Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Bulls extend Bridge loan to season’s end


Bradford coach Francis Cummins has announced that the Bulls have extended the loan of Warrington youngster Danny Bridge to the end of the season. The Ireland international, 21, has spent two months with the Odsal club, appearing seven times. As part of the agreement, he can be recalled by Wolves coach Tony Smith at any time. “I am absolutely delighted ... Read More »

Radford hails props after downing Giants

Garreth Carvell. ©RLPhotos

Hull FC coach Lee Radford heaped praise on Mickey Paea and Garreth Carvell for “laying the foundations” for his side’s impressive and comprehensive victory over Huddersfield Giants last Thursday. The Black and Whites scored four unanswered tries in Carvell’s and Paea’s first spell, establishing a 20-point lead they never relinquished. Radford, 35, said: “Our two starting frontrowers were outstanding and ... Read More »

Tony Smith backs Wolves to bounce back

Warrington boss Tony Smith. ©RLPhotos

Warrington slumped to their fourth defeat of the Super League season against Hull KR on Friday night, but Wolves coach Tony Smith has backed his players’ efforts and says he saw some good signs in their performance. Warrington were edged 25-12 at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, after trailing 6-0 at half-time, in a close battle where the Robins managed to ... Read More »

Gaskell has mixed feelings on Bulls return


While delighted to be back on the pitch following six games out with a knee injury, Bradford Bulls stand-off Lee Gaskell was left frustrated that the Bulls once again failed to pick up a win on Friday night. The Bulls performed well in patches in Friday’s 24-38 defeat to Salford, but were creators of their own downfall with numerous handling ... Read More »

Sinfield: Retirement crossed my mind, but not for long


International Rugby League, at the top strata, is formally back on the agenda. The long-delayed announcement of the 2014 Four Nations, which will see England face the Pacific qualifiers in a Brisbane double-header, Australia in Melbourne and New Zealand in Dunedin, with the final at the ‘Cake Tin’ in Wellington on 15th November, has re-ignited the World Cup feelgood factor, ... Read More »

Opinion: Let’s do justice to the minor nations


The schedule for the 2014 Four Nations tournament has been announced. ‘About time’ I hear you say, but better late than never, because the prospect of reviving the buzz and excitement of last autumn’s World Cup is very attractive indeed. England are set to face the Pacific qualifiers in a Brisbane double-header, Australia in Melbourne and New Zealand in Dunedin, ... Read More »

Riled Harrison rages at referee

Former Halifax coach Karl Harrison. ©RLPhotos

Halifax coach Karl Harrison was left questioning several key decisions during Sunday’s 36-28 loss to Leigh, as Fax threw away a 24-0 lead to slip to defeat in a crucial top-of-the-table clash. Leigh did it tough, after Sam Barlow was sent off with just under half an hour remaining in a game that also saw four yellow cards. And Harrison ... Read More »

Match report: Melbourne Storm 28-24 St George-Illawarra


In a nutshell Three tries in the final 13 minutes saw the Storm overturn a 14-point deficit and deny the Dragons their first win in Melbourne for 15 years. How it unfolded First half: In the early exchanges, Storm conceded three penalties, missed five tackles, and had just 34 per cent of possession. Gareth Widdop helped break the deadlock in ... Read More »

Kieran Dixon running again, aims for summer return


London Broncos winger Kieran Dixon has finally found light at the end of the tunnel in his recovery from a crippling knee injury. The 21-year-old tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and ruptured both his medial collateral ligament (MCL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) in his left knee while representing England Knights last October. He underwent surgery in early December ... Read More »

League Express announces first ever digital-only edition


League Express, Britain’s best-selling weekly Rugby League newspaper, has announced it is to release its first ever digital-only edition on 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 to come out. ... Read More »

Scott Grix charged by RFL


Huddersfield Giants player Scott Grix has been charged with the Grade A offence of striking in the 15th minute of the First Utility Super League Round 8 fixture against Hull FC. The incident occurred in the first-half of the clash at the KC Stadium, which the Giants ultimately lost. He was involved in an altercation with FC captain Gareth Ellis. ... Read More »

RFL to hear Bulls’ points appeal


The Rugby Football League (RFL) have confirmed that Bradford Bulls have appealed their six-point penalty for entering administration in January. In a statement, the game’s governing body said: “The RFL can confirm that Bradford Bulls have submitted an appeal against the points deduction handed down by the RFL Board of Directors as a penalty for entering into administration in January ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls to appeal points penalty

Bulls owner Marc Green. ©RLPhotos

Bradford Bulls have announced that they plan to appeal the six-point deduction that was handed down to them by the RFL for entering administration. In a statement, the club said: “Bradford Bulls can today announce their right of appeal against the club’s points deduction has been granted by the sport’s governing body. “The notice of intention to appeal was lodged ... Read More »