Sunday, February 1, 2015
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Kirke unsure over his Leeds Rhinos departure


New Wakefield forward Ian Kirke insists he’s not sure why his time at Leeds Rhinos came to an end – but says there’s no hard feelings between himself and the club. Kirke spent nine seasons at the Rhinos, playing a key role in one of the most successful periods in the club’s history. However, he revealed earlier this week that ... Read More »

Carney set for debut this weekend


Catalans Dragons marquee signing Todd Carney is set to finally make his debut for the club this weekend, after being named in their squad for the pre-season friendly against Chevaliers Cathares. Carney was initially named in the squad to face London Broncos last weekend, but pulled out due to injury, coach Laurent Frayssinous told League Express last week. However, he’s ... Read More »

Big guns to feature for Leeds this weekend


Leeds Rhinos have handed first appearances of pre-season to several big stars this Sunday, as coach Brian McDermott names a strong squad for the visit of Bradford Bulls. The game, which doubles up as Jamie Peacock’s testimonial – he will start in the front row, sees Kevin Sinfield, Rob Burrow, Joel Moon and Carl Ablett make their first appearances of ... Read More »

Wigan and Saints name derby squads


Wigan coach Shaun Wane has named a very strong squad to face St Helens in the club’s penultimate pre-season friendly this Sunday. Fresh from the announcement he would move to Sydney Roosters in 2016, winger Joe Burgess is included, whilst there is a healthy sprinkling of youth with the likes of George Williams and Ryan Sutton involved. The big omission ... Read More »

Warrington clarify vaping partnership details


Warrington Wolves have confirmed that the Halliwell Jones Stadium remains a no smoking venue – despite the club lifting a vaping ban after announcing a partnership with a company earlier this month. The Wolves announced a deal with a popular vaping company, which led to some fans voicing their discontent at the decision on social media. However, the Wolves have ... Read More »

Burgess “the outstanding back” in England

Joe Burgess in 2014: 20 tries; 6 assists; 11 offloads; 248 carries; 27 clean breaks; 2,639 metres; 55 tackle busts; 79 tackles; 38 runs from dummy half; 38 errors; 3 penalties conceded; 15 missed tackles. Source: Opta

Sydney Roosters recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan has heralded the capture of Wigan Warriors winger Joe Burgess – saying the club have secured the best back in England for 2016. Burgess has signed a three-year deal with the Roosters following the end of the 2015 season – he will head to Australia aged just 22. And Sullivan is excited to get ... Read More »

I’m playing for new deal, says Kirk Yeaman


Hull FC centre Kirk Yeaman has openly admitted he is playing to try and earn a new contract with the club in 2015. Yeaman has spent his entire career with Hull, but is out of contract at the end of the coming season. The 31-year-old is fully aware he will have to earn that deal though, and told the Hull ... Read More »