Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Rugby League News

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Match report: Melbourne Storm 10-16 New Zealand Warriors

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In a nutshell Shaun Johnson starred as New Zealand Warriors got back to winning ways against a strong Melbourne Storm outfit. The Anzac Day crowd of 28,716 was the biggest ever to assemble at AAMI Park. How it unfolded It is more than fair to say the scoreline reflects the encounter, as the Warriors were classy throughout. Indeed, the visitors ... Read More »

Bulls sign promising Black and Whites duo

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Bradford Bulls have announced the signings of Hull FC duo Jay Pitts and Joe Arundel on loan deals. Pitts, 24, formerly of Wakefield and Leeds, is a utility forward, while Arundel, 22, is a talented centre. Both players began training with their new team-mates this morning. Bulls boss Francis Cummins said: “Jay and Joe are young, hungry and hugely talented ... Read More »

Alex McKinnon: “I’ve got a lot more movement back.”

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Alex McKinnon, the Newcastle Knights forward who tragically had a promising career snatched from him after landing on his head in a tackle, has given his first interview since the accident. In it, the 22-year-old, who is now wheelchair bound, said the past month has been tough but thanked his family, fiancee and his fans and peers for their support ... Read More »

Cowboys enquire about Benji Marshall

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North Queensland Cowboys coach Paul Green has revealed he enquired about bringing high-profile free agent Benji Marshall to the Townsville club, but believes the New Zealand international will join one of the NRL’s Sydney teams. Marshall, 29, negotiated an early release from his Auckland Blues rugby union contract earlier this week and is highly fancied to join Cronulla Sharks in ... Read More »

Match report: St George-Illawarra 14-34 Sydney Roosters

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In a nutshell Sydney Roosters put in a superb attacking display, scoring a variety of classy tries to outgun Gareth Widdop’s St George Dragons on Anzac Day. How it unfolded 10’ – Sydney’s Aiden Guerra opens the scoring after stepping inside and taking two defenders over the line with him. James Maloney adds the extras: 0-6. 17’ – Daniel Tupou ... Read More »

Leigh Centurions boss expecting ferocious cup atmosphere

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Leigh Centurions head coach Paul Rowley believes this year’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup has given the Championship a chance to show what it is made of, with plenty of sides outside Super League still remaining in the competition. The draw has ensured there will be at least two Championship sides in the last eight following this weekend’s cup ties, and Rowley ... Read More »

Find out what’s in tonight’s League Express Digital Edition

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The wait is over, as League Express – Britain’s best-selling Rugby League newspaper – has released its first ever digital-only edition this evening (Thursday, April 24). The issue is designed to give Rugby League fans access to all the reports, stats and analysis from the Easter week Super League games without having to wait until Monday for the print edition ... Read More »

Haven ready for strong Crusaders’ challenge

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Whitehaven coach Dave Woods revealed North Wales Crusaders will be familiar opponents in Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship clash. Woods said: “I’ve seen some of their games this year, and they’ve also signed a couple of players we were talking to, so we know a bit about what to expect. “I’m sure they’ll be ready for this game and will want ... Read More »

Benji Marshall free to make Rugby League return

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Benji Marshall has been released from his contract with Rugby Union side Auckland Blues, paving the way for a seemingly imminent return to Rugby League. Marshall had asked for a release from his contract in the 15-man code, which was granted yesterday by the club. Marshall expressed his gratitude for the decision in a statement made by the club, and ... Read More »

Glenn Stewart to replace Sam Burgess at Rabbitohs

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South Sydney Rabbitohs have announced the signing of Manly stalwart Glenn Stewart for the 2015 season, as they continue to prepare for life after Sam Burgess. With Burgess heading back to England to play Rugby Union for Bath, the signing of Stewart is seen as an almost direct replacement for the Englishman, who will leave at the end of the ... Read More »

Jordan Rankin looking to build Hull FC halves partnership

Jacob Miller - one half of Hull's latest halves pairing. ©RLPhotos

Hull FC half-back Jordan Rankin has called for patience as he and halves partner Jacob Miller begin to put together a long-term pairing at the heart of FC’s creative setup. The two Australians have played together in the halves for the last four outings, and have largely impressed as the Black and Whites continue to push up the table. Amazingly, ... Read More »