Saturday, November 29, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Nigel Wood to head international board

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RFL chief executive Nigel Wood is in line to become the new Chairman of the Rugby League International Federation, when its executive meets in Sydney this weekend. The meeting will coincide with Test Matches between Australia and New Zealand, and Fiji and Samoa. The position has become vacant because the RLIF’s current Chairman, Scott Carter, who is also the Chairman ... Read More »

Koukash furious at yet another Salford loss

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Iestyn Harris admitted to being “concerned” after watching Salford crash out of the Challenge Cup with a 30-20 defeat against Widnes Vikings. And Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash issued an ominous warning to his players less than an hour after watching this latest defeat. Koukash wrote on Twitter: “I have done all I can to bring success to Salford. ... Read More »

Powell thrilled with Tigers’ Cup performance

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Castleford coach Daryl Powell said he was delighted after his side comfortably disposed of Sheffield Eagles to cruise through to the Challenge Cup quarter finals yesterday. The Tigers, who have lost just two times this season, scored 12 tries in a 60-16 thumping and are now fourth favourites to lift the prestigious trophy. “I thought Sheffield were great to be ... Read More »

Bird sets sight on being Origin stand-off

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Australia second-rower Greg Bird has put his hand up to play at stand-off for New South Wales in the upcoming State of Origin series. The 29-year-old Gold Coast star, who was named in Australia’s side to face New Zealand in the Anzac Test on Friday, played in the halves when he first broke into first grade Rugby League and feels ... Read More »

Opinion: How I hope the Challenge Cup draw pans out

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One of our Twitter followers got in touch this morning and told us what he hopes tonight’s quarter-final draw for the Challenge Cup will be. There were some interesting choices, so I thought I would share my own hopes. I want you to do the same, too – either join the debate on Twitter or comment using the form below ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos favourite to win Challenge Cup

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Leeds Rhinos are favourites with bookmakers to go on and win their first Challenge Cup trophy since 1999. After impressively despatching St Helens 32-12 on Saturday, the Rhinos are 7/4 to go all the way. Cup holders Wigan are second favourites at 2/1, Warrington Wolves are third at 4/1 and Castleford Tigers are fourth at 8/1. Widnes Vikings (20/1) and ... Read More »

Sharks and Storm battle to sign Marshall

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Cronulla Sharks and Melbourne Storm are the last two clubs remaining in the battle to sign Benji Marshall, the former Wests Tigers star who announced that he would return to the NRL after pulling the plug on his nascent rugby union career with the Auckland Blues. Marshall has already rejected approaches from North Queensland, Parramatta and St George Illawarra, as ... Read More »

Video: Tony Smith compliments Doncaster

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I spoke to Warrington head coach Tony Smith after his team secured their place in the Challenge Cup quarter-finals with a big win over Doncaster yesterday. Wolves were too good for the Championship side, who rested several players, running out convincing 68-0 winners. Warrington posted 30 points in the first half and piled on another 38 in the second period, ... Read More »

Scoreboard: All this weekend’s Rugby League results

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Challenge Cup (click for reports) Wigan Warriors 52-8 Hunslet Hawks Leigh Centurions 26-16 Featherstone Rovers Warrington Wolves 68-0 Doncaster Salford Red Devils 20-30 Widnes Vikings Bradford Bulls 33-20 Catalan Dragons Castleford Tigers 60-16 Sheffield Eagles Leeds Rhinos 32-12 St Helens Swinton Lions 20-33 Keighley Cougars Kingstone Press Championship Whitehaven 0-34 North Wales Crusaders Want more Rugby League news and features? ... Read More »

Match report: Castleford Tigers 60-16 Sheffield Eagles

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In a nutshell Castleford overpowered their Championship opposition and cruised into the next round of the Challenge Cup. The story of the game 3’ – Scott Turner try; Dominic Brambani missed goal: 0-4 7’ – Justin Carney try; Kirk Dixon missed goal (0/1): 4-4 11’ – Justin Carney try (second); Kirk Dixon missed goal (0/2): 8-4 17’ – Grant Millington ... Read More »

Match report: Leigh Centurions 26-16 Featherstone Rovers

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In a nutshell Yet another Ryan Brierley hat-trick helped Leigh Centurions beat their Championship opposition and reach the Challenge Cup quarter finals. The story of the game 1’ – Ryan Brierley try; Martin Ridyard goal (1/1): 6-0 7’ – Will Sharp try: 6-4 16’ – James Mendieka try: 6-8 23’ – Will Sharp try: 6-12 26’ – Ryan Brierley try ... Read More »

Match report: Bradford Bulls 33-20 Catalan Dragons

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In a nutshell Bradford are through to the quarter finals of the Challenge Cup after coming from behind in impressive style to defeat the Catalan Dragons. The story of the game 2’ – Daryl Millard try; William Barthau missed goal (0/1): 0-4 10’ – Ben Pomeroy try; William Barthau goal (1/2): 0-10 13’ – Olivier Elima try; William Barthau goal ... Read More »