Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Hull FC sign Australian Steve Michaels

Radford-Lee

Hull FC have made Australian centre Steve Michaels their fourth signing ahead of the 2015 season, with the 27-year penning a one-year deal with the Black and Whites, subject to international clearance. Beginning his professional career with the Brisbane Broncos, Michaels spent five years with the Queensland club featuring in the 2006 NRL Premiers side which would also go on ... Read More »

Super League stars plan for the future

Andy-Raleigh

Players from across the First Utility Super League have praised an initiative put on by the RFL aimed at educating players who are approaching retirement. RFL Welfare Director Emma Rosewarne hosted the event earlier this week, which saw players from the elite competition attend a seminar that was specifically aimed at those approaching the end of their playing careers. “The ... Read More »

England’s Reed likely to miss Four Nations

Jack Reed

England star Jack Reed could be set to miss the upcoming Four Nations tournament later this year, after suffering a serious shoulder injury whilst playing for NRL side Brisbane Broncos this weekend. Reed suffered a dislocated shoulder during the Broncos’ 22-12 defeat to Melbourne – a result which leaves their play-off hopes in the balance. But it is the injury ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls poised to hand Adams debut

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Bradford Bulls could hand out a debut to one of their rising stars this weekend, after Brad Adams was included in their 19-man squad to face Widnes Vikings on Sunday. Adams didn’t feature for the Bulls’ under-19s side on Thursday night, and he has been given the nod to potentially make his first senior appearance for the club this weekend ... Read More »

Salford Red Devils sign Leeds’ England

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Salford Red Devils have further strengthened their squad for next season, after they today confirmed the signing of promising young centre Brad England from Leeds Rhinos. 19-year old England is the son of 1986 Challenge Cup winner Keith England and is set to follow in his father’s Super League footsteps by appearing in the top division. Born in Pontefract, he ... Read More »

Four possible candidates for the Rugby League Hall of Fame

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Earlier this week, the RFL announced that two more Rugby League legends are to be inducted into the most exclusive club in the game – the Rugby League Hall of Fame. The identity of the two greats has been kept a closely guarded secret ahead of the event next month, where they will join the 21 current members of the ... Read More »

Opinion: Could Club Call finally deliver at the final hurdle?

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If Rugby League has become at least mildly popular amongst the mainstream media for one thing in recent years, it is the game’s bravery when it comes to innovation. Granted, some of the things the game has trialled over the years haven’t exactly been a resounding success – think the World Club Challenge of 1997, for example – but some ... Read More »

Warrington did a number on us, says St Helens boss

Nathan-Brown

St Helens head coach Nathan Brown has admitted that rivals Warrington “did a number” on them on Thursday night, saying several of his players saved their worst games of the season for the clash. The Saints are still in pole position for the League Leaders Shield despite that 39-12 defeat – but threw away the chance to win the trophy ... Read More »

Scotland Rugby League to head to Borders

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Scotland Rugby League will stage its first ever international in the Borders when it takes on France in the European Championship at Galashiels on Friday 31 October, kick-off 7.30pm. Stars of Super League from north and south of the border and across the Channel will descend on Netherdale as Gala RFC host the Bravehearts’ 20th anniversary match. This Saturday – ... Read More »

Powell excited by World Club Series challenge

Cas coach Daryl Powell. ©RLPhotos

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell admits the prospect of squaring up against the very best sides in the NRL is an incredible prospect – after details of a revamped World Club Challenge were announced on Thursday. Should the Tigers finish top of Super League – which is still a possibility, especially after St Helens’ defeat to Warrington on Thursday ... Read More »

Wolves win was for Grix, says Smith

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Warrington Wolves head coach Tony Smith has dedicated their impressive win against St Helens on Thursday night to luckless forward Simon Grix – who again suffered another horrific injury during the game. Grix, who has already missed 15 games in 2014 due to injury, suffered a broken ankle early in the game – and is set for another lengthy spell ... Read More »