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McDermott appointed new USA coach

Yesterday, 03:15 PM

I've just seen the announcement on Twitter that Brian McDermott has been appointed as the new head coach of the new look USA(RL) Hawks as they prepare for the 2017 world cup.


I think that's a good appointment, particularly bearing in mind McDermott's interest in bringing home grown players through at club level and remembering the dissatisfaction felt by many in the game stateside over the choices for players made by the previous coach. 



Serious injury to amateur player during game

22 June 2015 - 06:54 PM

I follow a few amateur clubs in expansion areas on Twitter and yesterday I noticed a tweet from the newly formed amateur club Sherwood Wolf Hunt.  During their game against Telford Raiders one of their players, Francis Appleton, was seriously injured, having to have spinal surgery as a result.


SherwoodWolfHunt @wolfhuntrl 2h2 hours ago

SherwoodWolfHunt retweeted TELFORD RAIDERS RLFC

Hopefully Franny will be OK after his spinal surgery today. We'll keep you updated


If you are in the area, on Saturday 27 June they are having a fundraising night at Debdale Sports Centre, Debdale Lane, Mansfield (NG19 7NS).  It's a comedy night and the entrance fee is £15.00 including pie and pea supper.


I'm going to find out from the club where any donations can be sent should anyone be interested in supporting the player.  I don't know how old he is or whether he has a family to support but spinal surgery sounds serious and as an amateur player the injury will possibly impact his ability to work.  I don't know whether RL Cares have become involved or not at this stage.



Tickets to exclusive gig for Danny Jones Fund

06 May 2015 - 07:36 PM

I've just seen on Twitter that London Skolars have been given two tickets by the Hard Rock Cafe in London for an exclusive gig being held there by The Charlatans.  The tickets have been given to auction for the Danny Jones Fund.


If anyone is interested then the details are here: