Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Leeds Rhinos boss knows lineup for cup final

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Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott admits he knows his starting line-up for next Saturday’s Challenge Cup Final – but admits there are still spots available on the bench. The Rhinos bid to end their 15-year hoodoo with the Challenge Cup next weekend when they lock horns with Castleford Tigers at Wembley, and McDermott told the media on Thursday that ... Read More »

Clark wary of wounded Warrington Wolves

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Castleford Tigers hooker Daryl Clark insists the team will have to be on their guard this evening, as they take on a Warrington Wolves side still reeling from their semi-final loss to Leeds last weekend. The Wolves – unlike the Tigers – will not be at Wembley for the Challenge Cup Final next Saturday, after losing out to the Rhinos ... Read More »

Castleford Tigers boss trusts his squad

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Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell has backed his now-infamous rotation policy ahead of their trip to Warrington Wolves – saying he trusts all the players in his squad to get the job done against the Wolves. Powell has rested the likes of Michael Shenton, Luke Dorn and Daryl Clark ahead of next weekend’s Challenge Cup Final against Leeds Rhinos, with ... Read More »

St Helens to move for Travis Burns?

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St Helens are believed to be launching an ambitious bid to bring Hull Kingston Rovers stand-off Travis Burns to Langtree Park – as they continue to reel from the impact of Luke Walsh’s long-term injury. Burns – who is still under contract with the Robins – is believed to be attracting the interest of the Saints with the business end ... Read More »

Hull FC to announce ‘major coup’?

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Hull FC boss Lee Radford has told local media that the club could be on the verge of announcing a ‘major coup’ in the coming days – with an international forward from the NRL set to sign on the dotted line. Radford -  who has endured a difficult first full season in charge of the club – has likened the ... Read More »

Hornets post record profit

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Kingstone Press Championship club Rochdale Hornets may be in line for relegation this season, but that should hold no fears for the club financially, to judge from its accounts for the year ended 30 November 2013, when the Hornets were last in Championship One. Earlier this week the club announced a record profit of £25,157 for the year ending November 2013. ... Read More »

Thursday XIII: Super League surprise packages

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As the business end of the season approaches in Super League, attention will turn to a whole host of individual and team honours that are annually up for grabs. But here at TotalRL.com, we don’t like to be left out, so for this week’s Thursday 13, we’re creating a team of our own! Over the last 15 years we’ve seen ... Read More »

Rugby League in America to finally be unified?

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The long-standing civil war in American Rugby League looks to finally be at its conclusion, after the RLIF confirmed only one party applied to become a constituent member for the country. The AMNRL and the USARL have both been running competitions simultaneously for a number of years but, after no AMNRL competition was launched this year, Australian journalist Steve Mascord ... Read More »

Rugby League’s new structure displayed on handy image

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Ever since the RFL announced plans to restructure English Rugby League from 2015 onwards, the ideas have been met with a fair amount of skepticism on social media. Some fans have called for a clearer picture as to how the new structure will work, and be given clearer definitions of who will play in which divisions. However, the RFL have ... Read More »

Match preview: Hull KR v Wigan Warriors

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After a break for the Challenge Cup semi-finals, Super League action returns tonight, as Hull KR look to keep their slender top eight hopes alive against title-chasing Wigan Warriors. With just four rounds of the season to go, Chris Chester’s men sit three points behind the coveted eighth-spot, currently occupied by Widnes Vikings. And the Rovers – who today announced ... Read More »

Hull FC star Hadley gets new contract

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Hull FC’s Dean Hadley has extended his stay with his home town club for a further two years, keeping him at the KC Stadium until the end of 2016. Since making his first team debut for the club in 2013, the back rower has flourished under the management of Lee Radford this season, featuring 12 times for the Black and Whites ... Read More »

Hull KR snap up James Donaldson

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Hull Kingston Rovers have continued to strengthen their squad for next season with the addition of Bradford Bulls forward James Donaldson. The 22-year-old will link up with the Robins on a two-year contract from November and becomes the club’s fourth new signing for 2015. A former England Schoolboys international, the back rower has racked up close to 70 Super League ... Read More »

Henry signs new deal at Bradford

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Bradford Bulls have re-signed their threequarter Adam Henry as the eleventh addition to their squad for 2015. The 23-year-old New Zealander arrived from Sydney Roosters prior to the start of last season and has signed a new one-year deal with the club. Henry, who can operate at centre and on the wing, has developed into a first-team regular this season, ... Read More »