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Moyes rues late Cardiff equaliser

Five clubs to bid for Super League status

Five championship clubs have been invited to apply for Super League membership from 2012 onwards. Halifax, Featherstone, Barrow, Batley and Widnes have all fulfilled the playing criteria by either reaching a Championship Grand Final or winning the Northern Rail Cup.

It's official: rugby league really does produce Men of Steel

Dave Hadfield discovers proof that one game produces the fittest athletes of any sport

Castleford sign 'one of league's best wingers' in Youngquest

Castleford have completed the signing of Crusaders' Nick Youngquest on a two-year contract. The Australian winger or centre first caught the eye playing for Gateshead last year. He will continue playing for Crusaders in this season's Super League play-offs and is in the squad to travel to Huddersfield tomorrow.

Mathers bows out on high as Rhinos routed

Tony Smith has made a habit of disappointing players in his Warrington squad named Richard, but he had nothing but appreciation for Messrs Mathers and Myler at Wembley yesterday.

Westwood can kick-start Wolves' final ambitions

Warrington's answer to Jonny Wilkinson may be a recent convert to the kicker's art but is relishing the responsibility, he tells Dave Hadfield

Crusaders and Saints follow grail to the end

The Crusaders and the Saints both have plenty to play for at Wrexham tonight.

McGuire keeps Leeds fighting on both fronts

Castleford 6 Leeds 38

Gareth Thomas: How the truth has set me free

He is the first rugby professional to come out, and topped our Pink List last week. Emily Dugan talks to him

Leeds face semi-final selection headache after Ablett's ban

Carl Ablett will miss Leeds' Challenge Cup semi-final against St Helens on Saturday after being banned for three matches.

England bring Tongan Manu into fold

Hull's Australian-born Tongan international second-rower, Willie Manu, is in line to become the latest overseas player to appear for England. Manu played for Tonga in the 2008 World Cup, but qualifies for England by residence, having been with Hull for nearly four seasons, and made himself available.

Orr makes return 'home' by rejoining Castleford

Danny Orr is going back to where it all began by signing for a second time with his hometown club, Castleford. The former Great Britain half-back made his debut for Cas as a teenager. Now, at 32, he has agreed a one-season contract that will also include some coaching responsibilities.

Wigan's local heroes may pay price of Aussie raid

League leaders add star Melbourne players to their squad but, asks Dave Hadfield, will it hamper development of homegrown talent?

Round-up: Castleford eye up play-off place after Widders double

Stand-off Dean Widders grabbed two tries in a five-minute spell to help Castleford leapfrog their neighbours Wakefield into the top eight with a crucial 40-16 victory in an entertaining Super League derby at The Jungle yesterday.

Potter to take over at Bradford

Bradford have confirmed that Mick Potter is the coach charged with trying to recapture the club's former glories. The St Helens and ex-Catalan Dragons coach has agreed a two-year contract which will start next season.

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