Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Green keen for a less painful victory in 2014

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He was arguably the hero of Wigan Warriors’ 2013 Grand Final success – and Warriors half-back Blake Green is keen for more of the same today against St Helens – but hopefully with less pain involved. Green suffered a horrific facial injury in the early stages of the win against Warrington last year, but stayed on the field to inspire ... Read More »

Wane and O’Loughlin agree new deals

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Wigan Warriors have announced that head coach Shaun Wane and captain Sean O’Loughlin have both signed new three year deals. Wane, who also played for Wigan between 1981 and 1990 made over 150 appearances for his hometown Club and was appointed Head Coach for 2012, when he guided the Club to the League Leader’s Shield in his first season in ... Read More »

Hetherington fine upheld

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An independent Operational Rules tribunal has upheld the £1,000 fine imposed on Leeds Rhinos Chief Executive Gary Hetherington for questioning the motivation and integrity of an investigation into an incident in his club’s First Utility Super League fixture against St Helens played on Friday August 29. Mr Hetherington challenged the RFL’s decision to impose the fine but the Tribunal ruled ... Read More »

Opinion: St Helens capable of springing one last surprise in Grand Final

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It’s almost rooted into the mentality of a British sports fan to be constantly affectionate with the “underdog” concept. Take football’s FA Cup, for example. Every single year, there is a real sense of romance and clamour around a team who does the unthinkable, and wins against all the odds. So in that essence, won’t everyone with a sense of ... Read More »

Four local youngsters step up for Scotland RL

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Scotland have added four young domestic products to their player pool ahead of the European Championship opener against Wales next Friday. Two players developed by Glasgow’s Easterhouse Panthers and two from Edinburgh Eagles have been brought into the reckoning for Steve McCormack’s squad, which will be reduced to 20 ahead of the clash with the Dragons in Workington. Stand-off Louis ... Read More »

Smith only too aware of Old Trafford heartbreak

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Of all the lines rolled out by players this week, Wigan Warriors scrum-half Matty Smith was adamant about one particular message when he addressed the media ahead of the Super League Grand Final. Simply put, Old Trafford is “no place for losers” – something he is only too aware of. After all, Smith was on the other side of the ... Read More »

Grand Final tickets selling well

Will it be Wigan's year again?

Ticket sales for tomorrow’s Super League Grand Final are up 10,000 on the same time last year, as a large crowd seems to be on the horizon for Saturday’s showdown between arch rivals St Helens and Wigan Warriors. The news will be a shot in the arm for the game in Britain, after it was revealed by Running Rugby that ... Read More »