Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Bradford Bulls could strengthen before Saints clash

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Bradford Bulls head coach Francis Cummins believes there is potential for the club to strengthen their squad even further ahead of their clash against St Helens on Sunday, but admits it is dependent on several factors. The Bulls managed to complete a deal for Huddersfield prop Antonio Kaufusi at the last minute prior to their win over Warrington last weekend, ... Read More »

Brad Dwyer signs again for Wolves

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Warrington Wolves hooker Brad Dwyer has agreed a two-year deal to keep him at the club until November 2016. Dwyer, 21, who made his first-team debut in March 2012, and has since made 14 appearances, including two to date this season, has experienced spells out on loan, most recently with Huddersfield Giants last season, and on dual-registration with Swinton Lions. ... Read More »

New deal for Kavanagh at Widnes

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Widnes Vikings forward Ben Kavanagh has signed a new two-year contract with the Vikings. Kavanagh, 26, has been with the Vikings since 2008, when he joined the club on loan from Wigan, subsequently signing a full-time contract. Now, with 148 appearances under his belt, and after a World Cup campaign with Scotland, he is looking forward to some glory with ... Read More »

It’s great to see Jamie Rooney back in the game

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Gareth Walker, the Championship correspondent of Rugby League Express, writes about the return of Jamie Rooney to semi-professional Rugby League… It’s great to see Jamie Rooney back in the professional game after being coaxed out of retirement by Gateshead Thunder. Rooney has been a key figure at this level of the sport, either side of a richly deserved stint in ... Read More »

Bowen and Farrell out for Hull clash

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Wigan talismans Matty Bowen and Liam Farrell will both miss Friday’s Super League clash with Hull FC due to injuries picked up against Leeds Rhinos last week. The talented duo join Eddy Pettybourne, Ben Flower, Iain Thornley, Josh Charnley and Greg Burke on the sidelines, while captain Sean O’Loughlin is also unavailable after failing to recover from a groin problem. ... Read More »

Craig Huby ready for Jamie Peacock battle

Craig Huby, one of Castleford's longest serving players. ©RLPhotos

In-form Castleford Tigers prop Craig Huby admits he is relishing the prospect of squaring off against Leeds’ Jamie Peacock tomorrow night. The 36-year-old Rhinos’ forward is in sensational form this campaign – much like his Castleford compatriot, and Huby admits Peacock is getting better and better despite his age. “He just keeps getting better and better – to be his ... Read More »

Rugby League podcast: Tony Rea on his Broncos exit

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In this week’s edition of ‘Rugby League Down South’, Ian Ramsdale interviews former London Broncos’ head coach Tony Rea, who was replaced by Joe Grima on Monday. On the podcast this week 00.30 Tony Rea discusses leaving the club he’s been associated with for 19 years 13.00 Presenter Ian Ramsdale’s reaction to the news Follow Ian Ramsdale on Twitter @ianramsdale ... Read More »

Blake Green and Wigan in contract renewal talks

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Wigan coach Shaun Wane has confirmed the club have entered talks with influential half-back Blake Green over a new contract. The 27-year-old Australian was man of the match in last season’s Grand Final win and is nearing the end of his two-year deal with the reigning double champions. This season he has scored four tries and assisted 12 others, fuelling ... Read More »

Feature: Matty Bowen’s favourite things

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Rugby League World journalist and Leeds Rhinos back-rower Jamie Jones-Buchanan interviewed Wigan full-back Matty Bowen recently. You can read the full feature by clicking this link. Here, Bowen picks his favourite players, tries and inspiration… Given the players that Matty Bowen has played with and against over his record breaking 270 plus games for North Queensland, I had to ask ... Read More »

JJB meets Matty Bowen

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Rugby League World journalist and Leeds Rhinos star Jamie Jones-Buchanan finds out how one of the NRL’s favourite sons is coping with life in England – and succeeding a certain Sam Tomkins… This month I had the great pleasure of meeting one of the NRL’s most popular and exciting stars over the last decade, Matty “Mango” Bowen. The man charged ... Read More »

NRL strengthens concussion laws

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The NRL will strengthen concussion rules to make clubs more responsible for identifying and assessing players that may have suffered a concussive injury. NRL Head of Football Todd Greenberg has revealed that the new rules introduced for the 2014 season have seen a “significant improvement” in the way players are treated after suffering a possible concussion. But he said the ... Read More »