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Rugby League News

Nathan Brown: Winning shield would be reward for fans

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St Helens coach Nathan Brown believes winning the League Leader’s Shield would be rewarding for both his players and the club’s fans following some serious injury problems and a recent silverware drought. The Saints, who last won a trophy in 2008, need just one point from their remaining two games to finish atop Super League, which is no mean feat ... Read More »

Shannan McPherson signs for Parramatta Eels

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Former Salford and South Sydney prop Shannan McPherson is returning to play in the NRL after signing a train-and-trial deal with Parramatta Eels. The 28-year-old was released by the Red Devils in June after two injury-ravaged. His departure freed up enough salary cap to allow Dr Marwan Koukash to sign New Zealand full-back Kevin Locke. Parramatta boss Brad Arthur said: ... Read More »

Gareth Hock to leave Salford?

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Could Gareth Hock be on his way out of Salford, just one season after joining the club? It certainly seems that way, after Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash took to Twitter to confirm that Hock had asked for a release. He tweeted: “Gareth Hock has asked to leave the club and we have agreed to his request provided it is ... Read More »

NCL to remain a summer competition, says RFL

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The National Conference League will remain a summer competition for the next three years, the RFL has announced. NCL Administrator David Lowe said: “Following on from the survey that we carried out and negotiation with the RFL, the National Conference League will for the next three years continue to run a summer competition. Clubs in attendance were informed of this ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos issue statement on Zak Hardaker

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Leeds Rhinos have issued a statement in defence of Zak Hardaker, after it was revealed the RFL are launching investigation into his alleged use of an abusive comment during last weekend’s match against St Helens. Rhinos’ Chief Executive Gary Hetherington believes there “appears to be a witch-hunt” from the RFL involving Hardaker’s actions – and they have called for an ... Read More »

World Club Challenge details announced this week

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League Express and TotalRL.com understands that details of a revamped World Club Challenge will be announced later this week – either Thursday or Friday, with the competition to be confirmed as expanding to six teams. It is believed that the winners of the NRL, South Sydney Rabbitohs and Brisbane Broncos will be the three Australian teams taking part – with ... Read More »

What’s on this week? Rugby League on radio and TV

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Wednesday September 3 Boots ‘N’ All – 6pm, Sky Sports 1; 8pm, Sky Sports 4; 10pm, Sky Sports 2 Eddie Hemmings with guests Barrie McDermott & Terry O’Connor All the latest rugby league news & views Thursday September 4 Super League Preview – 11.30am, Sky Sports News HQ Guest: Terry O’Connor Super League Super Stars: Robbie Hunter-Paul – 7pm, Sky ... Read More »

England to face New Zealand in 2015

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England will host New Zealand in a three-match international series in the autumn of 2015, the first time the two nations have met in this country since last year’s epic Rugby League World Cup semi-final. The series provides fans with their first opportunity to watch England on home soil since the last-minute defeat to the Kiwis at Wembley last November, ... Read More »