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Rugby League News

What’s on this week? Rugby League on TV and radio

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Wednesday March 5 Super League Preview – 2.30pm, Sky Sports News Guest: Mike Stephenson Boots ‘N’ All – 6pm, Sky Sports 1 & 10pm, Sky Sports 3 Eddie Hemmings with guests Jon Wells & John Kear All the latest rugby league news and views… Thursday March 6 Super League Fulltime – 10am, Sky Sports 2 & 12pm, Sky Sports 3 ... Read More »

Luke Douglas to make NRL history

Luke Douglas represented Scotland four times at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup and scored one try. ©RLPhotos

Scotland international Luke Douglas is set to break the NRL record for most consecutive appearances when he runs out for Gold Coast Titans against Cronulla Sharks on Monday. The 27-year-old has played the last 194 games in a row for Cronulla Sharks (146) and the Titans (48), which ties Sydney Roosters assistant coach Jason Taylor’s record. Taylor will present Douglas ... Read More »

NRL 2014: Round one fixtures

Sam Burgess and James Graham clashing in 2013. ©ColWhelan/ActionPhotographics

Click here to read our in-depth NRL 2014 preview Thursday March 6 South Sydney Rabbitohs v Sydney Roosters Friday March 7 Canterbury Bulldogs v Brisbane Broncos Saturday March 8 Penrith Panthers v Newcastle Knights Manly Sea Eagles v Melbourne Storm North Queensland Cowboys v Canberra Raiders Sunday March 9 St George Illawarra Dragons v Wests Tigers Parramatta Eels v New ... Read More »

NRL 2014: We preview the new season

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The 2014 NRL season gets underway this week when Premiers Sydney Roosters take on rivals South Sydney Rabbitohs at the ANZ Stadium. Here’s how we think each side in the league will fare in 2014. To see the round one fixtures, click here. BRISBANE BRONCOS Home Ground: Suncorp Stadium, Milton (Brisbane) Coach: Anthony Griffin 2013 finish: 12th 2013 top pointscorer: ... Read More »

Danny Brough speaks out on poor Giants start

Huddersfield captain Danny Brough. ©RLPhotos

Huddersfield captain Danny Brough says his side are looking to put their poor Super League start behind them when they face Leeds Rhinos at home on Friday night. The Giants won Super League’s curtain-raiser against Wigan at the start of February but their form has dwindled since and they have let two comfortable leads slip in the last fortnight to ... Read More »

Wildcats sign half-back Harry Siejka

Harry Siejka in his NRL days. ©ActionPhotos

Wakefield have announced that new half-back signing Harry Siejka (pronounced see-ker) will join the club on Thursday after his application for a visa was finally accepted. The 22-year-old, who has spent time with Penrith Panthers and St George-Illawarra Dragons, is a former schoolboy international and arrives in the country tomorrow lunchtime. Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to ... Read More »

Jonny Walker struck down with MCL injury

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Young Hull KR prop Jonathan Walker is set for eight weeks on the sidelines after picking up a knee injury in last weekend’s loss to Castleford. The 23-year-old became the latest Super League star – following Larne Patrick, David Hodgson and Lee Gaskell – to damage his medial collateral ligament (MCL). “Jonny has damaged the MCL (medial colletaral ligament) in ... Read More »

Paul March picks up four-match ban

Cougars player-coach Paul March

Keighley Cougars player-coach Paul March has been suspended for four matches after an RFL Disciplinary Tribunal found him guilty of the Grade C offence of questioning the integrity of a match official in the Kingstone Press Championship fixture with Doncaster on Sunday February 23. March, who pleaded not guilty, was also fined £100. Want more Rugby League news and features? ... Read More »

Greg Burke joins Bradford Bulls

Greg Burke. ©RLPhotos

Wigan Warriors utility forward Greg Burke has joined cash-strapped Bradford Bulls on a month-long loan. The 21-year-old, who was on the bench last Sunday against Wakefield, made 17 appearances for Wigan in 2013 and scored one try. He is eligible for the Bulls’ clash with Hull FC on Friday. Bradford coach Francis Cummins said: “Greg is a player I have ... Read More »

2014 Rugby League Varsity Match teams revealed

Oxford V Cambridge in the 2013 Varsity Match. ©www.rlvarsity.com

The captains of Oxford and Cambridge Rugby League clubs have announced their squads for the 2014 Varsity match, which takes place on Thursday (3pm KO) at the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) ground in central London. Interestingly, both captains – Oxford’s Jack Baker and Cambridge’s James Tennison – were born in the same hospital in Hull, on Hendon Road. This discovery ... Read More »

NRL to rate referee performance using technology

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The NRL has announced it will use video analysis and statistics to determine whether referees are correctly enforcing the 10-metre rule. NRL head of football Todd Greenberg is behind the move and said it would enable new referees coach Tony Archer to respond to coach complaints about opposition defences straying offside. “For the first time we will be looking towards ... Read More »

Kirk Yeaman: We must build on defensive prowess

Kirk Yeaman in action for Hull. ©RLPhotos

Hull FC centre Kirk Yeaman has urged his team-mates to build on their superb second-half defensive performance against Warrington last Sunday. Although they lost the game 18-16, the Airlie Birds thwarted countless Wolves attacks thanks to solid goal-line defence. Yeaman wants more of the same when the Black and Whites host Bradford on Friday. He told the Hull FC website: ... Read More »