Today’s results

LEEDS moved off the foot of the Super League table with a 31-12 home win over Catalans Dragons. Konrad Hurrell, above, was among their five try-scorers. Castleford were 42-10 winners over London Broncos, who are now bottom on points difference. Leeds, Huddersfield, Hull KR and London all have 14 points. Super League: Leeds 31 Catalans 12, Castleford 42 London Broncos…

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Bastas looking forward to Chase return

Doncaster’s Greece international, Stefanos Bastas says can’t wait to play alongside former England star Rangi Chase, who joined the Dons ahead of a return from a drugs ban for cocaine use, which ends on 14th July. After joining the club himself after only one season in the country with Hemel Stags, the 25-year-old Greek anticipates considerable excitemet, playing alongside the…

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Tsang backs Hall to succeed

Coventry Bears head coach Tom Tsang has backed Elliot Hall to emulate the career trajectory of former England Students teammate Jason Bass. Hall has scored nine tries in League 1 this year, better only by Newcastle’s Lewis Young and Hunslet’s Gareth Pott’s, and after only playing his first professional game last season at London Skolars. And with a growing number…

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COLUMN: A solution for the 1895 Cup problems which includes the Yorkshire/Lancashire Cups

In true rugby league fashion, the 1895 Cup is already attracting its fair share of criticism within the sport before its inaugural edition has even been completed. You could argue Halifax coach Simon Grix lit the touchpaper this week. Whether or not his comments about the competition being ‘Mickey Mouse’ are right or wrong, it is almost impossible to argue…

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Statement: London Skolars

League Express published a story in League 1 News in their 3rd June Edition stating that Toronto Wolfpack purchased a sizable minority share in London Skolars. The club have since been in touch and released the following comments from Terry Browne, Chairman of London Skolars Limited. “I would like to make clear that neither Toronto Wolfpack or anyone associated with them own…

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Thunder sign Samoan International

Newcastle Thunder have strengthened their attacking options for the rest of the season with the signing of Samoan international Matthew Wright. The 28-year-old, who is set to arrive on Tyneside later this month, can play numerous positions and will give Thunder extra options at fullback, wing, centre and hooker. Auckland-born Wright, who was selected to play for the Australian Schoolboys in…

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This weekend’s Rugby League results

Betfred Super League Magic Weekend – Saturday Wakefield Trinity 18 Catalans Dragons 25 Hull FC 2 Huddersfield Giants 55 Wigan Warriors 14 Warrington Wolves 26 Magic Weekend – Sunday Salford Red Devils 20 Hull Kingston Rovers 22 Leeds Rhinos 24 London Broncos 22 St Helens  36 Castleford Tigers 16 Betfred Championship Friday Sheffield Eagles 14 Toronto Wolfpack 42 Saturday Toulouse Olympique 44…

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