FORUMS FORUMS






RLFANS.COM
Celebrating
25 years service to
the Rugby League
Community!
  
The final game of the round saw fifth placed Salford Red Devils make the long journey south to play the Catalans Giants who started the game in sixth pace but knew that a win would lift them above their opponents.

Salford had their eyes on getting to twenty-four points to lift them above St Helens and onto the same total as Hull KR and Warrington Wolves in second spot in the table, a loss for the Dragons would leave them anxiously looking over their shoulders at Leeds with a play-off place still at risk.

The bookies gave the Dragons a six-point handicap on the coupon.

Making then slight favourites to pick up the points.

Posted by RLFANS News Hound on Sat 13th Jul 2024 7:18 PM | Views : 162 | Replies : 0 | READ MORE
For years the Black and White side of Hull looked forward to their derbies with keen anticipation of victory and securing bragging rights, but in recent times that excitement has turned to fear, fear of defeat and possibly humiliation at the hands of their fiercest rivals.

A victory by twenty-five points or more would put Hull Kingston Rovers into second place in the table, but a win for Hull FC, however unlikely, would put them two points clearer of London Broncos and bottom spot but with no hope of making the play-off and probably not of getting out of eleventh spot.

FC were given an eight-point start on the coupon and many of those wearing the colours of the home side would gladly take just an eight-point defeat before the kick off.

Posted by RLFANS News Hound on Sat 13th Jul 2024 4:52 PM | Views : 311 | Replies : 0 | READ MORE
A mouthwatering, top of the table, original derby saw reigning Champions Wigan Warriors take on the pretenders to their throne and arch rivals St Helens in front of a near sell-out crowd at the Brick with a season crucial two points up for grabs.

A win for Wigan would lift them four points clear of their rivals and with a game in hand and barring any disaster it would make them almost uncatchable as they look to repeat last season’s success.

The bookies and the pundits all thought that it would be the Warriors who would exploit home advantage and take the spoils as they were handicapped by twelve points on the coupon.

Posted by RLFANS News Hound on Fri 12th Jul 2024 9:52 PM | Views : 732 | Replies : 0 | READ MORE
Under the recently announced new coaching stewardship of former Paramatta Eels coach Brad Arthur, at least until the end of the season, the Leeds Rhinos were looking for a turnaround in form and performance as they made the ominous trip to Warrington to take on a Wolves side who were looking to go second and to get within two points of the Wigan Warriors at the top of the table.

A win for the Rhinos would lift them level on points with six placed Catalans Dragons but they needed a massive points win to lift them above the side from the south of France.

Leeds had a ten-point start on the coupon, many Rhinos supporters feeling that the advantage was a little stingy on behalf of the bookmakers as they feared a larger defeat despite the new man in charge.

Posted by RLFANS News Hound on Thu 11th Jul 2024 9:53 PM | Views : 715 | Replies : 0 | READ MORE
Fresh from their second league win of the season, the underachieving Hull FC made the trip across the Pennines to take on a Salford Red Devils side who are exceeding expectations after a player drain and well documented financial difficulties.

A win for Salford, as predicted by the bookies and the pundits, would put the Red Devils back into fifth spot and level on league points with the second placed St Helens while FC need three wins to get them above Castleford, should Castleford fail to register any more victories.

FC had a twelve-point start on the coupon, the bookies predicting a closer game than many pundits.

Posted by RLFANS News Hound on Sun 7th Jul 2024 4:52 PM | Views : 1210 | Replies : 0 | READ MORE
It was the Leeds Rhinos weekend for the two free points as they took on a beleaguered and bedraggled London Broncos side who are still on a single win for the season and looking increasingly unlikely to improve on that tally in what remains of 2024 before their despatch into the Championship.

A win would do nothing for London in terms of league position but would move them level on points with Hull FC but with Leeds getting handicapped by thirty-two points on the coupon it was already a foregone conclusion that they would be getting the points which could lift them into the top half of the table, at least until the outcome of the Hull KR and Catalans game later in the evening.

Leeds won the game in May by 46-8, London were hoping for some kind of improvement.

Posted by RLFANS News Hound on Sat 6th Jul 2024 4:57 PM | Views : 1935 | Replies : 1 | READ MORE
When Wigan Warriors and Leigh Leopards met at the Leigh Sports Village earlier in the season it was a comprehensive victory for the Warriors by a scoreline of 40-10 but both sides knew that the recent resurgence of the Leopards meant that this was a far different prospect.

Wigan are flying high at the top of the table and tow points clear of their nearest rivals while Leigh are in ninth spot after their recent resurgence and on the fringe of the play-off places as the season heads into its second half.

