Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Paul March picks up four-match ban

Cougars player-coach Paul March

Keighley Cougars player-coach Paul March has been suspended for four matches after an RFL Disciplinary Tribunal found him guilty of the Grade C offence of questioning the integrity of a match official in the Kingstone Press Championship fixture with Doncaster on Sunday February 23. March, who pleaded not guilty, was also fined £100. Want more Rugby League news and features? ... Read More »

Greg Burke joins Bradford Bulls

Greg Burke. ©RLPhotos

Wigan Warriors utility forward Greg Burke has joined cash-strapped Bradford Bulls on a month-long loan. The 21-year-old, who was on the bench last Sunday against Wakefield, made 17 appearances for Wigan in 2013 and scored one try. He is eligible for the Bulls’ clash with Hull FC on Friday. Bradford coach Francis Cummins said: “Greg is a player I have ... Read More »

2014 Rugby League Varsity Match teams revealed

Oxford V Cambridge in the 2013 Varsity Match. ©www.rlvarsity.com

The captains of Oxford and Cambridge Rugby League clubs have announced their squads for the 2014 Varsity match, which takes place on Thursday (3pm KO) at the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) ground in central London. Interestingly, both captains – Oxford’s Jack Baker and Cambridge’s James Tennison – were born in the same hospital in Hull, on Hendon Road. This discovery ... Read More »

NRL to rate referee performance using technology

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The NRL has announced it will use video analysis and statistics to determine whether referees are correctly enforcing the 10-metre rule. NRL head of football Todd Greenberg is behind the move and said it would enable new referees coach Tony Archer to respond to coach complaints about opposition defences straying offside. “For the first time we will be looking towards ... Read More »

Kirk Yeaman: We must build on defensive prowess

Kirk Yeaman in action for Hull. ©RLPhotos

Hull FC centre Kirk Yeaman has urged his team-mates to build on their superb second-half defensive performance against Warrington last Sunday. Although they lost the game 18-16, the Airlie Birds thwarted countless Wolves attacks thanks to solid goal-line defence. Yeaman wants more of the same when the Black and Whites host Bradford on Friday. He told the Hull FC website: ... Read More »

Michael McIlorum commits future to Wigan

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England international Michael McIlorum has signed a one-year contract extension that will see him remain at Wigan Warriors until the end of 2017. The 26-year-old hooker has made 166 appearances for the cherry and whites since making his debut in 2007. “I thoroughly enjoy playing for Wigan and the successes of the last few seasons have made me even hungrier ... Read More »

Championship players and team of the week revealed

Vinny Finigan in his Sheffield Eagles days. ©RLPhotos

Batley Bulldogs winger Vinny Finigan and Oxford full-back Sean Morris have been voted Championship and Championship One players of the week. Both players scored two tries in their respective clubs’ wins over Halifax and London Skolars. Morris’ first effort also earned him the Try of the Week award and Barrow Raiders were rewarded for their win at champions Sheffield with ... Read More »

Bulls loan Leeds star Sutcliffe

Liam Sutcliffe. ©RLPhotos

Bradford have announced they have signed Leeds youngster Liam Sutcliffe on a short-term loan deal, presumably as cover for the injured Lee Gaskell. The Rhinos stand-off or loose forward, 19, scores seven times in 18 appearances for the Headingley club in 2013. “Liam is a hugely-talented player and we are delighted to have him on board,” said Bulls coach Francis ... Read More »

Video highlights: Wigan Warriors V Wakefield T Wildcats

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Extensive video highlights from yesterday’s Super League round three fixture between Wigan Warriors and Wakefield Wildcats at the DW Stadium. 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 social media platform of your choice. Read More »

Video highlights: Widnes Vikings V Huddersfield Giants

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Extensive video highlights from Friday’s Super League round three fixture between Widnes Vikings and Huddersfield Giants at the Select Security Stadium. 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 social media platform of your choice. Read More »

Video highlights: Warrington Wolves V Hull FC

Super League XVIII Warrington v Hull FC

Extensive video highlights from yesterday’s Super League round three fixture between Warrington Wolves and Hull FC at the Halliwell-Jones stadium. 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 social media platform of your choice. Read More »