Thursday, September 18, 2014
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NRL players: Give Carney another shot!

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78 percent of NRL players that voted in a poll by Australian magazine Rugby League Week believe that Todd Carney deserves another shot in the NRL, despite being sacked by a club for the third time. Carney was sacked by Cronulla Sharks earlier this season after a photo of him on social media went viral. However over three-quarters of players ... Read More »

New Bradford Bulls man inspired by Vainikolo

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New Bradford Bulls signing Etu Uaisele has described the opportunity to sign for the club as a “massive chance”, and admits his career his taken inspiration from one of the club’s all-time great wingers. Uaisele penned a two-year deal to become the eighth member of James Lowes’ 2015 squad yesterday, and he said he can’t wait to get started with ... Read More »

Castleford Tigers coach backs Clare to shine

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Castleford Tigers boss Daryl Powell has backed James Clare to stand in for the suspended Justin Carney this weekend, as the club gear up for their semi-final date against Widnes Vikings. Clare is the most likely candidate to replace Carney, who was banned for two matches earlier this week after a dangerous throw against London Broncos. And although Powell admits ... Read More »

Huddersfield Giants star commits to club

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Huddersfield Giants star hooker Shaun Lunt has committed his immediate future to the club, saying he does not intend to leave before the end of his current contract, which expires at the end of next season. After a successful loan spell at Leeds in 2012, the Rhinos are believed to have retained an interest in Lunt for some time. However, ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls land Tongan international Uaisele

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Bradford Bulls have confirmed the signing of Tongan international Etu Uaisele, who has agreed a two-year deal with the club. The former NRL star, who enjoyed spells Down Under with Parramatta Eels and Penrith Panthers, is currently plying his trade with Kingstone Press Championship Sheffield Eagles. An explosive three-quarter, 29-year-old Uaisele – who can operate both at centre and on the ... Read More »

Two Championship clubs charged over dual-reg

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Two clubs have been charged with breaching RFL Operational Rules relating to dual registration by fielding ineligible players in Kingstone Press Championship fixtures. Batley Bulldogs and Doncaster have been charged with breaching Operational Rule D1.20 which states that dual registration players who have a salary cap value of £20,000 or more must have played in at least three league fixtures ... Read More »

Joel Monaghan: Wolves had perfect Cup preparation

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Warrington winger Joel Monaghan believes the Wolves’ 24-26 win against the Catalan Dragons on Friday was the best preparation possible ahead of Saturday’s Challenge Cup semi-final against Leeds Rhinos. A deluge before the match on Friday night led to some tough conditions for both sides, but the Wolves stuck with it and came out victorious. Monaghan knows they will need ... Read More »

Olivier Elima wants to end career in France

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Catalan backrower Olivier Elima wants to play out the rest of his career in France after signing a two-year contract extension with the Dragons. The 31-year-old, who has enjoyed spells with Castleford, Wakefield and Bradford, returned to Perpignan in 2012 and is excited to see what the future holds. This article originally appeared in this week’s edition of League Express ... Read More »

What’s on this week: Rugby League on radio and TV

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Wednesday August 6 Boots ‘N’ All – 6.30pm, Sky Sports 4 & 10pm, Sky Sports 2 Brian Carney with guests Terry O’Connor & John Kear All the latest rugby league news & views Saturday 9th August Live Tetley’s Challenge Cup semi-final: Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves – 2pm, BBC One HD Presenter: Tanya Arnold Studio Guests: Brian Noble, Eorl Crabtree ... Read More »

Opinion: How to end dual-registration madness

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It’s been a fair few months since I have written in any depth about those two most divisive of Championship words, dual registration. But there was no avoiding the controversial system last week, when the RFL confirmed that they were investigating the possibility that ineligible players were fielded on Sunday July 27. This article originally appeared in this week’s edition ... Read More »

Red Devils: Koukash to set up advisory fan panel

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Salford owner Dr Marwan Koukash is calling on Red Devils season ticket holders to apply for a position on a new advisory panel to help with “future plans and decisions for the club”. The 12-strong board of fans will essentially serve as Koukash’s counsel on everything from the design of next season’s shirt to business decisions. Click here to download ... Read More »

Smith: It’s only fair Sinfield is playing

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Warrington boss Tony Smith believes Kevin Sinfield’s two-match ban for a headbutt on Luke Dorn a fortnight ago was the right decision and insists he’s glad it didn’t force the Leeds Rhinos captain out of Saturday’s Challenge Cup semi-final. “Any more than two games with his impeccable record would have been wrong,” Smith told the Yorkshire Evening Post. Click here ... Read More »