Tigers confirm Crooks signing

As predicted in League Express last Monday, Castleford Tigers have confirmed their signing of Parramatta Eels centre Ben Crooks for the start of the 2016 Super League Season on a three-year deal. Crooks becomes coach Daryl Powell’s second signing ahead of the 2016 campaign after French prop Gadwin Springer was announced last week. Crooks, the son of former Tigers legend Lee…

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Tyrone McCarthy column: The World Club Series worked

Hull KR and Ireland forward Tyrone McCarthy gives his take on the recently completed World Club Series. So the NRL has kicked off and Super League has seen a full weekend of fixtures played since the World Club Series. Looking at the results we could feel like we have reasons to be disappointed by going down 3-0 to the NRL…

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TRL TV: Websters says Wakey were dumb

Wakefield coach James Webster says his side was gutsy against St Helens but “dumb” with the ball and weren’t good enough to beat the defending champions. The Wildcats ran Saints close on their own turf, losing by just four points in a tight affair. A disappointed Webster said after the game that the performance was an improvement after they were…

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TRL TV: Cunningham praises Saints side

St Helens coach Kieran Cunningham has applauded his players’ efforts in beating Wakefield and has described the four-point win as a massive victory for the club. An injury-depleted Saints saw off the Wildcats 20-16 at Rapid Soliticiors Stadium on Friday night, to keep their unbeaten record in Super League this year in tact. Cunningham praised the performance of his team,…

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Breaking down the World Club Series

In his latest TotalRL.com column, English coach Alan Kilshaw breaks down the World Club Series and looks at the differences between Super League and the NRL. Have some sympathy for a ‘Pom’ amongst Australians. In the past two and a half years I have lived in Australia, England Cricket has collapsed and lost the Ashes in brutal fashion, there has…

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TRL TV: Chester hails Campese

Hull KR coach Chris Chester has praised the performance of Terry Campese after the stand-off led the Robins to their first win of the Super League season. Campese was prominent as Hull KR fought back to beat Wigan by two points, his kicking game near perfect as the home team rallied from 20-6 behind in the second half to win…

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Sa’u: Competition strong at Salford

Salford centre Junior Sa’u says the competition for places in the Red Devils’ backline is heating up as the club targets a finals spot in 2015. Sa’u was impressive in his first season in Super League, crossing for 12 tries in 25 games. He was the club’s top try-scorer, ranked second in try assists, tackle busts and metres, and finished…

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England have great chance to win Four Nations, says Roby

St Helens hooker James Roby believes England have a great chance of winning the Four Nations, despite being without the 28-year-old, who may have to undergo surgery in the off-season. In Roby’s place, youngsters Daryl Clark and Josh Hodgson will lead England and the Saints star has backed them both to excel in the pressure cooker of Australia and New…

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Kieron Cunningham: Saints “deserve” Grand Final spot

St Helens assistant coach Kieron Cunningham insists the players deserve their place in the Super League Grand Final, after they defeated in-form Catalan Dragons 30-12 to earn a spot at Old Trafford. Cunningham likened Saints’ return to the showpiece event to the “good old days”, and says the squad are fully deserving of their place in the final, where they…

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Opinion: Could Laurent Frayssinous be SL coach of the year?

If you possibly can, try and cast your mind all the way back to the beginning of March. Spring was in the air, relegation seemed a long way away for Bradford and London, and the most successful Rugby League World Cup in history was still fresh in the memory. In fact, one of the main reasons relegation wasn’t a certainty…

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