Friday, December 19, 2014
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Rugby League News

Thursday XIII: Challenge Cup Kings

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There’s only one path we could have gone down this week for our Thursday 13; given how it’s Challenge Cup semi-final weekend, we had to ask you for your iconic cup greats! In truth, there were a whole host of stars we could have picked from over 100 years of cup action, but we threw the challenge out to you ... Read More »

Opinion: Super League’s French entrée has to be cultivated

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On Friday night I was privileged to be a guest of the Catalan Dragons chief executive Christophe Jouffret for dinner prior to the game between the Dragons and Warrington Wolves. I’d spent the week in Perpignan and had taken the opportunity to sample the café culture in the heart of the city, as well as heading out to the beach ... Read More »

Mantellato open to Super League switch

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Newcastle Knights winger Ben Mantellato admits he is open to the possibility of moving to Super League, as reported interest from Hull FC intensifies on both sides of the world. Lee Radford’s men are believed to be interested in the services of Mantellato – who is the leading points scorer in New South Wales Cup, with 168 points to his ... Read More »

Wigan Warriors winger hoping to be fit for play-offs

Joe Burgess in 2014: 20 tries; 6 assists; 11 offloads; 248 carries; 27 clean breaks; 2,639 metres; 55 tackle busts; 79 tackles; 38 runs from dummy half; 38 errors; 3 penalties conceded; 15 missed tackles. Source: Opta

Wigan Warriors winger Joe Burgess has revealed he is targeting a return to full fitness in time for the Super League play-offs – despite initially being expected to miss the remainder of the season. Burgess has been a revelation since bursting onto the scene this year, with the 19-year-old already having scored 19 times in 2014. However, despite a nasty ... Read More »

NRL players: Give Carney another shot!

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78 percent of NRL players that voted in a poll by Australian magazine Rugby League Week believe that Todd Carney deserves another shot in the NRL, despite being sacked by a club for the third time. Carney was sacked by Cronulla Sharks earlier this season after a photo of him on social media went viral. However over three-quarters of players ... Read More »

New Bradford Bulls man inspired by Vainikolo

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New Bradford Bulls signing Etu Uaisele has described the opportunity to sign for the club as a “massive chance”, and admits his career his taken inspiration from one of the club’s all-time great wingers. Uaisele penned a two-year deal to become the eighth member of James Lowes’ 2015 squad yesterday, and he said he can’t wait to get started with ... Read More »

Castleford Tigers coach backs Clare to shine

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Castleford Tigers boss Daryl Powell has backed James Clare to stand in for the suspended Justin Carney this weekend, as the club gear up for their semi-final date against Widnes Vikings. Clare is the most likely candidate to replace Carney, who was banned for two matches earlier this week after a dangerous throw against London Broncos. And although Powell admits ... Read More »

Huddersfield Giants star commits to club

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Huddersfield Giants star hooker Shaun Lunt has committed his immediate future to the club, saying he does not intend to leave before the end of his current contract, which expires at the end of next season. After a successful loan spell at Leeds in 2012, the Rhinos are believed to have retained an interest in Lunt for some time. However, ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls land Tongan international Uaisele

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Bradford Bulls have confirmed the signing of Tongan international Etu Uaisele, who has agreed a two-year deal with the club. The former NRL star, who enjoyed spells Down Under with Parramatta Eels and Penrith Panthers, is currently plying his trade with Kingstone Press Championship Sheffield Eagles. An explosive three-quarter, 29-year-old Uaisele – who can operate both at centre and on the ... Read More »

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