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Australian Wayne Bennett named England rugby league head coach
Australian Wayne Bennett is appointed as the new England rugby league head coach on a two-year deal.
Feb 2, 13:28
Coach, Steve McNamara of England poses after the Captains Run prior to Gillette Four Nations Double-Header at Wembley Stadium on November 4, 2011
No new contract for Steve McNamara
Steve McNamara leaves his position as the head coach of England following confirmation from the Rugby Football League that he will not be offered a new contract.
Feb 2, 10:46
Rabbitohs' Sam Burgess in action against the Storm on September 13, 2013
Sam Burgess's return to South Sydney Rabbitohs stalls
Sam Burgess's return to South Sydney Rabbitohs is reportedly stalled by the NRL as the club would breach the salary cap if they do not offload some players.
Nov 26, 16:09
England's Rangi Chase in action against Exiles on June 14, 2013
Rangi Chase completes Leigh Centurions switch
Leigh Centurions secure the services of England international Rangi Chase on a two-year deal.
Nov 25, 13:22
Ryan Bailey of Leeds Rhinos in action during the pre season friendly between Leeds Rhinos and London Broncos at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on January 31, 2014
Warrington Wolves sign former Leeds Rhinos forward Ryan Bailey
Warrington Wolves complete the signing of 31-year-old forward Ryan Bailey, following spells at Hull Kingston Rovers and Castleford Tigers last season.
Nov 24, 19:54
Jimmy Keinhorst of the Leeds Rhinos celebrates at the final whistle with team mate and man of the match Danny McGuire during the First Utility Super League Grand Final between Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhinos at Old Trafford on October 10, 2015
Jimmy Keinhorst agrees new Leeds Rhinos deal
Jimmy Keinhorst commits his future to the Leeds Rhinos by signing a new contract at the Headingley Stadium until 2018.
Nov 18, 14:24
Stevie Ward of Leeds Rhinos looks on during the First Utility Super League match between Leeds Rhinos and Widnes Vikings at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on February 13, 2015
Stevie Ward signs new Leeds Rhinos deal
Leeds Rhinos hand a new contract and Kevin Sinfield's number 13 shirt to youngster Stevie Ward.
Nov 16, 11:16
Shaun Kenny-Dowall of New Zealand dives over to score a try during the Four Nations match between the New Zealand Kiwis and Samoa at Toll Stadium on November 1, 2014
Shaun Kenny-Dowall: 'New Zealand turned over too often'
Shaun Kenny-Dowall laments New Zealand turnovers after their series defeat against England.
Nov 15, 17:36
Jermaine McGilvary scores a second half try durng the Super League Qualifying Semi Final between Warrington Wolves and Huddersfield Giants on September 26, 2013
Steve McNamara hails "tremendous" England duo
Steve McNamara praises the performances of Matty Smith and Jermaine McGillvary in England's 20-14 win over New Zealand.
Nov 15, 17:20
Coach Steve McNamara of England looks on during the Four Nations match between the New Zealand Kiwis and England at Westpac Stadium on October 23, 2010
Steve McNamara "in no rush" over new England deal
Steve McNamara claims that he is not in any rush to resolve his future as England head coach.
Nov 15, 16:48
Brett Ferres (3rdL) of England celebrates scoring a try with teamates during the International Rugby League Test Series match between England and New Zealand at KC Stadium on November 1, 2015
Brett Ferres: 'Future is bright for England after series win'
Brett Ferres praises England's work ethic in their 20-14 series-clinching win over New Zealand, claiming that the future now looks bright for his side.
Nov 14, 15:26
Matty Smith of Wigan Warriors in action during the Tetley's Challenge Cup Final between Wigan Warriors and Hull FC at Wembley Stadium on August 24, 2013
Two changes for England as Jermaine McGillvary, Matty Smith come in
Jermaine McGillvary and Matty Smith are brought into England's 19-man squad for the crucial final-Test showdown against New Zealand at the DW Stadium.
Nov 12, 17:14
Sam Burgess looks on during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on August 18, 2015
Sam Burgess: 'I needed to leave rugby union to play with passion and heart'
Sam Burgess suggests that he wanted to leave rugby union in order to play with "passion and heart" again.
Nov 11, 08:06
Sam Burgess in action for England during the Rugby World Cup game with Wales on September 26, 2015
Sam Burgess: 'My heart was not in rugby union'
Sam Burgess admits that his heart was not in rugby union as he made the decision to rejoin NRL side South Sydney Rabbitohs after just one year with Bath.
