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news from Thursday, January 17, 2019

- St Helens have completed the painstaking task of allocating a Heritage Number to every player who has represented the club at first-team level since the inauguration of the Northern Union in 1895, beginning with their first fullback Tom Foulkes, right up to England Academy star Jack Welsby, who made his debut in 2018. The numbers have been created thanks to… The post ...

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- Leigh Centurions have signed former Bradford Bulls fullback Gregg McNally, with help from the Leigh Independent Supporters Association (LISA). Centurions Chairman Mike Latham said: “The way the fans have rallied round since an appeal was made for more members to join LISA to fund Gregg’’s signing has shown their desire to the club and has been really heart-warming. “At the&#8...

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- Zak Hardaker will officially resume his playing career this Sunday. Wigan have confirmed that the fullback will feature for the first time since testing positive for cocaine in September 2017 this weekend, when they travel across Lancashire to face Super League rivals Salford Red Devils. The reigning Super League champions have two friendlies this weekend, with Adrian Lam’s side playing&#...

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- Wigan Warriors owner Ian Lenagan has revealed that the reigning Super League champions do intend to play some reserve figures in 2019 – despite not formally entering the reserve competition itself. Wakefield, Hull FC, Featherstone, Bradford and Keighley are all scheduled to be in the RFL’s reserve league, with the Warriors revealing late last year they had decided against taking&#82...

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- It has been labelled the biggest signing since Tommy Raudonikis – former Leeds Rhinos forward Greg Eastwood has joined New South Wales Cup side Newtown Jets! The Jets have lured the former Leeds, Canterbury and Warriors forward into the Intrust Super Premiership for 2019, with the 31-year-old agreeing to play for Newtown for the 2019 season. The legendary Raudonikis played… T...

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- The clock is ticking down towards the Women's County of Origin game, which will be staged at the Mobile Rocket Stadium, Wakefield Trinity, on Sunday (20 January). The match will be preceded by the BARLA Yorkshire Cup Under 16s and Under 14s finals, while Trinity are also hosting the Under 15s, Under 13s and Under 12s deciders, on the Saturday.… The post ...

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news from Wednesday, January 16, 2019

- After the big-name signing of Gareth Widdop to Warrington Wolves ahead of the 2020 season, we take a look at five players who have flopped in the Super League era despite carrying a prominent reputation. Frank Pritchard (Hull FC) The man they nicknamed ‘The Tank’ came to Hull FC with a fearsome reputation from Canterbury Bulldogs ahead of the 2016,… The post ...

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