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  1. Of all the clubs in Super League, Huddersfield are probably the most excited about recruitment for 2019. The last few years have been tough for the Giants, both on and off the field. On it, they have scratched and clawed at the bottom of the league. Off it, they’ve had their hands tied behind their back with their salary cap… The post Recruitment report: Huddersfield Giants appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  2. NRL players Antonio Winterstein and Brendan Elliott are both keen on a Super League move in 2019. TotalRL understands the duo are open to Super League offers and would like to test themselves in the competition next year. Winterstein, 30, has been linked with a move to Super League in the past and is once again being offered around clubs… The post NRL duo keen on Super League switch appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  3. Ian Lenagan has warned existing Super League clubs that standards must improve across the board if their attempts to rejuvenate the competition are to be successful. The Wigan owner, alongside St Helens and Warrington counterparts Eamonn McManus and Simon Moran, spoke passionately about refocusing the attraction of Super League all across the board. However, Lenagan acknowledged that to do so… The post Lenagan calls on Super League clubs to raise their own standards appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  4. Chris Houston and Sam Moa have both been charged by the Match Review Panel. The Widnes and Catalans forwards are set to receive two-match bans after being handed Grade B charges for incidents last week. Houston was sent-off in the Vikings’ defeat to Salford for applauding the referee James Child after he showed him a yellow card. Head coach Francis… The post Houston and Moa set for two-match bans appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
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    Williams ruled out of Denver test

    England halfback George Williams has been ruled out of Saturday’s Test match against New Zealand. The Wigan star picked up a knee injury in their win over Hull FC last Saturday and has been deemed unfit by England’s medical staff. Despite his absence, it has been confirmed England will not call-up a replacement for the game in Denver, leaving Wayne… The post Williams ruled out of Denver test appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  6. Red Star convincingly won their second Serbian Challenge Cup with a 56-6 victory over arch rivals Partizan at the Makis stadium, Belgrade to maintain their unbeaten run in 2018. The red and whites were too strong, building a 34-6 half time lead, scoring six tries. After an even start, Partizan’s Serbian international Pero Madzarevic was sinbinned in the 25th minute… The post Red Star win second Serbian Challenge Cup appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
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    How they’re faring in the NCL

    NATIONAL CONFERENCE LEAGUE RECORDS After matches played Saturday 16 June 2018 LONGEST WINNING RUN PREMIER DIVISION: 13 games – HUNSLET CLUB PARKSIDE, still unbeaten in their first season in the top flight after accounting for Mayfield on Saturday. DIVISION ONE: 8 games – THORNHILL, now in pole position after scuttling Pilkingtons. DIVISION TWO: 10 games – STANNINGLEY, who… The post How they’re faring in the NCL appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
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    Leeds duo set to sign new deals

    Leeds’ busy retention drive has continued after Anthony Mullally and Josh Walters signed new deals. The duo, who are both off-contract at the end of, are set to have their new deals announced after signing multi-year deals. Mullally has gradually risen through the ranks at Leeds since making the move from Huddersfield in 2016 and made 34 appearances last season,… The post Leeds duo set to sign new deals appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  9. A Championship star has confirmed he’s OK after suffering a scary-looking injury on Sunday. Swinton centre George Tyson required SIXTEEN minutes of on-field treatment after an awkward collision in the Lions’ defeat to Halifax. He was subsequently stretchered off and sent to hospital to receive further treatment, which raised understandable concern. However, the former Oldham and Sheffield centre took to… The post Swinton star Tyson cleared of serious injury after hospital rush appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
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    New England kit revealed

    England’s new kit has been unveiled ahead of their Denver showdown with New Zealand. The strip, designed by sportswear giants ‘hummel’, has been launched with the help of Sean O’Loughin, Jermaine McGillvary and Jonny Lomax Playing for England is the greatest honour… Here's our brand new hummel kit featuring Dacia UK READ ➡️ https://t.co/SlGUwqc6v0 pic.twitter.com/IZ2G1VIeD8 — England Rugby League (@England_RL)… The post New England kit revealed appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  11. Max Jowitt has signed a new three-year deal with Wakefield. The fullback has established himself at Trinity this year and been rewarded for a string of encouraging performances. He was off-contract at the end of the season but has not penned a new contract that ensures his long-term future is with the club. “I am really happy to have signed,”… The post Jowitt signs long-term deal with Wakefield appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  12. Danny Brough ensured a junior rugby league was able to take place… after stepping up to referee when an official didn’t turn up. The Huddersfield Giants ace did his good deed for the day when he agreed to take up the whistle after the designated match official failed to show up. It appeared that the Under 13’s game between Emley… The post Danny Brough saves the day after referee no-show appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  13. Leeds will once again be without Stevie Ward for their Wednesday night clash with Catalans. Ward did not feature in the club’s match with St Helens after not passing concussion protocol, and he will not play once again after not being named in the squad. He remains one of several key absentees for the Rhinos, with winger Ryan Hall also… The post Leeds injuries worsen ahead of Catalans clash appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  14. Daryl Powell confirmed winger Jy Hitchcox will leave the club at the end of the season after he scored four tries in the club’s draw with Hull Kingston Rovers. The Tigers speedster bagged all four tries in their draw with the Robins, taking his tally for the year to ten tries in eight appearances. It’s been reported the speedster will… The post Powell confirms Hitchcox exit after four-try haul appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  15. Championship and League 1 clubs insist they are prepared to fight for themselves against their Super League counterparts after they revealed their future plans for the sport. A number of clubs have hit out at Super League after they revealed their wish for the Super 8s concept to be dumped and replaced by a more conventional one up, one down… The post Championship clubs stand firm in stance against proposals appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  16. Huddersfield Giants are heavily pursuing a deal for Jackson Hastings. The Manly Sea Eagles halfback is keen on a Super League move in order to revitalise his Super League career, having been exiled by the Sea Eagles after a fall out with team-mates. New Giants head coach Simon Woolford is a big fan of the 22-year-old, who already has 32… The post Huddersfield in hot pursuit of Manly halfback Hastings appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
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    Pauli Pauli extends Wakefield

