Mika on dangerous tackle charge
Dave Hadfield was a schoolboy convert to rugby league, the game which, one way or another, has dominated his life ever since. After working for newspapers in Shropshire and Blackpool (where he covered the fortunes of Blackpool Borough) he travelled the world, working mainly in Hong Kong and Sydney. He became The Independent's rugby league man in 1990 and has written five books on the game and broadcast extensively for Sky and the BBC. Dave played his last game at the age of 53 and would have set up a try if anyone could have been bothered supporting his break. When not writing about the sport, he now limits himself to a bit of tick and pass with his local club, the Bolton Mets. Family includes supporters - of varying degrees of dedication - of Salford, Wigan, Sheffield Eagles and St George Illawarra.
Tuesday 28 February 2012
The Hull KR forward Constantine Mika will appear before the Rugby Football League's disciplinary committee tonight charged with making dangerous contact with an opponent. Mika was called in after the RFL's review panel studied an incident in Rovers' defeat at Warrington on Sunday. He faces up to a two-match ban.
London Broncos' Tony Clubb (above) is having scans to see if he broke his jaw in the defeat by Huddersfield at the weekend.
The St Helens chairman, Eamonn McManus, is to be made a freeman of the town, in recognition of his role as the driving force behind Saints' new ground at Langtree Park.
The Royal Navy hosted the Challenge Cup second-round draw yesterday and pulled out a plum tie for themselves – home to leading amateur club Leigh Miners Rangers. The RAF will be at East Hull and the British Army at Oulton Raiders.
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