Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Video highlights: Wakefield Wildcats v London Broncos

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Extensive video highlights from last week’s round 16 encounter between relegation rivals Wakefield Wildcats and London Broncos… Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also connect with Total Rugby League on the social media platform of your choice. Read More »

Leigh Centurions: Sarsfield pens new deal

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Leigh Centurions have announced that Matthew Sarsfield has signed a two-year full-time contract with the club, commencing in December 2014. The 22-year-old back rower has impressed in his first season with his hometown club, scoring five tries in 14 appearances. After emerging through the ranks of Leigh Miners Rangers, Sarsfield originally signed for Wigan Warriors, playing for them at scholarship ... Read More »

Hull FC prop to miss Catalan trip for bizarre reasons

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Hull FC prop looks set to miss out on their trip to Catalan Dragons this weekend – but not through conventional circumstances. The club have been caught up in the UK’s passport fiasco, with a huge backlog of applications currently being experienced. The backlog of applicants has risen by 200,000 in the last three months to nearly half a million ... Read More »

James Lowes to hold talks with Bradford Bulls

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Leeds Carnegie coach James Lowes has moved a step closer to becoming the new Bradford Bulls head coach, after he was granted permission to speak to the Super League club about the vacancy. Lowes, who publicly threw his hat into the ring yesterday regarding the job, will now speak to his former club about taking over from Francis Cummins – ... Read More »

Chris Clarkson hoping to win fitness battle

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Leeds Rhinos back rower Chris Clarkson is hoping he will be fit enough to face Widnes Vikings on Sunday after spending this week in a protective boot. The 24-year-old came off the bench for the Rhinos in last week’s narrow defeat to Huddersfield Giants and has been nursing an injury since, but is hopeful that medical treatment this week will ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos: Kirke tested against the best

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Leeds Rhinos forward Ian Kirke represented Rugby League yesterday when he went head to head with some of Britain’s top stars in a unique cross-sport fitness test. Kirke, along with Olympic bronze medallist gymnast Kristian Thomas, England Commonwealth weightlifter Sonny Webster, Mixed Martial Arts figher Michael Page and leading Freerunner Kie Willis, took part in Multipower’s Multisport Challenge at Leeds ... Read More »

Halifax player banned for 10 matches

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Halifax’s Dane Manning has been hit with a whopping 10 match ban, after being found guilty of two charges in the same game. Manning was charged with a Grade E use of the elbow for his challenge on former Fax man Sam Barlow – which he received a five-match suspension for. He also was given five matches for a Grade ... Read More »

Sacking Cummins wrong, says Bradford Bulls captain

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Bradford Bulls captain – and temporary coach – Matt Diskin has said that the decision to sack head coach Francis Cummins and assistant Lee St Hilaire was the wrong one for the club’s future. The duo were dismissed on Monday following Bradford’s defeat to Salford Red Devils, with Diskin placed in charge ahead of Friday’s game against Hull Kingston Rovers. ... Read More »

Diskin not interested in Bradford Bulls job

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Temporary Bradford Bulls coach Matt Diskin has confirmed he is not interested in the role on a full-time basis, as the fallout continues from the departure of Francis Cummins from the club. Diskin will take charge for the first time this Friday, as the Bulls look to launch a remarkable survival bid by toppling Hull Kingston Rovers and narrow the ... Read More »

England to go 11 months without game

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England head coach Steve McNamara has confirmed that his side will not play a warm-up game in the lead up to the Four Nations, meaning they will go almost a year without playing together. After last year’s World Cup exit to New Zealand, McNamara’s side have been unable to play a mid-season game in 2014. And, speaking to reporters at ... Read More »

Duo of Super League stars suspended

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Two Super League stars have received suspensions from tonight’s (Tuesday) disciplinary hearing at the RFL, after incidents in last Saturday’s Catalan Dragons v St Helens clash. Both Eloi Pelissier and Alex Walmsley have picked up one match bans after being hit with the same charge – a Grade B striking offence. That means they are to miss their side’s next ... Read More »

Hull KR: Hodgson targeting Four Nations place

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Hull KR hooker Josh Hodgson is targeting a place in England’s Four Nations squad, but understands it will be difficult given the number of high quality players vying for the number nine shirt. The 24-year-old has comfortably been the Robins’ best player in 2014, with seven tries, eight assists, 562 tackles, 246 carries and nearly 1,700 metres. He was included ... Read More »

St Helens: Lomax out for rest of season

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Jonny Lomax’s season is over after he suffered a serious injury in last weekend’s game at Catalan. The 23-year-old damaged his knee in the second half and needs an operation. Saints Head Coach Nathan Brown said: “This is obviously a blow to the team but more importantly to Jonny. He has been in great form and has settled well into ... Read More »