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Captaincy is one of my biggest honours, says new Hull FC skipper Danny Houghton

DANNY HOUGHTON last night described being named as Hull FC’s new captain as one of the “biggest honours” of his career.

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Leeds Rhinos' Rob Burrow.

New era starts for Burrow at Leeds Rhinos

ROB Burrow begins his new role as Leeds Rhinos’ head of academy admitting the club’s current crop of youngsters have “similarities” with some of their famous predecessors.

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Jamie Ellis, pictured during his first spell at Castleford Tigers.

Jamie Ellis relishing second chance with top targets Castleford Tigers

CASTLEFORD TIGERS will be the team everyone wants to beat this year – but new recruit Jamie Ellis insists they can handle that pressure.

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Kallum Watkins: New 
Leeds Rhinos captain.

How Kallum Watkins revealed his leadership qualities in Leeds Rhinos’ darkest times

THE announcement was left until little more than two weeks before the season begins, but coach Brian McDermott insists Kallum Watkins was an “obvious choice” as Leeds Rhinos’ new captain.

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WINNER: Leeds Rhinos' Kallum Watkins celebrates scoring his side's second try ion last year's Grand Final at Old Trafford against Castleford Tigers. Picture: Richard Sellers/PA

Peter Smith: Why Kallum Watkins is ideal choice for Leeds Rhinos’ captaincy

KALLUM WATKINS’ appointment as Leeds Rhinos’ captain was a surprise to some fans - although the fact the club used his image on the front of their 2018 handbook was a clue.

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TOUGH LOSS: Hull KR's Danny Addy (with ball) battles against Featherstone Rovers last year, but will miss the entire 2018 season. Picture: James Hardisty.

Injury blow for Hull KR sees Danny Addy ruled out

PROMOTED HULL KR are reeling from the loss of a key player for the whole of the 2018 season, writes Peter Smith.

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NEW FACE:  Michael Monaghan. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA

Michael Monaghan signs up for Wakefield Trinity’s 2018 bid to aim higher

FORMER Lance Todd Trophy winner Michael Monaghan has joined Wakefield Trinity as assistant to coach Chris Chester.

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LEADING FROM THE FRONT: Leeds Rhinos' new captain, Kallum Watkins . Picture: Alex Whitehead/

Kallum Watkins ‘honoured’ to be named new captain of Leeds Rhinos

England centre Kallum Watkins has been confirmed as Leeds Rhinos’ new captain.

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Dean Hadley

Frustrated Hadley hoping to make up for lost time at Hull FC after Wakefield Trinity loan

IT HAS come 12 months later than expected but Dean Hadley can now belatedly make his mark in Hull FC colours.

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Kyle Wood is tackled by Ahton Golding.

Wakefield Trinity: Wood carving out a working partnership at hooker

KYLE WOOD is happy to share hooking duties for Wakefield Trinity this season.

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Danny Brough

Brough is facing battle to keep shirt at Giants

HE has been one of the first names on Huddersfield Giants’ team sheet for almost a decade but Danny Brough admits he now faces a real battle for a place even in their matchday 17.

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Castleford Tigers' Joe Wardle.

New boy Joe Wardle sets sights on silverware with Castleford Tigers

STAR SIGNING Joe Wardle says he is “impressed” by his early experience of Castleford Tigers.

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Gareth Hock has signed for Featherstone Rovers

Featherstone swoop for ex-England star Hock as KR’s Hull derby win comes at a cost

FEATHERSTONE Rovers have completed the signing of former England international Gareth Hock.

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John Duffy, left, with new Featherstone signing Gareth Hock.

Ex-England international Gareth Hock signs for Featherstone Rovers

FEATHERSTONE Rovers have completed the signing of former England international Gareth Hock.

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Video: How England talk spurred on Wakefield Trinity’s Tom Johnstone through injury woes

THE message only came indirectly but it was still enough to help rally Wakefield Trinity’s Tom Johnstone through his eight month injury ordeal.

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Video: Lee Radford’s challenge is to keep Hull FC’s focus on Huddersfield Giants

HEAD coach Lee Radford admits he is trying to curb talk of Hull FC’s imminent trip to Australia in case it derails their start to the new season.

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Video: Former teacher Chris Atkin eager to learn under Danny McGuire’s wing at Hull KR

IN the not too distant past Chris Atkin was a PE teacher at Wade Deacon High School in Widnes and, just six months ago, he was playing for Swinton Lions at Rochdale Hornets.

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Danny Kirmond at yesterday's Wakefield Trinity media day.

Wakefield Trinity: Kirmond expects battle for second-row place this season

WAKEFIELD TRINITY captain Danny Kirmond admits he faces a fight for his place in the side this year.

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Michael Carter

Super League clubs keen to have greater say in key decisions

WAKEFIELD Trinity chairman Michael Carter says Super League clubs moved for hierarchy change to gain greater “transparency” after concerns regarding the Rugby Football League’s handling of competition affairs.

Wakefield Trinity chairman Michael Carter.

Super League hope their views will be heard as RFL search for new chief executive

SUPER LEAGUE clubs are penning their own wish list for who they want as the Rugby Football League’s new chief executive – a decision they believe will have a crucial bearing on the sport for the next decade.

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