Monday, November 24, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Aaron Woods wants a crack at Super League

Aaron Woods

Australia and Wests Tigers prop Aaron Woods has admitted he would love to chance his arm in Super League one day – after growing up watching the competition as a youngster. Woods has become a star of the Australian pack during the Four Nations tournament, with the 23-year-old earning rave reviews for his performances throughout the competition. And he revealed ... Read More »

Antonio Kaufusi signs with Canterbury Bulldogs

Antonio-Kaufusi

Former London and Huddersfield forward Antonio Kaufusi has signed a two-year deal with NRL giants Canterbury Bulldogs. The 29-year-old, who has represented Australia, Tonga and Queensland, failed to make an impact with the Giants in 2014 and was at one point sent on a month-long loan to Bradford. With well over 200 games at elite level under his belt, though, he ... Read More »

University and College Rugby League launched

©Thinkstock

Following a meeting of the Student Rugby League Board and the RFL, Student Rugby League has been renamed the University and College Rugby League (UCRL). Rugby League is currently played at 36 colleges and 52 universities by more than 2,500 registered players and the RFL and Student Rugby League believe the name change is necessary for the sport to continue ... Read More »

All Golds to host trial day for new players

©Thinkstock

Plans are well underway for the University of Gloucestershire All Golds as they look to take their place in the Rugby League’s revamped structure.  The club will be competing in the sport’s third tier, in the newly renamed League One competition, and are busy putting in place the final pieces to their squad. It promises to be an exciting year ... Read More »

Aiton “dealing” with ASADA row in Australia

Paul-Aiton

Leeds Rhinos have insisted they are confident hooker Paul Aiton will be available to play for them next season, but have said they are still waiting to hear whether he will face a suspension following ASADA’s investigation into the Cronulla Sharks. Aiton played for the Sharks during their controversial supplements program of 2011, but has not been offered a backdated ... Read More »

Alan Kilshaw: My time Down Under

Kilshaw-at-NRL-GF

English coach working in Australia Alan Kilshaw continues his eye-opening TotalRL.com blogs with a look at exactly what it’s like to work in Australia.. In early 2013 I arrived in Sarina, north Queensland. After starting my coaching career in England I judged that, in spite of the prestigious roles I held with the Warrington Wolves and England Youth, it was ... Read More »

Wood: International calendar to 2021 in offing

Nigel-Wood

RLIF Chairman Nigel Wood insists that there is currently discussions taking place regarding a long-term international calendar through to 2021 – which he believes will help the game be in a better position moving forward. The international game has drawn much criticism in the last 12 months after a severe lack of fixtures, following on from a hugely successful World ... Read More »

Sick Australians have until Friday

Cooper-Cronk

Australia’s quartet of sick players have until Friday to prove their fitness for the Four Nations final – with boss Tim Sheens admitting they can’t afford to take a risk over anyone’s fitness ahead of a huge game. After Greg Inglis was cleared to play in the opener against New Zealand – before leaving the field at half-time due to ... Read More »

Huddersfield confirm 2015 friendlies

Joe-Wardle-Huddersfield-Castleford

Huddersfield Giants are intending to play two pre-season friendlies in preparation for the 2015 season – with West Yorkshire rivals Bradford and Halifax the opponents. The Giants are likely to send a full strength squad to Odsal on the 18th January to face the Bulls – in a game which will pit two former Super League rivals together. The club ... Read More »

Shayne Hayne calls time on 14-year career

Shayne-Hayne-James-Graham

NRL referee Shayne hayne has announced his retirement from officiating professional Rugby League matches following 14 years and over 320 matches in charge. The 47-year-old, who will become a mentor to the game’s emerging whistleblowers, went out on a high in the 2014 NRL Grand Final. In total, the Australian has refereed four Grand Finals, 14 State of Origin matches, ... Read More »

Hetherington sees Graham in Cuthbertson

Adam-Cuthbertson

Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington believes new signing Adam Cuthbertson and England prop James Graham have similar qualities. Former Newcastle front-rower Cuthbertson is expected to make his debut on Boxing Day after joining his new club in early December. “I believe he will be a terrific signing, not only for Leeds Rhinos, but also for Super League,” he said. ... Read More »

Joe Burgess wins Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year medal

Joe-Burgess-Tigers-Warriors

Joe Burgess has been awarded the League Express Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year Medal. The Wigan winger, who has just turned 20, made his debut for the Warriors as an 18-year-old in August 2013 against Hull KR, adding one more appearance last season before enjoying a meteoric rise to prominence in 2014, scoring 17 tries in 20 Super League appearances ... Read More »