Thursday, October 23, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Rugby League round-up: Saturday’s NRL action

9s RL is beginning to spread across the world!

New Zealand Warriors earned their first victory at Eden Park, with a convincing 54-12 victory over Canberra Raiders, who have conceded over 50 points in successive games. Warriors’ halfback Shaun Johnson scored 26 points, converting all nine Warriors’ tries and scoring two himself. After their victory in Melbourne in their last game, it was another good result for the Warriors, ... Read More »

Keighley Cougars coach issued with two-month stadium ban

Cougars player-coach Paul March

An RFL Operational Rule Tribunal has imposed a two-month suspension on Keighley Cougars player-coach Paul March for verbally abusing match officials. Under the terms of the suspension, March is prohibited from entering any stadium in which Keighley Cougars are playing until July 8, 2014. The sanction was handed down after March was found guilty of improper conduct and breaching the ... Read More »

Joe Grima hopeful London Broncos can survive

London Broncos

New London Broncos head coach Joe Grima believes the club are more than capable of beating the drop in the Super League, as he gets ready to take charge of the club for the first time against Huddersfield this weekend. 11 straight defeats at the beginning of the season led to the departure of Tony Rea earlier this week, but ... Read More »

Match preview: Warrington Wolves v Catalan Dragons

Chris-Hill-Warrington-St-He

An out-of-sorts Warrington side will be looking to avoid another shock defeat tonight, as they take on a resurgent Catalan Dragons live in front of the Sky cameras. After coming up short against relegation-threatened Bradford last time out, they will desperate to start heading up the table by beating the French outfit at the Halliwell Jones Stadium The big news ... Read More »

Aaron Heremaia signs for Widnes Vikings

Aaron Heremaia

Widnes have continued their recruitment ahead of the 2015 Super League season as former New Zealand international Aaron Heremaia signed a two-year deal. Heremaia will join the Vikings in October once his season has finished with Hull FC, and will head into what he’s describing as his biggest pre-season of his career as the Vikings look to build on what ... Read More »

Benji Marshall signs for St George Illawarra Dragons

Marshall-Benji

After weeks of conjecture and speculation, Benji Marshall’s future has finally been confirmed, and his return to Rugby League has been rubber-stamped. The Kiwi international has jumped back to the 13-man code by signing a deal with St George Illawarra Dragons, putting pen to paper on a two-and-a-half year deal. Plenty of NRL clubs were queuing up to sign the ... Read More »

Aaron Heremaia to leave Hull FC at season’s end

Aaron Heremaia

Hull FC have begun to shape their squad for 2015, as they have confirmed that hooker Aaron Heremaia will not be offered a new deal with the Black and Whites. The 31-year-old is out of contract at the end of the coming campaign, but will not be given an extension by boss Lee Radford. With the continued development of Danny ... Read More »

Debate: Who should be England’s starting full-back?

©RLPhotos

Joe Whitley (JW): Jamie Peacock said in an interview this week that he believes Zak Hardaker is a better full-back, defensively at least, than anyone on the planet. Castleford coach Daryl Powell was also full of praise for the Rhinos star and even said he is going to be pressuring Sam Tomkins for England’s number one shirt. If you ask ... Read More »