Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Leigh Centurions sign Greg Worthington

Paul-Rowley

Leigh Centurions have confirmed the signing of former Featherstone Rovers star Greg Worthington on a two-year full-time contract up until the end of November 2016 – with the Centurions paying a five-figure sum for the centre. Worthington, 24, has established himself as consistently one of the top performers in the Kingstone Press Championship in the past four seasons and has ... Read More »

Amor looking to cap dream first season at Saints

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St Helens forward Kyle Amor is looking to finish the 2014 season on a high by overcoming an in-form Wigan Warriors in Saturday’s First Utility Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford (6.00pm). Former Leeds and Wakefield player Amor signed for Saints in September 2013 and started his first season with them at the beginning of 2014. He still can’t ... Read More »

MacGraff Leuluai relieved by Matty Russell return

Macgraff Leuluai

Widnes Vikings backrower MacGraff Leuluai has spoken of his relief at seeing Warrington’s Matty Russell return to the field just two weeks after the Wolves fullback came off worse in a clash between the pair. Leuluai faced no further action for the challenge in the opening play-off clash between the two sides. But Russell had to be stretchered off the ... Read More »

World Club Series fixtures confirmed

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Super League has announced the identity of the six clubs from the First Utility Super League and NRL who will contest the newly-expanded World Club Series in 2015. 2014 Super League Grand Finalists St Helens and Wigan Warriors will be joined by Warrington Wolves to play three matches against NRL champions South Sydney Rabbitohs, Brisbane Broncos and St George-Illawarra. Building ... Read More »

Could the RFL follow the NRL’s lead and “break the cap”?

Sam Burgess

Amidst all of the romance and story surrounding Sam Burgess’ incredible farewell to Rugby League last week, there was one particular story which may have evaded your attention. It came via NRL chief executive David Smith, who revealed to Australian media (story here) that he would seriously consider using his “exceptional powers” to use the code’s resources and bring Burgess ... Read More »

St George third Australian club in World Club Series

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The St George Illawarra Dragons have accepted their invitation to participate in the 2015 World Club Series. The European Super League have confirmed that the Dragons will join the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Brisbane Broncos in the series which will be played in the United Kingdom over three days from February 20-22 next year. The tournament will culminate with ... Read More »

Six of the Best: Super League Grand Final moments

Will it be Wigan's year again?

Grand Final week can only mean one thing – all of our regular weekly features turn into Grand Final-related ones! For this week’s Six of the Best, we’ve been asking all week for the Old Trafford moments that stand out in your mind, and there are certainly plenty to choose from! We’ve had nominations from as recent as last year, ... Read More »

Mike Rush and Keiron Cunningham favourites for Saints job

Will former Red Vee boss Mike Rush have a second bite at the cherry?

Last week it was revealed that St Helens coach Nathan Brown will leave the club at the end of the season and return home to Australia. The 41-year-old, who also enjoyed a successful spell in charge of Huddersfield, cited family reasons for his departure. Since the announcement, there has been much speculation about who will succeed Brown after this weekend’s ... Read More »

Hull FC owner expecting strong 2015 from his side

Danny-Houghton-Hull-FC-St-Helens

2015 is Hull FC’s time – that’s the view of owner Adam Pearson, who says the club are on the verge of something very special next season. Hull have recruited heavily ahead of next year, with the likes of Marc Sneyd and Leon Pryce signing up at the KC Stadium ahead of an important year for the club. And Pearson ... Read More »

Johnathan Thurston out of Four Nations with shoulder injury

Johnathan Thurston

  Current Golden Boot holder Johnathan Thurston is the latest high-profile Australian to be ruled out of this month’s Four Nations tournament. The 31-year-old, recognised as one of the best playmakers in world rugby, has a shoulder injury. He joins Billy Slater, Brett Morris, Paul Gallen, Darius Boyd, Andrew Fifta, Justin Hodges and several more first-team Kangaroo stars who are ... Read More »

Joel Tomkins: It’s like a fairytale for me

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Wigan back-rower Joel Tomkins has described his return to Rugby League as “like a fairytale” after reaching the Grand Final just three months after leaving rugby union. The 27-year-old originally left the Warriors to join Aviva Premiership side Saracens in 2010 and went on to represent England in the 15-man code. In June, he completed his return to Super League ... Read More »