Nov 10, 02:13
Gareth Widdop of England during the International Rugby League Test Series match between England and New Zealand at KC Stadium on November 1, 2015
Gareth Widdop talks up England hopes of series win over New Zealand
Gareth Widdop reveals that England intend to block out all the pressure building on them from the outside as they look to pick up a rare series win over New Zealand.
Nov 9, 23:02
Coach Steve McNamara of England looks on during the Four Nations match between the New Zealand Kiwis and England at Westpac Stadium on October 23, 2010
Steve McNamara "hugely proud" of England players
England head coach Steve McNamara praises the defensive display of his side in the defeat to New Zealand, but admits that the "really basic" errors must be cut out.
Nov 8, 11:58
Sam Burgess in action for England during the Rugby World Cup game with Wales on September 26, 2015
Mike Ford: 'Sam Burgess left Bath Rugby too early'
Mike Ford questions Sam Burgess's decision to switch codes back to rugby league, insisting that the England international still had plenty to offer at Bath Rugby.
Nov 8, 10:33
Rabbitohs' Sam Burgess in action against the Storm on September 13, 2013
Sam Burgess cites family reasons behind return to rugby league
Sam Burgess admits that family reasons were the key element behind his decision to return to rugby league after one season in rugby union.
Nov 5, 22:45
Justin Carney of Castleford Tigers during the Super League match between Wakefield Wildcats and Castleford Tigers at Etihad Stadium on May 18, 2014
Salford Red Devils sign Castleford Tigers winger Justin Carney on loan
Super League outfit Salford Red Devils confirm the signing of Castleford Tigers winger Justin Carney on a season-long loan.
Nov 3, 22:33
Sam Burgess looks on during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on August 18, 2015
Bath expect Sam Burgess to stay in union amid links with rugby league return
Bath head coach Mike Ford is adamant that Sam Burgess will remain a rugby union player amid reports that he is keen on a return to rugby league.
Nov 3, 17:08
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Super League referee Chris Leatherbarrow dies, aged 26
The RFL announce that Super League referee Chris Leatherbarrow has died at the age of 26.
Nov 2, 10:22
Sam Burgess in action for England during the Rugby World Cup game with Wales on September 26, 2015
Report: Sam Burgess code switch back on after talks with South Sydney Rabbitohs
Sam Burgess will reportedly meet a high-ranking National Rugby League official to discuss a return to South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Nov 1, 18:26
Zak Hardaker of England during the International Origin Match between England and Exiles at The Halliwell Jones Stadium on June 14, 2013
Zak Hardaker: 'I want success with England'
Leeds Rhinos full-back and 2015 Man of Steel winner Zak Hardaker expresses his desire to be successful at international level with England.
Oct 31, 18:09
Coach Steve McNamara of England looks on during the Four Nations match between the New Zealand Kiwis and England at Westpac Stadium on October 23, 2010
Steve McNamara: 'England not favourites against New Zealand'
England coach Steve McNamara rubbishes talk of his side going into next month's international series against New Zealand as favourites.
Oct 31, 15:03
Sam Tomkins of the Warriors speaks to the media during a New Zealand Warriors NRL press conference at Mt Smart Stadium on April 8, 2015
Sam Tomkins ruled out of England's three-Test series against New Zealand
England confirm that Sam Tomkins will miss the three-Test series against New Zealand as he has failed to recover from a knee injury.
Oct 29, 09:57
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Jonny Molloy extends contract at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
Jonny Molloy agrees a new two-year deal with Super League outfit the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.
Oct 27, 16:34
Sam Tomkins of Wigan during the Super League playoff match between Huddersfield and Wigan at Galpharm Stadium on September 12, 2013
Sam Tomkins misses out on England squad, four debutants named
England coach Steve McNamara confirms that Sam Tomkins will play no part in Saturday's Test match against France due to a knee injury.
Oct 21, 18:12
Bulldogs captain James Graham looks dejected after losing the First NRL Semi Final match between the Sydney Roosters and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Allianz Stadium on September 18, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.
England's James Graham wants London 2012 "noise" for New Zealand clash
England star James Graham calls on fans to recreate the London 2012 atmosphere when the rugby league side take on New Zealand at the Olympic Stadium next month.
