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

Leeds count on McGuire to boost stuttering season

Danny McGuire will give Leeds a major boost today when he returns for his first game this year. The Test stand-off has been out of action since damaging his knee in last year's play-offs and has missed the Rhinos' uninspiring start to the season.

Menzies rolls back years in Dragons win

The Catalan Dragons made it three wins in a row to embed themselves in Super League's top eight. The Catalans backed up their victories at Warrington and Wigan by winning in Perpignan for the first time this season, 28-10 over Hull.

Castleford stadium plans win backing

Castleford have moved a step closer to a new stadium with the granting of detailed planning permission for their proposed home near the M62. Wakefield Council have given their go-ahead to the 13,300-capacity development at Glasshoughton, on the edge of the town.

Exiles given 'X Factor' makeover as fans pick team

If fans find themselves uninspired by the Exiles team that takes the field against England in June, they will have themselves to blame. The side that will be on duty at Headingley for the inaugural International Origin Match will be selected from the best overseas players in Super League partly by supporters' votes.

RFL chief defends Super League licence process

RFL chief executive Nigel Wood believes Widnes Vikings will be a great addition to Super League after last week’s decision to award them a top-flight license from the start of the 2012 campaign.

Gleeson in demand after Wigan departure

Three Super League clubs are being linked with Martin Gleeson now that his Wigan career is over. The 30-year-old former Great Britain centre had the remaining 18 months of his contract cancelled, with the club saying that distractions off the field prevented him from carrying on at the club.

Richard Agar awaits action over furious remarks about referee

The Hull coach, Richard Agar, will learn today whether he will face any action over his remarks about the refereeing of James Child on Friday night.

Widnes Vikings handed Super League licence

Two clubs could lose their places in Super League later this year following the Rugby Football League's ruling that both Widnes and Halifax meet the minimum standards.

Sydney determined to block Burgess playing in 'trumped-up' England game

South Sydney are adamant that Sam Burgess will not be released to play in England's mid-season international.

Brian Shaw: Rugby league player whose sale to Leeds broke the world transfer record

The title of the world's most expensive rugby league player is more often associated with eye-catching outside backs, like Mick Sullivan, Ike Southward or, more recently, Martin Offiah; or a prolific try-scorer closer to the heart of the action, such as Ellery Hanley. For a time in the early 1960s, however, the record was held by a grafting forward named Brian Shaw. His transfer from Hunslet to Leeds in January 1961 was valued at £13,250, although the inclusion of two Leeds players travelling in the opposite direction, Bernard Prior and Norman Burton, means it is not included in all lists.

Scruton halts Castleford's winning streak

The last perfect record in Super League evaporated at Odsal yesterday when Bradford beat Castleford 18-14. Nick Scruton came off the bench to score two tries for the Bulls, while French forward Olivier Elima got his first for the club.

Huby rewarded with new Cas deal

Castleford's in-form prop, Craig Huby, has agreed a new contract to keep him at the club for another three years. Huby is already the Tigers' longest-serving player, having made his debut as a 16-year-old in 2003.

St Helens expect Kyle Eastmond form to improve

Royce Simmons is hoping Kyle Eastmond can finish his St Helens career with a bang.

Scotland plan to seize on England complacency

Defence coach Graham Steadman hopes Scotland can keep Chris Ashton quiet and can seize on any complacency within the England camp in Sunday's Calcutta Cup clash at Twickenham.

