Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Rugby League News

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Haggerty and Palfrey are Kingstone Press players of the Week


Leigh Centurions back-rower Kurt Haggerty and Oldham stand-off Lewis Palfrey are the Kingstone Press Players of the Week. Haggerty played a key role in his side’s 29-10 win at Featherstone Rovers. Centurions coach Paul Rowley said: “Kurt’s performance on Sunday came on the back of two outstanding displays in the previous two weeks. “He came to us a little undercooked ... Read More »

Auckland Nines and World Club Challenge dates set

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The NRL have announced that the Auckland Nines will again open their pre-season in 2014, but will be played over an extra day in an attempt to prevent injuries. At a meeting of club chief executives earlier today, a plan was revealed to play the exciting club tournament over the weekend of Friday January 30. Reports also suggest that the ... Read More »

Paul Anderson: Super League’s an open competition

Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson. ©RLPhotos

Huddersfield head coach Paul Anderson speaks the media after his side’s 29-28 defeat of Castleford at the John Smith’s Stadium. Huddersfield registered their fifth win of the season with an entertaining one-point victory over the Tigers, thanks to a timely Danny Brough drop-goal. Anderson talked in the press conference about how his team did enough to win two games, the ... Read More »

Daryl Powell: Castleford’s luck will turn


We speak to Castleford head coach Daryl Powell after his team’s close one-point defeat to Huddersfield at the John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday. Castleford started brightly on Sunday, racing away to a 12-0 lead, but the Giants clawed their way back in and managed to close out the match with a field goal with five minutes left. Powell is taking ... Read More »

Video highlights: Huddersfield Giants 29-28 Castleford Tigers


What to look out for 12’ – Michael Shenton opens the scoring thanks to a Grant Millington offload. The former St Helens centre fends off Leroy Cudjoe to cross the whitewash. Marc Sneyd adds the conversion: 0-6 14’ – Justin Carney – one of Super League’s most exciting wingers – scores a superb individual try, breaking through the first line ... Read More »

Featherstone Rovers to ‘spend their way out of Championship’


Kingstone Press Championship outfit Featherstone Rovers have revealed they are welcoming ‘substantial’ investors on board at the club with immediate effect, and have declared their intention to ‘spend their way out of the Championship’. The new investors wish to remain anonymous for now, but have offered substantial investment for Featherstone Rovers to compete in Super League. The amount of investment ... Read More »

Video highlights: Catalan Dragons 37-24 Salford Red Devils

Leon Pryce makes a break. ©RLPhotos

Escaré scored his first try in the first minute, with Daryl Millard adding a second try six minutes later, and William Barthau converting the first. And Escaré got the Dragons’ third try after 19 minutes, after a dash downfield, with Barthau again converting, putting his side 16-0 ahead. But then the Red Devils began to fight back, which occurred after ... Read More »

Video highlights: Leeds Rhinos 28-12 Wigan Warriors


The Rhinos took the lead after 90 seconds, when Danny McGuire touched down a Kevin Sinfield kick that ws knocked back by Ryan Hall. Sinfield converted. Zak Hardaker extended the Rhinos’ lead after 15 minutes with a superb try in the corner, with Sinfield missing the conversion. Tony Clubb opened Wigan’s account when he picked up the ball two metres ... Read More »

Riley, Crookes and Walker charged


Three players have been charged by the RFL’s Match Review Panel following incidents in Super League Round 11 fixtures. Chris Riley of Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (pictured) has been charged with a Grade A striking offence on Hull FC player Jason Crookes in the 60th minute at KC Stadium on Sunday May 4. Jason Crookes of Hull FC has been charged ... Read More »

Galea pens new deal with Widnes Vikings


Australian back-rower Danny Galea has become the latest Widnes Vikings first-teamer to sign a new two-year deal at the Select Security Stadium. Galea, who joined Denis Betts’ side in the off-season from Canterbury Bulldogs, has been consistently impressive this season and joins the likes of Phil Joseph and Lloyd White in signing new deals. “I’m excited at signing the new ... Read More »

Kallum Watkins relishing Cas clash

Kallum Watkins

Leeds centre Kallum Watkins is looking forward to a “high intensity” battle with West Yorkshire rivals Castleford Tigers on Thursday night, and believes how the Rhinos cope with star winger Justin Carney will have a big influence on the result. The England centre, 23, says he is also excited to be coming up against opposite number Michael Shenton, who has ... Read More »