Saturday, September 20, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

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 »

Headingley to host Championship Finals

How do we avoid empty stadiums on Thursday nights?

The 2014 Kingstone Press Championships Finals Day will be staged at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Leeds, on Sunday October 5. There will be three title deciding matches – the Kingstone Press Championship Grand Final, the Kingstone Press Championship One Grand Final, the winners of which will be promoted to the Championship, and the National Conference Challenge Trophy Final. It will be ... Read More »

Tigers release Seymour

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Castleford Tigers have released Brett Seymour from his trial period at the club. Speaking to the media on Thursday ahead of the Tigers’ game against Wigan Warriors on Sunday, Tigers coach Daryl Powell explained why the decision had been made. “We sat down and had a chat with Brett and came to a mutual decision that we would release him ... Read More »

Inglis hat-trick as Souths win NRL season opener

Greg Inglis scores against the Roosters © ActionPhotographics

South Sydney won the opening game of the NRL season tonight at ANZ Stadium, when they overcame World Club Champions Sydney Roosters 28-8. The highlight of the game was a superb hat-trick of tries by the Rabbitohs’ World Cup star Greg Inglis (pictured). The Rabbitohs emerged well on top, despite going down to an early Roosters’ try by Michael Jennings, ... Read More »

Poore: We must do the little things right

Justin Poore has been unfairly treated. says Hull KR chairman Neil Hudgell. ©RLPhotos

Hull KR prop forward Justin Poore admits that the Robins will need to get the little things right if they’re to have a chance of coming away from St Helens with a victory on Friday night (KO 8pm). The Aussie will return to the side at Langtree Park after missing last Friday’s clash with Castleford due to suspension. “They’re a ... Read More »

RFL rename Man of Steel award to honour Steve Prescott

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The prestigious Man of Steel award, which is given to the best player in Super League every season, has been renamed to honour the late, great Steve Prescott. The former St Helens and Hull full-back fought a very brave and public battle with a rare type of cancer that doctors expected to take his life in a matter of months. ... Read More »

RFL refuses to back down in Bulls dispute

RFL Chief Operating Officer Ralph Rimmer. ©RLPhotos

The RFL is refusing to back down in the face of legal action from the former Bradford Bulls directors Mark Moore, Andrew Calvert and Ian Watt. The dispute arose last week, when the RFL’s Chief Operations Officer Ralph Rimmer issued a press release in response to one issued by the three former directors. The three had revealed that they were ... Read More »

South Wales Scorpions doctor speaks out

An artist's impression of the conditions last Sunday(!).

The club doctor of South Wales Scorpions has spoken out over the 72nd-minute abandonment of Sunday’s Championship One game against Oldham at Maesteg due to seriously low temperatures. Dr Richard Johnson said: “I have been involved in Rugby League in South Wales for eight years and have never witnessed conditions like last Sunday. At half time a couple of players ... Read More »

Tigers taking it game by game, says Huby

Castleford prop Craig Huby made his debut for the Tigers 11 years ago. ©RLPhotos

Castleford prop Craig Huby insists the Tigers have their feet firmly on the ground despite being one of just four unbeaten teams in Super League this year. The West Yorkshire outfit, under revered coach Daryl Powell, have looked extremely impressive so far this year, dispatching Hull KR, Bradford and Catalan Dragons in convincing style. Huby doesn’t want his side to ... Read More »

Achurch and Jones-Buchanan back to fitness

Jamie Jones-Buchanan. ©RLPhotos

Leeds Rhinos forwards Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Mitch Achurch have made themselves available for selection this week after recovering from injury. Achurch has shrugged off a twisted knee sustained in Ryan Bailey’s testimonial while JJB, as he is affectionately know, has recovered from knee and calf problems and could make his first appearance of 2014 against Huddersfield on Friday night. “They ... Read More »