Thursday, October 2, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

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 »

Hull FC hit by forward crisis

Hull FC head honcho Lee Radford. ©RLPhotos

Hull FC have been plunged into crisis in the front row, as they were hit with a double whammy of injury and suspension. Prop Josh Bowden is expected to be out of action for a month, as he has picked up an ankle injury that will keep him out of action up until Easter. He left the field during their ... Read More »

Saints star Walsh suffers injury blow


St Helens’ Australian  halfback Luke Walsh suffered a calf injury in last Friday’s 40-22 victory over Catalan Dragons that could keep him out of action for up to six weeks. Walsh has been a key factor in Saints’ unbeaten start to the season, scoring 64 points in his opening five matches, and it is likely that back rower Paul Wellens will ... Read More »

Five Super League players suspended


Five players have been suspended after appearing before an RFL Disciplinary Tribunal this evening following offences committed in Round 5 of the First Utility Super League. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook of St Helens was suspended for two matches and fined £300 after pleading guilty to the Grade C offence of making dangerous contact with Catalan Dragons player Leon Pryce in the 57th ... Read More »

Wigan to begin cup defence at Dewsbury


Wigan Warriors will start the defence of the Challenge Cup with a trip to high-flying Championship outfit Dewsbury, in a fourth-round draw that has thrown up some absolutely huge ties. Arguably the standout tie of the round is last years league leaders, Huddersfield Giants, up against the current table toppers of 2014, St Helens. It is another meeting with former ... Read More »

O’Loughlin misses out on place in Wigan squad


Wigan will be without the services of captain Sean O’Loughlin for at least another week, after he was left out of Shaun Wane’s 19-man squad to face Warrington Wolves this Thursday. The Warriors skipper was absent for last week’s victory over Hull Kingston Rovers, and he will once again be missing in a repeat of the 2013 Super League Grand ... Read More »