Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Henry signs new deal at Bradford

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Bradford Bulls have re-signed their threequarter Adam Henry as the eleventh addition to their squad for 2015. The 23-year-old New Zealander arrived from Sydney Roosters prior to the start of last season and has signed a new one-year deal with the club. Henry, who can operate at centre and on the wing, has developed into a first-team regular this season, ... Read More »

Wembley sell out nears for lower tiers

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Fans wishing to attend the Tetley’s Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday August 23 are being advised to act fast to secure a place at the most prestigious match in Rugby League. With still ten days to go until Castleford Tigers take on Leeds Rhinos in the sport’s showcase Wembley final, over 70,000 tickets have been snapped up ... Read More »

Locke returns for Salford Red Devils

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Kevin Locke looks set to make his return to the Salford Red Devils side this weekend, after being included in the 19-man squad to face Catalan Dragons this Friday. Locke has only featured twice for the Red Devils since joining ahead of schedule – with his last appearance coming on July 25 against Leeds Rhinos. However, he is back for ... Read More »

Castleford Tigers name vastly changed squad

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Castleford Tigers have left out almost all of their big hitters ahead of this weekend’s trip to Warrington Wolves – as the Tigers cast one eye on the Challenge Cup final the following week. Daryl Powell has become notorious for his rotation policy this season – but he has gone one step further this week, leaving out a whole host ... Read More »

Super League: Dragons trio return for Salford clash

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Catalan Dragons coach Laurent Frayssinous has named his 19-man squad for Friday night’s Super League clash with Salford Red Devils and three first team stars have returned to action. Vincent Duport comes back after suspension while Olivier Elima and Benjamin Garcia have shrugged off injuries. Catalan Dragons’ 19-man squad 2 Morgan Escaré 3 Leon Pryce 4 Ben Pomeroy 5 Michael ... Read More »

Six Of The Best: Dramatic Rugby League Finales

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For this week’s edition of Six of the Best, we’ve been asking you on social media for the most dramatic endings to a Rugby League game. Many Rugby League games often have finishes that aren’t exactly chaotic and eye-catching, but there have been some games down the years that have captured the imagination with the dramatic style in which they ... Read More »

Kevin Sinfield: I want to play on until 2016

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Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield says he won’t retire until at least the end of 2016, at which point he will have played in 20 different seasons for the Rhinos. But the 33-year-old realises his body could make the decision for him sooner than he plans. “In an ideal world I would love to do another two years,” Sinfield told the ... Read More »

RFL appoint new Commercial Director

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The RFL have announced the appointment of Chris Rawlings as Commercial Director. Rawlings, 45, joins the governing body with an impressive track record in delivering commercial success in the sports and entertainment industries, having previously worked with some of the world’s biggest brands. He will have responsibility for increasing commercial revenue across Rugby League, working with current sponsors and establishing ... Read More »

SBW open to NRL return after RU stint

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Sonny Bill Williams hasn’t even departed the NRL for Rugby Union yet – and he’s already admitted he’d be open to returning to the 13-man code after his next stint in Union. Williams leaves for the 15-man game at the end of this season, after winning both an NRL Grand Final and a World Club Challenge during his time with ... Read More »

Cooper hoping for England recognition

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St George Illawarra forward Mike Cooper admits he is hopeful of getting the nod for Steve McNamara’s Four Nations squad at the end of the season, after a strong debut year with the Dragons in the NRL. Former Warrington man Cooper has only missed one game for the Dragons so far in 2014 after a string of impressive performances – ... Read More »

Widnes Vikings forward hit with ban

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Widnes Vikings forward Willie Isa will miss the club’s next three games, after being suspended this evening at a disciplinary hearing. Isa – who was charged with two counts of a Grade B dangerous tackle during the Vikings’ Challenge Cup semi-final defeat to Castleford at the weekend – pleaded guilty to an offence with the Tigers’ Kirk Dixon, copping him ... Read More »

Has Rugby League finally cracked the Americas?

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Those who are regular followers of League Express and TotalRL.com’s social media feeds will have noted an interesting story over the weekend. It wasn’t that Castleford Tigers once again defied the odds to reach the Challenge Cup final – it was an interesting tale from international Rugby League. The USA were arguably the biggest success story of last year’s World ... Read More »