Monday, January 26, 2015
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Bulls and Rhinos to battle in Peacock’s testimonial

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Bradford Bulls and Leeds Rhinos will lock horns in pre-season, as they do battle in a game specially arranged to mark Jamie Peacock’s testimonial. Peacock has played on both sides of the bitter West Yorkshire rivalry, and with no league fixture between the two sides this year, the curtain-raiser on January 25 will be certain to have a real edge ... Read More »

Smith: England are improving

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Former England coach Tony Smith believes the national team is improving and a victory over Australia and New Zealand will come. England suffered close losses against both the Kangaroos and Kiwis in the recent Four Nations, missing out of the tournament’s final. Smith, who coached Great Britain in 2007 and led England at the 2008 World Cup, said England was ... Read More »

Sa’u: Competition strong at Salford

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Salford centre Junior Sa’u says the competition for places in the Red Devils’ backline is heating up as the club targets a finals spot in 2015. Sa’u was impressive in his first season in Super League, crossing for 12 tries in 25 games. He was the club’s top try-scorer, ranked second in try assists, tackle busts and metres, and finished ... Read More »

Jamie Ellis wants regular starting spot at Huddersfield

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New Huddersfield signing Jamie Ellis is relishing pre-season training with the Giants and insists he is targeting a regular starting spot in Paul Anderson’s side next season. The former Castleford utility, who was signed to give the likes of Danny Brough, Luke Robinson and Shaun Lunt competition, admits training has been difficult so far. “Pre-season has been pretty tough so ... Read More »

Paul Wellens backs James Graham for Golden Boot

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St Helens captain Paul Wellens worked as an assistant coach for the England squad in the recent Four Nations tournament. And, although the experience taught him many things, Wellens confirms that one thing he is sure of is that his former Saints team-mate James Graham should be among the six-player Golden Boot shortlist when it is announced in Friday’s edition ... Read More »

Opinion: New Zealand victory was best for Rugby League

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New Zealand’s victory over Australia in the Four Nations tournament final in Wellington on Saturday was a great result for international Rugby League. And it was also a positive result for English Rugby League. The Kiwis will play a three-match Test series in England next year, which will come hard on the heels of the Rugby Union World Cup. After last ... Read More »

Greg Burke wants to follow in Josh Charnley’s footsteps

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Wigan forward Greg Burke wants to emulate team-mate Josh Charnley by impressing during a loan spell with Hull Kingston Rovers then returning to Wigan in a more prominent role. England winger Charnley spent five games with the Robins in 2010 before going back to the Warriors and becoming a regular starter. Although Burke is spending a full season in East ... Read More »