Thursday, January 29, 2015
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

England Regional Academy team named

England Combined Regional Academy have named an 18-man squad for the opening match of the Australian Schoolboys’ tour at Derwent Park, Workington on Wednesday November 26 (6.30pm). The England squad is drawn from players involved with the RFL’s three regional Academies in Cumbria, the North East and the Midlands, many of whom have already secured contracts with First Utility Super ... Read More »

Burrow aiming to be fit for start of 2015 season

Rob Burrow

Leeds Rhinos utility Rob Burrow has revealed that he has undergone “therapy” to correct an injury problem which plagued him during the latter part of last season – but has insisted that he will be right for the beginning of the 2015 campaign. Burrow played a crucial role in Leeds’ run to Challenge Cup glory, before their season ended prematurely ... Read More »

I believe I’m good enough, says Rankin


Hull FC half-back Jordan Rankin insists he is good enough to force his way into Lee Radford’s first team squad – and says that as well as challenging for half-back, he can compete in a number of other positions, too. Rankin enjoyed a strong first season at the Black and Whites, missing only a handful of games after arriving at ... Read More »

Burgess to make Bath debut this Friday


Sam Burgess could be set to make his Bath debut this weekend, after it was revealed he could be named amongst their replacements for their Aviva Premiership game against Harlequins this Friday. The 25-year-old has only just started training with Bath after that horrific facial injury suffered in the NRL Grand Final whilst playing for South Sydney Rabbitohs. However, Bath ... Read More »

Pitch invasion fine: Widnes and RFL release statement


The RFL and Widnes Vikings have accepted the decision of an independent Tribunal to fine the club £20,000 for serious breaches of the sport’s Operational Rules at the end of a Challenge Cup semi-final at Leigh Sports Village in August. The governing body and Widnes Vikings are continuing to work with all relevant agencies to bring to account the individuals ... Read More »

Oxford sign two force internationals for 2015


Oxford RL’s recruitment drive continues with the double signing of Jordan Andrade and Jamie Milburn, both forces internationals. Jordan had the special honour of carrying out the famous Challenge Cup at Wembley, ahead of this year’s final between Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos. The 22-year-old who can either play as a back rower or as a prop, has served as ... Read More »