Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Luckless Russell had teeth smashed again

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Warrington Wolves fullback suffered yet another freak injury to his mouth whilst training in Tenerife, the club have confirmed. Smith had several teeth smashed during the Wolves’ play-off win against Widnes Vikings last year, and had porcelain teeth fitted as a temporary measure. However, coach Tony Smith has confirmed that those porcelain teeth were smashed out during a training accident ... Read More »

McDermott pays tribute to iconic Peacock

Jamie-Peacock

Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott has paid tribute to prop Jamie Peacock, as the former Great Britain captain warms up for his testimonial match this Sunday. The legendary forward will face off against former club Bradford in a match to celebrate his legendary career, and as he prepares to enter his final season as a professional, Peacock has received ... Read More »

El Salvador to make Rugby League debut

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IT was Paco Godinez’s first day of school in El Salvador when hijackers stormed the family van and pointed a gun to his father’s head. “This was during the civil war. They said they needed the van and only after my father offered them a lot of money did they let us go,” he says, still with a slight tremble ... Read More »

No pressure on Clark, says Warrington boss Smith

Daryl-Clark

Warrington Wolves boss Tony Smith insists it’s vital there is not too much pressure heaped on marquee signing Daryl Clark, ahead of his debut for the club this Sunday. Clark has been named in the Warrington squad to face Hull KR this Sunday, which will be his first appearance for the club following a high-profile, six-figure transfer from Castleford Tigers. ... Read More »

Cut down on interchanges, says Gallen

Paul Gallen

Cronulla Sharks captain Paul Gallen has called for a radical shift in the way the game uses interchanges, saying that the best way to get rid of wrestling is to reduce them. The rules have been adjusted this year so that all those involved in wrapping up the ball carrier must free him simultaneously. But Gallen believes rather than adopting ... Read More »

O’Loughlin could play against St Helens

Sean-O'Loughlin

Wigan Warriors captain Sean O’Loughlin is aiming to feature in the club’s pre-season friendly against St Helens this weekend. O’Loughlin missed the club’s 18-14 defeat to Leigh after his wife gave birth last weekend – but would have missed that game anyway due to a training ground injury. However, Wane admits O’Loughlin and centre Anthony Gelling could well feature in ... Read More »

St Helens confirm Wilkin as new captain

Jon Wilkin

St Helens have confirmed Jon Wilkin as their new captain for the 2015 season, replacing iconic fullback Paul Wellens. Wellens will remain part of Saints’ playing squad for 2015 with boss Keiron Cunningham insisting he still has an important role to play – but said that the “natural progression” at the club has led to Wilkin getting the role for ... Read More »

RFL announce BLK as new kit supplier

BLK Referees Kit

The RFLhave announced a new partnership that will see world leading performance sports apparel brand BLK become the Official Kit Supplier to the England Rugby League team, the governing body and the sport’s match officials for the next four years. From 2015, all RFL match officials will sport BLK matchday and training apparel, whilst the RFL’s development and performance staff ... Read More »

Gateshead Thunder change name to Newcastle Thunder

Gateshead-Thunder

The North East’s only professional rugby league club today confirmed a change of name from Gateshead Thunder to Newcastle Thunder. The change, which has been approved by the Rugby Football League, will happen with immediate effect.  The club has also applied to Newcastle City Council to officially change home venue to Kingston Park where partner club Newcastle Falcons currently play ... Read More »