Thursday, November 27, 2014
Rugby League News

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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 »

RLIF reveals World Cup 2021 bidding process

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A thorough process to assess and select the hosts for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup has been revealed by the Rugby League International Federation Board (RLIF). Starting later this month, the RLIF Board will meet to agree the competition format, structure and qualifying process, with expressions of interest sought by the first quarter of 2015. Invitations to tender will ... Read More »

Richard Moore signs for Halifax

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Halifax have signed former Super League front rower Richard Moore on a two-year deal, as well as announcing the recruitment of Warrington’s sports scientist Andy Holleyhead. Moore, 32, effectively replaces Tony Tonks, who was not offered a new contract after two and a half seasons at the Shay. The former Leeds, Crusaders, Leigh and Wakefield prop was released by the ... Read More »

Rob Worrincy signs for Sheffield Eagles

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Sheffield Eagles have confirmed the signing of former winger Rob Worrincy from Halifax on a one-year contract. He becomes the sixth new signing ahead of 2015, joining Blake South, John Davies, Steve Thorpe, Jamie Langley and Ben Musolino. The 29-year-old made 57 appearances for the Eagles in two spells between 2005 and 2008, scoring 27 tries including a memorable effort ... Read More »