Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Sneyd excited to work with experienced Hull stars

Marc-Sneyd

New Hull FC signing Marc Sneyd believes that he can keep developing as a player in 2015, and says that working alongside top stars such as Gareth Ellis and Danny Houghton will help him take his game to the next level. Sneyd has signed on at the KC Stadium for the next three years after an impressive loan spell at ... Read More »

Jarryd Hayne to quit Rugby League for the NFL

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The NRL has lost another major star to a rival code, after Parramatta Eels full-back Jarryd Hayne has announced he will quite Rugby League to chase his dream of playing in the NFL. Hayne’s NRL career is over with immediate effect – and he has also withdrawn from Australia’s Four Nations squad this Autumn in order to try and crack ... Read More »

Flower’s rehab now “paramount”, says McManus

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St Helens chairman Eamonn McManus insists that the sport must be supportive of Ben Flower during his six month suspension from Rugby League – saying that his rehabilitation has now become “paramount”. In a statement released by the Saints following Flower’s ban being issued on Tuesday evening, McManus says that he must be accepted back into the sport when his ... Read More »

Ben Flower banned until April 14, 2015

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Wigan Warriors player Ben Flower has been suspended for six months by an independent disciplinary tribunal after being found guilty of violent and aggressive punching/punching an off-guard opponent in the second minute of the 2014 First Utility Super League Grand Final. Flower, who pleaded guilty to the Grade F offence on Lance Hohaia of St Helens, was also fined £300. At ... Read More »

Keighley: “We must assume we’re in League 1″

Gary Fawcett

Keighley Cougars have issued a statement regarding their ongoing dispute against their relegation from the Championship in 2014, admitting that they have to “assume they are in League 1″, the third tier of domestic Rugby League, next season. The fixtures for next season will be announced as early as this Sunday, and with no decision yet made on Keighley’s appeal, ... Read More »

James Roby: England can win the Four Nations

Daryl Clark

James Roby has backed both Daryl Clark and Josh Hodgson to step up to the mark for England in the Four Nations – and is even tipping Steve McNamara’s men to win the entire tournament. Roby will not take part in the tournament after revealing he could go in for post-season surgery on his ankle, meaning Warrington-bound Clark and Hull ... Read More »

Gareth Hock withdraws Salford transfer request

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Salford Red Devils forward Gareth Hock has withdrawn his transfer request and will remain at the club, despite having offers from other Super League clubs and even some rugby union outfits. Back in September, the controversial former Wigan man asked to leave the club and was granted permission to look for a new employer. However, following discussions with club officials ... Read More »

James Roby: Grand Final victory best one yet

Roby

St Helens hooker James Roby claims that Saturday’s Grand Final victory is the best one he’s experienced, after Saints triumphed in the face of adversity, defeating arch-rivals Wigan 14-6 to claim their first Super League crown since 2006, when they defeated Hull FC. Having lost on five occasions since then, Roby believes that after so many injuries throughout the course ... Read More »

Cast your vote: What should Flower’s punishment be?

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Later tonight, Wigan prop Ben Flower will face the RFL’s disciplinary board and be given a ban for assaulting St Helens half-back Lance Hohaia in Saturday’s Grand Final. If you haven’t seen the ruthless attack, Flower reacted badly to an off-the-ball scuffle with the New Zealander in the third minute of the encounter, punching him to the ground before striking him ... Read More »

Sean O’Loughlin wins Wigan player of the year award

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Wigan captain Sean O’Loughlin has been voted player of the year at the club’s end-of-season awards dinner. It caps off a great week for the 31-year-old, who signed a new three-year contract last week and has been named England skipper for the forthcoming Four Nations competition. Matty Smith picked up the coaches’ player of the year award, while impressive winger ... Read More »

European Championship preview: Wales

John-Kear

The International Rugby League programme kicks off this weekend, and at TotalRL.com, we’re supremely excited about internationals taking centre stage once again. But as well as the Four Nations – which actually begins next weekend – there’s the small matter of a European Championship tournament with potentially huge ramifications for the winner. It was announced yesterday that should Ireland or ... Read More »