Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Hull FC give Talanoa new deal

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Hull FC have given winger Fetuli Talanoa a new contract until the end of the 2015 season, after boss Lee Radford hailed him as one of the best wingers in Super League. Talanoa has been impressive for the Black and Whites so far in 2014, and his one-year extension is just rewards for that form. Radford hailed the winger as ... Read More »

Wigan star banned for three matches

Wigan Warriors player Gil Dudson has been suspended for three matches after pleading guilty to making a Grade C shoulder charge on Josh Drinkwater of London Broncos in the ninth minute of a First Utility Super League Round 19 fixture played on Sunday July 6, 2014. Dudson was also fined £300 when he appeared before an independent tribunal this afternoon. ... Read More »

Warrington Wolves tie down six players

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Warrington Wolves have extended the contracts of six young, British players securing  home-grown talent for many seasons to come. Gene Ormsby and Anthony England have agreed contract extensions keeping them at the club until November 2016. Twins Rhys and Ben Evans, and James Laithwaite have penned new contracts until November 2017. Young forward George King has also agreed a full-time ... Read More »

More frustration for Marwan Koukash

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Ambitious Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash has once again failed in his bid to bring in a marquee player ruling in Super League, after taking to social media to once again vent his frustration over the decision. Koukash tried in February to push through a move for clubs to have a player that is exempt from the salary cap, ... Read More »

Another Bradford Bulls star wants to stay

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Lee Gaskell has become the latest Bradford Bulls star to admit he would be open to stopping at the club, should they be relegated from Super League at the end of the season. Gaskell has impressed for the Bulls since joining from St Helens last season, and would surely command interest from other clubs should the Bulls drop out of ... Read More »

St Helens sign Atelea Vea

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St Helens have announced the signing of Broncos forward Atelea Vea. The 27-year-old Tongan international joins them for the 2015 and 2016 seasons with an ‘option’ for the following season. Vea said: “I had offers from many different clubs but once I spoke to Mike Rush and Nathan Brown, and had the chance to view Langtree Park and the training ... Read More »

NRL Stars Rise for Alex

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State of Origin captains Paul Gallen and Cameron Smith have taken the rare step of putting aside State rivalries to join forces for Alex McKinnon’s fundraising campaign. Known for their fierce on-field competition, the captains stood side-by-side today at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, to officially launch the RiseForAlex Round (18-21 July) and detail the ways Rugby League fans and the public ... Read More »

Who were the Super League Game Stars in Round 19?

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Martyn Sadler, the editor of Rugby League Express, reveals which players earned Game Star awards from our reporters in the weekend’s Super League games.   Widnes Vikings 20 Castleford Tigers 40 – Daryl Clark Reporter: Steve Fox “The hooker was on top form. International form, to be precise.”   Bradford Bulls 30 Catalan Dragons 32 – Luke Gale Reporter: Aaron ... Read More »

Tigers sign Roberts from Storm

Castleford Tigers has announced the signing of Ben Roberts from NRL side Melbourne Storm on a two-year deal from the start of 2015. The 28-year-old, who has played over 130 games in the NRL, will link up with the Tigers over the winter, with an option to stay for a third year at the end of his contract. Roberts said: ... Read More »

Sunday’s Rugby League results

First Utility Super League Bradford Bulls 30 Catalan Dragons 32 Hull Kingston Rovers 40 St Helens 10   Kingstone Press Championship Barrow Raiders 18 Whitehaven 30 Leigh Centurions 32 Sheffield Eagles 24 North Wales Crusaders 24 Doncaster 28 Rochdale Hornets 38 Featherstone Rovers 34 Workington Town 22 Batley Bulldogs 16   Kingstone Press Championship One Gloucestershire All Golds 14 Hemel ... Read More »

Red Devils too hot for Giants

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Two debutants with widely differing degrees of experience made a crucial contribution to Salford Red Devils’ emphatic 10-36 victory over Huddersfield Giants at the John Smith’s Stadium today. The Red Devils’ Kiwi Test fullback Kevin Locke settled in immediately to his new role, scoring a try and kicking six goals from as many attempts, while also shoring up the last ... Read More »