Monday, February 2, 2015
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Castleford name squad for Doncaster friendly

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Castleford Tigers have named a strong squad to face Doncaster in their latest pre-season friendly this weekend, although there is still no place for captain Michael Shenton. Shenton was away with England during the Autumn, and is yet to feature for the club in pre-season this year. The Tigers’ third friendly in warm-up for the new season also sees notable ... Read More »

Featherstone may have to switch league opener

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Featherstone Rovers may have to be forced into switching their opening league game of the season away from their Big Fellas Stadium home on February 15. Rovers open their Championship campaign against West Yorkshire rivals Hunslet Hawks on February 15, but after problems with the pitch forced them into cancelling a pre-season game against Salford Red Devils recently, the club ... Read More »

Campese impressed with Hull KR youngster Marsh

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New Hull Kingston Rovers captain Terry Campese has revealed that the potential of young halfback Matty Marsh has caught his eye during his first few weeks with the club. Campese has been given the armband by Chris Chester, replacing Josh Hodgson who has headed to Campese’s former club, Canberra Raiders. And the 30-year-old admits Marsh’s potential has stood out, as ... Read More »

I like pressure, says Saints boss Cunningham

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St Helens coach Keiron Cunningham has revealed that he enjoys the pressure that being coach of the club brings, and is excited to get started with his reign this weekend. The Saints begin their pre-season on Sunday with a game against Widnes Vikings, and Cunningham is keen to get going after replacing Nathan Brown shortly after the club’s Grand Final ... Read More »

Gold Coast Titans sign Eddy Pettybourne

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Gold Coast Titans have signed former Wigan Warriors forward Eddy Pettybourne, who has penned a one-year deal to complete a return to Australia’s NRL. The 26-year-oldĀ  has been signed after being granted a release from Wigan on personal grounds, as reported in League Express several weeks ago. Pettybourne has been brought in as a replacement for Paul Carter, who was ... Read More »

Giants’ play-off woes not mental, says Brough

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Huddersfield Giants captain Danny Brough insists that the club’s failure in the Super League play-offs in recent years is not down to any mental stumbling block, more an inability to perform in the biggest games of the year. Huddersfield exited the play-offs last year after two straight defeats, losing to Wigan and Catalans following a third-placed finish in Super League. ... Read More »

Warrington confirm North Wales partnership

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Warrington head coach Tony Smith has confirmed the club will be dual-registering with League 1 side North Wales Crusaders in 2015. The Wolves have had similar agreements with other clubs in the past, but will now use Anthony Murray’s Crusaders as the club who they will dual-reg with this season. “We’re teaming up with them this year,” Wire head coach ... Read More »

Rookies who made the grade

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Regular readers of League Express will haveĀ noticed that in this week’s issue we focus on the rookies who we believe could make the grade in Super League in 2015. Picking out young players to watch for the new season is one of the more interesting exercises we go through each year at League Express. Last year, for example, the Wigan ... Read More »