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  1. Castleford coach Daryl Powell has insisted his players must change if they are to stand a chance of silverware this year – before accusing his side of lacking the ability to cope under pressure after Thursday’s loss to St Helens. The Tigers were comfortably beaten by the Super League leaders, losing 40-18 to keep them outside the top four. And… The post Castleford players have to change, insists Powell after St Helens loss appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  2. With Wayne Bennett coaching his 800th NRL game this week, we thought we’d give you the tough task of naming the other nine names in the top 10. Plenty on this list have taken a shot at coaching in the UK so see how many you can name. We’ve already given you the top one! To read about Wayne Bennett’s… The post QUIZ: Can you name the ten most experienced NRL coaches appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  3. NRL CEO Todd Greenberg praised Wayne Bennett after the coach took charge of his 800th match at Premiership level, an 18-10 win over Parramatta Eels. Bennett, the first Coach in the history of the Premiership to reach 800 matches, has been at the helm of the Broncos for 617 games, while he has coached St George Illawarra for 79 games,… The post Greenberg praises Bennett after 800th NRL game appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  4. Brisbane Broncos celebrated Wayne Bennett’s 800th game as an NRL coach with an 18-10 victory over Parramatta Eels. Brisbane opened the scoring. Jamayne Isaako beat Bevan French in the air and stepped around Corey Norman to score. With Michael Jennings in the bin for a professional foul, Corey Oates scored Brisbane’s second after good work from Darius Boyd. The Eels tried hard to… The post Broncos win in Bennett’s 800th game appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  5. Tommy Martyn the former St Helens stand-off, has slammed Rugby League’s Scholarship system, insisting that the best way for the sport to develop young players is for reserve-team football to be re-introduced. Martyn played in the Oldham reserves in the late 1980s, having signed at the age of 17. “I’m all for the reserves,” he said. “I think they should… The post Tommy Martyn vents anger at sport’s lack of reserve grade appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  6. After multiple incidents in recent NRL rounds, referees have now been instructed to penalise players for deliberately passing the ball into defending players at the ruck. Referees will now rule that if a dummy half deliberately passes the ball into a defending player caught in and around the ruck who is not actively taking part in the play, the act… The post NRL refs to penalise deliberate dummy half passes at defending players appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  7. Zak Hardaker has claimed Castleford offered him a new contract to stay with the club. Hardaker, whose move to Wigan was completed last week, was sacked by the Tigers after failing a drugs test last year. However, the England international told the Yorkshire Post he pleaded with the Tigers to keep him, only for things not to work out. “I… The post Hardaker: Cas offered me a new contract appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
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    Truncated programme for NCL

    Only nine fixtures will be taking place this weekend in the Kingstone Press National Conference League, as the Bank Holiday takes precedence for many players. The action starts tomorrow (Friday) with a clash between Lock Lane and Bradford Dudley Hill in Division One. Fixtures Friday 25 May 2018 DIVISION ONE Lock Lane v Bradford Dudley Hill… The post Truncated programme for NCL appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  9. Castleford forward Oliver Holmes believes victory tonight against Super League leaders would send a handy statement out to the rest of the competition about their title credentials. In stark contrast to last year, the Tigers have dipped under the radar somewhat – but with two games in hand, victory against the Saints on Thursday night would move them back into… The post Castleford ready to send Super League statement with Saints win, says Holmes appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  10. It has been a nine-month nightmare for Huddersfield captain Leroy Cudjoe: but the end is now in sight for the talismanic Giants centre. Cudjoe has been sidelined with a serious knee injury since the latter part of 2017, and has yet to feature once for Huddersfield this season. However, he has been named in their 19-man squad to face Salford… The post Huddersfield to welcome back ‘leader of men’ Cudjoe after nine-month absence appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  11. There’s plenty to get excited about on Thursday night. It’s the Super League leaders against one of their main rivals for the title this season. It’s last year’s great entertainers against the side who appear to have taken that title from them this year. It’s another opportunity to see the mercurial Ben Barba in action – but, for English rugby… The post Trueman-Richardson battle on Thursday a hugely exciting subplot for English rugby appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  12. This weekend’s Summer Bash will trial a new Video Referee system for the first time – with a reduction in the number of incidents a Video Referee may consider when a try is referred by an on-field official among the host of changes included. As part of ongoing discussions between the Match Officials Department and Sky Sports, the trial, which… The post New changes to video referee system to be trialled at Summer Bash appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  13. Don’t miss Rugby League Back Chat sponsored by TotalRL.com on Freesports TV this Thursday 24th May at 7pm. Dave Woods is joined by 3 legends of the game – John Joyner, Mal Reilly and Garry Schofield. The modern game is up for debate – should the scrum be abolished or tinkering with 5 tackles, and of course these three greats will… The post This week’s Rugby League Back Chat appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
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    RUGBY LEAGUE HEROES: Shaun Edwards

    After the announcement of Shaun Wane’s departure from Wigan Warriors at the end of 2018 was announced at the beginning of this week, speculation has continued as to whether Shaun Edwards could be the man to take over for 2019 and beyond. Only last month, Edwards went on record in League Express describing his “burning ambition” to manage in Rugby… The post RUGBY LEAGUE HEROES: Shaun Edwards appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  15. In rugby league terms, seven or eight months ago feels like a lifetime away right now. Back then, Danny McGuire was saying his farewells to Leeds, England were preparing for a World Cup campaign which would ultimately take them to the final, and the sport was in a state of confusion about its long-term structure and leadership direction – so… The post COLUMN: Is rugby league in increasing danger of missing the boat with New York RL? appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article