Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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RLIF reveals World Cup 2021 bidding process

Rugby League World Cup

A thorough process to assess and select the hosts for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup has been revealed by the Rugby League International Federation Board (RLIF). Starting later this month, the RLIF Board will meet to agree the competition format, structure and qualifying process, with expressions of interest sought by the first quarter of 2015. Invitations to tender will ... Read More »

Richard Moore signs for Halifax

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Halifax have signed former Super League front rower Richard Moore on a two-year deal, as well as announcing the recruitment of Warrington’s sports scientist Andy Holleyhead. Moore, 32, effectively replaces Tony Tonks, who was not offered a new contract after two and a half seasons at the Shay. The former Leeds, Crusaders, Leigh and Wakefield prop was released by the ... Read More »

Rob Worrincy signs for Sheffield Eagles

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Sheffield Eagles have confirmed the signing of former winger Rob Worrincy from Halifax on a one-year contract. He becomes the sixth new signing ahead of 2015, joining Blake South, John Davies, Steve Thorpe, Jamie Langley and Ben Musolino. The 29-year-old made 57 appearances for the Eagles in two spells between 2005 and 2008, scoring 27 tries including a memorable effort ... Read More »

Ireland announce train-on squad for Euro Championships

Mark Aston

Ireland Head Coach Mark Aston has announced a 29-man train-on squad for the 2014 Rugby League European Championship, during which the Wolfhounds will face France, Scotland and Wales. The squad includes eight of 2013 Rugby League World Cup squad; Bob Beswick, Luke Ambler, Stuart Littler, Matty Hadden, Josh Toole, Colton Roche, Danny Bridge and Apirana Pewhairangi. Also selected are seven ... Read More »

RFL confirm points structure for 2015

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The RFL can confirm details of the points system that will operate across all three professional divisions in 2015. From next season, the First Utility Super League, Kingstone Press Championship and Kingstone Press League 1 clubs will be awarded two points for a win and one point for a draw, with no points awarded for a defeat. The move follows ... Read More »

Featherstone Rovers sign Paul Sykes

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Featherstone Rovers have continued their recruitment for the 2015 season with the signings of Paul Sykes and George Marchant. Sykes, 33, joins the Club from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, turning down the opportunity of a full-time Championship deal to move to The Big Fella’s Stadium. The former GB utility back has also had Super League experience with London Broncos and Bradford ... Read More »

Super League Grand Final: The betting

Josh Charnley

Bookmakers Ladbrokes have installed Wigan Warriors as 2/5 favourites to win the First Utility Super League Grand Final when they play St Helens at Old Trafford on Saturday (6.00pm). St Helens are priced at 2/1 to beat their biggest rivals and clinch a first title since 2006. St Helens hooker James Roby and Wigan half-back Matty Smith are 6/1 favourites ... Read More »

Man of Steel debate: Did Daryl deserve it?

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Joe Whitley (JW): Last night, Castleford hooker Daryl Clark capped off an unforgettable season by adding the Steve Prescott Man of Steel award to his trophy cabinet. As much as I appreciate and admire the 21-year-old’s talent, I can’t help but think he wasn’t the most deserving recipient. What do you think? Aaron Bower (AB): In my eyes, no-one deserved ... Read More »

Super League Grand Final: The squads

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Both Wigan and St Helens have named their squads for the Super League Grand Final this Saturday – with just one change made across both of the squads. Wigan have gone with an unchanged 19-man squad for the game, with the same 17 who defeated Warrington last Friday likely to take to the field at Old Trafford. Ten of the ... Read More »

Greece to play first Rugby League home test

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Athens is preparing to host Greece’s first official rugby league Test match when the national side face the Czech Republic on Saturday in European Championship C. Victory will see the hosts, who are seeing the fruits of concerted domestic development since 2012, win the title and with it promotion to European B. Tasos Pantazidis, president of the Hellenic Federation of ... Read More »

Oldfield: We didn’t want the fairytale to end

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Catalan winger Michael Oldfield has revealed his disappointment at the Dragons being knocked out by St Helens last Thursday night, but he believes the club will be stronger next season. Saints prevailed 30-12 at Langtree Park to end the French side’s season, after they had beaten both Leeds and Huddersfield away from home. “I’m very disappointed with the game and ... Read More »

South Sydney star loses premiership ring

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South Sydney centre Dylan Walker has lost the ring he was given to commemorate the Rabbitohs’ historic NRL Grand Final win, just days after receiving it. The 20-year-old dropped the ring overboard during a cruise in Sydney Harbour yesterday. The club are looking into replacing the item at a cost of $8,000 (£4,300), according to Australian radio station 2GB. “They ... Read More »

Kevin Brown to Cronulla Sharks back on, say reports

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Widnes Vikings playmaker Kevin Brown is set to join NRL side Cronulla Sharks in the coming weeks, according to reports in Australia. The 30-year-old refuted claims he was set to join the south Sydney club last month, but rumours are again circulating that the St Helens-born stand-off is the Sharks’ number one target to replace Todd Carney, who was kicked ... Read More »