Monday, July 28, 2014
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Doncaster RLFC takeover aborted

Paul-Cooke

One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson’s proposed takeover of football side Doncaster Rovers – and Doncaster Rugby League – has been aborted, after former Rovers chairman John Ryan told the media the deal is off. The deal was thought to have been completed last month, with the club initially saying at the time: “We are pleased to announce that former Doncaster ... Read More »

Castleford Tigers bemoan disallowed try

Daryl-Powell

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell said that the decision to disallow a crucial Castleford score midway through the second-half of their 24-24 draw with Leeds was “a joke”, and things have to change regarding the controversial obstruction ruling. Tigers full-back Luke Dorn told Sky Sports after the game that if the try had been allowed rather than be chalked ... Read More »

Milestones: Super League Round 21

Paul-Wellens

Round 21 of the 2014 Super League season got underway in dramatic fashion last night, as Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers played out a stunning 24-24 draw. But there is still plenty of action left in the tank this weekend, as six more games take place – with some pivotal games in store. Bradford’s relegation to the Championship could be ... Read More »

Fiji NSW Cup team can lead to NRL side, says Petero

Fiji-V-Samoa

Fijian legend Petero Civoniceva has admitted that the admission of a Fiji side into the New South Wales Cup can ultimately lead to the island nation having full representation in the NRL. It was revealed yesterday that Fiji will have a Suva-based side in the second-tier of Australian Rugby League from 2016, and the former Fiji captain admits it is ... Read More »

Opinion: Michael Shenton for Man of Steel?

Michael-Shenton

There can be little doubting that the story of Castleford Tigers in 2014 is without doubt the biggest revelation English Rugby League has seen all year. The Tigers have entertained fans all season with some thrilling play, and that was perfectly evident again on Thursday night, as they battled to a well-earned 24-24 draw with Leeds Rhinos. Still in the ... Read More »

London Broncos sign another NRL star

London-Broncos

London Broncos have continued their recruitment plans for life in the Championship next year, after they completed the signing of Manly forward Daniel Harrison on a two-year deal. Harrison has experience in Australia’s top league with both the Sea Eagles and Paramatta Eels, and will provide a wealth of experience for the Broncos in 2015 as they look to get ... Read More »

Nobody hurting more than Kev, says Leeds Rhinos boss

Kevin Sinfield. ©RLPhotos

Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott insists Kevin Sinfield did not cost the Rhinos victory on Thursday night, after he was uncharacteristically sent off for the first time in his career. Ben Thaler showed the Rhinos and England skipper red after he clashed heads with Castleford full-back Luke Dorn during their 24-24 draw at Headingley, and although McDermott said it ... Read More »

Sinfield dismissed as Rhinos and Tigers draw

Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield was sensationally dismissed for headbutting Castleford star Luke Dorn with eight minutes remaining as the Rhinos and Tigers finished level on 24 points each. The Tigers opened the scoring when Michael Shenton touched down in the first minute, with Marc Sneyd adding the conversion. The Rhinos levelled when Tom Briscoe jumped for a Danny McGuire kick ... Read More »

Green: Rovers wary of Salford threat

James-Green

Hull KR front rower James Green says the Robins are preparing to face a Salford Red Devils outfit at their best at the KC Lightstream Stadium on Sunday. Like the Robins, Iestyn Harris’ side have been inconsistent throughout much of 2014 but have impressed in recent victories over Huddersfield Giants and Hull FC after adding the likes of Kevin Locke ... Read More »