Leuluai eases Wigan back into the groove

Salford 16 Wigan 32
Arts & Entertainment
Madonna in her music video for 'Like A Virgin'
music... and other misheard song lyrics
Sport
Steven Gerrard had to be talked into adopting a deeper role by his manager, Brendan Rodgers
sportThe city’s fight for justice after Hillsborough is embodied in Steven Gerrard, who's poised to lead his club to a remarkable triumph
News
Much of the colleges’ land is off-limits to locals in Cambridge, with tight security
educationAnd has the Cambridge I knew turned its back on me?
News
Waitrose will be bringing in more manned tills
newsOverheard in Waitrose: documenting the chatter in 'Britain's poshest supermarket'
News
The energy drink MosKa was banned for containing a heavy dose of the popular erectile dysfunction Levitra
news
Environment
People are buying increasing numbers of plants such as lavender to aid the insects
environmentGardeners rally round the endangered bumblebee
Sport
Australia's Dylan Tombides competes for the ball with Adal Matar of Kuwait during the AFC U-22 Championship Group C match in January
sportDylan Tombides was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2011
Arts & Entertainment
Customers browse through Vinyl Junkies record shop in Berwick Street, Soho, London
musicBest exclusives coming to an independent record shop near you this Record Store Day
News
Ida Beate Loken has been living at the foot of a mountain since May
newsNorwegian gives up home comforts for a cave
Extras
indybest10 best gardening gloves
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel Shop See all offers »
Classical Spain
Classical Spain
Six nights from £569pp Find out more
Pompeii
Pompeii, Capri and the Bay of Naples
Seven nights from £799pp Find out more
Spring Breaks
Spring breaks with dinner
Two nights from £64.50pp Find out more
London Theatre and Hotel breaks
London theatre and hotel breaks
One night and ticket from £84pp Find out more
How I brokered a peace deal with Robert Mugabe: Roy Agyemang reveals the delicate diplomacy needed to get Zimbabwe’s President to sit down with the BBC

How I brokered a peace deal with Robert Mugabe

Roy Agyemang reveals the delicate diplomacy needed to get Zimbabwe’s President to sit down with the BBC
Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy attacked as 'sinful'

British Muslims's Happy video attacked as 'sinful'

The four-minute clip by Honesty Policy has had more than 300,000 hits on YouTube
Church of England-raised Michael Williams describes the unexpected joys in learning about his family's Jewish faith

Michael Williams: Do as I do, not as I pray

Church of England-raised Williams describes the unexpected joys in learning about his family's Jewish faith
A History of the First World War in 100 moments: A visit to the Front Line by the Prime Minister's wife

A History of the First World War in 100 moments

A visit to the Front Line by the Prime Minister's wife
Comedian Jenny Collier: 'Sexism I experienced on stand-up circuit should be extinct'

Jenny Collier: 'Sexism on stand-up circuit should be extinct'

The comedian's appearance at a show on the eve of International Women's Day was cancelled because they had "too many women" on the bill
Cannes Film Festival: Ken Loach and Mike Leigh to fight it out for the Palme d'Or

Cannes Film Festival

Ken Loach and Mike Leigh to fight it out for the Palme d'Or
The concept album makes surprise top ten return with neolithic opus from Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson

The concept album makes surprise top ten return

Neolithic opus from Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson is unexpected success
Lichen is the surprise new ingredient on fine-dining menus, thanks to our love of Scandinavian and Indian cuisines

Lichen is surprise new ingredient on fine-dining menus

Emily Jupp discovers how it can give a unique, smoky flavour to our cooking
10 best baking books

10 best baking books

Planning a spot of baking this bank holiday weekend? From old favourites to new releases, here’s ten cookbooks for you
Jury still out on Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini

Jury still out on Pellegrini

Draw with Sunderland raises questions over Manchester City manager's ability to motivate and unify his players
Ben Stokes: 'Punching lockers isn't way forward'

Ben Stokes: 'Punching lockers isn't way forward'

The all-rounder has been hailed as future star after Ashes debut but incident in Caribbean added to doubts about discipline. Jon Culley meets a man looking to control his emotions
Mark Johnston: First £1 million jackpot spurs him on

Mark Johnston: First £1 million jackpot spurs him on

The most prize money ever at an All-Weather race day is up for grabs at Lingfield on Friday, and the record-breaking trainer tells Jon Freeman how times have changed
Ricky Gervais: 'People are waiting for me to fail. If you think it's awful, then just don't watch it'

Ricky Gervais: 'People are waiting for me to fail'

As the second series of his divisive sitcom 'Derek' hits screens, the comedian tells James Rampton why he'll never bow to the critics who habitually circle his work
Mad Men series 7, TV review: The suits are still sharp, but Don Draper has lost his edge

Mad Men returns for a final fling

The suits are still sharp, but Don Draper has lost his edge
Google finds a lift into space will never get off the ground as there is no material strong enough for a cable from Earth into orbit

Google finds a lift into space will never get off the ground

Technology giant’s scientists say there is no material strong enough for a cable from Earth into orbit