Thursday, January 29, 2015
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

International: Spain to establish Rugby League nines

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The AERL – Spanish Association of Rugby League – has launched its inaugural Rugby League 9’s competition to be played in the close-season. The winter competition will also help develop new Spanish referees and maintain active players before the National League Championship re-starts in summer 2015. Competing teams will be Irreductibles Mislata, Edetans Moncada, Alcoià Comtat (two sides), Valencian Warriors ... Read More »

Leeds are “ordinary”, says former Wolves skipper

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Former Warrington captain Kevin Ashcroft doesn’t see anything stopping the Wolves crushing Leeds Rhinos and getting to Wembley in this weekend’s Challenge Cup semi-final. Ashcroft, who played at Wembley in 1971 and 1973, described the Rhinos as “very ordinary” and doesn’t give them any chance of stopping Warrington. “Warrington will have the edge down the middle,’’ Ashcroft told the Manchester ... Read More »

Cast your vote: Who will contest the Challenge Cup final?

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In this week’s poll, provided by League Express newspaper, we’re asking you to predict who will win this weekend’s Challenge Cup semi-finals. Will it be the Castleford-Leeds showdown everyone in West Yorkshire wants, or the battle of the Cheshire clubs Warrington and Widnes? Cast your vote below and let us know what you think. The results will be in next ... Read More »

Rugby League World: Year of the Wolves?

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Warrington Wolves have long been tipped for Grand Final success – so is this finally their year? Rugby League World Magazine sits down with the four men charged with plugging the gap left by retiring halfback Lee Briers to find out. Chris Bridge, Richie Myler, Stefan Ratchford and Gareth O’Brien have all featured at halfback this season and are now ... Read More »

Amateur game: Women’s Rugby League round-up

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THATTO HEATH CRUSADERS accounted for BRADFORD CLAYTON THUNDERBIRDS 32-24 in Sunday’s RFL WOMEN’S CHALLENGE CUP FINAL at Dewsbury Rams, and FEATHERSTONE ROVERS beat STANNINGLEY 64-14 in the CHALLENGE SHIELD FINAL. Becca Bird reports.. Bradford opened the scoring with a well taken try for Charlotte Booth, but it was not long before this was countered by Thatto Heath when Alex Simpson ... Read More »

Justin Carney charged for dangerous throw on Thomas Minns

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Castleford Tigers player Justin Carney will appear before an independent disciplinary tribunal tomorrow after being charged with making a Grade B dangerous throw on London Broncos player Thomas Minns in the 69th minute of a First Utility Super League Round 23 fixture. Carney was charged after the incident was viewed by the RFL Match Review Panel. No other charges were ... Read More »

Danny Brough has Travis Burns in his sights

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Two-time Albert Goldthorpe medal winner Danny Brough has moved within two points of leader Travis Burns in the 2014 standings thanks to a commanding display against Wakefield on Sunday. The Huddersfield Giants half-back was awarded two points for his display, while Burns, who has led for much of the season, failed to register a point in Hull KR’s defeat to ... Read More »

Super League: Albert Goldthorpe team of the weekend

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Every week in League Express newspaper, three stand-out players from all seven Super League matches are awarded points (ranging from one to three depending on their influence on that particular game) that decide who wins the prestigious Albert Goldthorpe medal – an annual accolade created by the newspaper to reward the fairest and best player of the season. *YOU CAN ... Read More »