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  1. Canada finished third in the Americas Championship, running in eleven tries to down Chile 62-12 at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, in a world rankings game. The Wolverines were indebted to stand off Ash Calvert who claimed 26 points from two tries and nine goals, and a superb start which saw them 22 points up in almost as… The post Canada third in Americas Championsip – Canada 62 Chile 12 appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  2. Featherstone Rovers have suffered a break-in between the hours of 11:30 and midnight on the night of the 18th November. The culprit was caught on CCTV outside of the stadium and, once inside, stole a safe and damaged club property. The club are calling for anyone who can help to contact West Yorkshire Police and get in contact with the… The post Featherstone Rovers suffer break-in appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  3. Jamaica made history with their first-ever win over USA, 16-10, bringing them the 2018 Americas Championship and automatic qualification for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England, the eleventh nation to book their place. The Reggae Warriors’ heroic, stoic, goal line defence – particularly in a scoreless second half – saw them become the inaugural Caribbean nation to make… The post Jamaica win World Cup place – USA 10 Jamaica 16 appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  4. Cronulla chief executive Barry Russell will meet with fullback Valentine Holmes to discuss a proposed move to the United States in order for Holmes to secure a contract in the NFL. The Daily Telegraph reported that Holmes wanted out of the NRL prompting the Sharks to release a statement saying the pair will meet. Holmes, who still has one year… The post Cronulla call meeting after Holmes NFL talk appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  5. Former Parramatta Eels star Jarryd Hayne has been charged over an alleged sexual assault involving a woman from the Hunter Valley on NRL Grand Final night. Reports suggest the fullback has been charged with “aggravated sexual assault – inflict actual bodily harm.” Hayne went to Ryde Police Station on Monday afternoon to speak with detectives from the NSW Sex Crimes… The post Hayne charged over Grand Final night sexual assault appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  6. It may well be the off-season, but that hasn’t stopped the team at League Express! We’ve got another bumper edition coming your way this week – and you can read it online as early as Sunday night. Simply download the League Express app on your smart device, or head to Pocketmags.com to grab the best read in rugby league from… The post What’s Inside League Express: 19th November edition appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  7. USA and Jamaica have named 19-man squads for their sshowdown’ clash at the Hodges Stadium, University of North Florida, Jacksonville tomorrow (Saturday, kick off time 4pm local), which will decide the eleventh nation to qualify for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England. The hosts are unchanged after defeating Chile 62-0, on Tuesday and Hawks’ head coach Sean Rutgerson… The post World Cup qualifier squads – USA and Jamaica appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
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    BARLA Lions tour game cancelled

    Tomorrow’s fixture between Fiji Bati Residents and the touring BARLA Lions is off. The Lions’ PRO Dave Parkinson said: “After discussions with the Fiji National Rugby League (FNRL), it has been agreed to make a change to the Lions’ tour schedule. “Originally the side had been set to play four games on tour, including two games against the Fiji Bati… The post BARLA Lions tour game cancelled appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
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    Oldham snap up hooker Greenwood

    Oldham have moved swiftly to continue their extensive recruitment drive, after securing the services of promising hooker Jamie Greenwood from Huddersfield Giants. The Roughyeds fought off a number of interested parties to complete the deal, and the 20-year-old has become the 16th player to sign on the dotted line at the Vestacare Stadium during the off-season. “I know [Roughyeds centre]… The post Oldham snap up hooker Greenwood appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
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    Jack Owens returns to the Vikings

    Widnes Vikings have re-signed former fullback Jack Owens from Leigh Centurions. Following coach Kieron Purtill to Widnes, Owens has signed a one-year deal with the Championship club. Owens, who has also had spells with St Helens and Sheffield Eagles, played 63 times for the Vikings between 2011 and 2015, scoring 27 tries in the process. “I’m absolutely buzzing to be… The post Jack Owens returns to the Vikings appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  11. Leeds have confirmed Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Carl Ablett have agreed new deals with the club for 2019 – with winger Luke Briscoe also committing to a three-year contract with the Rhinos. Both Jones-Buchanan and Ablett were out of contract at the end of the 2018 season but have now agreed new deals ahead of returning to pre-season training next Monday.… The post Leeds confirm new deals for Ablett, Jones-Buchanan and Luke Briscoe appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  12. The number of interchanges allowed in the NRL is set to remain at eight per team next season after the NRL Competition Committee reviewed data on the impact the rule change had since it’s implementation in 2016. Dr Kevin Norton, a professor in exercise science at the University of South Australia, presented a range of data from the past three… The post NRL to keep interchanges at eight after review appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  13. Hunslet coach Gary Thornton says not yet having a confirmed start date for the 2019 League 1 campaign is a real frustration. Thornton has his pre-season schedule mapped out but has yet to rubber-stamp his plans because of the uncertainty. “It’s tricky because this part of the year is all about preparation and being ready for that first match, but… The post Thornton frustrated by waiting game appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
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    QLT to fight for Fax spot

