Sunday, September 21, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Match report: Samoa 32-16 Fiji


In a nutshell Penani Manumalealii of the Cronulla Sharks scored a hat-trick of tries as the Samoans qualified for this season’s Four Nations tournament by beating Fiji in he Pacific Test at Penrith’s SportingBet Stadium in front of 9,063 spectators. How it unfolded The Samoans too the lead after 13 minutes when Manumalealii scored his first try. Krisnan Inu added ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls sign Antonio Kaufusi on loan


Bradford Bulls have announced the signing of Huddersfield forward Antonio Kaufusi – and have added him to their 19-man squad for Sunday’s clash with Warrington. The 29-year-old front-rower, who has represented Australia, Queensland and the Exiles, agreed a one-month loan deal with the club yesterday. There is an option to extend his stay. “We are absolutely delighted to have someone ... Read More »

Lloyd White signs new deal with Vikings


Widnes Vikings’ Welsh international hooker Lloyd White has become the sixth first-teamer to sign a new two-year deal at the Select Security stadium. In the past 10 days, Eamon O’Carroll, Stef Marsh, Paul Johnson, Phil Joseph and Liam Carberry have penned new deals. White, 25, is the latest. He said: “This year you can see a big difference in us ... Read More »

Nigel Wood officially new RLIF chairman

Nigel Wood

As we correctly reported last week, the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) has today announced that it has appointed Nigel Wood as its new chairman. Wood, also the Chief Executive of the Rugby Football League and Super League, succeeds New Zealander Scott Carter. His appointment was confirmed at the RLIF’s annual meeting in Sydney, where Australian Rugby League Commission Chief ... Read More »

Nathan Brown satisfied with London win


St Helens coach Nathan Brown said he was happy with his side after they took down bottom club London Broncos 48-18 at home last night. Nine different players scored tries and it was much more of a polished performance following a string of defeats that started at Easter. “It was a decent result,” the coach said in his post-match press ... Read More »

Benji Marshall expected to make imminent decision on future

Benji Marshall

Rugby League superstar Benji Marshall is expected to make a decision on the NRL club he will sign for imminently, with developments moving at a fast pace as the race to sign him hots up. After Cronulla Sharks looked in pole position to snare Marshall following his return to the 13-man code, St George Illawarra Dragons have sensationally re-entered the ... Read More »

Koukash confirms Kevin Locke signing


Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash has confirmed the signing of Kiwi international full-back Kevin Locke from New Zealand Warriors. The 25-year-old, considered one of the best full-backs in the NRL, has been playing second-tier football in 2014 since the arrival of England star Sam Tomkins meant he was asked to play out of position. Koukash wrote on Twitter ... Read More »

World Cup supremo Sally Bolton to leave RFL

Sally Bolton. ©Manchester Evening News

RFL Director of Projects and Planning Sally Bolton is to leave the governing body to take up a new position as Managing Director of the Organising Committee for the World Athletics Championships in London 2017. Bolton, who played an hugely important part in the most successful international Rugby League tournament of all time in her capacity as RLWC2013 General Manager, ... Read More »

Donaldson facing late fitness test for Warrington visit


Bradford back-rower James Donaldson is hoping to shrug off an ankle injury in time to face Warrington on Sunday. The Cumbrian 22-year-old twisted his ankle playing against Leeds a fortnight ago and subsequently missed both Easter Monday’s thumping against Wigan and last week’s Challenge Cup win against Catalan Dragons. He said: “In general it feels fine but I tried running ... Read More »