The home side had been handicapped by twelve points with the bookies making them firm favourites, but Adrian Lam’s side love an upset, especially over their nearest neighbours.

Posted by RLFANS News Hound on Fri 5th Jul 2024 10:02 PM | Views : 2428 | Replies : 0 | READ MORE
While Barrow Raiders are currently sitting in eleventh place in the Championship, they are only one point away from being in the top half of the table and only two away from the play-off positions, their current league location belying some excellent performances in 2024 which has meant some narrow losses.

But the likelihood was that this would be a game that would not help the home side improve on their situation as they welcomed the side who many had already crowned champions and promoted back to Super League before a single ball was kicked in this season’s competition, the high-flying Wakefield Trinity who remain unbeaten through twelve league outings.

The home side were given a massive twenty-two-point start on the handicap coupon; the points already being waved goodbye as they set off for West Yorkshire.

Posted by RLFANS News Hound on Sun 30th Jun 2024 3:43 PM | Views : 3285 | Replies : 0 | READ MORE
The mid-season international game saw a youthful England side travel to Toulouse without the coach Shaun Wane, who underwent emergency surgery earlier in the week, to take on a France side which comprised many of the Catalans Dragons first team.

France were expected to put on a strong showing but England were strong favourites with the bookies and were handicapped by twenty-two points on the coupon by the bookies despite being internationally rated eighth in the world against an England in third.

This was the fifty-third game between the nations with England having won forty-three of those, the last being a 64-0 victory, the same as the women’s winning score, when the two sides met last year in Warrington, but this was likely to be much closer.

Posted by RLFANS News Hound on Sat 29th Jun 2024 6:51 PM | Views : 2102 | Replies : 1 | READ MORE
England were massive favourites with the bookies who gave the home side a forty-point start on the coupon in the twenty-first encounter between the two sides with France having never recorded a victory against the England side.

The last time that the two sides met was back in April 2023 when England romped to a very comfortable 64-0 win at the Halliwell-Jones Stadium in Warrington with France hoping that they would be able to put on a more competitive performance this time around.

Toulouse was the venue for the first game of a double header which would later see the men’s side face off.

Posted by RLFANS News Hound on Sat 29th Jun 2024 4:18 PM | Views : 1831 | Replies : 1 | READ MORE
Despite being thrashed in Origin 1 three weeks ago the bookies had installed New South Wales as slight favourites for victory in the second game of the three-match series over Queensland as a nation ground to a halt and switched on their TV sets.

There were just two minor changes for Billy Slater and the Maroons, Gagai and Capewell being brought in on the bench, but wholesale changes for the Blues who introduced Murray, Watson, Edwards, Mitchell, Moses and Marnett as Michael Maguire shuffled his pack to get the crucial win to send the series level.

A home win for New South Wales at the Melbourne Cricket Ground would push the series to a competitive third game, a loss would give a series win to Queensland.

Posted by RLFANS News Hound on Wed 26th Jun 2024 12:59 PM | Views : 1926 | Replies : 0 | READ MORE
The Betfred Challenge Cup will have a new structure in 2025, with the 12 Super League clubs joining the Road to Wembley at the Third Round stage.

The Third Round draw will be held in January, well before the start of the Super League season, with the aim of building more momentum towards the showpiece Finals Day in June.

It means that clubs from the Betfred Championship, League One and even the community game will have more chance to secure a glamour tie at home to Super League opposition, as the Third Round draw will be seeded to guarantee each of the Super League clubs travel away to one of the 20 Second Round winners.

Posted by RLFANS News Hound on Tue 25th Jun 2024 6:05 PM | Views : 7615 | Replies : 16 | READ MORE
England Head Coach Shaun Wane has named a 20-strong squad ahead of Saturday’s mid-season international against France in Toulouse.

And several new faces are included, among them Castleford Tigers centre Sam Wood, Wigan Warriors hooker Brad O’Neill, Hull KR loose forward Elliot Minchella, St Helens prop George Delaney, Huddersfield Giants forward Oliver Wilson and Leeds Rhinos forward James McDonnell.

Brad O’Neill has been almost ever-present for the Wigan over the last two years, playing an integral role in the Warriors’ successful pursuit of all four available trophies – the Betfred Super League, League Leaders’ Shield, Betfred Challenge Cup and World Club Challenge.

Posted by RLFANS News Hound on Tue 25th Jun 2024 6:39 AM | Views : 10203 | Replies : 52 | READ MORE
A Sunday afternoon cracker to complete round fifteen as St Helens made the short trip to Salford looking for the win to return to joint top of the table as they took on a Red Devils side who needed the win to reduce the points gap between themselves and the top sides.

