Friday, August 29, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Famous names tweet ahead of Challenge Cup Final

Wembley

A host of famous Rugby League names have been busy on social media this morning ahead of the Challenge Cup Final. Here are a selection of the best. Found any better ones? Leave a comment below and get involved! Lee Briers (@briers6): Today is by far the best day in the rugby league calendar. Enjoy the day @CTRLFC and @leedsrhinos ... Read More »

Launching tomorrow on TotalRL.com..

©Thinkstock

Tomorrow, TotalRL.com will be taking you into the heart of Wembley Stadium, as we get up close and personal with the Challenge Cup Final. We’ll be bringing you our new live blog, which will detail every minute, and every big decision that happens during the clash between Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers. But whilst we’d normally ask you for your ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos refute Aiton rumours

Paul-Aiton

Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott insists their preparation for tomorrow’s Challenge Cup Final has not been affected by talk connecting hooker Paul Aiton to the doping scandal in Australia – calling the talk “rumours”. Aiton was reported by Australian media as one of the 17 players issued with show cause notices and offered a deal relating to Cronulla Sharks’ ... Read More »

McDermott wants cup win for players

Brian-McDermott

Leeds Rhinos boss Brian McDermott wants to finally end the club’s horrific history with the Challenge Cup on Saturday – and add what he described as ‘the missing piece of the jigsaw’ to the careers of many of his senior players. Jamie Peacock is the only member of the Rhinos squad to have tasted Challenge Cup glory – in his ... Read More »

I didn’t sledge Sinfield, says ‘shocked’ Dorn

(C) RLPhotos

Luke Dorn admits he was ‘shocked’ when he was headbutted by Kevin Sinfield in the last meeting between Leeds and Castleford – but insisted he didn’t provoke the England captain by sledging him in the buildup to the incident. Sinfield received the first red card of his career last month after a hot-tempered incident with the Castleford full-back during the ... Read More »

Veivers pens new deal with Workington Town

Workington

Phil Veivers has penned a new 12-month contract to remain as Workington Town coach in 2015. Veivers has overseen a remarkable transformation at Town, who were languishing in the relegation zone when he took over earlier in the season. A mid-season revival has seen them win eight out of their last nine games to haul themselves away from the drop ... Read More »

Opinion: Challenge Cup has fairytale ending whoever wins

Shenton Sinfield Challenge Cup

It’s been described as the most anticipated Challenge Cup Final since the showpiece event returned to Wembley – and for either Castleford Tigers or Leeds Rhinos, Saturday will provide the culmination of a fantastic and enthralling Rugby League tale. Both Castleford and Leeds’ journey to the Wembley final is the stuff of Hans Christian Andersen-type writing, such is their fairytale ... Read More »

Important travel information for Challenge Cup Final

Wembley

Fans travelling to London on Saturday August 23 for the Tetley’s Challenge Cup at Wembley Stadium (3.00pm) are asked to consider the following notices (courtesy of the RFL): Prior to your journey, please visit the Transport For London website – www.tfl.gov.uk – for information on all forms of public transport in London, routes, maps, journey planner, congestion charges and online ... Read More »

14 Cronulla players in ASADA storm accept bans

Paul-Gallen

Australian media are reporting that up to 14 past and present Cronulla Sharks players will accept deals relating to the show cause notices they were issued by ASADA – and will receive a back-dated 12-month suspension. Nathan Gardner, Wade Graham, Anthony Tupou and Sharks captain Paul Gallen have reportedly accepted the deal, as well as the likes of Jeremy Smith, ... Read More »