Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

James Roberts sacked by Penrith Panthers

Penrith Panthers celebrating Grand Final success in 2006. ©ActionPhotographics

Penrith back James Roberts has had his career thrown into doubt, after he was sacked by the Panthers on Friday. Roberts – who was shown the door by South Sydney for repeated incidents off the field in 2012 – was given an opportunity by the Panthers to resurrect his career, but they have now shown him the door. The club ... Read More »

Anderson seeking revenge over Bulls

Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson. ©RLPhotos

Huddersfield Giants head coach Paul Anderson admits he is looking to exact revenge on former club Bradford, as they look to avenge two defeats to the Bulls last season. The Bulls picked up a surprise 43-18 win at the John Smiths Stadium at the beginning of the 2013 season, before backing that up with a 58-6 win over a youthful ... Read More »

Jamal Fakir released by Catalan Dragons

Jamal Fakir. ©RLPhotos

Dropped Catalan prop Jamal Fakir has been released by the club, after he refused to play for their reserve team, Saint Esteve XIII. In the wake of the Dragons horrific start to 2014 – which has seen them lose all four of their opening games – Fakir was placed in reserve grade, but has refused to play, and has called ... Read More »

Centurions ready for battle in Challenge Cup


Leigh Centurions half-back Ryan Brierley insists his team will not underestimate Tetley’s Challenge Cup third round opponents Wigan St Patrick’s ahead of their clash on Friday March 14 (7.30pm). Centurions have made an impressive start to the new season and Brierley, who celebrated his 22nd birthday yesterday, is determined not to take their good form for granted. “Our target is ... Read More »

Podcast: The Medway Forward #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? 00.20: MEDWAY DRAGONS appoint former London Broncos coach ROB POWELL as their new head coach, and embark on a 5-year plan to be a semi-professional club. 14.00: ... Read More »

Smith best coach I’ve worked with, says Morley

The Red Devils at Salford Lads Club

Salford Red Devils captain Adrian Morley admits Warrington boss Tony Smith is the best coach he has worked with, as he gears up for an emotional reunion against his former side on Friday night. Morley spent seven years at the Halliwell Jones stadium, lifting numerous trophies in one of the most successful periods in the club’s history. He cites the ... Read More »

Challenge Cup Preview

  Rugby League fans have five ties to choose from over Friday and Saturday, starting with Wigan St Pats hosting Leigh Centurions, though the game will be played at the Leigh Sports Village. The game kicks off on Friday evening at 7.30pm with four ties following on Saturday afternoon. Keighley will entertain Wath Brow at Cougar Park, the third round ... Read More »

Vea set for London Broncos debut against Wakefield


London Broncos are poised to unleash another debutant on Super League this weekend, with new recruit Atelea Vea in line to make his debut against Wakefield on Saturday. The former St George Illawarra Dragon was signed by the Broncos last month, but has had to wait until now to debut for the London club – as he only arrived in ... Read More »

Noble hopeful of Koukash deal at Bradford

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLPhotos

Salford Red Devils coach Brian Noble admits he would love Mandy Koukash – the wife of Salford owner Marwan – to take control of the Bradford Bulls, after it emerged she is putting in a bid for the club. Noble served the Bradford club as player and coach with great distinction, coaching them to three Super League Grand Final victories. ... Read More »

Koukash insists Bulls bid is ‘genuine’

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLPhotos

Salford owner Marwan Koukash has claimed that his wife’s bid to purchase the Bradford Bulls is genuine, and refuted claims there could be a conflict of interest between the clubs should she be successful. The owner of the Red Devils took to Twitter late on Wednesday night to inform his followers that his wife was putting together a bid to ... Read More »

Cummins: Bradford deduction could be lowered on appeal

Cummins and staff

Bradford head coach Francis Cummins still believes there is a possibility the Bulls could yet have some of their six-point deduction alleviated, as the club try to haul themselves out of trouble both on and off the field. With the news that Salford owner Marwan Koukash’s wife is interested in purchasing the club still fresh in the ears of Bulls ... Read More »

Keighley player-coach loses appeal

Cougars player-coach Paul March

Keighley Cougars player-coach Paul March has lost his appeal against a four-match ban imposed by the RFL, and will now be forced to serve the suspension in full. March suffered the ban after an incident during Keighley’s Kingstone Press Championship fixture against Doncaster, in which he was deemed to have questioned the integrity of an official. He pleaded not guilty ... Read More »