Friday, September 19, 2014
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England to go 11 months without game

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England head coach Steve McNamara has confirmed that his side will not play a warm-up game in the lead up to the Four Nations, meaning they will go almost a year without playing together. After last year’s World Cup exit to New Zealand, McNamara’s side have been unable to play a mid-season game in 2014. And, speaking to reporters at ... Read More »

Duo of Super League stars suspended

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Two Super League stars have received suspensions from tonight’s (Tuesday) disciplinary hearing at the RFL, after incidents in last Saturday’s Catalan Dragons v St Helens clash. Both Eloi Pelissier and Alex Walmsley have picked up one match bans after being hit with the same charge – a Grade B striking offence. That means they are to miss their side’s next ... Read More »

Hull KR: Hodgson targeting Four Nations place

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Hull KR hooker Josh Hodgson is targeting a place in England’s Four Nations squad, but understands it will be difficult given the number of high quality players vying for the number nine shirt. The 24-year-old has comfortably been the Robins’ best player in 2014, with seven tries, eight assists, 562 tackles, 246 carries and nearly 1,700 metres. He was included ... Read More »

St Helens: Lomax out for rest of season

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Jonny Lomax’s season is over after he suffered a serious injury in last weekend’s game at Catalan. The 23-year-old damaged his knee in the second half and needs an operation. Saints Head Coach Nathan Brown said: “This is obviously a blow to the team but more importantly to Jonny. He has been in great form and has settled well into ... Read More »

James Lowes puts his hand up for Bulls job

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Former Bradford Bulls hooker James Lowes has thrown his hat into the ring for the coaching vacancy at Odsal. The relegation-threatened Bulls have begun the search for a successor to Francis Cummins after he and assistant coach Lee St Hilaire were sacked on Monday. Club captain Matt Diskin has been handed the reins on a temporary basis ahead of Friday’s ... Read More »

Origin: Cherry-Evans favourite to start for Maroons

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Injured Queensland half-back Daly Cherry-Evans looks set to return for the Maroons in tomorrow’s State of Origin test after he was pictured running without pain in a training session earlier today. The Manly Sea Eagles star, 25, was a serious doubt with a knee problem and it looked as though Mal Meninga would have to field third-choice Ben Hunt, with ... Read More »

Michael Dobson signs up at Salford Red Devils

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Former Hull KR captain Michael Dobson will join Salford Red Devils at the start of the 2015 season. The 28-year-old half-back has signed a four-year contract and will return to Super League after a year in Australia’s NRL with Newcastle Knights. The arrival of Dobson continues Salford’s recruitment for 2015, with Castleford forward Weller Hauraki and Leeds winger Ben Jones-Bishop ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls sack Cummins and St Hilaire

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Bradford Bulls have today parted company with head coach Francis Cummins and assistant coach Lee St Hilaire, with immediate effect. Cummins, who arrived at the Provident Stadium back in 2010 as assistant to then head coach Mick Potter, took the Bradford reins prior to the start of last season. St Hilaire, meanwhile, has spent eight years with the club, acting ... Read More »

Three Super League players charged

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The RFL Match Review Panel has charged three players following incidents in the First Utility Super League Round 16 fixture Catalan Dragons v St Helens played on Saturday June 14. James Roby (pictured) of St Helens has been charged with making Grade B dangerous contact with Olivier Elima in the 10th minute. Eloi Pelissier of Catalan Dragons and Alex Walmsley ... Read More »

Top 3 lose in Super League

St Helens’ 42-0 defeat at the hands of the Catalan Dragons today in Perpignan at the Stade Gilbert Brutus means that the three teams that went into Super League’s Round 16 fixtures at the top of the league ladder all went down to defeats. It began on Thursday night, when second-placed Leeds Rhinos were pipped by Huddersfield Giants 22-24 at ... Read More »

Sinfield, Coslett & Bolton awarded honours

England captain Kevin Sinfield has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to Rugby League. And Sinfield is joined in the Honours List by World Cup organiser Sally Bolton, who receives an OBE for services to Rugby League, and St Helens’ iconic Welsh star Kel Coslett, who is now the game day manager with the ... Read More »