

Competition: Win tickets to Huddersfield v Catalan

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We’ve teamed up with ALCATEL ONETOUCH, sponsors of Super League, to give away two pairs of tickets to Friday’s do-or-die play-off clash between Huddersfield Giants and Catalan Dragons at the John Smiths Stadium (8pm KO). CLICK HERE TO ENTER THIS FREE COMPETITION To enter, which is free, simply subscribe to the Total Rugby League newsletter. Two subscribers will be picked ... Read More »