Saturday, September 20, 2014
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London Broncos tie down more youngsters

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London Broncos have continued their recruitment for next season – whatever division they may be in – by securing the services of three more talented youngsters on two-year contracts. The impressive Iliess Macani, Joel Wicks and James Woodburn-Hall have all penned deals until the end of the 2016 season, and will continue to train full-time with the London first team. ... Read More »

NRL player suspended after positive test

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The NRL have stood down a St George Illawarra Dragons Holden Cup player, after he tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid. NRL Chief Operating Officer, Jim Doyle said on Friday the NRL’s Anti-Doping policy requires the NRL to stand down Under 20s player, Dylan Lauri, once a positive sample is recorded. His A-sample has tested positive for metabolites of ... Read More »

Debate: Is Daryl Clark now England’s elite hooker?

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Another win for the Castleford Tigers on Thursday night was once again dominated by another outstanding performance from Daryl Clark, with the hooker grabbing a hat-trick to take his tally to 12 tries already in Super League 2014. Questions have been raised all season about where Clark will be plying his trade next season, but before that, there is an ... Read More »

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats a different beast, says boss

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Wakefield Trinity Wildcats head coach James Webster has warned that his side are not the same team who suffered two thumping defeats to Leeds Rhinos earlier in the season – admitting they believe they have every chance of causing another upset by beating the Rhinos tonight. Since Webster took charge, the Wildcats are unbeaten in their last three games – ... Read More »

Foster not exiled, says Bradford Bulls coach

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Bradford Bulls boss James Lowes insists Jamie Foster still has a future at the club, despite the arrival of another winger to the squad this week. Lowes made Salford flier Danny Williams his first addition as Bulls head coach, with that move raising questions over the future of Foster – who hasn’t featured for a number of weeks. However, Lowes ... Read More »

Clark hat-trick seals Tigers’ victory at Widnes

Castleford Tigers hooker Daryl Clark scored three sparkling tries to help the Tigers to a 20-40 victory over Widnes Tigers at the Select Security Stadium. The Tigers got off to a blistering start, with three tries in the first ten minutes to Luke Dorn, Oliver Holmes and Clark, with Marc Sneyd converting all three. The Vikings got onto the scoreboard ... Read More »

Saints snap up Shannon McDonnell

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St Helens have signed Shannon McDonnell until the end of the season. The 26-year-old full back joins as a free agent having previously been with Hull FC. “Shannon is a great addition for us,” Saints Head Coach Nathan Brown said. “He has a lot of experience in his position and will add strength and depth to our squad. “Losing Jonny ... Read More »

Interview: Castleford half-backs Marc Sneyd and Liam Finn

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This article, written by Gareth Walker, originally appeared in issue 399 of Rugby League World magazine. Issue 400 is currently in production and will be on sale from July 11. Click here to find out more about the magazine and to browse back issues click this link… NB: Since this interview was published, Marc Sneyd has signed for Hull FC ... Read More »

Catalan Dragons coach signs new deal

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Catalans Dragons head coach Laurent Frayssinous has signed a new two year contract with the club. The former Dragons player and France international joined the coaching staff after hanging up his boots in 2007, but will now remain head coach after guiding Catalan to what looks like a top eight finish in Super League this season. Frayssinous said : “I’m ... Read More »