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Is Zak Hardaker set for another lengthy ban?

Zak-Hardaker

The RFL have confirmed to League Express that they are investigating an alleged incident that took place in last Friday’s Leeds Rhinos v St Helens match – with several media outlets reporting it to be involving an alleged use of homophobic language from Leeds’ Zak Hardaker. BBC Look North are reporting that it is Hardaker who is under investigation, and ... Read More »

Comment: Five half-backs who can replace Kevin Sinfield

McNamara-Steve

When Kevin Sinfield announced his retirement from international Rugby League yesterday, he cited wanting to blood the next generation as a reason for the decision. That’s because, despite being nearly 34, he was firmly in coach Steve McNamara’s plans and would have almost certainly started alongside in-form NRL star Gareth Widdop in next month’s Four Nations. There is now a ... Read More »

Opinion: Five candidates to replace Sinfield as England captain

James-Graham

The Rugby League world is still reeling from the shocking news that England captain Kevin Sinfield has announced his retirement from the international game – leaving Steve McNamara in search of a new captain for this year’s Four Nations. Sinfield was widely expected to lead England into battle for the tournament, with no suggestion that his international career was about ... Read More »

Championship: Briggs and Payne named players of the week

Gen-12

Sheffield Eagles’ Kyle Briggs and Gateshead Thunder’s Jason Payne have been named Championship Players of the Week. Briggs scored three tries against his former club in Sheffield’s 40-28 win at Featherstone Rovers, while Payne produced a captain’s performance as Gateshead beat Oldham 40-10. Every week each coach in the Kingstone Press Championships is contacted to compile the awards. Kingstone Press ... Read More »

Video interview: Kevin Sinfield on England retirement

Kevin-Sinfield

In this video, provided by Super League TV, Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield explains his reasons for calling time on a 13-year international career. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on or free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and features, subscribe to League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can ... Read More »

Broncos sign Matt Garside from Sheffield Eagles

Matt-Garside

Relegated London Broncos have snapped up impressive centre Matt Garside from Sheffield Eagles for the start of next season. The 23-year-old played a pivotal role in winning last year’s Championship title and has scored 36 tries in 54 appearances for the South Yorkshire club. Eagles coach Mark Aston said: “We’re sorry to see him go because over the last two ... Read More »

Kevin Sinfield retires from international RL

Kevin Sinfield in action for England at the RLWC2013. ©RLphotos

Leeds Rhinos and England captain Kevin Sinfield MBE has announced his retirement from international Rugby League with immediate effect. The Oldham-born international has been capped 26 times for England dating back to his debut in 2000. He received a further 14 caps for Great Britain during that period.  Sinfield has appeared in the last three World Cups and has scored ... Read More »

Fax boss Harrison slams “amateurish” performance

Former Halifax coach Karl Harrison. ©RLPhotos

Halifax coach Karl Harrison described his side as “amateurish” after they went down 39-18 at Doncaster yesterday. That dropped the Shay side to fourth in the Championship – a real disappointment when Sheffield’s win against Featherstone gave them a chance to gain ground on second spot. Instead, they now find themselves relying on Batley winning at Doncaster next weekend to ... Read More »

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