Hock announces his retirement

Leigh Centurions have confirmed that Gareth Hock has announced his playing retirement with immediate effect. The former international forward announced his decision to the coaching staff and players last night at training. Gareth Hock said: “It’s been a hard, emotional couple of weeks, especially last night, telling the team, staff and my family that I’m retiring from Rugby League. “I’ve…

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Rhinos confirm signing Rhyse Martin

Leeds Rhinos have confirmed that they have signed Papua New Guinean international second row Rhyse Martin, 26, from NRL side Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs on a two and half year contract with immediate effect. Martin kicked 36 goals from 38 attempts in his debut season with the Bulldogs in 2018 for a 94.7% success rate. He played 14 matches last season, scoring…

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RFL amends rule interpretations

The RFL has issued several changes in the interpretation of the Laws of the Game as a response to concerns expressed by coaches about the issue of gamesmanship that has been creeping into games recently, with Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell shining a spotlight on what he felt was cheating by Catalans players to gain penalties during the game between…

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Is this the real reason for Shaun Edwards’ equivocation on the Wigan job?

League Express editor MARTYN SADLER suggests one key reason why prospective Wigan coach Shaun Edwards may be having second thoughts about returning to the DW Stadium in 2020. Plenty of pundits and Wigan supporters have been scratching their heads to try to work out why Shaun Edwards, who was so enthusiastic about returning to Super League with the Warriors in…

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Warrington too strong for Wigan

Warrington Wolves maintained their challenge to Super League leaders St Helens with a hard fought 25-12 victory against Wigan Warriors at the Halliwell Jones Stadium tonight. The Wolves came into the game without Bryson Goodwin, who suffered an injury in the previous week’s game against Castleford Tigers, while Wigan were forced to make several changes from the team that lost…

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RFL approve renewal of Widnes membership

The Board of the Rugby Football League have granted RFL membership to the consortium that agreed a deal with the administrators to take over the club yesterday. The RFL therefore anticipates that Sunday’s Betfred Championship fixture against Featherstone Rovers will go ahead. A 12-point penalty has been applied, which is effective immediately, meaning that the Vikings will now go to…

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