Friday, November 28, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Alex McKinnon breaks neck in Storm clash

The tackle that looks to have ended Alex McKinnon's career. ©Action

Newcastle Knights forward Alex McKinnon fractured his neck in yesterday’s 28-20 loss against Melbourne Storm. The 22-year-old had fractures in both his C4 and C5 vertebrae and was stretchered off the field following a dangerous tackle from Jesse and Kenny Bromnwich and Jordan McLean, which was put on report. Thankfully, his spinal cord has remained intact. In a statement, the ... Read More »

Another Bradford Bulls takeover bid derailed

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Prospective Bradford Bulls owner Richard Lamb has almost certainly been ruled out of taking over the Odsal club after failing to provide proof of the £1million in funds required. The London-based businessman, who has publicly stated his desire to take over the Bulls, fronted a consortium including former Bulls chief executive Abi Ekoku. Their offer was accepted by administrators last ... Read More »

Ellis: Hull FC need a winning mentality

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Hull FC captain Gareth Ellis has called on his team-mates to develop a win-at-all-costs attitude in the wake of their 0-7 home defeat to Widnes on Sunday, which caused coach Lee Radford to schedule a crisis meeting. The former Wests Tigers and Leeds star, 32, claims the Airlie Birds can’t keep taking positives from narrow defeats and must start notching ... Read More »

Five Super League stars charged by RFL

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The RFL’s Match Review Panel has charged five Super League players with offences committed in round six of the competition. Justin Poore of Hull Kingston Rovers has been charged with the Grade C offence of making a dangerous throw on Bradford Bulls player Matty Blythe in the 65th minute of their match on Sunday. Hull FC captain Gareth Ellis has ... Read More »

Bulls injuries not as severe as first thought

Bulls captain Matt Diskin is retiring at the end of the season. (Click image to read more). ©JoeWhitley

Bradford Bulls coach Francis Cummins has confirmed that injured front-rowers Matt Diskin and Adam Sidlow are likely to return to first-team action within four weeks. The duo were helped from the field inside the first 30 minutes against Hull KR on Sunday and Cummins claimed his backroom staff expected much longer lay-offs. Sidlow, who was initially thought to have broken ... Read More »

Former cage fighter named in England Academy squad

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North Shields-born Sam Luckley swapped the octagon for the Rugby League field and has been named in England’s Academy squad. The Gateshead College student, 18, was a mixed martial artist before turning his hand to Rugby League. He is now on a one-month trial with Super League club Huddersfield Giants and in the running to play against France for the ... Read More »

Tigers release statement on fan pitch invasion

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Castleford Tigers have issued the following statement following yesterday’s First Utility Super League game with Salford Red Devils: “Sunday’s game at the AJ Bell stadium was marred by a fan who ran on to the field whilst the game was in play. “This action is not condoned by the club and we cannot let the actions of an individual spoil ... Read More »

Video highlights: Wakefield Wildcats 16-24 St Helens

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Extensive highlights from Sunday’s Super League clash between Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and St Helens at the Rapid Solicitors 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 social media platform ... Read More »

Video highlights: Salford Red Devils 23-16 Castleford Tigers

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Extensive highlights from Sunday’s Super League clash between Salford Red Devils and Castleford Tigers at the AJ Bell 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 social media platform ... Read More »

Video highlights: Hull KR 16-0 Bradford Bulls

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Extensive highlights from Sunday’s Super League clash between Hull Kingston Rovers and Bradford Bulls at the KC Lightstream 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 social media platform ... Read More »

Video highlights: Hull FC 0-7 Widnes Vikings

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Extensive video highlights from yesterday’s Super League clash between Hull FC and Widnes Vikings at the KC Stadium. Click here to read our 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 social media platform of your ... Read More »

Video highlights: Catalan Dragons 30-14 Huddersfield Giants

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Extensive video highlights from Saturday’s Super League clash between Catalan Dragons and Huddersfield Giants at Stade Gilbert Brutus in Perpignan. Click here to read our 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 social media platform ... Read More »

Video highlights: Leeds Rhinos 54-6 London Broncos

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Extensive video highlights from Friday’s Super League clash between Leeds Rhinos and London Broncos at Headingley Carnegie Stadium. Click here to read our 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 social media platform of your ... Read More »