Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Red Devils too hot for Giants

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Two debutants with widely differing degrees of experience made a crucial contribution to Salford Red Devils’ emphatic 10-36 victory over Huddersfield Giants at the John Smith’s Stadium today. The Red Devils’ Kiwi Test fullback Kevin Locke settled in immediately to his new role, scoring a try and kicking six goals from as many attempts, while also shoring up the last ... Read More »

Gloucestershire future looks All Gold

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GARETH WALKER, the Championship correspondent of League Express, pays tribute to the achievements of the All Golds this season. For all intents and purposes, Kingstone Press Championship One was supposed to be a three-horse race in 2014. Nobody was overlooking the sterling work that has been done by the expansion clubs in that division. Or even being arrogant enough to ... Read More »

JJB meets Brian Carney

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This article originally appeared in issue 399 of Rugby League World magazine. Heard the one about the Yorkshireman and the Irishman who sit down to discuss the strengths of Rugby League? Jamie Jones-Buchanan spends a revealing afternoon with charismatic Sky Sports presenter Brian Carney A couple of weeks ago I went to see “Playing the Joker”, the story of Eddie ... Read More »

Wakefield sign Craig Hall

Wakefield Wildcats have completed the signing of Craig Hall from Hull KR. The 26-year old will join up with Trinity in pre-season ahead of the 2015 campaign having penned a two-year deal. Hall has over 150 career appearances behind him having made making 75 appearances for Hull FC before crossing the city in 2011 to represent the Robins. A versatile ... Read More »

Saints and Wigan coaches fined by RFL

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St Helens coach Nathan Brown has been fined £1,000 after being found guilty of misconduct for comments about match referee Phil Bentham made following the First Utility Super League win over Wigan Warriors. He was deemed to be in breach of Operational Rule D1.8 (c) by engaging in conduct which is prejudicial to the interests of the game; Operational Rule D1.10 ... Read More »

Opinion: Heaven and Hell for Harris at Salford Red Devils

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Regular TotalRL.com columnist Louise Woodward-Styles (@MsCityRedGirl) reflects on another defeat for the Salford Red Devils, but can begin to see light at the end of a gloomy tunnel.. Since the arrival of Iestyn Harris as Salford Red Devils coach, the mood amongst the Salford faithful appears to be that of acceptance and calmness. This change in mood can perhaps be ... Read More »

RFL Champion Schools Finals dominated by Castleford Academy

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Castleford Academy dominate the finals of the 2014 Champion Schools competition, with no less than six of its representative teams participating in one of the eight finals, to be played on August 22 and 23 at Richmond Athletic Association (11.00am) and Wembley Stadium (1.05pm) respectively. As is now tradition, the final of the Year 7 Boys final will again take ... Read More »

Coventry Bears to enter Championship One in 2015

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The RFL is delighted to announce that Coventry Bears will enter Rugby League’s semi-professional Kingstone Press Championship One competition in 2015. Formed in 1998, Coventry have grown to become one of the sport’s most successful community clubs and will play their home games at the 4,000-capacity Butts Park Arena. They were invited to play in the competition at a meeting ... Read More »

Todd Carney launches appeal over sacking

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Former Cronulla Sharks player Todd Carney has launched an appeal over his controversial dismissal from the club last weekend, stating two members of the Cronulla board were not consulted about the decision. The SMH are reporting that Carney’s agent, David Riolo, has spoken to the game’s governing body regarding the Sharks’ failure to go through the correct disciplinary procedures, and ... Read More »

London Broncos tie down more youngsters

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London Broncos have continued their recruitment for next season – whatever division they may be in – by securing the services of three more talented youngsters on two-year contracts. The impressive Iliess Macani, Joel Wicks and James Woodburn-Hall have all penned deals until the end of the 2016 season, and will continue to train full-time with the London first team. ... Read More »

NRL player suspended after positive test

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The NRL have stood down a St George Illawarra Dragons Holden Cup player, after he tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid. NRL Chief Operating Officer, Jim Doyle said on Friday the NRL’s Anti-Doping policy requires the NRL to stand down Under 20s player, Dylan Lauri, once a positive sample is recorded. His A-sample has tested positive for metabolites of ... Read More »