Oct 21, 07:26
Sam Tomkins of Wigan during the Super League playoff match between Huddersfield and Wigan at Galpharm Stadium on September 12, 2013
England's Sam Tomkins could feature against New Zealand
England head coach Steve McNamara says that Sam Tomkins could recover from a knee injury to face France.
Oct 20, 16:40
James Greenwood of London Broncos in action during the pre season friendly between Leeds Rhinos and London Broncos at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on January 31, 2014 in Leeds, England.
Hull Kingston Rovers sign Wigan Warriors prop James Greenwood
Hull Kingston Rovers complete the signing of Wigan Warriors prop James Greenwood on a two-year deal, following a loan spell at the East Yorkshire club.
Oct 13, 22:11
Sam Burgess in action for England during the Rugby World Cup game with Wales on September 26, 2015
Steve McNamara tips Sam Burgess for rugby league return
England coach Steve McNamara is confident that Sam Burgess will return to rugby league once again in the future.
Oct 12, 23:00
Kylie Leuluai of Leeds Rhinos pushes through Oliver Gildart of Wigan Warriors during the First Utility Super League Grand Final between Leeds Rhinos and Wigan Warriors at Old Trafford on October 10, 2015
Kylie Leuluai reveals mid-season heart scare
Leeds Rhinos prop Kylie Leuluai says that he "was very close to retiring" after being told midway through the season that he had an irregular heartbeat.
Oct 12, 20:58
George Williams of Wigan Warriors gets past Sam Thaiday of Brisbane Broncos during the World Club Series match between Wigan Warriors and Brisbane Broncos at DW Stadium on February 21, 2015
England coach Steve McNamara names eight uncapped players
England coach Steve McNamara names eight uncapped players for the upcoming International Series, including Super League's top try scorer Jermaine McGillvary.
Oct 11, 12:43
Kevin Sinfield of the Leeds Rhinos celebrates as he holds the trophy aloft with his team mates after the First Utility Super League Grand Final between Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhinos at Old Trafford on October 10, 2015 in Manchester, England.
Brian McDermott praises departing Leeds Rhinos players after Grand Final win
Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott hails the departing trio of Kevin Sinfield, Jamie Peacock and Kylie Leuluai after the 22-20 Grand Final victory over Wigan Warriors.
Oct 11, 10:09
Wigan coach Shaun Wane during the Stobart Super League match between Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves at the DW Stadium on March 23, 2012
Shaun Wane: 'Leeds Rhinos deserve Super League Grand Final win over Wigan'
Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane believes that his side were second best in their 22-20 Super League Grand Final defeat by Leeds Rhinos at Old Trafford.
Oct 10, 22:30
Leeds Rhinos' Brian McDermott watches his team during their Super League match against London Broncos on April 12, 2013
Brian McDermott: Leeds Rhinos Grand Final win "incredible"
Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott believes that his side's 22-20 Super League Grand Final victory over Wigan Warriors was "incredible", as his side complete the treble.
Oct 10, 21:07
England coach James Lowes during the International Origin Match between England and Exiles at The Halliwell Jones Stadium on June 14, 2013
Bradford Bulls coach James Lowes slams RFL after playoff loss to Wakefield
Bradford Bulls coach James Lowes hits out at the RFL for introducing the Super 8s after his team were beaten 24-16 by Wakefield Wildcats in the Million Pound Game.
Oct 3, 17:31
Danny McGuire of Leeds celebrates after scoring a try during the Tetley's Challenge Cup Final between Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers at Wembley Stadium on August 23, 2014
Danny McGuire: 'Leeds Rhinos deserve Grand Final place'
Leeds Rhinos stand-off Danny McGuire believes that his side deserve their place in the Super League Grand Final, and says that his team can complete the treble.
Oct 3, 15:00
Kangaroos coach Tim Sheens speaks to the media during an Australian Kangaroos Rugby League World Cup teamphoto session at Crowne Plaza, Coogee on October 14, 2013
Salford Red Devils sign six players
Tim Sheens agrees a new three-year deal at the Salford Red Devils and brings in six new players.
Oct 2, 20:02
James Roby of St Helens during the First Utility Super League Grand Final between St Helens and Wigan Warriors at Old Trafford on October 11, 2014
James Roby: 'St Helens can beat Leeds Rhinos'
St Helens hooker James Roby believes that his side have the ability to overcome Leeds Rhinos in their Super League playoff semi-final.
Sep 30, 20:50