    Halifax coach Richard Marshall has told new signing Quentin Laulu-Togagae he will have to fight for his shirt at the club – despite welcoming the returning “romance” between club and player. The former Samoa international had a brief spell with Fax this season between playing for Toronto and Castleford, but has no Super League clause in his contract this time… The post QLT to fight for Fax spot appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  15. USA, having beaten Chile last weekend (64 – 0) and Jamaica, who beat Canada (38 – 8), will meet tomorrow (Saturday 17th) to decide the eleventh qualifying nation for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England. The match will be played at the Hodges Stadium, University of North Florida, Jacksonville on Saturday, kicking off at 4pm local time. Below… The post Saturday’s USA v Jamaica decides 11th World Cup qualifier appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  16. The majority of the rugby league world has switched hibernation mode on, drawn the curtains and taking a breath ahead of it all starting again in a few months’ time – but thousands of miles away in a small corner of Florida, there’s arguably one of the most important international games in years taking place this weekend. Jamaica’s rugby league… The post Peltier and Jamaica daring to dream as they aim for World Cup history appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
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    A letter from Fiji…

    Baby-faced Reece Rushworth is fresh from a match-winning touchdown that helped the BARLA Lions to a 22-20 win over West Fiji on Thursday writes Dave Parkinson. Despite his tender years, Reece has packed a lot of experiences in, from joining York Acorn at 12 to a short stint with Featherstone Rovers academy. Following that, Reece took a hiatus but thankfully… The post A letter from Fiji… appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
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    Gill joins Thunder on loan

    Castleford Tigers outside back Kieran Gill has joined Newcastle Thunder on a season-long loan for the 2019 season. Gill has played four first-team games for the Tigers during an injury-hit two seasons. After the first 10 weeks of his loan deal, the Tigers will be able to recall the young star. “I’m really grateful for the opportunity with Thunder after… The post Gill joins Thunder on loan appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  19. A try five minutes from time by York Acorn second-row Reece Rushworth, with Jamie Fields landing his third goal, helped the BARLA Lions edge West Fiji 22-20 earlier today in the opening game of the Fiji tour at Prince Charles Park, Nadi. The Lions’ next game is against Fiji Bati Residents on Saturday. Result Thursday 15 November. Fiji West 20… The post BARLA Lions snatch victory in tour opener appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
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    KR complete Linnett coup

    Hull KR have completed the major signing of NRL winning centre Kane Linnett on a three-year deal. The 29-year-old, a Premiership and World Club Challenge winner, has joined the Robins following his departure from North Queensland. It was at the Cowboys where Linnett enjoyed great success, winning the NRL Grand Final in 2015 before winning the World Club Challenge against… The post KR complete Linnett coup appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  21. Leigh Centurions remain in special measures and unable to make signings as uncertainty continues to surround the club’s future. Owner Derek Beaumont gave a detailed interview to BBC Radio Manchester, in which he said recruitment had been the club’s downfall after they failed to make the Qualifiers this year. They are still in talks with two players who are contracted for… The post Centurions still in special measures appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  22. Following their recent AGM, the Lebanese Rugby League Federation has announced record, audited turnover of $618K AUD for the last financial year, which does not include their participation in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. They also posted their first positive balance sheet in 16 years, and reported on improved domestic standards. The current board has stepped down, leaving future… The post Lebanese AGM posts record figures and is ready to reveal new Board appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
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    London closing in on new addition

    London Broncos are closing in on a significant signing from a rival Super League club. TotalRL understands the Broncos have been working on a number of deals ahead of their return to the top flight and are close to securing their latest addition to next year’s squad. Danny Ward has been hard at work following the club’s famous Million Pound… The post London closing in on new addition appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
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    Salford snap up Dudson

    Salford Red Devils have completed the signing of prop Gil Dudson. The former Wigan forward has joined Ian Watson’s side following his departure from Widnes at the end of the season. A former Challenge Cup winner, the Wales international spent the last three seasons with the Vikings before they were relegated earlier this year. He’s the club’s third signing this… The post Salford snap up Dudson appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  25. Police are currently investigating allegations levelled at former Parramatta Eels star Jarryd Hayne. “The investigation is being led by detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad. No further information is available at this time,” said a police spokeswoman. The alleged incident happened on Grand Final night on September 30th. The victim had been in touch with Hayne and… The post Hayne under investigation for alleged sexual assault appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article