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  1. What has unfolded at Rochdale Hornets this season in many ways reflects Rugby League as a whole. An organisation that while small in number has managed to have warring factions within it, leading to missed opportunities to realise its true potential. I wrangled with writing this piece for several days, mainly because of the amount of negative publicity my boyhood… View the full article
  2. Hull FC have completed the signing of Leigh forward Joe Cator. The 21-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the Black and Whites after an impressive 2019 season that saw him nomination for the Championship Young Player of the Year award. A Hull FC supporter, Cator becomes the club’s eighth signing for 2020. “I’m absolutely buzzing to be a Hull… View the full article
  3. Gareth Ellis has extended his stay out of Rugby League retirement after signing a new contract with Hull FC. Ellis, the legendary former Great Britain forward, made a shock return to the sport with the Black and Whites last season to aid Lee Radford and went on to make 20 appearances. Now, at the age of 38, Ellis has decided… View the full article
  4. Both England teams have been knocked out of the World Cup Nines. The men’s side bowed out at the semi-final stage after defeat to New Zealand, with the women exiting at the pool stage after defeats to the Kiwi Ferns and the Jillaroos. Both sides had won their opening games on Friday, but struggled on day two of the event.… View the full article
  5. Jermaine McGillvary has admitted to being taken back by the speed of Nines Rugby after his first-ever game. The winger scored as England defeated Wales 25-4 in their first game of the tournament, but conceded to being caught out by the tempo. “It was very enjoyable but very tough and very fatiguing,” he said. “It was a shock to the… View the full article
  6. Bradford Bulls have appealed against the two players who have evoked contract terminations. Two players informed the club earlier this month they would be triggering terminations regarding the pension payment issue relating to the club. The Bulls accepted responsibility for the issue in a statement and said they “apologised unreservedly” for the matter, yet claimed the issue wasn’t necessary grounds… View the full article
  7. Castleford Tigers have confirmed the widely-anticipated signing of St Helens halfback Danny Richardson. The 23-year-old joins the club for an undisclosed fee, thought to be in the region of £65,000, to help replace outgoing halfback Luke Gale. Richardson is set to form a partnership with Jake Trueman in amber and black next season, with the Tigers set to boast two… View the full article
  8. Ross Peltier has become the latest player to leave Bradford Bulls after signing for Doncaster. The prop has joined the League 1 club after several years with the Bulls and adds to the Dons’ impressive recruitment for 2020. Peltier will play for Jamaica at the weekend against England Knights and he said: “I’m massively excited to get started and to… View the full article
  9. England set their stall out in the World Cup Nines with a 25-4 win over Wales. Jake Connor scored twice on his 25th birthday as Sam Tomkins starred for Wayne Bennett’s side. Tomkins scored one of England three first-half tries, with Tomkins scoring in between tries from Daryl Clark and Jermaine McGillvary. Connor scored quickfire second-half tries, before Swinton’s Mike… View the full article
  10. England Women won their opening game of the World Cup Nines with a 25-6 win against Papua New Guinea. Castleford’s Rhiannon Marshall scored two tries to steer England to victory ahead of matches against New Zealand and Australia on Saturday. The Lionesses were 11-0 ahead early on after Marshall and Caitlin Beevers crossed, but PNG hit back just before the… View the full article
  11. England Women won their opening game of the World Cup Nines with a 25-6 win against Papua New Guinea. Castleford’s Rhiannon Marshall scored two tries to steer England to victory ahead of matches against New Zealand and Australia on Saturday. The Lionesses were 11-0 ahead early on after Marshall and Caitlin Beevers crossed, but PNG hit back just before the… View the full article
  12. Motorplus Car Supermarket have partnered with the Wales Dragonhearts Rugby League side for their upcoming autumn series of international matches writes Ian Golden. The Newport-based company have come on board as the headline sponsor and will now be featured on all advertising material as well as on the fixture list and series programme cover. The Motorplus Autumn Series consists of… View the full article
  13. 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… View the full article
  14. I’ll be honest, I’m not particularly fond of the idea that an Aussie could wear an England shirt. Or should I say, I wasn’t. Up to now I’ve been a bit of a traditionalist. I think if you’re from England, you should play for England. If you’re Australian, you should play for Australia. I was never a fan of Rangi… View the full article
  15. Dec Patton looks set to remain with Warrington in 2020, according to the club’s chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick. The halfback or hooker has been linked with a move away from the Halliwell Jones Stadium since the conclusion of the 2019 Super League season. Reports have suggested he could move across the M62 to Hull KR or, even more notably, to… View the full article
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