Victory for Australian rugby team which fielded four British brothers - the first siblings to play for the same team in over a century.
Wildcats winger Ben Cockayne is rewarded for his fine start to the Super League season with a call-up to the England elite training squad.
Former Hull FC Rugby player Steve Prescott has raised £100,000 over the course of 2012 for a range of charities, it has been announced.
One hundred and fifty years ago the foundations were laid for the beginning of rugby in Leeds.
Although originally advertised as football, and despite playing a first game as a hybrid between the two sports, rugby remains to this day a key part of the city's history.
On 4th March 1864 Henry Jenkinson, a clerk with the North East railway company, put an advert in the 'Leeds Mercury' asking anyone who was interested in playing 'football' to meet on Woodhouse Moor, just outside the centre.**
Initially, they split into groups known as 'reds' and 'blues' before the first Leeds team made its competitive bow on 19th June, 1864 against Sheffield, principally a soccer club, in a hybrid match. The club became Leeds Athletic in 1870 and played at a ground off Whitehall Road.
To celebrate the anniversary, Leeds Rugby Foundation are planning a series of events throughout the year including exhibitions of historic photos and player reunions.
Bradford Bulls front-rower Nick Scruton is to leave the club to join Wakefield Trinity Wildcats for an undisclosed fee agreed by the club's administrators. The 29-year-old prop has decided to move away from the Bulls ending a six year tenure with the club.
" It is obviously hugely disappointing to lose a player to a rival club and this is definitely not a wish of Bradford Bulls. This is the nature of the situation we find ourselves in.
"I've spoken at great lengths to head coach Francis Cummins and football manager Stuart Duffy who inform me there is a positive feel in camp - despite the current predicament. And both of them are not willing to allow the departure of a player to affect the mood, ahead of this weekend's game.
Administration is difficult at the best of times, but we are getting on with the task at hand. For sure we are vulnerable at the moment but we are working hard to ensure the squad remains intact."
Robbie Hunter-Paul, Chief Executive
Titans' winger William Robinson has been suspended for two years by the Rugby Football Union for an anti-doping violation.
He tested positive for Clomiphene, a prohibited hormone and metabolic modulator, on July 16 last year.
Robinson admitted to the offence and will not be available to play until August 14, 2015.
Bradford front-row forward Adam Sidlow has agreed a two year contract extension. Sidlow has pledged his commitment to the club with a new deal that will keep him at Odsal until at least the end of 2016.
"I am 100 per cent committed to Bradford. Francis has shown a whole load of faith in me and he has enabled me to love playing rugby league again. This is such a massive club and it is an honour to play here.
Despite what has gone on over the past couple of months, off the field, I would not change a thing. I absolutely love it here. I would like to think my best years are still ahead of me and I still feel as though I am progressing as a Super League player"
Hull KR have signed a five year sponsorship deal which will see Craven Park renamed the "KC Lightstream Stadium".
The deal, with local communications provider, KC, has been completed in time to be in place for the Robin's Super League opener against Leeds Rhinos on Sunday February 16th.
Fans of the city's two rugby league teams are likely to be sceptical about the choosing of a brand that will make both stadiums remarkably similar in name, with Hull FC playing their games at the KC Stadium across the city.
Linton Brown, Hull KR Director of Commercial Affairs, commented: “Having KC on board as our stadium naming rights partners is a major step forward with our brand strategy."
Hull KR have announced a new sponsorship deal with local communications provider, KC, which will see Craven Park renamed the "KC Lightstream Stadium".
More to follow.
Steve McNamara has agreed to remain England rugby league head coach in a part-time capacity while becoming an assistant at Australian NRL club Sydney Roosters.
Hull-born McNamara, who'd also been linked with switching codes to join Bath, is set to join the Aussie champions in the New year. McNamara's coaching career began at Bradford and after assistant roles with Great Britain and England, he was promoted to England head coach in 2010.
Bradford have appointed local businessman Andrew Calvert as their financial director as they wait for the Rugby Football League to finally ratify the club's change of ownership.
Calvert, a lifelong Bulls supporter who has also become a shareholder, will join former general manager Ryan Whitcut and other local businessmen Mark Moore and Ian Watt on the board of the Super League club.
Jodie Broughton has signed a four year contract at Huddersfield Giants.
– Jodie Broughton
“I am absolutely delighted to be part of this club for the next four years. I had a few options on the table but I knew Huddersfield were the club for me. Their vision for the future really excited me and I want to be playing play-off rugby and pushing for the England Squad."
Former captain Lee Radford is has been appointed as the new head coach of Hull FC at a press conference today. The 34-year-old takes over from Australian Peter Gentle.