Saturday, August 2, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Slyney tied down by London Broncos

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Nick Slyney has become the latest member of the London Broncos to sign up for next season, after the former Brisbane man penned a two-year contract with the club. He becomes the fifth member of Joey Grima’s squad to sign up regardless of what happens to the Broncos in 2014, and he admitted he was delighted to commit his future ... Read More »

Origin and Nines break records

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This week’s State of Origin match at ANZ Stadium has registered the highest TV ratings for any Origin match in the history of Rugby League. And it is the highest rating television show so far this year – eclipsing Origin I, which was the previous top rating show of 2014. A total of 4.193 million viewers watched the NSW Blues ... Read More »

Five players who could switch to Rugby League with Tomkins

Kyle Eastmond

The big news in Rugby League this week surrounds Wigan Warriors, as they have secured the services of former star Joel Tomkins – in a move that sees him return from Rugby Union to take up the 13-man code again. Tomkins has prior experience of playing in the game, having spent the early part of his career with the Warriors ... Read More »

Rugby League Podcast: Three guys named Joe

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In the latest episode of Rugby League Down South, Ian Ramsdale chats to Joe Keyes, Joe Grima and Joe Mbu. What’s on this week? 02.00 Fan, turned, mascot turned professional – young Broncos Joe Keyes signs up for the next 3 seasons, along with two other London-bred players. 16.30 London Broncos head coach Joe Grima updates us on the future ... Read More »

Kieran Dixon closing in on London Broncos return

London Broncos winger Kieran Dixon. ©RLPhotos

London Broncos are set to be handed a major boost ahead of the final part of Super League 2014, as winger Kieran Dixon nears a return from injury – and he could feature within the next month. Dixon has been sidelined since October last year, after suffering a serious knee injury whilst with the England Knights. However, coach Joey Grima ... Read More »

Joel Tomkins and other RU converts who came ‘home’

Sonny Bill Williams. ©RLphotos

The big news in Rugby League this week surrounds Wigan Warriors, as they have secured the services of former star Joel Tomkins – in a move that sees him return from Rugby Union to take up the 13-man code again. Tomkins played for Saracens between 2011-14, earning international honours along the way, making him a member of an exclusive club ... Read More »

Wigan Warriors sign Joel Tomkins

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Wigan Rugby League Club today announces the immediate but significant re-signing of dual-code International Joel Tomkins from Saracens Rugby Union Club for an undisclosed transfer fee on a four-and-a-half year contract. Tomkins, 27, re-joins after 3 years in Rugby Union, where he played over 40 games for the Premiership giants and earned representative honours with England Rugby Union (3) and ... Read More »

Wigan hammer Vikings

Wigan Warriors hammered Widnes Vikings 48-4 at the DW Stadium tonight, and they delighted their supporters by announcing at half-time that they have re-signed Joel Tomkins from Saracens RUFC. Wigan Chairman Ian Lenagan had apparently denied rumours at the weekend that Tomkins would be returning to the club when he spoke to League Express, but Tomkins was unveiled to the ... Read More »

Salford Red Devils reject Mark Sneyd transfer request

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Salford Red Devils have confirmed they have received, and subsequently rejected, a written transfer request from half-back Marc Sneyd.Sneyd, who has been on loan at Castleford Tigers this season, had been informed of the Red Devils’ plans to make him an integral part of their 2015 campaign, and the player still has 18 months to run on his contract. CEO ... Read More »