Thursday, September 18, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

What qualities should a Golden Boot winner have?

It is tough to pick the winner of the prestigious Golden Boot, says League Express editor Martyn Sadler. ©RLphotos

The latest edition of Rugby League World magazine has named the six players who have been shortlisted for this year’s Golden Boot award. The winner will be announced in the issue of the magazine that is due for publication on 17 January, so there is plenty of time for us to mull over who the winner should be. Johnathan Thurston ... Read More »

Talking grass roots: Leaving a legacy


The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and that uncertain pathway is possibly nowhere taken more regularly than in sport. Hell might, admittedly, be a shade too strong a word for the destination reached by folk who fail to follow up inspiring events, but the essential truth is that, far too often, real opportunities are missed through simple ... Read More »

Why we should heed Andrew Johns’ advice


Now that the World Cup is over, it’s important that the game focuses not just on what went right, but also on what can be improved. In fairness, so much about the World Cup was absolutely fantastic, so it would be easy to suggest that perhaps we should all wallow in some self-congratulation for a while. It is long overdue ... Read More »

The best Rugby League videos on YouTube

We compile some of the most entertaining and excruciating Rugby League videos on the internet. ©RLphotos

I was recently using YouTube to research a story and stumbled across some amazing clips of Rugby League hits and tries. I thought I’d share the best five I found with you. Presenting five of the best Rugby League videos on YouTube. Best tries of all time A nice, short and sweet video containing a nice mix of mind-blowing tries ... Read More »

Danny Tickle wants derby debut

New Vikings signing Danny Tickle wants to kick-start his Widnes career against Warrington in the festive derby. ©RLphotos

New Widnes Vikings signing Danny Tickle is hoping he can debut for his new club in the festive derby against old rivals Warrington Wolves. The two sides go head to head at Widnes’ Select Security Stadium on Sunday, December 29, and Tickle wants the chance to put all his hard work in pre-season to good use. “I would like to ... Read More »

NRL chief Dave Smith wants to see international expansion

Dave Smith. ©ActionPhotographics

Martyn Sadler talks to NRL Chief Executive Dave Smith about the World Cup and the future of international Rugby League. MS: You came to England for the later stages of the World Cup. What were your impressions? DS: “The World Cup has put Rugby League on the map again. Through the structure of the competition we’ve seen some of the ... Read More »

Matt Diskin retains Bulls captaincy for 2014


Bradford Bulls hooker Matt Diskin has been named captain for the 2014 Super League campaign. The 31-year-old former Rhinos star skippered the West Yorkshire outfit alongside Heath L’Estrange last year. “I am extremely proud to be continuing as captain,” said Diskin. “It is great to be the leader of a group of people who are very grounded and humble in ... Read More »

Catalan Dragons sign Sydney winger


Catalan Dragons have signed Sydney Roosters winger Michael Oldfield on a two-year deal. The 23-year-old Tongan international was tipped for greatness in 2010 when he played 24 times for Manly Sea Eagles, scoring 14 tries. A move to the Roosters, however, made it harder to get first team rugby and last season he made only one appearance, albeit a scoring ... Read More »

Competition: Win a Rhino Skin Armour skincare set

You can win everything in this image (except Charlie Hodgson's chest) - just subscribe to our newsletter. ©RhinoRugby

We have teamed up with Rhino Rugby – makers of the official Super League ball – to offer two lucky readers a set of their new skincare range, an essential addition to any player’s kitbag. The Skin Armour line, which is available to buy in over 600 Tesco stores as well as on Amazon and Jacamo, comprises a moisturiser, ... Read More »

Have your say on the new Bulls kit

Click the link below to vote for your favourite heritage Bulls kits. ©BradfordBulls

Bradford Bulls are launching a brand-new Heritage Range and the exact shirts reproduced will be chosen by fans. Supporters are invited to select their favourite design via an online vote with the first shirt to come from those worn in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Supporters have until 12pm on Wednesday (Dec 11) to vote for their favourite, from ... Read More »

Shaun Wane: Blake Green going nowhere


Wigan coach Shaun Wane has assured Wigan fans that Blake Green will not leave the club before Super League 2014. Rumours have been circulating that the halfback was set for a return to Melbourne Storm, but Wane said: “He’s contracted here and he’s very happy here. “He loves it at Wigan.” But former rugby union star Andy Powell’s future appears ... Read More »

Ward hitting the right notes in recovery

Rhinos loose forward Stevie Ward is releasing a charity CD. ©RLphotos

Leeds Rhinos star Stevie Ward is edging closer to a return to action, eight months after dislocating a shoulder against Hull KR last April. After initially hoping to be back in time for the play-offs, further nerve damage in the joint meant Ward made only eleven appearances in 2013, the year he had hoped to establish himself in after a ... Read More »

Roby could end career as one-club man


England hooker James Roby has committed himself to St Helens for the next five years. The 28-year-old England star signed a new deal at the Merseyside club that could see him end his career where he started it. “I will turn 33 by the end of this contract,” Roby told League Express. “I am sorted now until then, and the ... Read More »