Sport Steve McNamara could be heading to Australia to coach the Sydney Roosters after his contract with England expired

McNamara is out of contract with the RFL and despite the move yet to be confirmed, his media officer tweeted that he will definitely be staying in the game

Tenacious Wigan secure overdue Wembley berth

Wigan 18 St Helens 12

Saints' sinner Eastmond has last chance to end career as a Cup hero

A few short months ago, it seemed that the lasting memory Kyle Eastmond would take away from rugby league was the bitter one of being jeered by his own St Helens fans.

Cas sweat on Chase's dash back for Cup tie

Rangi Chase has flown back to face a court appearance in Australia, leaving his Castleford team-mates unsure whether he will be back in time to line up with them in their Challenge Cup semi-final. "We're all in the dark about it," admitted forward Ryan Hudson over Chase's prospects of facing Leeds on Sunday. "He's such a good player, but if he's not there we have got alternatives."

Sky extends Super League deal to 2016

Sky Sports has agreed to continue screening and funding Super League for another five years, but action from the Championship is not part of the new deal.

Senior linked to Wakefield as Trinity savour salvation

The compilers of the rugby league fixtures have always had a sense of timing, not to mention a sense of humour. If there is any way of bringing two sides together at a moment loaded with irony, you can bet your season ticket it will happen.

Luck of draw means final is sure to come up Roses

Wembley is assured of what used to be called a Lancashire-Yorkshire final at the end of August, after local rivals were drawn together in the semi-finals of the Carnegie Challenge Cup.

World Cup attracts venue bids from across the country

The Rugby League has received applications from 25 towns and cities to stage matches in the 2013 World Cup. The 14-team tournament has attracted bids from all the major heartland areas, as well as from other centres, like Bolton and Bristol.

Matt Parish eager to impress at Salford City Reds

New Salford City Reds head coach Matt Parish guest stars in the latest edition of the ever popular PROBIZ Tryline.

Pryce and Fielden set for comebacks

Two former regulars in the Great Britain side are poised to make their long-awaited comebacks tomorrow night after playing a negligible amount of rugby this season. The St Helens stand-off, Leon Pryce, is named in their squad to play Catalan Dragons, the club he is widely expected to join next season.

Parish tells senior Salford players to step up and makes Ratchford a priority

Matt Parish has made the retention of Stefan Ratchford one of his first priorities as the new Salford coach.

Castleford win to tighten grip on play-off spot

Castleford 34 Bradford 30

Battered Quins keep faith in teenager Sarginson for showdown with Wigan

Dan Sarginson, whose performance last weekend was a rare shaft of light for Harlequins, retains his place for the visit of Wigan this afternoon.

Wigan survive wobble to go clear at the top

Wigan 26 Castleford 16

Crusaders pay heavy price for indiscipline

A second-half hat-trick of tries from David Hodgson consolidated the Giants' top-three place and snuffed out a comeback by a Welsh side let down by its indiscipline.

League looks into crowd trouble at Featherstone

The Rugby League has launched an investigation into crowd trouble at the Northern Rail Cup semi-final between Featherstone and Halifax on Thursday.

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