Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Kingstone Press Championship team of the week named

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Ahead of their huge showdown against Featherstone Rovers this weekend, Halifax’s Gareth Potts has been named player of the week in the Kingstone Press Championship. Potts played a key role in Halifax’s 20-17 win against North Wales Crusaders – a win that moved them above Rovers into second place on the ladder. He joins the likes of Martyn Ridyard and ... Read More »

Leigh Centurions confirm full-time status

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Leigh Centurions head of rugby Derek Beaumont has confirmed that the club will go ahead with plans to become full-time next year, after they confirmed top spot in the Championship last weekend. Their home win over Featherstone Rovers last Friday cemented their position at the top of the division – as well as confirming the largest amount of central funding ... Read More »

Challenge Cup video highlights: Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves

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Extensive video highlights of Saturday’s thrilling Challenge Cup semi-final clash between Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves at Langtree Park. What do you think about this video? Discuss this and much more on our free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and features, subscribe to League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also connect with us on ... Read More »

Isa charged on two counts of dangerous contact

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Widnes Vikings player Willie Isa has been charged with two disciplinary offences following incidents in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup semi-final against Castleford Tigers at Leigh Sports Village. Isa has been charged with Grade B dangerous contact on Castleford Tigers player Kirk Dixon in the 62nd minute of the game. He has also been charged with Grade B dangerous contact on ... Read More »

Zak Hardaker avoids charge for Hill incident

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Zak Hardaker will not be charged over the incident that caused an eye injury to Chris Hill during Saturday’s Challenge Cup semi-final between Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves. Hill was left with a visible injury underneath his right eye after the incident, during which Hardaker’s hand made contact with the eye of the England prop. However, the RFL have confirmed ... Read More »

Over 7,000 watch Canada v USA Rugby League

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Canada may not be considered one of the powerhouses of international Rugby League in 2014, but they certainly grabbed a few headlines over the weekend, as they won the 5th Colonial Cup tournament by defeating the United States of America – in front of over 7,000 fans. 7,356 people packed into the Lamport Stadium in Toronto to watch the Canadians ... Read More »

Shaun Lunt: I’m not going anywhere

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Huddersfield hooker Shaun Lunt has quashed rumours that he is set to leave the Giants by promising to see out the remainder of his contract. The 27-year-old, who returned from a two-month lay-off to inspire Huddersfield to victory over Wakefield in round 23, says reports linking him with a move to Hull KR and Leeds Rhinos are nothing more than ... Read More »

Bulls snare Tomahawaks star Offerdahl

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Bradford Bulls have signed USA World Cup prop forward Mark Offerdahl, who becomes Bulls coach James Lowes’ fifth new signing for 2015, after Offerdahl signed a one-year deal with the club, and following the news last week that the club had signed Tongan winger Etu Uaisele from Featherstone Rovers, who is currently on loan at Sheffield Eagles. The 26-year-old forward ... Read More »

Rovers swoop for Italy international Mantellato

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Italy international Josh Mantellato has become Hull Kingston Rovers’ third new signing for 2015, after agreeing a three-year deal with Chris Chester’s men. The Newcastle Knights winger or full-back, who has been a key figure in the New South Wales Cup, is keen to test himself in Super League. This article originally appeared in this week’s edition of League Express ... Read More »

Saints sign seven scholarship starlets

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St Helens have secured the services of seven young players, six of which hail from the Club’s ‘Outstanding’ Scholarship programme. Lewis Furlong, Robert Fairclough, Mike Weldon, Josh Eaves, Matthew Costello, Brad Billsborough and Matthew Lees have all put pen to paper on pro terms. Neil Kilshaw, Saints Player Performance Manager, said: “All seven players are a credit to their community ... Read More »