Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Hull FC owe Willie Manu £200,000 amongst others

Willie Manu

Hull FC owner Adam Pearson has revealed the club owe former player Willie Manu a staggering £200,00o in wages, after it emerged the club will be spending almost half a million pounds outside of the salary cap this season. The likes of Jason Crookes, and Shannon McDonell will be paid off – as well as Jacob Miller, who is still ... Read More »

Larne Patrick joins Wigan Warriors on loan

Larne Patrick. ©RLPhotos

Huddersfield Giants forward Larne Patrick has joined Wigan in a loan swap deal, with Warriors back-rower Jack Hughes going the opposite way for the 2015 season. It’s a deal that clearly works for all parties – Wigan have long been pursuing Patrick, while the Giants had made an official enquiry about Hughes. Wigan general manager Kris Radlinksi said: “Jack has ... Read More »

Jamie Peacock wants Rugby League Six Nations competition

Peacock received 47 international caps during his career

Former England and Great Britain captain Jamie Peacock has suggested the possible introduction of a Six Nations tournament into international Rugby League, after admitting more needs to be done to expand the game at the very top level. Peacock believes that players are still keen to play more international games, despite a hectic schedule at domestic level every year. And ... Read More »

Wakefield sign Ian Kirke from Leeds

Ian-Kirke

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have announced the signing of Ian Kirke from Super League club, Leeds Rhinos, on a one-year deal. The versatile forward joins the Wildcats with one Challenge Cup and five Grand Final winners’ medals under his belt. “Ian will add size and experience to our pack and will make us a better team,” Wildcats head coach James Webster ... Read More »

Top three: Craig Huby picks his all-time favourite props

Craig-Huby-in-tracksuit

Kicking off a new series exclusive to TotalRL.com, Huddersfield Giants prop Craig Huby selects his three favourite front-rowers of all-time… 1 Lee Crooks (1980-1997) Teams played for: Hull, Wests, Balmain, Leeds, Castleford, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain Huby says: “I grew up watching him play for Castleford and I really admired his unique style. I also liked the fact he kicked ... Read More »

Atelea Vea “can’t wait” to make St Helens debut

Atelea-Vea-Broncos

New St Helens signing Atelea Vea joined up with his new team-mates yesterday and admits he “can’t wait” to play in front of the Langtree Park crowd. The Tongan international, 27, joins Kieron Cunningham’s side from London Broncos after making 22 appearances last season, scoring two tries and making nearly 60 tackle busts. The back-rower kicked off his Saints career ... Read More »

Mose Masoe will stay with Saints “100 per cent”

Mose Masoe

Mose Masoe’s manager has denied reports that the Samoan international will be leaving St Helens and joining St George Illawarra next year. Media outlets in Australia have reported that Masoe is set to join the Dragons if he can secure a release from Saints. The prop signed a two-year contract with St Helens in June 2013 and helped the club ... Read More »

Phil Bentham to referee New Zealand v England

Phil Bentham. ©RLPhotos

Super League’s top referee Phil Bentham has been selected to officiate Saturday’s crunch Four Nations clash between New Zealand and England. The 43-year-old is the latest official to take charge of matches involving the country of his birth after Gerard Sutton and Henry Perenara refereed Australia and New Zealand’s matches at the weekend. What do you think about this story? ... Read More »

Four Nations: Kangaroos name strong squad to protect record

Daly Cherry-Evans played with Sarina.

Australia have named a strong team to face Samoa on Sunday, knowing anything less than a heavy win could see them miss their first tournament final in 60 years. Beau Scott’s injury has forced coach Tim Sheens into switching Sam Thaiday from prop to second row and bringing in Josh Papalii in the front row, while Ben Hunt drops out ... Read More »

Four Nations: Leuluai and Eastwood back in New Zealand squad

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Former Super League duo Thomas Leuluai and Greg Eastwood have been recalled to the New Zealand team for Saturday’s crunch Four Nations clash with England. Coach Stephen Kearney has opted for experience on the bench by selecting the duo over Lewis Brown and Suaia Matagi respectively. Former Wigan star Leuluai will back-up first-choice hooker Issac Luke, while ex Leeds back-rower ... Read More »