Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Warrington Wolves without Bridge on Thursday

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Warrington Wolves will have to continue their onslaught for top spot this Thursday without star half Chris Bridge, after he was left out of Tony Smith’s 19-man squad for the game. Bridge – who has been in impressive form this year – has been left out due to a hamstring injury. That means it is likely Gareth O’Brien will partner ... Read More »

Hodgson ready for final Hull derby

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Rovers co-captain Josh Hodgson admits he’s facing an emotional week as he prepares for what could be his final Hull derby on Friday night. The Robins face Hull FC at the KC Stadium later this week in what could be the hooker’s last taste of the unique rivalry before he joins NRL side Canberra Raiders next season. With the Red ... Read More »

McGuire hoping to not miss the action

Danny-McGuire

Danny McGuire admits he was “disappointed” to miss out on Leeds Rhinos’ Challenge Cup celebrations after being forced into a trip to hospital – but insists he’s hopeful of not missing any match action as Super League returns this weekend. McGuire picked up a nasty rib injury during Leeds’ 23-10 victory against Castleford on Saturday, and tweeted a picture of ... Read More »

Tuivasa-Sheck will be a top class full-back, says Slater

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

Australia and Melbourne star Billy Slater believes Kiwi international Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is destined to become one of the NRL’s best full-backs, after it was announced he will take over Sydney Roosters’ number one shirt when Anthony Minichiello retires at the end of this season. Tuivasa-Sheck, 21, has spent much of his short career on the wing, helping the Roosters to ... Read More »

Mental health matters to Walker

Chev Walker

Bradford backrower Chev Walker is a man who has dealt with his fair share of injury problems in his career. During the 2009 play-offs, when he was with Hull KR, he suffered an horrific leg break. The injury took a mental as well as physical toll on Walker, but it was the support of a network of people who helped ... Read More »

Hall is “incredible”, says Rhinos winger Tom Briscoe

Tom-Briscoe

Leeds Rhinos winger Tom Briscoe has described his wing partner Ryan Hall as “incredible” – after his two-try performance in Saturday’s Challenge Cup final earned him the Lance Todd Trophy. Hall lit up Wembley with a sensational brace of individual tries during Leeds’ 23-10 victory against Castleford on Saturday, and Briscoe insists nobody deserved the man of the match award ... Read More »

Cup win one of JJB’s career highlights

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Jamie Jones-Buchanan admits Saturday’s Challenge Cup final victory against Leeds is one of the highlights of his career – and it’s all the sweeter because of the six defeats he’s had to endure before it. Jones-Buchanan admitted that as a Leeds fan it’s even more enjoyable – and reflected on those previous defeats and how it made this win all ... Read More »

Sneyd wasn’t surprised at being taken off

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Castleford half-back Marc Sneyd admits he wasn’t surprised at being taken off during the first-half at Wembley on Saturday – saying he can’t fault Daryl Powell’s decision to sub him. Sneyd was far from his best during that opening 40 minutes – even hooking a relatively simple conversion wide as Castleford made a very slow start to the Challenge Cup ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls sign Halafihi

James-Lowes

Bradford Bulls have delighted announced the signing of rising star Vila Halafihi, who has today agreed a one-year deal with the club. A former Leeds Rhinos academy player, 20-year-old hooker Halafihi has spent the past 12 months down under. The Hull-born talent last year opted for a move to NRL giants Penrith Panthers, where he has been successfully plying his ... Read More »