Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Nobody hurting more than Kev, says Leeds Rhinos boss

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Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott insists Kevin Sinfield did not cost the Rhinos victory on Thursday night, after he was uncharacteristically sent off for the first time in his career. Ben Thaler showed the Rhinos and England skipper red after he clashed heads with Castleford full-back Luke Dorn during their 24-24 draw at Headingley, and although McDermott said it ... Read More »

Sinfield dismissed as Rhinos and Tigers draw

Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield was sensationally dismissed for headbutting Castleford star Luke Dorn with eight minutes remaining as the Rhinos and Tigers finished level on 24 points each. The Tigers opened the scoring when Michael Shenton touched down in the first minute, with Marc Sneyd adding the conversion. The Rhinos levelled when Tom Briscoe jumped for a Danny McGuire kick ... Read More »

Green: Rovers wary of Salford threat

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Hull KR front rower James Green says the Robins are preparing to face a Salford Red Devils outfit at their best at the KC Lightstream Stadium on Sunday. Like the Robins, Iestyn Harris’ side have been inconsistent throughout much of 2014 but have impressed in recent victories over Huddersfield Giants and Hull FC after adding the likes of Kevin Locke ... Read More »

Australian rugby union duo eye NRL switch

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Rugby League will lose two of its biggest names at the end of this season when both Sonny Bill Williams and Sam Burgess switch codes in time for the 2015 rugby union World Cup. But reports are circulating in Australia that claim two of rugby union’s top stars will be coming in the opposite direction. Former Melbourne and Brisbane star ... Read More »

Thursday XIII: Super League’s greatest overseas side

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For this week’s Thursday Thirteen, we’ve taken inspiration from one of our columnists, Garry Schofield. Schoey published what he believed to be the ten greatest overseas players ever to play Rugby League in England in this week’s edition of League Express (which you can read online here), and it certainly got you talking! So with that in mind, we’ve decided ... Read More »

Declan Hulme extends Widnes Vikings deal

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Widnes utility Declan Hulme has signed a 12-month contract extension at the Vikings. The versatile back, 21, has scored four tries in four Super League appearances this season, and scored two in their run to the Challenge Cup semi-finals. Hulme has spent time on dual registration duty in the Championship over the last two years. “He has so much potential ... Read More »

Cunningham has “bright future” at Hull FC

James Cunningham, 20, is one of the best young hookers in the game right now. ©RLphotos

Hull FC coach Lee Radford believes young hooker James Cunningham has a long future with the club and thinks he has developed as a player in his time on loan at London. The 20-year-old joined the Broncos at the start of the season and made 17 appearances for them, scoring two tries and assisting four others. A product of the ... Read More »

Oscar Thomas re-joins London Broncos

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Former London Broncos star Oscar Thomas has re-joined the club and has signed a deal until the end of the 2015 season. The 20-year-old began his career at West London Sharks before joining the Broncos at the age of 12. In 2011 he broke into the under-20s team and trained with the first team in 2012 and 2013 while gaining ... Read More »

Newcastle Knights warned over Koukash

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A former chief of Australian Rugby League has warned the Newcastle Knights to be cautious over rumoured interest in the club from Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash – insisting he should stump up a “non-refundable” cheque before the NRL entertain any discussion of investment. The Knights recently cut their ties with Nathan Tinkler’s Hunter Sports Group, and Quayle – ... Read More »