James Graham in action for England

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New St Helens head coach Keiron Cunningham

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Four Nations 2014: Joe Burgess hoping to cap unbelievable season with a first England appearance against Samoa

England begin their Four Nations campaign against the Pacific Island next week and 20-year-old Burgess hopes to be a part of it

Ben Flower banned for six months after punching Lance Hohaia during Grand Final

Wigan Warriors prop found guilty of Grade F violent and aggressive punching

Lance Hohaia is helped off the field after being punched by Ben Flower in the Super League Grand Final

Ben Flower punch: Lance Hohaia accepts one-match ban for starting brawl that saw Flower knock him unconscious

Flower faces an RFL tribunal this evening and cold face anything from an eight-match suspensions to a lifetime ban

Ben Flower punch: Police investigating brutal attack that saw Wigan Warriors forward Flower sent-off in Super League Grand Final

Flower landed to vicious punches on Lance Hohaia during Wigan's 14-6 defeat on Saturday and could have criminal action as a result

Ben Flower walks off the field after being sent-off in the Super League Grand Final

Ben Flower punch: Wigan forward charged with Grade F offence as RFL confirm they have also charged Lance Hohaia

Flower became the first man to be sent off in Super League Grand Final history after he landed two brutal punches on the St Helens stand-off

Ben Flower walks off the field after being sent-off in the Super League Grand Final

Ben Flower punch: Wigan Warriors forward to discover fate later today after Super League Grand Final shame

Flower became the first man to be sent-off in Grand Final after he launches two brutal punches on St Helens stand-off Lance Hohaia

Ben Flower punches Lance Hohaia

Ben Flower punch video: Wigan prop apologises for attack during Super League Grand Final

Flower punched Hohaia as he lay stricken on the ground in disgraceful scene

Ben Flower fights with Paul Wellens during the Super League Grand Final

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Ben Flower is shown a red card after punching Lance Hohaia

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Super League Grand Final - St Helens vs Wigan: Mark Flanagan takes pivotal role against Saints' fiercest foes

Forward switches to scrum-half for Old Trafford date with bitter rivals Wigan

Daryl Clark of the Castleford Tigers

Super League 2014: Castleford Tigers complete clean sweep of annual awards as Daryl Clark named Man of Steel

Clark also picked up the Young Player of the Year while Tigers head coach Daryl Powell picks up Coach of the Year gong

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Sam Burgess's debut for Bath delayed by broken cheek

Burgess suffered a fractured cheekbone in NRL Grand Final

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