Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Manly sack jailed Jamil Hopoate


NRL club Manly Sea Eagles have sacked their second player in just over a week, after they cut Jamil Hopoate from their playing squad – just hours after he was jailed for assault. Hopoate – who is the son of former NRL star John – was sentenced to at least a year in prison for an assault on Valentines Day ... Read More »

Melbourne Storm to wear sleeveless shirt

(C) News Corp Australia

The Auckland Nines has established somewhat of a reputation for outlandish and different shirts – just take a look back through last year’s collection to find proof of that. But for the 2015 edition, Melbourne Storm are going one step further – by unveiling their SLEEVELESS shirt for the event, inspired by AFL jerseys commonly seen in Australia. “The Auckland ... Read More »

England Academy ready to do their country proud

Elliot Minchella

England Academy coach Richard Marshall believes his team are fully focused and ready to do their country proud ahead of their final Test against the Australian Schoolboys on Friday at Leigh Sports Village (7.00pm). England’s under-18s were narrowly defeated 18-22 last Saturday by the Schoolboys but Marshall says that the youngsters are eager to bounce back and have put together ... Read More »

Will the BBC recognise Steve Prescott MBE?


Rugby League fans have been on something of a crusade since the BBC released their list of ten nominees for the Sports Personality of the Year Award, which will be handed out this Sunday in Glasgow. The omission of Sam Burgess from that shortlist is one that caught many fans of the game by surprise, especially given his heroics for ... Read More »

Lomax injury on track


Not seen our exclusive chat with St Helens star Jonny Lomax in Monday’s League Express? Read it here.. St Helens star Jonny Lomax has revealed he is on track to return from his horrific knee injury on schedule, and is targeting a return to action in pre-season. Lomax damaged his knee during Saints’ defeat against Catalans Dragons in June, missing ... Read More »

Leeds need to be more “skilled”, says boss


Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott believes his side must be more skilled in 2015 – after admitting their statistics from 2014 didn’t match up to the rest of the division at all well. The Rhinos finished a disappointing sixth on the Super League ladder, before crashing out in week one of the play-offs to Catalans Dragons. And McDermott says ... Read More »

NRL player Hopoate jailed for at least a year


Promising Manly NRL player Jamil Hopoate has been jailed for at least 12 months in a court in Australia today. The 20-year-old pleaded guilty to assault charges after attacking two men outside the Ivanhoe Hotel at Manly on Sydney’s northern beaches in February this year. Hopoate was caught on CCTV camera arguing with a security guard after being thrown out ... Read More »

Hayne appoints American agent to help secure NFL deal


Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne is upping the ante in trying to secure an NFL contract, by appointing a renowned American agent to help tie down a deal. US agent Jack Bechta will take on Hayne’s services – with Bechta having represented a rugby player turned NFL star in the past – Hayden Smith switched from rugby to American Football ... Read More »

Abdull: Radford turned my career around


Hull FC youngster Jordan Abdull has credited coach Lee Radford with saving his career, admitting he was overweight and in danger of wasting his potential 12 months ago. Abdull, in an interview with the Hull Daily Mail, has revealed that Radford has had a dramatic impact on his fledgling career, saying that after being told to work hard by the ... Read More »