Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Match report: Giants and Rhinos can’t be split


In a Nutshell An entertaining battle between two well-matched sides, although the Giants had four tries disallowed by the video referees. How it unfolded Leeds Rhinos came to the John Smith’s Stadium with a 100% record, but were unable to defeat an enthusiastic Giants side that was giving a debut to winger Jodie Broughton, with the teams ending level on ... Read More »

Two-day delay on Harry Siejka arrival

Harry Siejka in his NRL days. ©ActionPhotos

New Wakefield signing Harry Siejka has been ruled out of making his Wildcats debut on Sunday after his flight from Australia was delayed. The 22-year-old former schoolboy international had his visa application accepted on Wednesday and was due to arrive in the country on Thursday. However, he is now set to meet up with his new team-mates on Saturday following ... Read More »

Solomona named in Broncos squad to face Wolves


London Broncos have named new signing Denny Solomona in their 19-man squad to face Wolves on Sunday, after it was announced he is set to arrive in the UK tomorrow morning. The 20-year-old full-back or winger has been described by leading Australian journalist Phil ‘Buzz’ Rothfield as ‘freakishly talented’ and ‘faster than Billy Slater’. The New Zealand-born flyer signed from ... Read More »

Chris Riley set for four weeks at Wakefield

Chris Riley

Warrington winger Chris Riley has joined Wakefield Wildcats on a month-long loan. The 26-year-old has made 180 appearances during his eight seasons with the Wolves, scoring 120 times, but has fallen out of favour in 2014, making only one start. Youngster Gene Ormsby has impressed in Riley’s position this season and it seems coach Tony Smith is sticking with him. ... Read More »

Championship preview: Dewsbury Rams v Whitehaven


Sunday 3.00pm at the Tetley’s Stadium Dewsbury Rams could field an unchanged side as they search for their fourth successive Kingstone Press Championship victory in 2014. But there’s a warning from a Whitehaven side who have lost their last seven games – their last victory was a 16-15 success over the Rams in July 2013. The Rams are one of ... Read More »

Championship preview: Batley Bulldogs v Doncaster

Batley's Gareth Potts. ©RLPhotos

Sunday 2.00pm at the LRL Stadium Batley Bulldogs coach John Kear remains without Ben Black (knee) and Nathan Mason (ankle) as he looks to build on last week’s 10-8 win at Halifax. That victory meant that the Bulldogs recorded back-to-back wins following their success over Workington on home soil two weeks ago. “We’re having to rebuild a team and we’ve ... Read More »

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Hull FC V Bradford Bulls Handicap: Hull -20 Compared to the drama we’re used to at Odsal, Bradford have had a relatively quiet week. They haven’t lost any more players and crucially they have made two more loan signings to bolster the current squad. Wigan forward Greg Burke in particular is vital as he will provide them with some much ... Read More »

Video: Tom Briscoe wins try of the month


Leeds Rhinos winger Tom Briscoe has won the first Super League try of the month award for the 2014 season. The England international’s impressive solo effort against Warrington in round two narrowly edged out Castleford’s Daryl Clark, who scored from a kick return against Catalan Dragons the same week. The top five can be seen in full in the following ... Read More »

Four-year deal for 17-year-old Crowther

Jordan Crowther in action against Wigan last week. ©WakefieldWildcats

Wakefield have secured the services of England youth star Jordan Crowther, who became the second youngest forward to represent the Wildcats against Wigan last week. The 17-year-old, who played his amateur rugby at Westgate Wolves, came through the Wakefield academy where he was part of the unbeaten under-16s squad in 2013. He has signed a four-year deal that will see ... Read More »

Match report: Oxford Dark Blues 40-0 Cambridge Light Blues

Marcus-Alexander Neil, who scored twice for Oxford. ©VarsityRL

2014 Varsity Rugby League Oxford equalled Cambridge’s record of five successive wins in the annual Varsity clash with a thoroughly convincing 40-0 victory at the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) ground in central London. The Dark Blues got off to the perfect start, scoring twice in the first 10 minutes to set a platform from which they would go onto dominate. ... Read More »

Match report: Broncos hold on to beat Bulldogs 18-12


In a Nutshell Brisbane Broncos took a 14-point lead in the first half, but then had to hold on for dear life before emerging with a six-point victory. How it unfolded Brisbane Broncos started their NRL season with an exciting 12-18 win over Canterbury Bulldogs in Sydney, with Ben Barba returning victorious to his former home ground. Barba played a ... Read More »

Podcast: Fresh Faces – Rugby League Down South #RLDS


Listen to the Rugby League Down South podcast by Ian Ramsdale every week on TotalRL.com Click here to download the Rugby League Down South podcast from iTunes What’s on the podcast this week? Newly arrived LONDON BRONCOS half-backs JOSH DRINKWATER and Ben FARRAR. OXFORD RL captain ALEX THOMPSON on their opening win over LONDON SKOLARS. SOUTH WALES SCORPIONS talk of ... Read More »

Video: Opportunity knocks for Drinkwater

Josh Drinkwater. ©ActionPhotographics

Last year was a rollercoaster for Josh Drinkwater, going from his NRL debut to being dropped down to the third tier of Australian Rugby League. Now the halfback is in Super League and keen to make his mark with the London Broncos. Drinkwater grew up on the New South Wales Central Coast and was snapped up by Manly Sea Eagles ... Read More »