Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Airlie Birds embroiled in contract court case

Former Hull FC full-back Shannon McDonnell. ©RLPhotos

Hull FC are being taken to court by former full-back Shannon McDonnell, who claims they went back on an offer of an extended contract. The 26-year-old Australian claims he entered talks with former coach Peter Gentle about extending his two-year deal, but new boss Lee Radford withdrew the offer. McDonnell felt an agreement had already been reached and was so ... Read More »

Danny Kirmond: Agar one of best coaches I’ve worked under


Wakefield captain Danny Kirmond has paid tribute to outgoing coach Richard Agar, who he credited for his development as a player. Agar stood down from his role at the West Yorkshire club yesterday, 24 hours after losing to relegation rivals Bradford, but insisted results were not to blame. Kirmond, who claimed to have “mixed emotions”, told the Yorkshire Evening Post: ... Read More »

Richard Agar: Why I left Wakefield


Former Wakefield coach Richard Agar says a desire to compete was the reason for his departure from the Wildcats yesterday. The French national coach, who is Trinity’s 10th longest serving boss, revealed he had made his decision to step down a month ago and insisted it was not related to a run of poor results. Agar told the Yorkshire Evening ... Read More »

Harrison adds new Fax half-back


Halifax coach Karl Harrison has announced the signing of former St Helens junior Danny Yates. The half-back, 21, spent seven games on dual registration with Rochdale Hornets last year before joining French outfit Union Treiziste Catalane. Harrison says he plans to test the former England Academy star out in his under-20s before making a decision on his first-team future. “Danny ... Read More »

Jamie Langley: Rovers deserve a flogging


Hull KR forward Jamie Langley has describe Sunday’s convincing loss to Castleford Tigers as his side’s “low point of the season” and says he expects a “flogging” in training this week. The Robins conceded 50 points for the first time this year after being completely outplayed by an in-form Castleford side – and it is not going to get any ... Read More »

Four Super League players charged


Four players have been charged with offences committed in First Utility Super League Round 15 fixtures. Carl Ablett of Leeds Rhinos has been charged with Grade C kicking on Warrington Wolves player Joel Monaghan in the 72nd minute of a match played at The Halliwell Jones Stadium on Friday May 30. An allegation that Zak Hardaker of Leeds Rhinos made ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos not underestimating cup rivals


Leeds loose forward Chris Clarkson insists the Rhinos won’t under-estimate Leigh Centurions when they host the Championship leaders in a Tetley’s Challenge Cup quarter-final at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Friday June 6 (8.00pm). Clarkson is expecting a tough battle for the coveted semi-final spot against the sport’s only undefeated team in 2014 with Leigh having won all 16 league games ... Read More »

Goldthorpe: Daryl Clark has Travis Burns in his sights


In-form Castleford hooker Daryl Clark moved within two points of Albert Goldthorpe Medal leader Travis Burns yesterday thanks to a stunning man-of-the-match display in the Tigers’ 54-12 win over Hull Kingston Rovers. The Englishman, 23, was awarded three points for his performance, which brought him to 16 for the season, just two behind Burns who, despite scoring a try in ... Read More » Shop: Last Ordering Date for Free Pre-Xmas Delivery: 2pm Thursday 18th December!!