Sunday, December 28, 2014
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Lee Jewitt signs new contract with Castleford Tigers

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Castleford Tigers’ prop Lee Jewitt has signed a two-year contract extension to keep him at The Mend-A-Hose Jungle until at least the end of the 2016 First Utility Super League season. The 27-year-old, who was released by Salford last season, moved to Castleford from French side Limoux, having previously played at Wigan Warriors. He has made seven appearances this season. ... Read More »

Opinion: Is Koukash trying to emulate Manchester City?

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Earlier today, Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash publicly confirmed his interest in buying NRL strugglers Newcastle Knights. The 55-year-old tweeted that negotiations are underway and that his focus, for now at least, is with the Red Devils, but he failed to explain what implications this potential purchase could have. Does he plan to sell his stake in the ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos boss to welcome back more stars

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Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott has confirmed he will welcome back a trio of forward stars ahead of their massive clash against Castleford Tigers, as well as star full-back Zak Hardaker. The likes of Ryan Bailey and Jamie Jones-Buchanan will return from injury to feature against the Tigers, but the big news will be the return of Zak Hardaker ... Read More »

Addy: Big start crucial against Giants

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Bradford utility Danny Addy thinks only a “big” start against Huddersfield on Sunday will enable them to secure victory over the Giants. The Bulls have made an unwanted habit of being slow out of the blocks this season, and Addy wants to see that change this weekend. If the Bulls lose against Huddersfield, and their points appeal is unsuccessful, they ... Read More »

Koukash: Red Devils won’t appeal Hock ban

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Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash has revealed the club are not going to appeal the RFL’s decision to ban Gareth Hock for seven games. The troubled former Wigan and Widnes star was found to have made deliberate contact with a match official in Salford’s match against Hull FC last week. When the RFL charged the troubled former England ... Read More »

Marwan Koukash linked with Newcastle takeover

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Millionaire Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash has confirmed he is interested in buying struggling NRL club Newcastle Knights. Rumours linking the 55-year-old with the club, now controlled by the NRL after an ownership drama, have been rife, and he took to Twitter to clear up the matter. He said: “I would confirm that there has been some contact ... Read More »

International: John Kear handed Wales job

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Batley Bulldogs boss John Kear has been appointed as coach for the Welsh national team. The 59-year-old, who has plenty of international experience having coached both England and France, takes over from Iestyn Harris, who left the post for the Salford Red Devils in April. His first tournament will be the European Championships in autumn when Wales face France, Scotland ... Read More »

Kane Krlic named Dutch national coach

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Netherlands Rugby League has appointed Kane Krlic as its new coach. He has formerly worked for the RFL and Sheffield Eagles as a community officer, with development clubs in the Midlands and the University of Derby team. “It’s an exciting opportunity, rugby league in the Netherlands has huge potential,” said Krlic. “I see the role as a long term project, ... Read More »