Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

No answer yet for Keighley Cougars from RFL

Keighley-Cougars

Keighley Cougars have said that they are yet to hear any news over their legal challenge against the RFL surrounding the dual-registration saga, after informing fans of the situation at a well-attended meeting last night (Thursday). In a statement released by the club, they have said that they are deliberately creating a strategy to put pressure on the RFL, who ... Read More »

Ferguson to miss Scotland Euro campaign

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Scotland have been dealt a blow ahead of the European Championships, after star forward Dale Ferguson revealed to the Telegraph and Argus that he is set to miss the tournament this Autumn. Ferguson has had an injury-hampered first season at Bradford Bulls in 2014 and, after speaking to Scotland boss Steve McCormack – as well as club coach James Lowes ... Read More »

Halifax appoint Marshall as coach for 2015

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Halifax have named Warrington Wolves’ assistant and England Academy boss Richard Marshall as their new coach for 2015. Thirty-eight-year-old Marshall, a former front rower who began his Super League career as a player at the Shay in the mid-1990s, succeeds his former captain Karl Harrison, who left the club last month after three years in charge. Marshall, who has spent ... Read More »

Jamie Langley signs for Sheffield Eagles

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Sheffield Eagles have confirmed the signing of former Great Britain International Jamie Langley on a two-year contract. Langley has enjoyed a stellar career at the top level for over a decade, winning both the Super League title and World Club Challenge during his time at Bradford Bulls. The 30-year-old will link up with the Eagles ahead of next season, and ... Read More »

Pressure is on Sheffield, says Fev coach Andy Hay

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Featherstone Rovers coach Andy Hay is looking to stop in-form Sheffield Eagles this Sunday (6.30pm) in their Kingstone Press Championship play-off semi-final this weekend – and insists all the pressure is on their South Yorkshire opponents. Rovers have had a week’s break after beating Halifax in Week One of the play-offs, and Hay says he will be sticking with the ... Read More »

RFL appoints new head of Salary Cap

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The RFL has appointed forensic financial and legal expert Nigel Roberts as the sport’s Head of Salary Cap and Registrations. Roberts, who hails from Eccles, currently works for Manchester-based criminal defence solicitors Stephen Lickrish and Associates and will take up his new role in early November. He has significant expertise in white collar fraud, commercial fraud, money laundering and regulatory ... Read More »

Super League: Opta Index team of the season

Tigers winger Justin Carney

Using data from respected number crunchers Opta, League Express newspaper has compiled a team of the best performers in Super League this season – a Dream Team based on statistical fact, not media interpretation. The publication took each player’s average score (calculated from their overall performance) per game and filled out the positions. Interestingly, only six official Dream Team members ... Read More »

South Wales Scorpions player banned for drug breach

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A national anti-doping panel has imposed a two-year suspension on South Wales Scorpions player Harry Cartwright after he was found guilty of breaching the RFL’s anti-doping regulations. Cartwright, 19, who was playing with the Scorpions on loan from North Wales Crusaders, tested positive for drostanolone, an anabolic steroid, following a match played on Saturday July 5, 2014. The suspension applies ... Read More »