Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

RFL rename Man of Steel award to honour Steve Prescott


The prestigious Man of Steel award, which is given to the best player in Super League every season, has been renamed to honour the late, great Steve Prescott. The former St Helens and Hull full-back fought a very brave and public battle with a rare type of cancer that doctors expected to take his life in a matter of months. ... Read More »

RFL refuses to back down in Bulls dispute

Ralph Rimmer

The RFL is refusing to back down in the face of legal action from the former Bradford Bulls directors Mark Moore, Andrew Calvert and Ian Watt. The dispute arose last week, when the RFL’s Chief Operations Officer Ralph Rimmer issued a press release in response to one issued by the three former directors. The three had revealed that they were ... Read More »

South Wales Scorpions doctor speaks out

An artist's impression of the conditions last Sunday(!).

The club doctor of South Wales Scorpions has spoken out over the 72nd-minute abandonment of Sunday’s Championship One game against Oldham at Maesteg due to seriously low temperatures. Dr Richard Johnson said: “I have been involved in Rugby League in South Wales for eight years and have never witnessed conditions like last Sunday. At half time a couple of players ... Read More »

Tigers taking it game by game, says Huby

Castleford prop Craig Huby made his debut for the Tigers 11 years ago. ©RLPhotos

Castleford prop Craig Huby insists the Tigers have their feet firmly on the ground despite being one of just four unbeaten teams in Super League this year. The West Yorkshire outfit, under revered coach Daryl Powell, have looked extremely impressive so far this year, dispatching Hull KR, Bradford and Catalan Dragons in convincing style. Huby doesn’t want his side to ... Read More »

Achurch and Jones-Buchanan back to fitness

Jamie Jones-Buchanan. ©RLPhotos

Leeds Rhinos forwards Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Mitch Achurch have made themselves available for selection this week after recovering from injury. Achurch has shrugged off a twisted knee sustained in Ryan Bailey’s testimonial while JJB, as he is affectionately know, has recovered from knee and calf problems and could make his first appearance of 2014 against Huddersfield on Friday night. “They ... Read More »

What’s on this week? Rugby League on TV and radio


Wednesday March 5 Super League Preview – 2.30pm, Sky Sports News Guest: Mike Stephenson Boots ‘N’ All – 6pm, Sky Sports 1 & 10pm, Sky Sports 3 Eddie Hemmings with guests Jon Wells & John Kear All the latest rugby league news and views… Thursday March 6 Super League Fulltime – 10am, Sky Sports 2 & 12pm, Sky Sports 3 ... Read More »

Luke Douglas to make NRL history

Luke Douglas represented Scotland four times at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup and scored one try. ©RLPhotos

Scotland international Luke Douglas is set to break the NRL record for most consecutive appearances when he runs out for Gold Coast Titans against Cronulla Sharks on Monday. The 27-year-old has played the last 194 games in a row for Cronulla Sharks (146) and the Titans (48), which ties Sydney Roosters assistant coach Jason Taylor’s record. Taylor will present Douglas ... Read More »

NRL 2014: Round one fixtures


Click here to read our in-depth NRL 2014 preview Thursday March 6 South Sydney Rabbitohs v Sydney Roosters Friday March 7 Canterbury Bulldogs v Brisbane Broncos Saturday March 8 Penrith Panthers v Newcastle Knights Manly Sea Eagles v Melbourne Storm North Queensland Cowboys v Canberra Raiders Sunday March 9 St George Illawarra Dragons v Wests Tigers Parramatta Eels v New ... Read More »

NRL 2014: We preview the new season


The 2014 NRL season gets underway this week when Premiers Sydney Roosters take on rivals South Sydney Rabbitohs at the ANZ Stadium. Here’s how we think each side in the league will fare in 2014. To see the round one fixtures, click here. BRISBANE BRONCOS Home Ground: Suncorp Stadium, Milton (Brisbane) Coach: Anthony Griffin 2013 finish: 12th 2013 top pointscorer: ... Read More »

Danny Brough speaks out on poor Giants start

Huddersfield captain Danny Brough. ©RLPhotos

Huddersfield captain Danny Brough says his side are looking to put their poor Super League start behind them when they face Leeds Rhinos at home on Friday night. The Giants won Super League’s curtain-raiser against Wigan at the start of February but their form has dwindled since and they have let two comfortable leads slip in the last fortnight to ... Read More »

Wildcats sign half-back Harry Siejka

Harry Siejka in his NRL days. ©ActionPhotos

Wakefield have announced that new half-back signing Harry Siejka (pronounced see-ker) will join the club on Thursday after his application for a visa was finally accepted. The 22-year-old, who has spent time with Penrith Panthers and St George-Illawarra Dragons, is a former schoolboy international and arrives in the country tomorrow lunchtime. Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to ... Read More »

Jonny Walker struck down with MCL injury


Young Hull KR prop Jonathan Walker is set for eight weeks on the sidelines after picking up a knee injury in last weekend’s loss to Castleford. The 23-year-old became the latest Super League star – following Larne Patrick, David Hodgson and Lee Gaskell – to damage his medial collateral ligament (MCL). “Jonny has damaged the MCL (medial colletaral ligament) in ... Read More »