Friday, September 19, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Marines and Paras ready for Trafalgar Cup battle

Action from last year's Trafalgar Cup

The 2014 Trafalgar Cup, played between the Royal Marines Rugby League (RMRL) and the Parachute Regiment, takes place on Thursday July 17 at Hyde Park, the home of Taunton Titans RFC. The cup, played in years when military commitments allow, was first contested in 1998 and the Royal Marines are currently 6-5 up in the series despite the Parachute Regiment ... Read More »

Zak Hardaker back for Leeds Rhinos

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  Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker is set to make his return from suspension on Thursday night, after being named in the 19-man squad to face Castleford Tigers. Hardaker has been included in the squad following his five match suspension for using homophobic language during Leeds’ game against Warrington earlier in the season. And there is further good news for ... Read More »

Gareth Ellis: Hull FC future is bright

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Hull FC captain Gareth Ellis is confident his struggling side are capable of reaching the play-offs, despite sitting in 11th place, four points off the pace with only seven games of the season remaining. Reflecting on Saturday’s disappointing defeat at the hands of Salford, in which the Airlie Birds put on a pair of second half fight backs before falling ... Read More »

Dorn and Hauraki return for Castleford Tigers

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Castlford Tigers have been handed a major boost ahead of Thursday night’s clash against Leeds, after full-back Luke Dorn and key forward Weller Hauraki returned to their 19-man squad. With the prospect of going top of the league if they topple the Rhinos at Headingley Carnegie, boss Daryl Powell has included two of his big hitters in his squad, after ... Read More »

Matty Bowen extends Wigan Warriors contract

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Matty Bowen has today agreed to extend his stay with Wigan Warriors until the end of the 2015 season. Signed initially on a one year deal the former NRL star has been in great form during 2014 scoring 13 tries in 17 appearances. A popular member of the squad, ‘Mango’ as he is more affectionately known by his peers has ... Read More »

Rovers: Liam Salter relished Rhinos clash

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Hull KR centre Liam Salter says the opportunity to test himself against some of Super League’s best is exactly what he needs at this stage of his career. The 21-year-old was recalled to the side that faced Leeds Rhinos at Headingley on Friday as he and Craig Hall squared off against England internationals Kallum Watkins and Tom Briscoe. Now set ... Read More »

Vikings: Joseph banned, will miss Warrington derby

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Widnes Vikings prop Phil Joseph will miss this weekend’s derby clash against Warrington Wolves after being given a one-match ban for a dangerous tackle. Joseph will sit out Friday’s match, but centre Stefan Marsh is clear to play after pleading guilty to a grade A offence. Warrington stand-off Chris Bridge admitted a grade A striking offence from the 72-12 win ... Read More »

International: Four Nations tickets go on general sale

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Tickets for the Rugby League Four Nations double-header at Suncorp Stadium go on sale to the general public today on the NRL website. The 2014 end of season tournament features World Champions and Four Nations title holder Australia, co-hosts New Zealand, England and Samoa. Suncorp Stadium will play host to the opening blockbuster with all four competing nations in a ... Read More »

Is Super League set for two referees?

The RFL has been trialling two referee matches at academy level

Super Legue and the Championship could see two referees in action at games next season, if experiments being undertaken at Academy level are successful. Phil Bentham and Matthew Thomason trialled out the system in the Hull FC v Warrington under-19s encounter a week ago. Tim Roby and Chris Kendall continued the experiment as Castleford entertained Huddersfield on Thursday, and two ... Read More »

News: Weekly Championship awards revealed

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Workington Town full-back Lewis Tierney and London Skolars half-back Danny Yates have been named Championship players of the Week. Every week each coach in both Kingstone Press Championship competitions is contacted to help produce the awards. Kingstone Press Championship Player of the Week – Lewis Tierney (Workington Town) Workington Town full-back Lewis Tierney, on dual registration duty from Wigan Warriors, ... Read More »

Video highlights: Warrington Wolves v London Broncos

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Extensive video highlights from this Super League round 20 fixture between in-form Warrington Wolves and the now-relegated London Broncos, at the Halliwell-Jones stadium. What do you think about this match? Discuss this, and many other Rugby League topics, on or free fans’ forum. Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper and ... Read More »

Video highlights: St Helens v Bradford Bulls

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Extensive video highlights from this Super League round 20 fixture between table-toppers St Helens and relegation favourites Bradford Bulls, at Langtree Park. What do you think about this match? Discuss this, and many other Rugby League topics, on or free fans’ forum. Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper and Rugby ... Read More »

Video highlights: Catalan Dragons v Wigan Warriors

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Extensive video highlights from this Super League round 20 fixture between Catalan Dragons and reigning double champions Wigan Warriors in the south of France. What do you think about this match? Discuss this, and many other Rugby League topics, on or free fans’ forum. Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper ... Read More »