Saturday, September 20, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Tony Smith: I have no loyalty to Wigan whatsoever


Warrington Wolves head coach Tony Smith has confirmed that his side helped Sydney Roosters formulate a plan to defeat Wigan Warriors in this month’s World Club Challenge. News broke last week that the Wire spent one of their three pre-seasons sessions with the NRL Premiers playing in the same style as Wigan and giving them advice on where the Super ... Read More »

Challenge Cup Report: Loughborough University V GB Police


Loughborough University 24 – 38 GB Police By Richard Oxley, at Loughborough University, Sunday The first round of the 2014 Tetley’s Challenge Cup saw Great Britain Police make the journey along the M1 to the unrivalled sporting facilities of Loughborough University, who, boasting an unblemished 2013/14 BUCS record, were in a confident mood. GB Police coach, Mark Robinson, called for ... Read More »

The scoreboard: This weekend’s friendly results


For in-depth reports on all these games and all the latest news, opinion and interviews, see issue 2,900 of League Express, which is available to buy online at midnight tonight, or from all good newsagents tomorrow morning. For the latest scores as they happen, connect with us through the social media network of your choice. Leeds Rhinos 62 – 10 ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls: No more player sales, says Chairman


Bradford Bulls chairman Mark Moore has ring-fenced Francis Cummins’ squad to ensure no-one else leaves the club. The West Yorkshire outfit have finally put their ownership issues behind them thanks to the news on Friday that the club’s former operating company, OK Bulls Ltd, was placed into administration before being bought by their new company, Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd. That ... Read More »

Rangi Chase considering giving England the cold shoulder

Rangi Chase in action for Castleford in 2013. ©RLPhotos

Salford Red Devils stand-off Rangi Chase is considering quitting the England national team after being heavily criticised during RLWC2013. The New Zealand-born playmaker, 27, qualifies to play for England on residency grounds despite having made appearances for New Zealand Maori in 2010. At the World Cup, he was picked ahead of Danny Brough and looked far from his best. Whether ... Read More »

Sam Burgess to follow Sonny Bill Williams to rugby union?


South Sydney Rabbitohs star Sam Burgess is reportedly considering a switch to rugby union in time for the 2015 world cup, which will be held on British soil for the first time since 1999 . It is rumoured that former Great Britain and Wigan star Andy Farrell, now in a coaching role with England’s national rugby union team, approached Burgess ... Read More »

Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook interviewed on Soccer AM

Louis McCarthy-Scarsbrook. ©RLPhotos

St Helens prop Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook appeared on Saturday’s broadcast of Soccer AM, one of Sky Sports’ most popular football shows. The 28-year-old, recognised by many as the face of London Rugby League, was presumingly invited on to promote our brilliant game to the masses. Unfortunately, though, LMS was presented with some awful questions, including ‘why do rugby players sit on ... Read More »