Monday, December 22, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Lomax injury on track


Not seen our exclusive chat with St Helens star Jonny Lomax in Monday’s League Express? Read it here.. St Helens star Jonny Lomax has revealed he is on track to return from his horrific knee injury on schedule, and is targeting a return to action in pre-season. Lomax damaged his knee during Saints’ defeat against Catalans Dragons in June, missing ... Read More »

Leeds need to be more “skilled”, says boss


Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott believes his side must be more skilled in 2015 – after admitting their statistics from 2014 didn’t match up to the rest of the division at all well. The Rhinos finished a disappointing sixth on the Super League ladder, before crashing out in week one of the play-offs to Catalans Dragons. And McDermott says ... Read More »

NRL player Hopoate jailed for at least a year


Promising Manly NRL player Jamil Hopoate has been jailed for at least 12 months in a court in Australia today. The 20-year-old pleaded guilty to assault charges after attacking two men outside the Ivanhoe Hotel at Manly on Sydney’s northern beaches in February this year. Hopoate was caught on CCTV camera arguing with a security guard after being thrown out ... Read More »

Hayne appoints American agent to help secure NFL deal


Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne is upping the ante in trying to secure an NFL contract, by appointing a renowned American agent to help tie down a deal. US agent Jack Bechta will take on Hayne’s services – with Bechta having represented a rugby player turned NFL star in the past – Hayden Smith switched from rugby to American Football ... Read More »

Abdull: Radford turned my career around


Hull FC youngster Jordan Abdull has credited coach Lee Radford with saving his career, admitting he was overweight and in danger of wasting his potential 12 months ago. Abdull, in an interview with the Hull Daily Mail, has revealed that Radford has had a dramatic impact on his fledgling career, saying that after being told to work hard by the ... Read More »

Leon Pryce eager to awake “sleeping giants” Hull FC


Hull FC half-back Leon Pryce says he is motivated by the challenge of reviving the club in 2015, describing the Airlie Birds as one of Rugby League’s “sleeping giants”. Pryce has returned from a spell in France with Catalans Dragons to join up with the Black and Whites, and he told League Express that, while he is fully aware of ... Read More »