Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Hull Kingston Rovers sign Jason Chan on loan

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Hull Kingston Rovers have strengthened their options in the pack with the capture of forward Jason Chan from Huddersfield Giants on loan until the end of the season. The Papua New Guinea international joined Chris Chester’s squad for training this morning and could make his Rovers debut in Sunday’s clash with Salford Red Devils at the KC Lightstream Stadium. A ... Read More »

Stevo: Gareth Hock needs help

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Former Great Britain hooker Mike ‘Stevo’ Stephenson has slammed Salford second-rower Gareth Hock and backed his recent suspension for making deliberate contact with a match official. Hock was handed a seven-match ban this week for colliding with a referee, which is the latest of a long line of disciplinary issues for the former England international, who was thrown out of ... Read More »

Match preview: Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers

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It’s arguably the biggest game between Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers in years – as pointed out by Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott – with the winner claiming top spot on the Super League ladder. And the big story surrounding the clash is the return of Leeds full-back Zak Hardaker, who has completed a five-match ban for using abusive language ... Read More »

Interview: Salford Red Devils star Matty Ashurst

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Salford Red Devils look to be finally producing the performances that make their owner’s bold statement of a top-four-finish in pre season seem less outlandish. Of course, winning the last two outings cannot and will not make up for what has been an incredibly disappointing season. Indeed, many of the players have failed to live up to expectations. One Red ... Read More »

Fiji to get NSW Cup Rugby League side

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The expansion of Fijian Rugby League has received a major boost today, after it was announced there will be a Fijian side playing NSW Cup from 2016 onwards. Led by Greg Browne and legendary NRL forward Petero Civoniceva, the team will actually play out of Fiji, in a move that has been supported by the New South Wales Rugby League ... Read More »

Fiji set to have second-tier NRL team

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Former Australia test prop Petero Civoniceva has spearheaded a movement to give Fiji its own professional Rugby League team, which would play in what is essentially the second tier down under – the New South Wales Cup. Alongside Greg Brown, Fiji-born Civoniceva has secured the rights to enter a team into the prestigious competition from 2016. He said: “Our aim ... Read More »

What’s on this week? Rugby League on TV and radio

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Wednesday July 16 Boots ‘N’ All – 6pm, Sky Sports 1 & 8pm, Sky Sports 3 Eddie Hemmings with guests Barrie McDermott & Terry O’Connor All the latest rugby league news & views Thursday July 17 Super League Super Stars: Kevin Brown – 7pm, Sky Sports 1 Angela Powers & Terry O’Connor with special guest, Widnes & England stand-off Kevin ... Read More »

Rhinos: Coach McDermott previews Tigers clash

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Listen to Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott discussing his side’s Super League round 21 clash with Castleford Tigers and also discuss last week’s convincing win over Hull KR. listen to ‘Brian McDermott previews Tigers clash’ on Audioboo What do you think about this story? Discuss this, and many other Rugby League topics, on or free fans’ forum. Want more Rugby ... Read More »

Six of the Best: Outrageous Rugby League kits

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In this week’s edition of Six of the Best, we’re taking a trip down memory lane to find those Rugby League kits that stick firmly in the memory. It’s inspired by a move from NRL clubs earlier this week, who have teamed up with Marvel to produce some eye-catching kits for the likes of England star Gareth Widdop. They certainly ... Read More »

Lee Jewitt signs new contract with Castleford Tigers

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Castleford Tigers’ prop Lee Jewitt has signed a two-year contract extension to keep him at The Mend-A-Hose Jungle until at least the end of the 2016 First Utility Super League season. The 27-year-old, who was released by Salford last season, moved to Castleford from French side Limoux, having previously played at Wigan Warriors. He has made seven appearances this season. ... Read More »

Opinion: Is Koukash trying to emulate Manchester City?

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Earlier today, Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash publicly confirmed his interest in buying NRL strugglers Newcastle Knights. The 55-year-old tweeted that negotiations are underway and that his focus, for now at least, is with the Red Devils, but he failed to explain what implications this potential purchase could have. Does he plan to sell his stake in the ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos boss to welcome back more stars

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Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott has confirmed he will welcome back a trio of forward stars ahead of their massive clash against Castleford Tigers, as well as star full-back Zak Hardaker. The likes of Ryan Bailey and Jamie Jones-Buchanan will return from injury to feature against the Tigers, but the big news will be the return of Zak Hardaker ... Read More »