Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

NRL junior banned for spitting blood

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A New Zealand Warriors Under20s player has been banned for three games by an NRL judiciary panel, after being found guilty of spitting blood at an opponent. James Bell was hit with the charge after spitting during the Warriors’ 40-34 loss to Newcastle Knights last weekend. Peter Kite, who was on the judicial counsel, decided that Bell’s actions were deliberate ... Read More »

Chev Walker signs up at Bradford Bulls

Chev Walker

Bradford Bulls forward Chev Walker has become the latest star to agree a new deal with the club, penning a one-year deal to sign up for life in the Championship. The 31-year-old has been at Odsal since the beginning of 2010, when he joined from Hull Kingston Rovers. And Walker – a dual-code star – becomes the thirteenth addition to ... Read More »

Rhinos boss: I wouldn’t be surprised if Huby plays

Huby

Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott admits he wouldn’t be surprised if prop Craig Huby turned out for Castleford Tigers this Saturday in the Challenge Cup Final – two weeks after dislocating his elbow. Huby suffered the horrific injury playing for Cas in their semi-final victory against Widnes Vikings – with his fitness arguably one of the biggest talking points ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos’ Aiton in Cronulla-ASADA scandal

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Leeds Rhinos’ Paul Aiton – who is set to play for the club in the Challenge Cup Final this weekend – is reportedly one of 17 players issued with ‘show cause’ orders by Australian anti-doping agency ASADA after action was taken this week, Australian media are reporting. Aiton played for Cronulla Sharks – the club who has been dragged into ... Read More »

Local boy Holmes has ‘butterflies’ ahead of final

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Oliver Holmes is proud of the progress that Castleford Tigers have made since his graduation from the club’s Academy to the first team and the local hero is aiming to complete a remarkable journey with victory over Leeds Rhinos in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup final on Saturday. The second row has spent his entire career with the Tigers, and this ... Read More »

Chan to head back home

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Hull KR loanee Jason Chan has confirmed that he will be heading home at the end of the season, ending a six-year association with Super League. Chan, who is currently on loan at Rovers from Huddersfield Giants, insists the move back is for family reasons, but assured Robins fans he has loved his time in East Hull this season. “I ... Read More »

TotalRL TV: Challenge Cup Final Preview

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As part of our extended coverage ahead of this weekend’s Challenge Cup Final, TotalRL TV has sat down to have an extensive look at the showpiece final between Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers. League Express editor Martyn Sadler and reporter John Davidson sat down to talk about where the game could be won and lost, and who looks to have ... Read More »

Wembley nearing sellout for Challenge Cup Final

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The Rugby Football League (RFL) has announced that over 70,000 tickets have sold for this weekend’s Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium between Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos. Seats in the lower tiers at the 90,000 capacity Wembley are almost sold out, with RFL marketing director Mark Foster hailing the demand for tickets and urging supporters without one to act ... Read More »