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St Helens got their man today when Huddersfield boss Nathan Brown agreed to take over as head coach from next season.

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The French referee Thierry Alibert has been dropped from duty this weekend after allowing a try on the seventh tackle at Warrington on Sunday. The Wolves beat Wakefield 32-30 and the Wakefield coach, Richard Agar, claimed that the referee's blunder was the turning point.

John Kear brings huge experience to his new role at Batley

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The offending shirt worn by Gold Coast United

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Gold Coast United owner Clive Palmer had his A-League licence terminated by Football Federation Australia (FFA) today after refusing to back down in a row over a slogan on the team's shirt.

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Hemel Hempstead Stags will play in Championship 1 next year, with Northampton and two other sides from new areas. Bristol and Medway are favourites.

Super League season preview podcast

It's almost time for the talking to stop and the action to start, so come get ready for it all with the PROBIZ Tryline podcast.

Martin Gleeson, the Hull centre, was banned for three years in May last year by anti-doping officials

More Hull players admit to taking banned substance

Three former Hull players have admitted taking the same illegal substance that led to Martin Gleeson being given a three-year ban by the UK anti-doping authority.

Foden heroics fire Saints to comeback win

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Gary Gold was an assistant with the Springboks

Gary Gold becomes rugby director at Newcastle

Newcastle have appointed South African Gary Gold as their rugby director for the rest of this season.

Prescott joins Saints after being given six months to live – six years ago

Steve Prescott has joined the coaching staff at his old club, St Helens, six years after being given six months to live with a rare form of stomach cancer.

Martin Gleeson is one of those involved

Former Hull trio hit with drug bans

Former Hull centre Martin Gleeson, chief executive James Rule and conditioner Ben Cooper have been banned for breaching anti-doping rules.

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