Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Two KC stadiums in Hull as Rovers announce new sponsor

Hull KR's home, Craven Park, has been renamed for the start of the new season. ©HullKR

Hull Kingston Rovers ground Craven Park has been renamed the KC Lightstream Stadium following a new sponsorship agreement. For at least the next five years, and starting at the Robins’ first home game against Leeds on February 16, the historic ground will carry the branding of KC’s new broadband internet service. Cross-city rivals Hull FC’s stadium is also sponsored by ... Read More »

Young St Helens duo given contract extensions

Alex Walmsley won Newcomer of the Year in the League Express Super League readers poll. ©RLphotos

Young St Helens stars Adam Swift and Alex Walmsley have signed contract extensions at the Merseyside club. Walmsley, 23, is one of the best young props in the world at the moment and had a stellar debut year in Super League, culminating in being voted best Super League newcomer and the third best prop by League Express readers. His new ... Read More »

Social media takeover marks 14 day Super League countdown

Leeds Rhinos winning the 2012 Grand Final. ©RLPhotos

There are just 14 days left until Super League 2014 gets underway, and between now and kick-off, each of the 14 teams in the league will take over Super League’s Facebook and Twitter pages to share interesting facts and stats about their players. Not only that, each club will be giving their fans the chance to win some top prizes ... Read More »

Touch Rugby League: A fun, fast way to get fit and burn calories

An action shot from a game of Touch Rugby League. ©RFL

The RFL’s new initiative Play Touch Rugby League, a fast-paced, minimal-contact version of the game, is now available to play in over 50 venues across the country. And today, they have launched a new campaign video to inspire players of all ages, sizes and abilities to take part. As anyone who has played touch rugby before will tell you (including ... Read More »

RFL hands out pre-season discipline

Keighley Cougars captain James Feather. ©RLPhotos

Three players from recent pre-season fixtures have been charged with offences by the RFL’s Match Review panel. Keighley Cougars captain James Feather was charged with making a Grade B shoulder charge in the 79th minute of his side’s match with Barrow on January 19, while Josh Sunley (Featherstone) and Dave Manning (Halifax) were charged with Grade B punching in their ... Read More »

Jordan James signs year-long deal with Wigan

Jordan James - from assistant coach to first team in one fell swoop. ©RLPhotos

Wigan Warriors have signed veteran Welsh international Jordan James on a season-long deal. The 33-year-old, who captained his country at the 2013 World Cup, spent last season with Salford before penning a contract to join Wigan’s backroom team and develop young Welsh talent. He had also agreed a two-year deal to join Championship One part-timers Gloucestershire All Golds. “Obviously I ... Read More »

Crusaders looking for improvement

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Former Bradford Bulls Super League star Michael Platt (pictured) will feature in the North Wales Crusaders side set to take on Leigh Centurions this Sunday as head coach Clive Griffiths looks to improve on their display against Widnes. The Wrexham-based side are likely to face an under-strength Centurions side – due to their game against Salford City Reds on Friday ... Read More »

Wigan release Lauaki

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Wigan Warriors have confirmed that the club have parted company with prop Epalahame Lauaki. After numerous requests from the player over the last year to be released from his playing contract,  the club has agreed to his request. The player is now back in New Zealand with his family. Lauaki joined Wigan in 2012 on a three year contract from ... Read More »

Super League Magic Weekend details confirmed

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The Super League Magic Weekend will return to the Etihad Stadium, Manchester on Saturday May 17 and Sunday May 18 2014. The weekend will feature four matches on the Saturday and three on the Sunday at the home of Manchester City, which plays host to the event for the third successive year. The action kicks off on Saturday May 17 ... Read More »

New league launched in Hampshire

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An exciting new junior Rugby League competition has been launched in Hampshire, with the help of the county’s leading community club Southampton Spitfires. The innovative development project starts this spring under the banner of ‘Hampshire Youth Rugby League Association’ and aims to attract new teams from in and around the Hampshire area. The organisers are keen to hear from existing ... Read More »

Ashworth set for Saints debut

Ashworth in action for Rochdale u18s against Oldham

Rochdale based back rower Jack Ashworth is set to make his St Helens debut on Friday evening against Batley Bulldogs, just 12 months after signing for Saints from Rochdale Hornets. Ashworth was brought to the attention of St Helens academy staff following pre-season training with Rochdale last season and hasn’t looked back since, playing with the academy and training with ... Read More »

Behind the scenes at the Bradford Bulls media day

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On Monday, Bradford Bulls invited a host of Rugby League journalists to their Odsal home to interview their players and watch on while they have their annual team photo taken. I took my camera along to give you a behind-the-scenes look at what the players got up to. Click any image to launch the gallery. Read More »

Garreth Carvell handed No 10 shirt at Bulls

Garreth Carvell. ©JoeWhitley

Former Great Britain prop Garreth Carvell has been handed the No 10 shirt at Bradford Bulls for the 2014 season. The 32-year-old, who signed from Warrington in the off-season on a two-year deal, will line up on the front row with Matt Diskin (No 9) and Nick Scruton (No 8). Bulls coach Francis Cummins, 37, announced his side’s 25 squad ... Read More »