Wakefield 12-18 Castleford: Tigers back to winning ways as they extend their winning streak over Trinity

Castleford ended their four-match losing run in Super League with an 18-12 triumph over Wakefield to extend their sequence of wins over their near-neighbours to 15. The Challenge Cup finalists held a tenuous 10-6 lead at half-time but bossed the show after the break, eventually scoring four tries to two,

Exeter’s Sam Skinner and Dave Ewers banned for Gallagher Premiership play-offs

Exeter forwards Sam Skinner and Dave Ewers have been suspended and will miss the Chiefs’ Gallagher Premiership play-off against Sale Sharks on Saturday. Scotland lock Skinner was sent off for a dangerous tackle during last weekend’s 20-19 regular season victory over Sale, while flanker Ewers was cited for a dangerous tackle in

Mason Lino hoping to help end Wakefield’s derby drought against Castleford

Mason Lino grew up dreaming of becoming an All Black – now he is focused on ending a six-year West Yorkshire derby drought. The Wakefield playmaker idolised rugby union stars Andrew Mehrtens and Carlos Spencer as a youngster in New Zealand, having moved from Samoa before starting school. It was

Sydney Roosters star kicked off flight from Gold Coast

Roosters star Victor Radley is being investigated by the NRL Integrity Unit after he was kicked off a flight on the Gold Coast. Stream selected Fox League shows on Kayo Freebies completely free this June including NRL 360, Sunday Night with Matty Johns, Big League Wrap & more. No Credit

Boyd Cordner: Stevie Ward sees shift in rugby league’s attitude to concussion as Australia captain retires

Stevie Ward believes the announcement of Boyd Cordner’s enforced retirement due to the effects of concussion is another sign of rugby league’s changing attitude towards head injuries. Australia captain Cordner has not played since last November and has abandoned plans to return with NRL club Sydney Roosters, instead announcing on

A ban on accidents? The choice at the heart of Mackay’s tribunal case

Footy is tying itself into an ever more constrictive knot. The more authorities try to undo it, the tighter it gets. Footy calls and celebrates itself as a collision sport. Implicit in that is the likelihood of casualties. But when a footy collision leads to a casualty, it is assessed

‘Great man, great legacy’: The other side to ferociously competitive Buckley

For a period during Nathan Buckley’s tenure as Collingwood coach, Magpies staff – including Buckley – would let off steam by playing a regular game of indoor soccer. Buckley’s fierce desire to win was a theme of his playing career, and as he acknowledged at the press conference to announce

No place for racism: AFL community joins Saints to condemn attack on Ryder

St Kilda players have taken to Instagram to condemn a racist Twitter post directed at ruckman Paddy Ryder in the wake of the Saints’ loss to Adelaide on Saturday night. The post, since deleted, said “now there’s something for Blacky Ryder to be depressed about”. Paddy Ryder battles in a

Gallagher Premiership: Exeter Chiefs were transformed by red card, says Rob Baxter

Rob Baxter claimed Exeter Chiefs were “transformed” following a second-half red card for lock Sam Skinner as they staged an extraordinary fightback with 14 men to beat Sale Sharks. Exeter trailed by 16 points at Sandy Park when Skinner was sent off for a high challenge on Sale’s South African