Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Mac backs 400-up Burrow

Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott has sung the praises of star halfback Rob Burrow, who is set to make his 400th appearance for the club against Bradford Bulls on Thursday night. Burrow will become only the twelfth player in the club’s history to reach the landmark in Blue and Amber, behind John Holmes (625 games), Fred Webster (543), John Atkinson ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos rest Jamie Peacock for Bulls derby


Fresh off the back of his 500th career appearance last weekend, Leeds Rhinos have rested Jamie Peacock ahead of their Easter Thursday clash against local rivals Bradford Bulls. Peacock – who served the Bulls with great distinction until his departure in 2005 – will miss out for the Rhinos in their traditional derby clash which kicks off the Easter period. ... Read More »

Hohaia credits Walsh arrival for improvement


St Helens stand-off Lance Hohaia has credited the arrival of Luke Walsh as one of the reasons he is currently playing some of the best rugby of his Super League career. The 31-year-old New Zealander has put in some impressive performances in recent weeks and knows that the stability the squad has in key areas, now that his halfback partner ... Read More »

Dorn: Play-offs are the minimum requirement


Castleford Tigers full-back Luke Dorn has declared that the Tigers are aiming to reach the play-offs after their blistering start, and he has credited the club’s rise to a gruelling pre-season camp. The Tigers lie third in the Super League table, with six wins from eight games after going down narrowly to leaders St Helens on Friday. Dorn, who rejoined ... Read More »

Video: Josh Charnley moonlighting as a farmer

England winger Josh Charnley. ©JoeWhitley

Check out this video featuring Wigan and England winger Josh Charnley giving Super League TV’s Richard Stead a tour of the West Pennines Farm he helps out on in his down-time. He also discusses who he thinks is the world’s best winger and talks about pushing to keep his place in Steve McNamara’s England squad. Want more Rugby League news ... Read More »

Early-season omission inspires Miller

Jacob Miller. ©RLPhotos

Hull FC half-back Jacob Miller claims being left out of the Black and Whites’ starting lineup at the beginning of the season has made him a better player. The 21-year-old Australian, who joined from Wests Tigers in 2013, was not given a start by coach Lee Radford until round six against Salford and has impressed alongside room-mate Jordan Rankin ever ... Read More »

Powell slams referee Thaler in wake of Saints loss


Castleford coach Daryl Powell has criticised the performance of referee Ben Thaler and blamed some of his decisions for the Tigers’ first home defeat of the season against St Helens last week. Powell accepted that his side’s performance was the biggest factor in the loss, but believes some costly mistakes were made, in particular not going to the video referee ... Read More »