Thursday, October 23, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

NRL: Nathan Brown heavily linked with Wests Tigers job

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St Helens coach Nathan Brown has emerged as one of the favourites to take over from Mick Potter at Wests Tigers next season, according to the Daily Telegraph in Australia. Reports indicate former Catalan and Bradford boss Potter is unlikely to be given a deal for next season following the Wests’ disappointing 13th place finish in this year’s NRL. Saints ... Read More »

Castleford in for fourth London Broncos signing

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Castleford Tigers are close to signing Mike McMeeken from London Broncos, according to the Yorkshire Post. The 20-year-old second-rower, born in Hampshire, has reportedly impressed Tigers boss Daryl Powell this season and scored both home and away against Cas in 2014. The talented youngster would be the Tigers’ fourth London Broncos signing ahead of next season, with hooker Scott Moore, ... Read More »

Magic Weekend moves to Newcastle for 2015

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St. James’ Park in Newcastle will host next year’s Magic Weekend. The event will, as always, see all 12 Super League clubs showcase their skill and athleticism in six matches – three on Saturday May 30 and three on Sunday May 31 – at the home of Premier League football club Newcastle United. Rugby League fans from around the country ... Read More »

Adrian Purtell signs on at Bradford Bulls

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Adrian Purtell has become the latest Bradford Bull to commit his future to the club, after today agreeing a new one-year deal. The Australian 29-year-old is the fifteenth member of James Lowes’ current squad to re-sign ahead of the 2015 campaign, taking the Bulls’ new-look roster to 23. The former NRL star, who enjoyed stints with Canberra Raiders and Penrith Panthers, has ... Read More »

Hull Kingston Rovers report attendance increase

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Hull Kingston Rovers have bucked the Super League trend by reporting an average rise in attendance for their home matches in 2014. The Robins have welcomed over 106,000 supporters this season – an average of 7,572, up from 7,319 in 2013. Hull KR general manager Joe Clutterbrook said: “It is a great achievement for the club to increase attendances in ... Read More »

England’s loss can be Leeds’ gain, says McDermott

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Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott believes Kevin Sinfield’s international retirement will be beneficial to both his side and his captain’s future career. Sinfield announced last week that he would not take part in this autumn’s Four Nations in Australia and New Zealand or add to his 26 England caps and 14 Great Britain appearances in the future. “This is a ... Read More »

NRL: Sam Tomkins reflects on first season Down Under

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New Zealand Warriors full-back Sam Tomkins claims he is “pretty happy” with his first season in the NRL, despite failing to make the play-offs. The 25-year-old joined the Warriors from Wigan at the end of last year and, by his own admission, struggled in the early stages of his debut season. “Obviously the start was tough. As a team we ... Read More »

Wane and Wigan relishing “massive challenge” against Warrington

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Wigan coach Shaun Wane believes Warrington are real contenders for the Grand Final and admits his side will face a “massive challenge” to slow the Wolves’ momentum. The Warriors host Tony Smith’s men in a televised contest on Thursday night, with both teams come off impressive wins over top eight opposition. Wane told Wigan Today: “Right now they have the ... Read More »

Sky Sports justify shield scene to Saints fans

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The executive producer of Sky Sports’ Rugby League coverage has written a justification after several complaints claiming the broadcaster purposefully tried to embarrass St Helens and their fans were filed. Last Thursday, during coverage of Saints’ match against Warrington, Sky’s cameras showed the League Leader’s Shield being packed away when it became apparent St Helens could not salvage the point ... Read More »

Championship: Players of the week revealed

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Sheffield Eagles full-back Quentin Laulu-Togagae and Hunslet Hawks winger Gavin Duffy have been voted Championship Players of the Week. Both players had key roles in their side’s important wins over Rochdale Hornets and South Wales Scorpions respectively. Everyweek each coach in both the Kingstone Press Championship and Championship One is contacted to help decide the awards. Kingstone Press Championship Player ... Read More »