Saturday, January 31, 2015
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Hardaker to make first appearance of pre-season


Leeds Rhinos travel to the Keepmoat Stadium this Sunday to take on Doncaster in their final pre-season game ahead of the 2015 First Utility Super League season. Zak Hardaker has been named in the starting line-up, having missed the games against USA Pioneers and Bradford Bulls. The side includes a number of experienced first team players such as Liam Sutcliffe, ... Read More »

Several fixtures fall foul to snow


The snow storms that have been ravaging parts of Northern England have taken their toll on the Rugby League fixtures this weekend, with several games now postponed due to adverse weather. Chief amongst them is Super League champions St Helens’ final pre-season clash ahead of the big Super League opener next Friday. Their fixture against Rochdale Hornets, which was supposed ... Read More »

Langtree Park sells out for WCC


The new home of St Helens, Langtree Park, has sold out its 18,000 capacity more than three weeks ahead of the finale to the inaugural expanded World Club Series, being the World Club Final between Super League Champions St Helens and NRL Champions South Sydney on 22 February. Saints Chairman Eamonn McManus stated: “It’s no exaggeration to say that this ... Read More »

Aiton still in dark with ASADA situation


Leeds Rhinos hooker Paul Aiton has admitted he is still unsure over his current situation with the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority – as several of his former Cronulla teammates reach the end of their suspensions from the organization. Stars like Sharks captain Paul Gallen were given backdated bans which struck them off from featuring in the end of the Sharks’ ... Read More »

Queensland to host stand-alone weekend of internationals


The Australian state of Queensland will host three internationals in one weekend later this year, as part of a revamped schedule for the 2015 NRL season. Brisbane will be the venue for the traditional mid-season Test between Australia and Four Nations champions New Zealand, which will be part of a programme to honour the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings ... Read More »

Carlile: I can handle Hodgson pressure

Chris Chester has entrusted Keal Carlile for 2015.

Hull Kingston Rovers hooker Keal Carlile insists he will be able to handle the pressure that comes with stepping into Josh Hodgson’s shoes throughout this season. Hodgson, a standout performer for Rovers last season, has headed for the NRL with Canberra Raiders, with Carlile entrusted with the No. 9 shirt vacated by the England international this season. And with boss ... Read More »

Jones-Buchanan excited by strong pre-season


Leeds Rhinos forward Jamie Jones-Buchanan says he’s experienced one of the strongest pre-season campaigns of his career, as he winds up for a major 2015 with the Rhinos. Jones-Buchanan endured a difficult 2014 which was blighted by injury, as the Rhinos crashed out of the play-offs in week one to Catalans Dragons. But the forward says the Rhinos are much ... Read More »

Albert Goldthorpe Medal 2015: The Betting


The 2015 Super League season brings with it a raft of team and individual honours – with one of those League Express’ very own Albert Goldthorpe Medal. The medal, which is awarded on the basis of the player who has accrued the most points from League Express reporters throughout the season, is currently in the possession of Huddersfield’s Danny Brough ... Read More »

2000 already signed up for Widnes record attempt


On February 5th 2015, Widnes Vikings, NHS Halton CCG and Halton Borough Council will join forces to stage an official Guinness World Record attempt involving local businesses, school children and Halton residents. The World Record attempt at 11am will launch the ‘Big Viking Health Kick-Off’, a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of knowing your blood pressure and will ... Read More »