Friday, October 24, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Cockayne relishing Wakefield reunion

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Hull KR winger Ben Cockayne says he’s excited to be playing against former club Wakefield Wildcats this weekend, but claims it’s going to be difficult to take the points off them. “I’m pretty excited about it,” the TotalRL.com columnist told the Rovers’ official website. “It’ll be a tough old test for us though as Wakefield seem to be coming into ... Read More »

Halifax player suspended over gambling breaches

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Halifax player Rob Worrincy has been suspended for six months after being found guilty of breaching the sport’s rules relating to betting. An RFL Operational Rules Tribunal handed down the suspension after Worrincy admitted placing a series of bets, including bets on matches in which he played, between May 2012 and September 2013. Worrincy was investigated after his betting activity ... Read More »

Vikings welcome back trio of stars for Bulls clash

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Hep Cahill is expected to return to the Widnes line-up for this Sunday’s clash with Bradford, after being named in Denis Betts’ 19-man squad. Cahill has missed the last four Vikings games with Huddersfield, Salford, Leeds and Hull but the Aussie is now fully fit and available to take his place in Denis Betts’ side for this weekend’s clash with ... Read More »

Championship preview: Featherstone Rovers v Swinton Lions

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Sunday 3.00pm at the BIGFELLAS Stadium Featherstone Rovers coach John Bastian insists his side must make improvements if they are to beat Swinton Lions in Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship clash. Rovers lost 22-16 against Doncaster last week, and Bastian is under no illusions about the threat Swinton will pose. Bastian said: “It won’t be easy. We’ve got some fixing up ... Read More »

Championship preview: Dewsbury Rams v Workington Town

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Sunday 3.00pm at Tetley’s Stadium Dewsbury Rams forward Lucas Walshaw is unavailable to face Workington Town after biting through his tongue in last week’s 46-10 defeat against Sheffield Eagles. Rams coach Glenn Morrison said: “Lucas had a full night in hospital getting his tongue reattached, so he won’t be ready for Sunday.” Walshaw, who was a try-scorer in the corresponding ... Read More »

Three changes for Huddersfield Giants

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Huddersfield Giants Head Coach Paul Anderson has named his 19 man squad for the Heritage Celebration Game against Warrington Wolves at the John Smith’s Stadium this Sunday (KO 3pm). Shaun Lunt returns to the squad following his recovery from injury, Michael Lawrence returns following suspension whilst Jake Connor is also named in the nineteen in place of Joe Wardle, Aaron ... Read More »

Warrington name unchanged squad for Giants clash

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Warrington head coach Tony Smith has named an unchanged 19-man squad for this weekend’s clash against Huddersfield, as they look to bounce back from defeat against Wigan. There could be a start for Matty Russell, as he eases himself back to full fitness. Russell has been appearing from the interchange bench over the last few weeks, but could start from ... Read More »

Friday Flashback: St Helens v Leeds Rhinos

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The Friday Flashback is a weekly feature that takes Friday night’s televised game in the Super League, and asks our followers on Twitter for their favourite clashes between the two sides over the years. This week we feature two sides who have some titanic tussles from down the years – Leeds and St Helens. The Super League history between the ... Read More »

Trent Robinson fumes at referee after Sydney lose out

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Sydney Roosters boss Trent Robinson has launched a passionate tirade on leading Australian referee Ben Cummins, after the Roosters lost their first match of the season to Manly Sea Eagles. The 8-0 loss was largely affected by an 11-2 penalty count in favour of the Sea Eagles, and Robinson labelled Cummins’ performance as unacceptable. “It was unacceptable from Ben Cummins,” ... Read More »

Match Report: Broncos end Dragons’ unbeaten run

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In a Nutshell Brisbane Broncos were too strong for St George Illawarra Dragons tonight in Wollongong, establishing an early lead and never being behind, as they defeated their hosts 36-20. How it Unfolded Broncos loose forward Michael Gillett scored two tries the first ten minutes both of which were converted by Corey Parker, and from that point the Dragons were ... Read More »