Thursday, August 28, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Kieran Dixon to make comeback this weekend

London Broncos winger Kieran Dixon. ©RLPhotos

London Broncos star Kieran Dixon will finally make his comeback from a horrific injury this weekend – on dual-registration for Hemel Stags. The 21-year-old tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and ruptured both his medial collateral ligament (MCL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) in his left knee while representing England Knights last October. And after telling TotalRL he was hopeful ... Read More »

Lynch and Clark rested for Castleford Tigers

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Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell has rested several big hitters ahead of their clash against London Broncos this Sunday, with the Challenge Cup semi-final looming large over the horizon. Powell has left out in-form Andy Lynch and Daryl Clark for the clash against the already-relegated Broncos, after admitting earlier this week he was tempted to rest some of his ... Read More »

Debate: Should Super League introduce bonus points?

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Perhaps the biggest talking point to emerge from last week’s meeting to announce the resturucturing of Rugby League was the suggestion that Super League could introduce a bonus points system for 2015 and beyond. With both Super League and the Championships having to operate under the same system, there is a serious possibility that the top division could bring in ... Read More »

London Broncos sign Rhys Williams

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London Broncos have continued their recruitment for 2015, after they confirmed the signing of Welsh international Rhys Williams on a two-year contract. Williams is the latest Super League star to commit to Championship Rugby League for next year, and the former Warrington Wolves back will provide Joey Grima’s squad with more top level experience as they look to bounce back ... Read More »

Friday Flashback: 1997 World Club Challenge

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For this week’s Friday Flashback, we’re taking you all the way back to 1997 – and one of the most infamous editions of the World Club Challenge. With talk the competition may be expanded to include three Super League and three NRL teams next year, we’re using today’s Friday Flashback to look back at the last time the tournament featured ... Read More »

Larroyer set to stay at Hull KR

Kevin Larroyer in his Catalan Dragons days. ©RLPhotos

Hull KR boss Chris Chester has said the club are hopeful of securing a permanent deal for second-rower Kevin Larroyer, with a deal potentially announced in the coming days. Larroyer has impressed during his season-long loan at the Robins in 2014, scoring seven tries and being consistently regarded as one of Hull KR’s form players. And the Robins boss admits ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls determined to score derby win

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Bradford Bulls head coach James Lowes is targeting a derby win at local rivals Leeds Rhinos tonight – because he knows the players may not get another opportunity for at least a year. Following relegation to the Championship, this could be the last Bradford-Leeds derby – a fixture which has contest Grand Finals and Challenge Cup Finals in the past ... Read More »

Latest international Rugby League rankings announced

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Following a summer of Test match rugby league across the continents, the new world rankings have been announced by the International Federation, the first since the 2013 World Cup. The total number of ranked-nations, based on sanctioned international competition, has risen to 34, the latest included being Spain in 28th place. Russia are up to 14th, the number of nations ... Read More »

RFL to launch dual-registration investigation

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The RFL have launched an investigation into claims that three Championship clubs fielded ineligible players regarding the dual-registration system last weekend. Under the current rules, Championship clubs cannot play any player on dual-registration from now until the end of the season, unless they have played in three or more Championship games before the registration deadline of July 25. The RFL ... Read More »