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Brian Noble says each of his 14 new signings has a point to prove after joining Salford

Brian Noble seeks top-four finish from Salford’s relaunch

Former Great Britain coach Brian Noble can hardly contain his excitement as he prepares to usher in a new era for the Salford Red Devils.

St Helens players celebrate after Luke Marsh scores the final try in the 38-8 win over Warrington Wolves

Warrington 8 St Helens 38: Tony Smith refuses to panic after falling to a crushing season-opening defeat

Smith feels that his side suffered from only having one pre-season friendly but feels they will still feature in the race for the title come October

Tommy Makinson set up an easy victory for St Helens by scoring their first try last night

Warrington 8 St Helens 38 match report: New recruits shine for Saints to crash Warrington party

St Helens put a dampener on their derby rivals' stadium anniversary celebrations with a crushing six-try victory that helped to an impressive start to their First Utility Super League campaign.

Wigan Warriors beat the New Zealand Warriors 46-22 in their warm-up match for the World Club Challenge against Sydney Roosters

New Zealand Warriors 22 Wigan Warriors 46 match report: Super League champions continue preparation for World Club Challenge clash with Sydney Roosters next week

Teenage winger Joe Burgess crossed for four tries as he continues his impressive early season form

The captains line up during the Super League launch

Super League stakes are higher than ever as men of steel renew hostilities

With the introduction of relegation, the momentum gained from the World Cup and the injection of some star players, the new season is a thrilling prospect

Wigan won last year's Grand Final and the play-offs for the top eight will stay in 2015

Dave Hadfield: Welcome return of relegation in a reduced Super League

The League's bottom four teams will compete with the top four in the Championship for the other four places in the following year's competition

Wigan celebrate their Super League Grand Final victory

Super League announce radical overhaul, including reduction of teams to 12

The two divisions of 12 will divide into three of eight during the season

Scott Moore, in action for the North Queensland Cowboys, has agreed to join the London Broncos after the NRL side released him from his contract

London Broncos continue recruitment drive with signing of former St Helens hooker Scott Moore

Moore was released from his contract with NRL side North Queensland Cowboys and will make a return to the Super League having also had spells with Castleford, Huddersfield and Widnes

St Helens captain Paul Wellens is determined to fight for his place despite losing his full-back position to Jonny Lomax

St Helens captain Paul Wellens 'excited' by fresh challenge despite the captain losing his starting berth

Wellens was handed the number 17 shirt for the 2014 season after losing his full-back place to Jonny Lomax last season

Steve McNamara could be heading to Australia to coach the Sydney Roosters after his contract with England expired

England coach Steve McNamara set for NRL move with the Sydney Roosters

McNamara is out of contract with the RFL and despite the move yet to be confirmed, his media officer tweeted that he will definitely be staying in the game

Union-League cross-code fixture plan denied

The Rugby Football League is not planning to participate in a hybrid-code fixture with the Australian rugby union team.

London Broncos still hope for late rescue deal

London Broncos could be saved from administration after talks over their future reached a "positive stage".

Captain Cameron Smith lifts the trophy

New Zealand 2 Australia 34 match report: Two-try Billy Slater stars in Aussie final romp

Coach Sheens hails ninth World Cup win as best performance of his reign

Billy Slater scores the opening try for Australia in their Rugby League World Cup final triumph over New Zealand

New Zealand 2 Australia 34 match report: Aussies rout Kiwis to gain revenge for 2008 Rugby League World Cup final defeat

Two tries apiece from Brett Morris and Billy Slater plus another from Cooper Cronk see the Kangaroos ease to World Cup glory

England stand-off Gareth Widdop has admitted they missed a massive opportunity in the semi-final defeat to New Zealand

Rugby League World Cup: England stand-off Gareth Widdop laments missed opportunity after gut-wrenching semi-final defeat to New Zealand

New Zealand's Shaun Johnson scored with 21 seconds left on the clock before converting his try to send the defending World Champions through to the final and eliminate the hosts

Chelsea striker Diego Costa celebrates scoring one of his hat-trick goals against Swansea
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Dean Richards, the Newcastle rugby director, plans to raise his concerns with the authorities over the ‘dangerous’ tactics of loose-head props at the scrum
RUGBY UNION'It's becoming a serious issue,' says Newcastle rugby director
Rory McIlroy produced a tired final round in Atlanta on Sunday as his hopes of winning the £6m FedEx Cup ended
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David Millar competes in the men’s time trial at this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow
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UCI president joins the debate over controversial kit
Ashley Johnson breaks away from Stephen Myler to score Wasps’ first try against Northampton
RUGBY UNIONMATCH REPORT Wasps 20 Northampton 16 Premiership champions humbled at Adams Park
Shane Geraghty of London Irish reacts first to a loose ball as Newcastle Falcons’ Mark Wilson is forced to take evasive action
MATCH REPORT Newcastle 18 L Irish 20 Geraghty kicked two conversions and two penalties
Gareth Thomas proudly sports the pink change shirt of the Cardiff Blues. ‘They’ve got your colour for you,’ joked a team-mate
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Robert Griffin III is carted off the field after suffering a dislocated ankle
NFLRound-up: Green Bay battle back for victory and the Saints suffer back-to-back defeats
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Winner Alberto Contador (centre), Chris Froome (right) and Alejandro Valverde on the podium in Santiago de Compostela on Sunday night
CYCLINGVuelta a Espana: Briton Froome makes the admission after finishing second to Contador in Spain
Sir Bradley Wiggins on his way to winning Sunday’s time-trial between Whitehall and Tower Hill in London
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