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Wednesday, Aug 1


Widnes hooker Aaron Heremaia to retire at end of Super League season


Widnes hooker Aaron Heremaia has announced his decision to retire at the end of the season. The 35-year old former New Zealand international has made 98 appearances for the Vikings since joining them from Hull in 2015 and was made vice…

Tuesday, Jul 31


Catalans Dragons winger Jodie Broughton to miss start of 2019 season with cruciate ligament injury


Catalans Dragons winger Jodie Broughton will miss the start of the 2019 season after suffering a major knee injury. The former Salford and Huddersfield player is set to undergo surgery and be sidelined for the next six months after…


Wigan sign Barrow prop Joe Bullock on three-year deal


Wigan have signed prop Joe Bullock from Barrow on a three-year deal. The 25-year-old front rower becomes the Warriors’ second recruit from the Championship following the signing of Swinton centre Chris Hankinson and will link up with them…

Sunday, Jul 22


Wakefield secure Super League status with thumping 72-10 win over Hull


Wakefield ran riot against a shambolic Hull to gain a record 72-10 victory and ensure a top-eight finish in Betfred Super League. It also means a bottom-four placing for reigning champions Leeds, who will have to fight for their survival…

Monday, Jul 2


Leeds Rhinos sack Brian McDermott following seventh successive Super League defeat


Brian McDermott has been sacked by Leeds Rhinos after a club record seven successive Super League losses. McDermott has been in charge since October 2010, when he succeeded Brian McClennan, and he went on to guide Leeds to glory in four…

Sunday, Jul 1


Huddersfield Giants sign prop Suaia Matagi from Parramatta Eels for 2019 Super League season


Huddersfield have announced the signing of prop Suaia Matagi from NRL club Parramatta Eels for the 2019 Super League season. The 30-year-old, who started his career at New Zealand Warriors before spells with Sydney Roosters and Penrith…

Wednesday, Jun 20


England name uncapped duo Jake Connor and Tommy Makinson in team to face New Zealand


England head coach Wayne Bennett has named uncapped pair Jake Connor and Tommy Makinson in his team to face New Zealand in the United States, but there is no place for Luke Thompson. England will take on the Kiwis in a historic one-off…

Tuesday, Jun 12


Super League news: Wigan suspend forward Joel Tomkins for four weeks


Former England forward Joel Tomkins has been suspended for four weeks after a video showing him being abusive to bar staff appeared on social media, his club Wigan Warriors have announced. Tomkins’ younger brother and team-mate Sam has…

Hull KR 14-42 Castleford Tigers: Kieran Gill shines as Tigers gain advantage on top-four rivals in Super League


Castleford have bounced back from their home defeat to St Helens last time out Castleford stole a march on their rivals for a top-four spot with a comfortable 42-14 victory over lowly Hull KR in their rearranged Betfred Super League…

Super League news: Widnes sack head coach Denis Betts


Betts has been with the Vikings since 2010 Widnes have sacked long-serving head coach Denis Betts with immediate effect. The 48-year-old former Wigan and Great Britain forward, who has been with the Vikings since November 2010, has paid…

Rugby League on talkSPORT 2 – Wednesday, May 30


Rugby League on talkSPORT2 catches up with new Huddersfield Giants coach Simon Woolford as he takes charge of the club for the first time ahead of their Challenge Cup tie with Catalans Dragons. Warrington’s Harvey Livett talks his new deal…

Super League review: A round up of all the action from Friday, May 25


Hull KR players celebrate their victory Hull KR moved off the bottom of Super League in stunning fashion as Wigan Warriors fell flat in the first game since head coach Shaun Wane announced his decision to leave the club at the end of the…

Castleford Tigers 18-40 St Helens: Super League leaders extend lead at top to four points


Saints were in formidable form at the Jungle Super League leaders St Helens produced an eight-try masterclass to inflict a third comprehensive defeat of the season on Castleford. Hammered 46-6 in the opening game in February and knocked…

Rugby League on talkSPORT 2 – Wednesday, May 23


Wigan have dominated the headlines in recent weeks, and after victory at the Magic Weekend over Warrington, they announced that coach Shaun Wane will be leaving at the end of the season. We reflect on that, where next for Wane and who will…

Super League news: Wigan announce coach Shaun Wane to leave at the end of the 2018 season


Shaun Wane is leaving Wigan Warriors Shaun Wane is to leave his role as Wigan Warriors coach. The 53-year-old will step down at the end of the 2018 season, bringing to an end a 36-year association with the club. Wane began his playing…

Super League round-up: Hull FC win at local rivals Hull KR, Catalans off the bottom


The Hull players celebrate their win Here’s the latest round-up for Sunday’s action in the Super League’s Magic Weekend: Hull KR 22 – 34 Hull FC Hull moved back into Super League’s top four with a 34-22 victory over Hull KR as the depleted…

