Thursday, November 27, 2014
Rugby League News

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Australia sweep past Samoa to reach Four Nations Final

After beating Samoa 44-18 win in Wollongong, the Australians will take on the Kiwis on Saturday night at Wellington in a replay of last year’s World Cup Final. The Australians were too strong for the Pacific Islanders, scoring five first-half tries to lead 28-6 at half-time. And they were soon on the scoreboard as Greg Inglis created the space for ... Read More »

England lose narrowly as Four Nations hopes dangle by a thread

England fell to a heartbreaking 16-14 defeat to New Zealand this morning at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin. And now their chances of reaching the Four Nations final in Wellington next week rest on Samoa defeating Australia tomorrow by a margin of less than eight points. It was a cruel defeat for England, with two Gareth Widdop conversions hitting ... Read More »

We owe the Kiwis one, says Sam Tomkins

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Sam Tomkins has sent out a message to New Zealand ahead of Saturday’s do or die battle in Dunedin – after last year’s World Cup semi-final, we owe you one. Tomkins was part of the England team left stunned by Shaun Johnson’s late try and conversion that eliminated England at Wembley, as they missed out on a World Cup final ... Read More »

Leeds reject Brierley speculation despite player interest

Ryan-Brierley-Leigh

Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington has insisted that the club have no interest in signing Ryan Brierley from Leigh Centurions – despite the player making the club aware he would like to join the Rhinos. After a blistering 2014 season, the Leigh half-back is believed to be in demand from a number of Super League clubs – one of ... Read More »

Ade Gardner joins St Helens backroom team

Ade Gardner

Former St Helens winger Ade Gardner has joined Keiron Cunningham’s backroom staff at the club, joining as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. He will work with Head of Strength and Conditioning Matt Daniels for the 2015 season as the Champions look to retain their Super League crown. It also means the former Barrow Border Raider has called time on his ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls pass 1500 mark for season tickets

Steve Ferres (left) and Marc Green (right). ©BradfordBulls

Bradford Bulls have passed another substantial season ticket milestone, with sales of memberships for their 2015 Championship campaign passing the 1,500 barrier. The club have set themselves a target of 4,000 sales before the new season gets underway in February, and managing director Steve Ferres insists the club are on track to achieve that with a Christmas rush incoming – ... Read More »

Greg Eden admits Brisbane training is “tough”

Greg-Eden

Former Hull KR and Castleford full-back Greg Eden admits he is struggling to get to grips with the intense Brisbane heat, as he begins pre-season training as an NRL player for the first time. Eden has signed for the Broncos for the 2015 season after opting to leave Super League to try his arm in the NRL, and began training ... Read More »

Brierley move to Leeds a non-starter

Ryan Brierley

The Yorkshire Evening Post are reporting that Ryan Brierley has asked for a transfer to Super League giants Leeds Rhinos – but the move has been blocked, and Brierley will be going nowhere. Reports have constantly linked Brierley with a move away from the Centurions after a blistering 2014, with a number of Super League clubs believed to be interested ... Read More »

Sheffield Eagles sign Sam Smeaton

Mark Aston has another new player on board.

Sheffield Eagles have confirmed the signing of Featherstone Rovers centre Sam Smeaton on a one-year contract. Smeaton becomes the Eagles eighth new signing following  Blake South, John Davies, Steve Thorpe, Jamie Langley, Ben Musolino and former Halifax duo Rob Worrincy and Tony Tonks. Smeaton has endured a frustrating last couple of years through injury, but is looking forward to getting ... Read More »

Ambitious Huby harbours England hopes

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Huddersfield prop Craig Huby admits he still has an eye on representing England. The 28-year-old, who joins the Giants after 12 seasons with hometown club Castleford, was named in Steve McNamara’s train-on squad in June but didn’t make the cut for the Four Nations. “It was great to be involved in the training squad,” Huby told League Express. “I would ... Read More »