    Pauli Pauli has signed a new one-year deal at Wakefield. The 24-year-old joined the club last year on a one-year deal with an option of a further year. As revealed by League Express last week, that option has been activated, which will see the prop stay until the end of 2019. “I am delighted,” he said. “It is good that… The post Pauli Pauli extends Wakefield appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  18. A penalty in the final minute, from man of the match Patrick Koliska, ensured that the Czech Republic won the opening match of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup qualifiers, with a narrow 20-12 triumph in the opening fixture of European Championship C – North. Roared on by a crowd of over 1,000 at the new Municipal Stadium in Vrchlabi… The post European Championship C, North : Czech Republic 20 Norway 12 appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  19. It is with considerable sadness that the Rugby League International and European Federations have been made aware of the tragic passing of Georgi Kocev. The 31-year-old, who played for Bulgaria in the 2017 Balkan Championship, was training with his club side CSKA Moscow when he suffered an apparent heart attack. Medical assistance attended but doctors could not revive the back… The post International and European Federations send message of condolence to the family of George Kocev appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
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    Roberts set for Warrington exit

    Warrington’s marquee man Tyrone Roberts will leave to club at the end of the season. The 27-year-old joined the Wolves on a three-year deal at the start of the year, however, his deal included an opt-out clause after the first season, which he has decided to activate. He’s expected to return to Gold Coast, who he left to take up… The post Roberts set for Warrington exit appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  21. War looms! Okay, of all the various things said in this, a wild, wild week in the world of Rugby League, it is perhaps the most exaggerated. But it's very clear that unrest and a split is rife within the game. Super League's decision to reveal their intentions for the league structure has seen chaos ensue, and it's been hard to keep up with it all. Thankfully for you all, League Express is on hand to be your go-to guide on everything that has gone on so far, along with more updates on a massive piece of news for the sport. There will be all your usual news, match reports and columns too, of course, and this is just a taster of what's inside. Two pages, three interviews. Eamonn McManus, Ian Lenagan and Gary Hetherington sound off on this week's madness. It's fiery! The Championship clubs have their say too. Spoiler - they're not happy. We reveal Warrington's latest signing for 2019. Wakefield have their eyes set on one Super League forward. They've been linked with him before. Eamonn McManus has also been talking about on-field activity at Saints. In particular, about Ben Barba. Huddersfield are closing in on one well known NRL star, and he could be arriving soon if the Giants have their way. And of course, we have a full-page interview with the RFL's new CEO, Robert Elstone. John Bateman provides another update on his future. There's all that along with, of course, all the usual reports, news from the lower leagues and much more. In shops now. Available online at www.totalrl.com/le Single copies and subscriptions at www.totalrl.com/shop
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    Hodgson return inspires Canberra

    Josh Hodgson’s eagerly anticipated return to the NRL inspired Canberra Raiders to a 48-12 victory over Wests Tigers having been 12-4 down before Hodgson entered the fray. Canberra started well when Joey Leuilua got on the outside of Mahe Fonua. But Wests replied to take the lead. Chris Lawrence went straight through a gap in the middle of the Raiders… The post Hodgson return inspires Canberra appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  23. Michael Maguire has named seven fresh faces in his New Zealand squad to face England in Denver. With stars such as Jesse Bromwich, Kieran Foran, Benji Marshall and Jordan Rapana all ruled out through injury and New Zealand Warriors’ trio of Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Shaun Johnson and Tohu Harris making themselves unavailable for the game, Maguire has had to turn to… The post Seven new Kiwis named for Denver test appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  24. New South Wales winger Josh Addo-Carr scored two tries to help Melbourne Storm defeat Newcastle Knights 28-10. Ryley Jacks opened the scoring for the Storm before Kalyn Ponga continued his excellent season with a try to level the scores. Addo-Carr’s first try and Cameron Smith’s conversion and penalty gave the Storm a 14-6 lead at half-time. Ken Sio’s try brought… The post Addo-Carr double helps Storm beat Knights appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  25. Watch the latest edition of Rugby League Back Chat now on TotalRL.com Host Dave Woods is joined by League Express Editor Martyn Sadler, Forty-20 publisher Phil Caplan and League Weekly publisher Danny Lockwood. Topics include the ins and outs of the England squad to take on New Zealand in Denver, the task awaiting the new Super League CEO Robert Elstone,… The post Watch Rugby League Back Chat (Show 14) on TotalRL.com now appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article