Friday, January 30, 2015
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Warrington want more from Roy Asotasi

Roy Asotasi in his South Sydney Rabbitohs days. ©ColinWhelan/ActionPhotographics

Warrington head coach Tony Smith is hoping to see more from Roy Asotasi next season, although he admits that 2014 has been tough for the Kiwi prop. Asotasi joined the Wolves on a two-year contract at the start of the season after a 13-year career in the NRL with Canterbury and South Sydney. The front-rower won an NRL Grand Final ... Read More »

James Feather pays himself out of Hawks contract

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James Feather has paid an undisclosed fee to release himself from his contract with Hunslet and re-sign with Keighley. The 30-year-old agreed to join the Hawks and link up with former boss Barry Eaton in early October, when the Cougars were relegated from the Championship and Hunslet won the Championship One Grand Final. However, he had a change of heart ... Read More »

Salford Red Devils post £5,000,000 loss

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Salford Red Devils have recently lodged their financial report and accounts at Companies House – and the figures don’t make good reading. For the year to 31 January 2014 Salford City Reds (2013) Limited lost a total of £5,142,778, which is almost certainly the greatest loss ever suffered by a Rugby League club. The club’s turnover was just £2,298,378. This ... Read More »

Ethiopia Rugby League awarded observer status

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Following three years of development work in the state of Tigray, Ethiopia has been awarded official observer status by the RLEF, becoming the sixth African nation to be recognised. Centred around the Nicholas Robinson School in Mekelle, the sport is regularly taught to 1,300 children, aged between 7 and 17. The school’s senior sports teacher, Abebuker Ahmed Tadesse, is the ... Read More »

Tony Benson appointed as Belgium Rugby League sport director

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Former Leigh and Oxford head coach Tony Benson has been appointed Belgium Rugby League’s newly-created Sport Director. His duties will start in 2015 with Benson’s main targets to build a Rugby League culture in the country at youth level and set up an elite program in order to for the national side to enter European Championship C in 2016. “The appointment ... Read More »

Salford sign Cory Paterson

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Salford have added another signing to their growing squad for 2015, after confirming the signature of former Hull KR forward Cory Paterson. The forward – who quit Rugby League at the end of the 2014 season to pursue a career in professional boxing – has been lured back to the game by the Red Devils, with the former Wests man ... Read More »

Wigan renew Workington dual registration partnership

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Wigan Warriors have announced they will again partner with Championship side Workington Town during 2015. The agreement will see members of Shaun Wane’s first team squad head to Workington throughout the season to gain experience on dual registration duty. Last year several Wigan players including Greg Burke, Connor Farrell and Lewis Tierney spent time at the Cumbria club. “We are ... Read More »

Catalans Dragons trial American Football player

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Catalans Dragons have given former University of Alabama running back Brent Calloway a week-long trial with a view to joining the French outfit. The 22-year-old American Football player seemingly has all the physical attributes to thrive in our sport – he is over six feet tall, weighs nearly 16 stones, and can sprint 100m in comfortably under 11 seconds. It ... Read More »

Eight reasons to read this week’s League Express

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Koukash v Leigh Centurions head of rugby Derek Beaumont speaks to Gareth Walker and dismisses a claim that Salford owner Dr Marwan Koukash didn’t try to snap up half-back Ryan Brierley Click here to download the digital version of League Express newspaper to the device of your choice Sneyd relying on experience In an exclusive interview, Hull FC half-back Marc ... Read More »