Wolfpack aiming for homegrown stars – in the long term

Brian McDermott was typically insightful when asked about Toronto’s plans to develop their own players. One of the biggest criticisms aimed at the Wolfpack since their arrival has been the lack of Canadian players in their team. This year’s squad featured no homegrown talent, but McDermott rubbished the idea that Toronto should have Canadian nationals playing for their team, and…

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Salford sign London trio

Salford Red Devils have confirmed the signings of London Broncos trio Luke Yates, Rhys Williams and Elliot Kear. The trio all impressed for the Broncos as they valiantly battled it out in the top flight, before being relegated on the final day. Yates, a former Newcastle Knights player, particularly impressed and ended the season as Super League’s second top tackler,…

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James Clare reveals which Castleford player is the best he’s ever played with

James Clare says Castleford team-mate Jake Trueman is the best player he’s ever played with. The Tigers winger was a guest on the series finale of Rugby League Back Chat when the 20-year-old halfback was brought up. Clare did little to hide his admiration for Trueman, who is the youngest member of the Great Britain squad for this Autumn’s tour.…

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Josh Jones on if he’d have stayed at Salford if he’d known they’d make the Grand Final

Josh Jones has admitted he doesn’t know whether he would have stayed at Salford had he known they’d reach the Grand Final. The Great Britain back-rower is heading to Hull FC next year as part of their heavy recruitment drive for 2020. Jones is one of several leaving Salford at the end of the year. Jackson Hastings and Jake Bibby…

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Toronto target Leeds prop Brad Singleton

Leeds forward Brad Singleton has emerged as an ambitious target for newly-promoted Toronto Wolfpack. The Ireland international remains under contract with the Rhinos in 2020, but with Toronto intent on strengthening their pack ahead of their maiden season in Super League, Singleton has interested the Canadian club. Any deal would mean a reunion with former Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott.…

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Club-by-club guide to Super League recruitment for 2020

CASTLEFORD TIGERSINSGeorge Griffin (Salford Red Devils)Tyla Hepi (Toulouse Olympique)Derrell Olpherts (Salford Red Devils)Sosaia Feki (Cronulla Sharks) OUTSCory Aston (London Broncos)Mitch Clark (Wigan Warriors)Chris Clarkson (York City Knights)Luke Gale (Leeds Rhinos)Tuoyo Egodo (London Broncos)Will Maher (Hull Kingston Rovers)Greg Minikin (Hull Kingston Rovers) CATALANS DRAGONSINSJames Maloney (Penrith Panthers) OUTSKenny Edwards (Huddersfield Giants)Jodie Broughton (Halifax)Greg Bird (Retiring)Tony Gigot (Released) HUDDERSFIELD GIANTSINSKenny Edwards (Catalans…

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Ryan Hampshire agrees new two-year deal with Wakefield

Wakefield Trinity utility Ryan Hampshire has agreed a new two-year contract with the club. As revealed in League Express earlier this week, Hampshire will continue to play with his hometown club in 2020 after finally settling on an extension. It looked as though he would be playing elsewhere in 2020 after talks between the parties broke down at several stages:…

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