Monday, September 22, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Wembley statue begins to come to life

Wembley legends

The players and relatives of the figures represented in the statue that will be unveiled at Wembley in 2015 to celebrate the sport’s long and proud association with the national stadium were given their first sight of the impressive artwork this week. Billy Boston MBE, Martin Offiah MBE and Alex Murphy OBE were joined by Bev Risman, the son of ... Read More »

Huddersfield boss admits performance was “embarassing”

Paul-Anderson

Huddersfield Giants boss Paul Anderson pulled no punches after his side’s 57-4 play-off defeat to Wigan, admitting it was “embarassing” for a number of reasons. The Giants were far from their best on Thursday night, slipping to their first defeat against the Warriors this season. And boss Anderson has pledged to do everything he can to repay the club’s supporters ... Read More »

Wigan Warriors favourites with the bookies

Wigan-Bowen-Burgess-Charnley

Bookmakers Ladbrokes have installed Wigan Warriors as 7/4 favourites to complete back-to-back victories in the 2014 First Utility Super League Grand Final. The defending champions will get the 2014 Super League play-offs underway against Huddersfield Giants at DW Stadium tonight (8.00pm) when they start their journey towards the Old Trafford title decider on Saturday October 11. This year’s League Leaders ... Read More »

England Academy announce revamped coaching setup

©RLPhotos

England Academy have appointed new coaching staff for the upcoming tour of Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League, and England Youth have appointed their coach for the 2015 season. England Knights and Warrington Wolves first team coach Richard Marshall has been appointed coach of the England Academy team and will be assisted by England Regional Performance Coach for Cumbria Dave Clark. ... Read More »

Craig Huby: It’ll be tough to leave Tigers

Craig-Huby-Castleford-London

Castleford prop Craig Huby admits it will be hard to leave the Tigers after twelve years. But he is looking for a new challenge with Huddersfield Giants. Huby, 28, has agreed to a four-year deal with the Giants, beginning next season, after receiving offers from several Super League clubs. The frontrower made his first-grade debut for Castleford as a 16-year-old ... Read More »

Koukash wants more fan commitment at Salford

Marwan-Koukash

Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash has called on the club’s fans for more commitment in 2015 – admitting season ticket sales are slower than they were this time last year. The Red Devils finished 2014 on a high, winning six out of their last nine games – but failed to make the play-offs despite heavy recruitment in the off-season. ... Read More »

Bateman relishing “do-or-die environment” on play-off bow

John-Bateman

Wigan star John Bateman says he’s chomping at the bit as he gears up for his first ever play-off match against Huddersfield tonight. The 21-year-old never played a post-season game during his time with hometown club Bradford and told League Express that the high intensity of the competition can bring the best out of him. “I’m looking forward to it. ... Read More »

We’ve proven we can win without Danny Brough, says Ferres

Brett Ferres

Huddersfield Giants star Brett Ferres believes the club have proven they can cope without key half-back Danny Brough – admitting it is great to finally dispel the myth they can’t play without their captain. The Giants cemented a top-four finish without needing the services of Brough last weekend, who was sidelined due to injury. Huddersfield ensured they would finish in ... Read More »

Super League Stat Pack: Play-offs Round One

Ryan-Hall-Leeds-Warrington

The Super League play-offs kick off this weekend with four blockbuster games – and TotalRL.com are covering every base ahead of each and every match that is taking place. Whether it is individual milestones, club records or even just interesting stats, our stat pack ahead of the play-offs will keep you fully up to date with everything that is happening ... Read More »

Catalan half-back Williams heading back to NRL

Sam Williams

Catalan Dragons scrum-half Sam Williams is to rejoin Canberra Raiders after less than one season with the Super League club. The 23-year-old joined the Dragons on a short-term deal from St George Illawarra in June with a view to earning a long-term contract and has played in nine of their last 11 matches. Williams, who has signed a two-year deal ... Read More »

Opinion: The most unpredictable play-off series ever?

Wigan-celebrating

After 27 rounds of dramatic – and often controversial – action, 14 have been whittled all the way down to just eight, and the Super League play-offs is almost ready for lift off. It promises to be one of the most exciting play-off series of all-time, with the likes of Leeds and Warrington – both recent Grand Finalists – knowing ... Read More »

Smith targeting week off with Wigan Warriors

Matty-Smith

Wigan Warriors scrum-half Matty Smith believes the week off that winning in the first week of the play-offs can provide can be important in the long run, and has targeted that by beating Huddersfield Giants in the opening game of the Super League play-offs this evening. The winners of the match that pits second against third on the Super League ... Read More »