Owen called to Tigers hearing
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.
Wednesday 04 January 2012
Castleford's full-back, Richard Owen, faces an internal disciplinary hearing today after an alleged drunken incident over Christmas. The 21-year-old was arrested for assault in Pontefract on Christmas Day.
Sonny Bill Williams, league's biggest loss to union in recent years, is on the point of announcing a return to his original code with the Sydney City Roosters in 2013. The dual international is rumoured to be bored with rugby union, four years after walking out on the Canterbury Bulldogs to play for Toulon.
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