Friday, November 28, 2014
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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 »

NRL could break the cap to get Sam Burgess back

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NRL chief executive has confirmed he would use his “exceptional powers” to bring Sam Burgess back to Rugby League, and try and lure him away from the 15-man code after next year’s World Cup. Burgess arrives back in England next week to take up a deal with Bath but, after Souths boss Michael Maguire said he would fly to the ... Read More »

Carvell out of Wales squad for European Cup

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Wales have been dealt a huge blow ahead of the upcoming European Championship tournament this Autumn, after prop Garreth Carvell has been forced to withdraw from the squad. Carvell has been forced to withdraw due to medical advice, after suffering a knee injury during his spell with Castleford Tigers this season. He still wants to play on in 2015, and ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls cancel Offerdahl contract

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American international Mark Offerdahl will no longer be joining Bradford Bulls for 2015. The front-rower has been deemed unable to partake in pre-season training, due to a recurring injury. And as a result Offerdahl has been released from the one-year contract he signed in August. The club, however, have retained the USA Tomahawk’s registration, meaning he could potentially be re-signed ... Read More »

Betting: England’s Four Nations odds continue to drift

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England have very little chance of winning the Four Nations, according to bookmakers across the UK. Indeed, despite those around them struggling to put together full-strength squads for this month’s tournament, Steve McNamara’s men are clear underdogs, priced at a very generous 12/1 with six different companies (see Odds Checker for the latest prices). To put that into context, New ... Read More »

Tuivasa-Sheck, Locke and Waerea-Hargreaves out for Kiwis

RLWC2013 star Roger Tuivasa-Sheck will not play in the Four Nations competition down under this Autumn

New Zealand have named their 24-man squad for the Four Nations later this month, and three of their most recognisable players are not involved. In addition to the loss of Sonny Bill Williams to rugby union, Stephen Kearney has dropped Salford Red Devils full-back Kevin Locke, while Sydney Roosters duo Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck are unavailable due to “burnout ... Read More »

Catalan Dragons appoint Monaghan as assistant

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Catalans Dragons have appointed former Warrington Wolves player Michael Monaghan as assistant to Laurent Frayssinous on a two-year contract. The Warrington co-captain, who played his last game against Wigan last week, has just hung up his boots and will take on a new role in the Catalans coaching staff next season. “I’m extremely excited to begin my coaching career at ... Read More »

James Roby: I’m not retiring from international duty

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St Helens hooker James Roby insists he has not retired from international Rugby League, despite making himself unavailable for England at the Four Nations. The 28-year-old, who has been Super League’s best performer this season according to Opta statistics, has decided to prioritise his club career and rest his ankles, which have been causing him distress. There is also a ... Read More »

England have great chance to win Four Nations, says Roby

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St Helens hooker James Roby believes England have a great chance of winning the Four Nations, despite being without the 28-year-old, who may have to undergo surgery in the off-season. In Roby’s place, youngsters Daryl Clark and Josh Hodgson will lead England and the Saints star has backed them both to excel in the pressure cooker of Australia and New ... Read More »

Grand Final week on TotalRL.com

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The biggest week on the Super League calendar is finally here – as the build-up to the Super League Grand Final is now well and truly underway. TotalRL.com were present yesterday for the traditional pre-match press conference between the two sides, and we spoke to a number of key players to ensure YOU get the very best content ahead of ... Read More »