Thursday, September 18, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Scoreboard: This week’s Rugby League results


For in-depth reports, stats, interviews, opinion and insight, buy Monday’s League Express. Available at midnight online or in all good newsagents in the morning. First Utility Super League (click for reports) Wakefield T Wildcats 10-23 Bradford Bulls Leeds Rhinos 18-12 Warrington Wolves St Helens 34-22 Hull FC London Broncos 18-44 Salford Red Devils Huddersfield Giants 24-24 Hull KR Castleford Tigers ... Read More »

Match report: Castleford Tigers 32-6 Catalan Dragons

Oliver Holmes crashes into Ben Pomeroy.  ©RLPhotos

In a nutshell Castleford Tigers convincingly brushed aside Catalan Dragons to maintain their perfect record in 2014 and go to the top of Super League. The story of the game First half Justin Carney crosses first in 8th minute after gathering a high Sneyd kick that floated in the wind; Dixon misses conversion; Cas apply pressure and nearly score but ... Read More »

Match report: Huddersfield Giants 24-24 Hull KR


In a nutshell Hull KR scored 18 unanswered points in the second half to salvage a point away at Huddersfield. The story of the game First half Danny Brough scores the first try of the afternoon after supporting a Jermaine McGillvary break and selling a dummy; Robinson adds another four-pointer three minutes later, a Brough conversion making the score 10-0; ... Read More »

Rugby League betting tips: Sunday February 23, 2014

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Huddersfield Giants V Hull Kingston Rovers KO 3pm, John Smiths stadium Handicap: Giants -18 Overview: Huddersfield have a very settled side thanks to a quiet off-season in which few players went in or out.They started the season strongly with an away win against Wigan and will be both fresh and motivated due to having a week off. In contrast, the ... Read More »

Fages filled Chase’s shoes nicely, says Noble

Theo Fages. ©RLPhotos

Salford Red Devils coach Brian Noble has praised French stand-off Theo Fages after he impressed in Saturday’s win against London while covering for injured Rangi Chase. The 19-year-old international socred two tries and set up a couple more as the Red Devils took down the Broncos 18-44. “It is a tough ask for any player to step in for Rangi ... Read More »

London Broncos clarify Sean Long sacking

Sean Long. ©RLphotos

London Broncos claim Sean Long’s sacking as assistant coach was performance related, and nothing to do with the former Saints star’s return to rehab. In a statement, the Broncos said: “We would like to clarify the situation concerning Sean Long. Unfortunately, Sean’s performances as an assistant coach did not meet the professional levels expected at the club. “As a result ... Read More »

London Broncos sign promising young half-back

Struggling Super League outfit London Broncos have signed young St George-Illawara Dragons half-back Josh Drinkwater. The 21-year-old, who was born in Sydney, has been released from his contract to let the deal go through. Dragons coach Steve Price said: “Josh has received a good offer and opportunity to play in the Super League and we respect and understand his desires ... Read More »

London Broncos sign Atelea Vea from NRL

Atelea Vea. ©Naparazzi/

London Broncos have confirmed they have signed St George-Illawarra Dragons back-rower Atelea Vea. The 27-year-old Tonga international, who measures 6ft and weighs 103kg, has lots of NRL experience having also played for Cronulla Sharks and Melbourne Storm. Former Dragons teammate Josh Drinkwater, 21, will join him in north London. For a full interview with the forward and more information on ... Read More »

Challenge Cup third-round draw details


The draw for the third round of the 2014 Tetley’s Challenge Cup will take place at the University of Gloucestershire tomorrow (Monday February 24) at 6.10pm. It will be broadcast live on BBC Radio Gloucester. UK residents can listen to the draw live on BBC Radio Gloucester by clicking here. The draw will also be streamed live on The ... Read More »

Sandercock: We know what to expect from Huddersfield

Hull KR boss Craig Sandercock. ©RLPhotos

Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock understands what his side must to do snatch two points from Huddersfield Giants in this afternoon’s round two clash at the John Smiths stadium. The Australian said: “The fact that we played them a few weeks back probably just reinforces a few things that you believe. They have some strike players there and played extremely ... Read More »

Lee Gaskell facing lengthy lay-off

As if it wasn't hard enough being Bradford coach, Francis Cummins has now lost another stand-off. ©RLPhotos

Bradford stand-off Lee Gaskell is set for up to 12 weeks on the sidelines after tearing his medial collateral ligament (MCL) in the Bulls’ round two win at Wakefield. The 23-year-old follows in the footsteps of Larne Patrick and David Hodgson, who also picked up the injury in round one. Gaskell was about to embark on a peroid of regular ... Read More »

Match report: London Broncos 18-44 Salford Red Devils

Gareth Hock in his Widnes days. ©RLphotos

Salford Red Devils maintained their 100 per cent record with a comfortable 18-44 victory against London Broncos at the Broncos’ new home, The Hive, in north London. The Broncos took an early lead with a try by hooker Scott Moore, goaled by Tony Gigot. But the Red Devils were soon on level terms when Harrison Hansen scored his first try, ... Read More »

Match report: Sydney Roosters 36-14 Wigan Warriors

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Sydney Roosters are the World Club Champions after defeating Wigan Warriors 36-14 at Allianz Stadium in Sydney on Saturday. Michael Jennings became the first player in World Club Challenge history to score a hat-trick of tries, and the Roosters scored other tries through former Hull FC star Sam Moa and Kiwi internationals Jared Warea-Hargreaves and Shaun Kenny-Dowall. James Maloney converted ... Read More »