Monday, September 22, 2014
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St Helens react to table-topping success

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St Helens have issued the following statement, with club captain Paul Wellens and CEO Mike Rush reacting to their League Leaders Shield triumph. Rush said: “The Shield is the culmination of a season where Nathan Brown, his coaching staff and all the players have worked hard often in times of adversity. They came together as a team and deserve all ... Read More »

Super League play-offs: Week One Schedule

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After Castleford’s defeat against Catalan ensured St Helens would finish top of Super League 2014, the schedule for the first week of the play-offs has been confirmed. Only Leeds knew their final position in the table heading into the weekend’s fixtures, and they will play a sudden death encounter against Catalan, with the loser knowing their season comes to an ... Read More »

Dragons end Tigers’ leadership dream

Catalan Dragons brought Castleford Tigers’ dreams of winning the League Leaders’ Shield to a cruel end in Perpignan on Saturday, subjecting the Tigers to a 28-6 defeat at the Stade Gilbert Brutus. The first 29 minutes of the game were evenly contested, with neither side finding it easy to break through in a game played in good conditions and fought ... Read More »

Bulls fight back to beat Broncos in London

Bradford Bulls halfback Luke Gale scored four tries as the Bulls fought back in a topsy-turvy encounter at The Hive today to emerge with a 36-46 victory against London Broncos. Gale, playing his last game for the Bulls before joining Castleford next season, gave a great display of support play, and the Bulls’ other star was prop forward Manase Manuofakoa, ... Read More »

Brown heartened by St Helens performance

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St Helens head coach Nathan Brown refused to be too downbeat despite the race for top spot slipping out of their hands on Friday – insisting that if his side show the same level of commitment next week, they will be just fine. A Castleford win in the South of France later on Saturday will see the Saints end the ... Read More »

NRL: Late Penrith show sees off defending champions

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Penrith Panthers advanced to week three of the NRL play-offs in the most dramatic fashion, as Jamie Soward’s 80th minute drop-goal saw them consign defending champions Sydney to a shock defeat. The Roosters were leading 18-12 heading into the final three minutes, before an incredible try for the Panthers pulled the game level. With the ball seemingly bouncing dead, Dallin ... Read More »

Koukash to purchase Newcastle Knights?

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLPhotos

Is Salford Red Devils owner finally set to get his hands on an NRL club at long last? The Red Devils boss has had a long-standing interest in taking on an Australian club – and it looks like he is on the brink of taking control at Newcastle Knights. Speaking straight after Friday’s home game with Widnes, Salford Reds CEO ... Read More »

Hull roar back to beat Leeds

Hull FC had their 19-year-old centre Jack Logan to thank, as the youngster scored two of the Black and Whites’ four tries in the final 20 minutes of the game to seal a remarkable 24-19 victory against Leeds Rhinos at the KC Stadium. It was a fitting result for Hull veteran Richard Horne, who was making his last appearance for ... Read More »

Giants beat 12-man Saints to hand initiative to Tigers

Castleford Tigers will go to Perpignan on Saturday with the chance to claim the League Leaders’ Shield in the penultimate match of the 2014 Super League competition, after St Helens went down 17-16 tonight at Huddersfield Giants. Saints came into the game needing a draw to win the Shield, and when Lance Hohaia touched down on 60 minutes, following a ... Read More »

Hemel players to miss play-off game because of timing

Hemel coach Troy Perkins. ©PaulEnglish/LeagueExpress

Hemel Stags have been dealt a major blow ahead of their do or die play-off encounter against Gateshead on Sunday night, after it was revealed that some of their players are unable to make the trip due to the timing of the kick-off. League Express reported on Monday that Hemel had attempted to get the RFL to intervene over a ... Read More »

London Broncos sign Warrington duo

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London Broncos have made two more signings for the 2015 season, after they announced the capture of Warrington Wolves duo Brad Dwyer and Glenn Riley Hooker Dwyer joins the Broncos on a one season loan for the 2015 season. Dwyer played ten first team games this season including a home game against the Broncos, he played four first team games ... Read More »