Friday, October 24, 2014
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Video: Laurent Frayssinous ‘very worried’


We speak to Catalan Dragons coach Laurent Frayssinous in the aftermath of his side’s 56-14 thumping at the hands of Wakefield yesterday. Read our report of the match here. Frayssinous was pulling no punches after his Catalans team were handed a hiding by Wakefield. The Frenchman was embarrassed and downbeat after the Dragons were emphatically crushed by the home team ... Read More »

Hull winger Lineham breaks ankle in Bulls clash

Tom Lineham. ©RLPhotos

Hull FC have confirmed that winger Tom Lineham broke his ankle in Friday’s 44-16 win over Bradford Bulls. The 21-year-old, who was named in the 2013 Super League Dream Team thanks to 14 tries in 21 appearances, was struck down in the final minute of the clash at the KC Stadium. X-rays showed a fracture to his right ankle, and ... Read More »

Powell full of praise for gritty Tigers


Castleford coach Daryl Powell was full of praise for his side after they defeated Wigan Warriors to maintain their 100 per cent start to the season. The Tigers were dominant for large parts of the game and led by six points with only minutes to go. However, a late, converted Josh Charnley try, and a Matty Smith drop-goal, looked to ... Read More »

Match report: Cronulla Sharks 12-18 Gold Coast Titans


In a nutshell A 72nd minute try from full-back William Zillman was enough to give Gold Coast Titans a winning start to the 2014 NRL season. How it unfolded First half: Luke Douglas plays his 195th straight NRL game, now the record holder; not the start Gold Coast wanted – they knock on 10m short of Cronulla line; Titans’ Beau ... Read More »

Scoreboard: All this week’s Rugby League results


Super League (click for reports) Widnes Vikings 32-18 Salford Red Devils St Helens 38-18 Hull KR Hull FC 44-16 Bradford Bulls Huddersfield Giants 12-12 Leeds Rhinos London Broncos 16-44 Warrington Wolves Wakefield Wildcats 56-14 Catalan Dragons Castleford Tigers 36-31 Wigan Warriors Championship Barrow Raiders 6-8 Workington Town Batley Bulldogs 12-20 Doncaster RLFC Dewsbury Rams 16-23 Whitehaven Featherstone Rovers 56-6 Rochdale ... Read More »

Match report: Castleford Tigers 36-31 Wigan Warriors


In a nutshell Castleford Tigers scored a try in the dying seconds to defeat the reigning Super League champions and maintain their unbeaten record in 2014. A 79th minute Matty Smith drop-goal looked certain to end the game but after regathering the ball from the restart, Castleford got the ball out to Luke Dorn who crossed for the winning points. ... Read More »

Match report: London Broncos 16-44 Warrington Wolves


In a nutshell London fought with great bravery and determination to lead at half-time against all odds but just lacked the depth and discipline of Warrington, and lost 16-44. The Broncos just might have proved they have enough quality to stay up. How it unfolded First half: Roy Asotasi charges over with less than five minutes on the clock, Ratchford ... Read More »

Match report: Wakefield Wildcats 56-14 Catalan Dragons


In a nutshell A thoroughly dominant first-half performance, which featured five tries and six goals, helped Wakefield register their first points of the season in thrilling fashion, brushing aside Catalan Dragons 56-14. The French side, without 11 senior players, looked extremely poor in comparison and are now among the favourites for relegation. How it unfolded First half: Error-strewn opening exchanges; ... Read More »

Ade Gardner joins Hull KR on loan

Barrow-born Ade Gardner has 12 international caps. ©RLPhotos

St Helens winger Ade Gardner has joined Hull KR on a month-long loan. The former England and Great Britain star, 30, has scored 173 tries in 286 appearances for the Merseyside club but has fallen out of favour with coach Nathan Brown, who sees the Saints’ future in youngsters Adam Swift and Tom Makinson. The Rovers are currently in an ... Read More »

Sean Long wants to coach Salford half-backs

Former St Helens stand-off Sean Long in his time at Featherstone. ©RLphotos

Former St Helens star Sean Long has claimed he would jump at the chance to return to coaching with Salford Red Devils. The 37-year-old, who last week admitted attempting to commit suicide, is currently out of work having been sacked as assistant coach at London following stints at Wigan, Featherstone and, last season, Salford. Long told the Manchester Evening News ... Read More »

Salford set to swoop for Leigh star Ryan Brierley?

Ryan Brierley

Rumours are circulating that suggest Salford are close to signing Leigh Centurions half-back Ryan Brierley, who has scored 11 tries in three Championship appearances this season. The Red Devils’ first-choice stand-off Rangi Chase is no closer to returning from an ankle injury sustained in round one, and Tim Smith seems to be struggling to showcase his skills after signing from ... Read More »

Video highlights: Widnes Vikings V Salford Red Devils


Extensive video highlights from Thursday’s Super League round four fixture between Widnes Vikings and Salford Red Devils at the Select Security Stadium. Click here to read our match report. Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also connect with Total Rugby League on the ... Read More »

Super League preview: Castleford Tigers V Wigan Warriors


Historically, this fixture is quite easy to call, and you would usually fancy Wigan to win comfortably. However, after a slow start to 2014, and a disappointing loss to Sydney Roosters in the World Club Challenge, the reigning champions look vulnerable. In contrast, Castleford have enjoyed an unbeaten start to the season and look sharp, organised and motivated under new ... Read More »