Monday, October 20, 2014
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Greece to play first Rugby League home test

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Athens is preparing to host Greece’s first official rugby league Test match when the national side face the Czech Republic on Saturday in European Championship C. Victory will see the hosts, who are seeing the fruits of concerted domestic development since 2012, win the title and with it promotion to European B. Tasos Pantazidis, president of the Hellenic Federation of ... Read More »

Oldfield: We didn’t want the fairytale to end

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Catalan winger Michael Oldfield has revealed his disappointment at the Dragons being knocked out by St Helens last Thursday night, but he believes the club will be stronger next season. Saints prevailed 30-12 at Langtree Park to end the French side’s season, after they had beaten both Leeds and Huddersfield away from home. “I’m very disappointed with the game and ... Read More »

South Sydney star loses premiership ring

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South Sydney centre Dylan Walker has lost the ring he was given to commemorate the Rabbitohs’ historic NRL Grand Final win, just days after receiving it. The 20-year-old dropped the ring overboard during a cruise in Sydney Harbour yesterday. The club are looking into replacing the item at a cost of $8,000 (£4,300), according to Australian radio station 2GB. “They ... Read More »

Kevin Brown to Cronulla Sharks back on, say reports

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Widnes Vikings playmaker Kevin Brown is set to join NRL side Cronulla Sharks in the coming weeks, according to reports in Australia. The 30-year-old refuted claims he was set to join the south Sydney club last month, but rumours are again circulating that the St Helens-born stand-off is the Sharks’ number one target to replace Todd Carney, who was kicked ... Read More »

Don’t talk about me, says Saints boss Nathan Brown

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St Helens boss Nathan Brown has insisted people should not be talking about his impending departure from the club – more the fact that two great rivals are going head-to-head in the Grand Final this coming Saturday. Brown’s Saints side will take on Wigan Warriors in his final match in charge, before he heads back to Australia with his young ... Read More »

LMS proud of London representation in Grand Final

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When it comes to Rugby League in London, the biggest city in the United Kingdom often divides opinion more than any other. With the relegation of London’s premier club to the second tier this season, London Rugby League is coming under the spotlight more than it ever has done before. However, ask anyone involved with the development of the game ... Read More »

Gerrard signs new deal at Widnes Vikings

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Widnes Vikings prop-forward Alex Gerrard has signed a new deal at the Club to keep him at the Select Security Stadium for the next three Super League seasons. Gerrard has emerged as one of the best young British props in Super League over the past 18 months and head coach Denis Betts has moved swiftly to sign him up for ... Read More »

Old Trafford is better than Wembley, says Brown

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St Helens boss Nathan Brown believes the club are “back home” by returning to Old Trafford this Saturday, and has said that for him the Old Trafford showpiece tops walking out at Wembley in a Challenge Cup Final. The Saints are back at Old Trafford for the first time since 2011, when they lost the fifth of their five consecutive ... Read More »

Leigh Centurions sign Greg Worthington

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Leigh Centurions have confirmed the signing of former Featherstone Rovers star Greg Worthington on a two-year full-time contract up until the end of November 2016 – with the Centurions paying a five-figure sum for the centre. Worthington, 24, has established himself as consistently one of the top performers in the Kingstone Press Championship in the past four seasons and has ... Read More »

Amor looking to cap dream first season at Saints

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St Helens forward Kyle Amor is looking to finish the 2014 season on a high by overcoming an in-form Wigan Warriors in Saturday’s First Utility Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford (6.00pm). Former Leeds and Wakefield player Amor signed for Saints in September 2013 and started his first season with them at the beginning of 2014. He still can’t ... Read More »