Thursday, September 18, 2014
Rugby League News

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Huddersfield make one change for Catalan trip

Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson. ©RLPhotos

Huddersfield head coach Paul Anderson has been forced into making a change for Saturday’s trip to face the Catalan Dragons, as he named his 19-man squad this afternoon. Michael Lawrence – who was handed a one-match ban by the disciplinary panel earlier this week – has been forced to miss the trip, after the incident during Huddersfield’s record victory at ... Read More »

Former Bradford player could return as chairman


Former Bradford Bulls star Abi Ekoku could make a sensational return to the club as chairman, after it emerged he was backing one of the bids to take over the club. Ekoku – who also played for London and Halifax – has previously served as chief executive of the club in the past, but he could now return in a ... Read More »

Podcast: Number crunching in London #RLDS


Listen to the Rugby League Down South podcast by Ian Ramsdale every week on Click here to download the Rugby League Down South podcast from iTunes What’s on the podcast this week? 01.00 Number crunching LONDON BRONCOS attendance facts and figures with journalist Nigel Wiskar. 21.00 We whistle through a chat with HEMEL STAGS about their Challenge Cup draw ... Read More »

Nathan Brown remains positive despite Walsh blow


St Helens head coach Nathan Brown has refused to be downbeat about heading to Wakefield without their star man, Luke Walsh, this weekend. Walsh – who has made a magnificent start to life in England with the Saints – has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a calf injury sustained during the victory over Catalan last weekend. ... Read More »

Daryl Powell not focusing on Chase factor


Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell insists his side are not concerning themselves over an emotional reunion with former star Rangi Chase this weekend, claiming they are merely focused on their own game. The unbeaten Tigers head to the AJ Bell Stadium to face a Salford side who have lost their last three – but could welcome back Chase this ... Read More »

London Broncos release Gigot


Super League strugglers London Broncos have confirmed they have parted company with Tony Gigot by mutual consent. The France international half-back only joined in February and made two appearances for Tony Rea’s men. Gigot featured in London’s season-opening loss at Widnes Vikings, landing one goal, and he played in their round two defeat to Salford Red Devils. The Broncos have ... Read More »

Ryan Hall returns for Leeds ahead of London clash


Ryan Hall is set for a return to the Leeds Rhinos side, after he was named in their 19-man squad to face London Broncos this Friday. Hall was absent for Leeds’ victory over Widnes last weekend, but could come straight back into the side following the absence of Joel Moon – who misses out due to the leg injury sustained ... Read More »

Hall wants to celebrate with home faithful


Leeds Rhinos winger Ryan Hall looks set to celebrate his new five year deal with the club by returning to the side for Friday night’s home clash against London. The 26 year-old England international, who agreed new terms with the Rhinos earlier this week, was rested for last weekend’s 38-4 victory over Widnes and watched on as his replacement, Ben ... Read More »

RFL appoint Lee Crooks to new role


Former international prop Lee Crooks has joined the RFL in the role of England Regional Performance Coach for the North East. Crooks, who made over 250 appearances in his career with Hull FC, Leeds, Castleford, Yorkshire and Great Britain, will oversee the coaching at the RFL’s North East Academy as well as helping to develop community clubs in the region. ... Read More »

Koukash refutes Rangi Chase rumours


Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash has poured cold water on claims star signing Rangi Chase has been plagued by alleged off-field problems, and hopes he will be back in action this weekend. England international Chase has missed the last four games for the Red Devils, but could be in line for a sensational return against former club Castleford Tigers ... Read More »

Canterbury Bulldogs tie down Josh Morris


Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have announced a contract extension for Australian international Josh Morris, who has signed up at the Bulldogs until the conclusion of the end of the 2018 NRL season. The Kiama Knights junior made his NRL debut for the Dragons back in season 2007 before joining the Bulldogs in 2009. At 27, Morris has made 156 appearances in the ... Read More »

NRL issue statement on Wests Tigers future


The NRL have moved to allay fears of a crisis at the Wests Tigers, following troubles at the Balmain Tigers League Club, which could have serious knock-on effects for the NRL side. NRL Head of Club and State Services, Mr Tony Crawford, said the current Supreme Court proceedings have no bearing on the NRL’s restructure package to return the Wests ... Read More »