Saturday, October 25, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Rugby League betting: Who to back this afternoon

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I must apologise for Friday night, which saw just one result (Castleford against Hull KR) let down our two special bets. However, I have six more ways for you to beat the bookie this afternoon in Super League. Hopefully we’ll all be celebrating a nice win this evening. Wigan Warriors V Wakefield T Wildcats Handicap: Wigan -20 Under normal circumstances ... Read More »

Nick Scruton leaves the Bradford Bulls

Nick Scruton. ©RLPhotos

Bradford Bulls have confirmed the departure of frontrower Nick Scruton, who has joined Wakefield Trinity Wildcats for an undisclosed fee agreed by the club’s administrators. The 29-year-old prop has opted for a move away from The Provident Stadium, ending a six-year tenure with the Odsal club. He follows in the footsteps of Garreth Carvell and Jarrod Sammut, who both left ... Read More »

Match report: Hull Kingston Rovers 10-30 Castleford Tigers


In a Nutshell The Tigers gave a convincing performance to retain their unbeaten record, while the Robins have now failed to secure victory in their opening three games of the season. How it unfolded Castleford Tigers kept their unbeaten record and moved into second place in the Super League table with a convining 10-30 victory at Hull Kingston Rovers. The ... Read More »

Match report: Widnes Vikings 22-20 Huddersfield Giants


In a Nutshell In a game of varying fortunes the Vikings kept their unbeaten record with a 22-20 victory against Huddersfield Giants. How it unfolded In a tightly contested match the Giants took an early ten-point lead with tries from Jermaine McGillvary and Leroy Cudjoe, with captain Danny Brough adding one conversion. But the Vikings came storming back into the ... Read More »

St Helens speak out on salary cap rejection


St Helens chairman Eamonn McManus has released a statement detailing why his club voted against Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash’s proposal to introduce a marquee player allowance to Super League this week. He said: “I find it incredulous that clubs who only last season voted (we did not) to disband the Super League’s under 21s competition in order ... Read More »

We need to keep hold of players, insists Cummins


Bradford Bulls coach Francis Cummins says the Bulls have very little chance of surviving if they lose any more players. The Odsal club have endured some severe off-field problems and have just been handed a six-point penalty for entering administration. That derailed a takeover bid that was almost complete and leaves them with no owner and sitting on the brink ... Read More »

Francis Cummins: It’s a little bit like a deja vu

Cummins and staff

Bradford coach Francis Cummins claims his side’s current situation is like a deja vu. The Bulls are still in administration after a six-point deduction from the RFL, which derailed a takeover bid and leaves them hanging in the balance. Indeed, news broke today that their players are being offered out to other Super League clubs. Cummins, 37, is just focused ... Read More »

Super League preview: Bradford Bulls V London Broncos


If the RFL’s theory that jeopardy equals entertainment and will increase Super League attendance is true, the Bulls will have to install a new stand at the Provident for Sunday’s game. It’s 13th versus 14th as the league’s two most troubled sides battle it out in what is effectively a four-pointer, especially since the latest Bulls transgressions took place. Bradford ... Read More »

Broncos prop Dollapi set for eight weeks out

Erjon Dollapi was born in Albania but moved to London at a young age. ©RLPhotos

London Broncos prop Erjon Dollapi is set for six to eight weeks on the sidelines after undergoing surgery on an ‘unusual’ toe injury this week. The 20-year-old Albania-born front-rower, who has spent time on dual registration with London Skolars last year, joins James Greenwood, James Duckworth and Keiran Dixon on the injured list. Want more Rugby League news and features? ... Read More »

Chris Tuson nearing Hull FC return

Chris Tuson in his Wigan days. ©RLPhotos

Former Wigan back-rower Chris Tuson should recover from a neck injury in time to make his debut for Hull FC against Bradford next Friday. The 24-year-old has returned to full contact training following an operation on a damaged disc in December, but the Hull physios don’t want him to rush his return. “I went for scans and x-rays a week ... Read More »

Powell pleased but not surprised at Tigers start

Castleford coach Daryl Powell. ©RLPhotos

Castleford coach Daryl Powell has credited a strong pre-season for his side’s impressive start to Super League. The Tigers have comfortably won their two opening games and Powell says the West Yorkshire outfit are reaping the rewards of good preparation and strength in depth. “I’m pleased but I’m not surprised,” said the 48-year-old. “It backs up some of the work ... Read More »