Castleford 38-10 Leeds: Tigers round off opening day of Magic Weekend with easy win over Rhinos


Castleford scored six tries in the game Castleford added a touch of sparkle on the opening day of the Magic Weekend with a 38-10 thumping of reigning champions Leeds in front of a crowd of 38,881 at St James’ Park. Rhinos captain Kallum…

St Helens 38-18 Widnes Vikings: Ben Barba keep St Helens top of the Super League table


The St Helens players celebrate scoring in front of the St James crowd Ben Barba turned on the style at the Dacia Magic Weekend to help St Helens consolidate top spot in the Betfred Super League with a 38-18 win over Widnes. A spectator at…

Wigan Warriors 38-10 Warrington Wolves: Sam Tomkins scores four as Wigan enjoy successful Magic Weekend encounter


Wigan celebrate scoring up at St James' Park Wigan underlined their Super League title credentials with their best performance of the season to record a convincing 38-10 win over Warrington in an absorbing Magic Weekend encounter. In a…

Rugby League news: Zak Hardaker signs four-year deal with Wigan Warriors and will play when drugs ban expires in November


Zak Hardaker is serving a 14-month suspension after testing positive for cocaine Zak Hardaker will play for Wigan Warriors once his drugs ban expires in November. The 26-year-old is serving a 14-month suspension imposed by UK Anti-Doping…

Rugby League on talkSPORT 2 podcast – Thursday, May 16


Ahead of the Magic Weekend in Newcastle, it’s another packed edition on Rugby League on talkSPORT2. Guests include: Wigan’s Willie Isa and Bryson Goodwin of Warrington ahead of Saturday’s commentary game, former Saints star Paul Sculthorpe…

Wigan confirm Sam Tomkins to leave club and accuse Catalans Dragons of making an illegal approach for England full-back


Wigan have accused Catalans Dragons of making an illegal approach to Sam Tomkins after confirming he is to leave the club at the end of the season. The Warriors had an option to keep hold of the 29-year-old former England full-back for…

Hull KR 10-28 Wigan Warriors: Danny Tickle dismissal helps Wigan through to Challenge Cup quarter-finals


Sam Tomkins kicked four goals for Wigan in their win over Hull KR Danny Tickle was sent off as 19-times winners Wigan Warriors reached the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup quarter-finals with a 28-10 victory over Hull KR at KCOM Craven Park. The…

Toronto Wolfpack 10-66 Warrington Wolves: Wolves progress to Challenge Cup quarter-finals with ease


Josh Charnley's try put Warrington ahead for the first time in the game Toronto paid a heavy price for their indiscipline as Warrington overturned an early 8-0 deficit to run out 66-10 winners in an ugly Ladbrokes Challenge Cup sixth round…

Rugby League on talkSPORT 2 podcast – May 9, 2018


Richard Shaw-Wright is joined by Rugby League Hall of Famer Garry Schofield, Phil Caplan from Forty-20 magazine and special guest Eorl Crabtree, former Huddersfield and England prop to talk all the news in the sport. Guests include…

Super League: Harvey Livett hat-trick helps Warrington Wolves seal 33-22 comeback victory over Leeds Rhinos


Rhinos were leading 22-11 after an hour before an incredible comeback Harvey Livett notched a hat-trick as Warrington scored four tries in the last 20 minutes to snatch a dramatic 33-22 victory over Leeds in a pulsating Super League…

Super League: Jacob Wardle helps Huddersfield Giants to a 28-18 win over Widnes Vikings


Wardle helped Huddersfiled to victory Jacob Wardle scored two tries on his Super League debut as Huddersfield beat Widnes 28-18 in interim head coach Chris Thorman’s last game in charge. It was Thorman’s first win at the seventh attempt as…

Super League: Wigan Warriors thrash Salford Red Devils 30-0 to keep pressure on St Helens


Sam Tomkins scored a brace for Wigan Sam Tomkins grabbed a brace of tries as Wigan kept Salford scoreless to keep the pressure on leaders St Helens at the top of the Betfred Super League with a 30-0 win. In a one-sided game, the Warriors…

Rugby League on talkSPORT 2 podcast – 3 May, 2018


Mark Wilson, Richard Shaw-Wright, Phil Caplan and Gary Schofield bring you the latest from the world of rugby league and build-up to another set of Super League Rugby fixtures. Listen as they speak to all the main protagonists including…

Rugby League news: Former Castleford full-back Zak Hardaker banned for 14 months after failed drugs test


Former Castleford full-back Zak Hardaker Zak Hardaker has been banned for 14 months by UK Anti-Doping for failing a drugs test. The full-back was sacked by Castleford after testing positive for cocaine before the 2017 Super League Grand…