Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Scoreboard: All this week’s Rugby League results

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Super League (click for reports) Widnes Vikings 32-18 Salford Red Devils St Helens 38-18 Hull KR Hull FC 44-16 Bradford Bulls Huddersfield Giants 12-12 Leeds Rhinos London Broncos 16-44 Warrington Wolves Wakefield Wildcats 56-14 Catalan Dragons Castleford Tigers 36-31 Wigan Warriors Championship Barrow Raiders 6-8 Workington Town Batley Bulldogs 12-20 Doncaster RLFC Dewsbury Rams 16-23 Whitehaven Featherstone Rovers 56-6 Rochdale ... Read More »

Match report: Castleford Tigers 36-31 Wigan Warriors

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In a nutshell Castleford Tigers scored a try in the dying seconds to defeat the reigning Super League champions and maintain their unbeaten record in 2014. A 79th minute Matty Smith drop-goal looked certain to end the game but after regathering the ball from the restart, Castleford got the ball out to Luke Dorn who crossed for the winning points. ... Read More »

Match report: London Broncos 16-44 Warrington Wolves

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In a nutshell London fought with great bravery and determination to lead at half-time against all odds but just lacked the depth and discipline of Warrington, and lost 16-44. The Broncos just might have proved they have enough quality to stay up. How it unfolded First half: Roy Asotasi charges over with less than five minutes on the clock, Ratchford ... Read More »

Match report: Wakefield Wildcats 56-14 Catalan Dragons

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In a nutshell A thoroughly dominant first-half performance, which featured five tries and six goals, helped Wakefield register their first points of the season in thrilling fashion, brushing aside Catalan Dragons 56-14. The French side, without 11 senior players, looked extremely poor in comparison and are now among the favourites for relegation. How it unfolded First half: Error-strewn opening exchanges; ... Read More »

Ade Gardner joins Hull KR on loan

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St Helens winger Ade Gardner has joined Hull KR on a month-long loan. The former England and Great Britain star, 30, has scored 173 tries in 286 appearances for the Merseyside club but has fallen out of favour with coach Nathan Brown, who sees the Saints’ future in youngsters Adam Swift and Tom Makinson. The Rovers are currently in an ... Read More »

Sean Long wants to coach Salford half-backs

Former St Helens stand-off Sean Long in his time at Featherstone. ©RLphotos

Former St Helens star Sean Long has claimed he would jump at the chance to return to coaching with Salford Red Devils. The 37-year-old, who last week admitted attempting to commit suicide, is currently out of work having been sacked as assistant coach at London following stints at Wigan, Featherstone and, last season, Salford. Long told the Manchester Evening News ... Read More »

Salford set to swoop for Leigh star Ryan Brierley?

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Rumours are circulating that suggest Salford are close to signing Leigh Centurions half-back Ryan Brierley, who has scored 11 tries in three Championship appearances this season. The Red Devils’ first-choice stand-off Rangi Chase is no closer to returning from an ankle injury sustained in round one, and Tim Smith seems to be struggling to showcase his skills after signing from ... Read More »

Video highlights: Widnes Vikings V Salford Red Devils

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Extensive video highlights from Thursday’s Super League round four fixture between Widnes Vikings and Salford Red Devils at the Select Security Stadium. Click here to read our match report. Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also connect with Total Rugby League on the ... Read More »

Super League preview: Castleford Tigers V Wigan Warriors

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Historically, this fixture is quite easy to call, and you would usually fancy Wigan to win comfortably. However, after a slow start to 2014, and a disappointing loss to Sydney Roosters in the World Club Challenge, the reigning champions look vulnerable. In contrast, Castleford have enjoyed an unbeaten start to the season and look sharp, organised and motivated under new ... Read More »

Super League preview: Wakefield Wildcats V Catalan Dragons

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This afternoon, Wakefield host Catalan Dragons in what could certainly be seen as a relegation four-pointer. Indeed, both sides are yet to register their first points of the 2014 campaign and have been convincingly beaten in every appearance so far. To say they are in such a similar position, though, there seems only one way this match can go. Catalan ... Read More »

Rugby League betting tips: Who to back this afternoon

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Castleford Tigers V Wigan Warriors Handicap: Castleford +8 What a cracking game this is set to be. Not many people predicted that Castleford would be sitting atop the table through three rounds with a 100 per cent record, but they have been hugely deserving of their start. I doubted whether they could cope post Rangi Chase and often wondered if ... Read More »

Match report: Widdop leads Dragons to victory

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In a Nutshell Gareth Widdop was the key man for St George Illawarra Dragons, as they defeated Wests Tigers 44-24 at ANZ Stadium in the opening round of the 2014 Premiership How it unfolded Widdop kicked eight goals and had a hand in four of the Dragons’ seven tries, as they overcame an 18-6 deficit after 20 minutes. The Tigers ... Read More »

Championship One: All Sunday’s games previewed

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Sunday March 9 Gateshead Thunder v Oxford (3.00pm) Nathan Powley could make his Gateshead Thunder debut in Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship One fixture with Oxford. The former Doncaster player is likely to provide cover for Ricky Hough as Stanley Gene takes charge of his first competitive fixture as Thunder coach. Oxford coach Tony Benson is aiming to build on last ... Read More »