Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Bradford Bulls to appeal points penalty

New Bulls owner Marc Green. ©RLPhotos

Bradford Bulls have announced that they plan to appeal the six-point deduction that was handed down to them by the RFL for entering administration. In a statement, the club said: “Bradford Bulls can today announce their right of appeal against the club’s points deduction has been granted by the sport’s governing body. “The notice of intention to appeal was lodged ... Read More »

The Scoreboard: All this week’s Rugby League results


Kingstone Press Championship Barrow Raiders 18-38 Featherstone Rovers Batley Bulldogs 29-20 Keighley Cougars Doncaster RLFC 20-12 North Wales Crusaders Halifax RLFC 28-36 Leigh Centurions Rochdale Hornets 20-16 Whitehaven RLFC Swinton Lions 37-31 Dewsbury Rams Workington Town 14-24 Sheffield Eagles Kingstone Press Championship One Oldham RLFC 52-16 Gateshead Thunder Gloucestershire All Golds 4-44 Hunslet Hawks York City Knights 16-24 Oxford RLFC ... Read More »

NRL speed is getting out of control, says Peter Sharp

Cronulla Sharks coach Peter Sharp. ©Action

Cronulla Sharks coach Peter Sharp claims the speed of play in the NRL is out of control and blamed it for his side’s fifth loss of the season against Manly earlier today. Stricter rules on holding attackers down once tackled has seemingly increased the speed at which the ball is played. Critics believe this unfairly favours the side who dominate ... Read More »

Vikings were not up to scratch, claims Betts


Widnes boss Denis Betts described his side as ‘below par’ after watching them get on the wrong end of a Catalan Dragons thumping in Perpignan yesterday. The Vikings conceded 40 points for the first time this season in their loss to the French outfit, who have finally look to have hit form after slow start. Betts said: “We had some ... Read More »

NRL clubs swoop for Sia Soliola

Soliola signed for Saints from Sydney Roosters. ©Action

St Helens coach Nathan Brown claims Sia Soliola has received a great deal of NRL interest since announcing his intention to leave Langtree Park at the end of the season. The 27-year-old Samoa captain cited ‘family reasons’ for his return home, and Brown says the phone from ‘down under’ has been ringing off the hook. He said: “Sia has made ... Read More »

Match Report: Manly Sea Eagles 24-4 Cronulla Sharks


In a nutshell The Sea Eagles built up a 20-0 half-time lead, and coasted to victory in the second half, while easily blunting the threat from Cronulla. How it unfolded The Sea Eagles took the lead in the first minutes, when a break by Jorge Taufua was supported by Steve Matai, who went over for a try converted by Jamie ... Read More »

Match Report: Catalan Dragons 42-20 Widnes Vikings


In a nutshell On a scorching afternoon in Perpignan the Catalan Dragons were too strong for Widnes Vikings, scoring nine tries as they gave their best performance of the season. How it unfolded The Dragons scored two tries in the first ten minutes, through Ben Pomeroy and Elliott Whitehead, neither of which Thomas Bosc could convert. And they extended their ... Read More »