Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Championship play-offs: Week One schedule

Ryan-Brierley-Leigh

After the conclusion of the regular season in the Kingstone Press Championship and Championship One, the scheduling for the first week of the play-offs has been confirmed. And there is an amazing repeat of last year’s Championship Grand Final in the first week of the play-offs, with defending champions Sheffield looking to keep their season alive by beating Batley – ... Read More »

Kingstone Press Championship round-up

Batley-V-Keighley

There was much to be sorted out in the Kingstone Press Championship heading into the final round of regular season fixtures – and a late, late score at Keighley had a massive impact on the final standings. With just three minutes left in the game between Keighley and Featherstone, the Cougars were on course for safety, leading 24-22 against second-placed ... Read More »

Magic Weekend 2015 to be in Newcastle?

Magic Weekend 2013

Another of Rugby League’s worst-kept secrets is set to be revealed later this week, after North East media have reported that Magic Weekend 2015 is confirmed to be heading to Newcastle. St. James’ Park will host the showpiece event after the event was confirmed to be moving away from Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium – with Newcastle reportedly beating off interest ... Read More »

2014 NRL play-offs confirmed

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The final round of NRL fixtures has been concluded, with Sydney Roosters finishing top of the tree for the second successive season – with Sam Tomkins’ Warriors failing to make the top eight in his first season in the NRL. The Warriors failed to gain a berth in the play-offs after slipping to a 22-6 defeat against Penrith – meaning ... Read More »

Hull FC sign Australian Steve Michaels

Radford-Lee

Hull FC have made Australian centre Steve Michaels their fourth signing ahead of the 2015 season, with the 27-year penning a one-year deal with the Black and Whites, subject to international clearance. Beginning his professional career with the Brisbane Broncos, Michaels spent five years with the Queensland club featuring in the 2006 NRL Premiers side which would also go on ... Read More »

Super League stars plan for the future

Andy-Raleigh

Players from across the First Utility Super League have praised an initiative put on by the RFL aimed at educating players who are approaching retirement. RFL Welfare Director Emma Rosewarne hosted the event earlier this week, which saw players from the elite competition attend a seminar that was specifically aimed at those approaching the end of their playing careers. “The ... Read More »

England’s Reed likely to miss Four Nations

Jack Reed

England star Jack Reed could be set to miss the upcoming Four Nations tournament later this year, after suffering a serious shoulder injury whilst playing for NRL side Brisbane Broncos this weekend. Reed suffered a dislocated shoulder during the Broncos’ 22-12 defeat to Melbourne – a result which leaves their play-off hopes in the balance. But it is the injury ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls poised to hand Adams debut

James-Lowes

Bradford Bulls could hand out a debut to one of their rising stars this weekend, after Brad Adams was included in their 19-man squad to face Widnes Vikings on Sunday. Adams didn’t feature for the Bulls’ under-19s side on Thursday night, and he has been given the nod to potentially make his first senior appearance for the club this weekend ... Read More »

Salford Red Devils sign Leeds’ England

Dr-Marwan-Koukash

Salford Red Devils have further strengthened their squad for next season, after they today confirmed the signing of promising young centre Brad England from Leeds Rhinos. 19-year old England is the son of 1986 Challenge Cup winner Keith England and is set to follow in his father’s Super League footsteps by appearing in the top division. Born in Pontefract, he ... Read More »

Four possible candidates for the Rugby League Hall of Fame

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Earlier this week, the RFL announced that two more Rugby League legends are to be inducted into the most exclusive club in the game – the Rugby League Hall of Fame. The identity of the two greats has been kept a closely guarded secret ahead of the event next month, where they will join the 21 current members of the ... Read More »