Thursday, November 27, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Brett Seymour signs for Whitehaven


Whitehaven have signed Brett Seymour, the former Hull FC, Cronulla Sharks, Brisbane Broncos and New Zealand Warriors scrum-half. The ambitious Kingstone Press Championship club hope to have the Australian on board within the next few days, once his visa application has been processed by the UK Border Agency. Whitehaven coach Dave Woods said: “Brett will bring a wealth of experience, ... Read More »

Hull’s Jamie Shaul relishing Brett Hodgson tutelage

Hull FC full-back Jamie Shaul. ©RLPhotos

Jamie Shaul says the experience of being under the tutelage of one of Rugby League’s all-time greatest fullbacks is invaluable for his progression at Hull FC. Since retiring from playing last season, former Warrington star Brett Hodgson has expressed a desire for a new career in coaching after gaining his badges in Australia towards the end of his playing days. ... Read More »

Harrison: Halifax are ready for Widnes test

Former Halifax coach Karl Harrison. ©RLPhotos

Halifax boss Karl Harrison claimed his side will be ready for Widnes Vikings on Sunday, as they prepare to do battle in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup. Fax and Widnes are early pacesetters in their respective divisions and, speaking after their thumping 48-6 win over Doncaster, Harrison believes his side are more than capable of causing an upset. “If we can ... Read More »

Smith: Winning Cup will be harder but we’re keen


Wigan Warriors scrum half Matty Smith claims winning another Challenge Cup will be harder given the weight of expectation that comes from being reigning champions. The 26-year-old said: “I suppose the challenge is harder, because everyone is going to want to beat us as holders. But there is always pressure on Wigan, and there’s a certain expectation, it’s obviously one ... Read More »

Steve McNamara: Wembley froze when Johnson scored


Nigel Wiskar hears how England coach Steve McNamara is settling into his new role as assistant at Sydney Roosters and hears his feelings on the team’s heart-breaking World Cup exit last November… On Sydney Roosters… McNamara believes huge player numbers producing strength in depth is the main difference between the NRL and Super League. While squad sizes are similar, scratch ... Read More »

Alex Walmsley: A frustrating few weeks on the sidelines

Alex Walmsley

Exciting young St Helens prop Alex Walmsley has written his third column for the Total Rugby League website and it’s ready for you to read right now. Click here to find out about a fortnight marred by injury and hear his praise for some of Saints’ senior players. Walmsley also discusses his unusual route to Super League, claiming he wouldn’t ... Read More »

Jamie Jones-Buchanan out for three months

Jamie Jones-Buchanan. ©RLPhotos

Leeds Rhinos second-rower Jamie Jones-Buchanan is expected to spend three months on the sidelines after tearing his bicep against St Helens last Friday. The England international, and Rugby League World journalist, injured his arm in the 15th minute of the table-topping clash but was only taken off at half-time. It’s the latest in a long line of injury woes for ... Read More »