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Leeds Rhinos: Hall’s exit leaves ‘big boots to fill’ – but they will be filled

LEEDS RHINOS are already looking at possible replacements for departing superstar Ryan Hall.

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St Helens' Matty Smith.

Smith rejects move to struggling Eagles

FORMER England scrum-half Matty Smith has snubbed a temporary move to Sheffield Eagles.

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HEADING OFF: Leeds Rhinos' winger, Ryan Hall.' Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Ryan Hall to exit Leeds Rhinos with NRL deal likely

Leeds Rhinos have confirmed the departure of England winger Ryan Hall.

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Rhinos' Kevin Sinfield. (Picture: Tony Johnson)

Sinfield unhappy over Australia’s alternative plans for international fixtures

FORMER England captain Kevin Sinfield would be “really disappointed” if Australia is allowed to change the international landscape as he argues “meaningful” fixtures are crucial for the nation’s continued development.

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Jordan Lilley

Leeds Rhinos lend half-back Lilley to rivals Bradford Bulls until the end of next season

LEEDS RHINOS half-back Jordan Lilley has joined Bradford Bulls on loan until the end of 2019.

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Hull FC's Jake Connor is carried off following a hamstring injury suffered against St Helens. (Allan McKenzie/

Bad news for Hull FC's Jake Connor

IN-FORM Hull FC centre Jake Connor is 'likely' to miss rest of the season according to his club.

New Rugby Football League chief executive Ralph Rimmer

Ralph Rimmer gets RFL top job

AFTER being appointed the Rugby Football League’s new chief executive, Ralph Rimmer said he is “convinced that exciting times lie ahead” for the sport and he insists he “understands its changing landscape.”
York City Knights coach James Ford

Highly-rated coach James Ford signs historic new deal with York City Knights

AMBITIOUS York City Knights have made James Ford their first-ever full-time head coach.
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Quentin Laulu-Togaga'e goes over for a try on his Castleford Tigers debut versus Warrington.

Castleford hope to get new deal done for QLT

DARYL Powell says Castleford Tigers are close to agreeing a new contract with Quentin Laulu-Togaga'e - and can’t understand why no one has given the full-back a Super League shot before the age of 33.

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Welcome back: 'Rhinos director of rugby Kevin Sinfield. (Picture: Tony Johnson)

Gareth Ellis: The return of King Kev to rugby league’s coalface is a boost for all

It was a bit of a surprise when I heard my old team-mate Kevin Sinfield had taken over as Leeds Rhinos’ director of rugby but, on reflection, I think it’s fantastic for him, the club and rugby league as a whole.

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WATCH - Heatwave to blame for Hull KR’s gamesmanship, insists Sheens

HULL KR head coach Tim Sheens has refuted suggestions his squad deliberately feigned injury against Widnes Vikings and says cramp and dehydration are major issues for players during the current heatwave.

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Paul Sykes

Dewsbury lose out as Sykes fluffs his lines

Sheffield Eagles secured a morale-boosting victory after Dewsbury’s Paul Sykes fluffed a conversion attempt at the death to hand Mark Aston’s side a 
30-28 success.

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Luke Briscoe

Featherstone crush poor Swinton to keep their top-four hopes alive

Featherstone Rovers bounced back from their defeat at Halifax in good style and moved back up to third place in the Betfred Championship when they ran in 10 tries in a 60-4 victory at Swinton Lions.

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Danny Maun

Honour in defeat for 
the Bulldogs

Toronto Wolfpack racked up their 17th successive Betfred Championship victory when an understrength Batley Bulldogs were put to the sword on Saturday.

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Kevin Sinfield.

Champions to go on offensive in desperate bid to avoid Qualifiers

STAND-IN captain Carl Ablett believes Leeds Rhinos are heading in the right direction, even if that is via the middle-eights Qualifiers.

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WATCH - Verdict: Robins are refusing to let their wings get clipped

IT MUST be hard to stomach for Hull KR fans knowing their resurgent side have now gone four games unbeaten yet still look almost certain to be left battling in the Qualifiers.

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Carl Ablett.

Leeds Rhinos must keep pushing on, urges Carl Ablett

WITH THEIR fate in other teams’ hands, acting-captain Carl Ablett says all Leeds Rhinos can do is try to get better.

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WATCH: One step forward for Abdull but it’s two steps backwards for Hull FC

HULL FC’S Jordan Abdull said he was always confident of being able to make an early comeback from a broken leg.

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Hull KR's Tim Sheens

Widnes Vikings 24 Hull KR 26 : Rovers tough it out for dramatic win

HULL KR held on in sweltering conditions to secure a third successive win and keep their slim hopes of avoiding Super League’s bottom-four alive.

England's Jake Connor touches down for his first international try on debut against New Zealand.

Dave Craven: Time for Australia to talk to rest of the world over calendar

WHAT a bizarre change of tact we are now seeing from Australia when it comes to international rugby league.

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