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Moyes rues late Cardiff equaliser

Depleted Crusaders sign wing Williams

Crusaders have signed a local reinforcement to help compensate for the three players they will be without in Cardiff at the weekend.

General Patten to guide Reds through minefield

Australian full-back is one of several high-profile recruits who can help Salford to secure their Super League future

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Career moves can work as long as you do your homework, say the experts.

Wakefield go into administration

Wakefield Trinity, founder members of the Rugby League in 1895, yesterday admitted defeat in efforts to clear debts of more than £300,000 in unpaid tax and avoid a winding-up order.

Tansey Hull future in doubt

Hull full-back Jordan Tansey's long-term future at the club is in doubt after he was dropped for yesterday's pre-season friendly at Castleford for disciplinary reasons.

Wakefield hopeful of avoiding oblivion

Wakefield say they have four prospective new owners waiting in the wings to rescue them from their financial turmoil. The Wildcats face a winding-up order in the High Court a week tomorrow over unpaid tax, but hope that a change of ownership will enable them to settle their debts before that.

Kettlewell tempted from union as Leeds continue rebuilding

Leeds have signed Rory Kettlewell, an 18-year-old scrum-half with a background in rugby union.

Academy seal series win over Australia

England Academy 34 Australia Schoolboys 22

McNamara: Australia win shows England's future is bright

The England coach, Steve McNamara, has praised the next generation of international players after the victory over their Australian contemporaries.

McNamara gambles on new caps

Steve McNamara has made sweeping changes for Sunday's must-win game against Australia by dropping three players and giving Test debuts to three others.

England tour over for injured Shenton

Michael Shenton has had his worst fears confirmed by being ruled out of the rest of England's Four Nations campaign.

England lose centre Shenton to injury

England centre Michael Shenton spoke of his frustration at having his Four Nations campaign cruelly cut short by injury.

McNamara spoilt for choice in replacing Shenton

The England coach, Steve McNamara, is looking at a surprisingly wide range of options to replace Michael Shenton against Australia on Sunday. The Castleford centre, bound for St Helens next season, has been ruled out of the match with ankle ligament damage and could be out of the whole of the Four Nations.

Coach accused of bias after Tuqiri given start

Lote Tuqiri has become the first Australian rugby league international to return from union and be capped again by being named to play against Papua New Guinea in the Four Nations tomorrow in which England took on New Zealand early this morning.

Tour could be over for captain Morley

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