Paul Rowley’s side were initially unchanged with Ryan Brierley still out with a rib injury but a warm injury for Tim Lafai saw Loghan Lewis brought into the starting line-up, while Paul Wellens made just one change as he brought in Bennison for Makinson who is out with a medium-term foot injury.

Saints were the favourites for the win with the bookies handicapping them by eight points on the coupon but this was a game billed as the best fixture of the weekend as Salford looked to complete a 2024 double over their visitors.

Posted by RLFANS News Hound on Sun 23rd Jun 2024 4:51 PM | Views : 2790 | Replies : 0 | READ MORE
A middle of the table clash in the south of France saw a Huddersfield Giants side on the verge of losing touch with the play off places take on a Catalans Dragons side down on confidence and in danger of dropping out of the top six themselves after a recent poor run of form.

The bookies and pundits fancied a home win as they gave the Giants an eight-point start on the coupon but both sides came into the game on the back of painful defeats, the Giants to Hull KR and the Dragons at home to the Leigh Leopards.

One sides season would march forward on a victory, the other would continue a slump and a disappointing 2024 season.

Posted by RLFANS News Hound on Sat 22nd Jun 2024 7:21 PM | Views : 2607 | Replies : 0 | READ MORE
Hull FC were looking for back to back Super League wins for the first time in 2024 but they were likely to find Warrington Wolves a far tougher prospect than last weeks Leeds Rhinos side who they had faced just hours before the fall of the Rohan empire.

Warrington are in danger of slipping down the table and into the lower play-off places and need a couple of confidence boosting wins after three consecutive losses while you must search back as far as July 2023 to find the last time that the FC players took home winner pay two rounds running.

The bookies thought it was a foregone conclusion as they gave the home side a twelve-point start on the coupon but with a little bit of confidence tucked under their belt from last week, the Airlie Birds were confident of springing a surprise.

    
Posted by RLFANS News Hound on Sat 22nd Jun 2024 4:57 PM | Views : 4155 | Replies : 0 | READ MORE
It was always going to be an emotional night at Headingley as the Leeds Rhinos hosted their first game since the death of idol, superstar, and MND campaigner Rob Burrow welcoming the Leig Leopards to a sold-out stadium.

But the departure, by mutual consent, of coach Rohan Smith during the week added an extra edge with Scott Grix and Chev Walker taking temporary charge while the global search for a new coach takes place at the highest level.

Leigh had been made favourites with the bookies with the home side given a four point start on the handicap coupon and a win for Leigh would lift them above Huddersfield and just a point behind the Rhinos.

Posted by RLFANS News Hound on Fri 21st Jun 2024 9:53 PM | Views : 3012 | Replies : 0 | READ MORE
It was third bottom against third top as the Robins of Hull KR travelled to West Yorkshire to take on a Castleford Tigers side looking for their fourth victory in a disappointing season while a win for the visitors would lift them level on points with the two sides above them at the top of the table.

The bookies had given the Tigers a twelve-point start on the coupon with all expectations pre-game being for a decent win for the side from East Hull but most thought it unlikely that they would get enough points to boost their points difference to take them to the top of the table.

Hull KR were pretty in pink as a good crowd made it into the Jungle to cheer on their sides.

Posted by RLFANS News Hound on Thu 20th Jun 2024 9:47 PM | Views : 2649 | Replies : 0 | READ MORE
Another foregone conclusion as St Helens made the journey south to take on a London Broncos side now cut adrift at the bottom of the table following Hull FC’s victory over the Leeds Rhinos yesterday afternoon but in a round where Leigh beat the Catalans Dragons, Salford overcame Warrington and the Tigers ran the Warriors close, who knew what surprise could happen.

London were given a thirty-four point start on the handicap coupon as the bookies, pundits, and supporters of both sides predicted a walkover for Paul Wellens side as they sought the two points which would again propel them to the top of the table as we pass the half way stage in the 2024 competition.

Surely it was just a matter of how many the Saints would win by.

Posted by RLFANS News Hound on Sun 16th Jun 2024 4:51 PM | Views : 2874 | Replies : 0 | READ MORE
The bookies were struggling to call the game between the Catalans Dragons and Leigh Leopards as they gave the visitors just a four-point start on the coupon despite the seven-point difference between the two sides on the league table.

A win for the Dragons would see them up to fifth, a big win could see them end the weekend in fourth while victory for the Leopards would see them to within one point of the Huddersfield Giants and towards the middle of the table in their own quest for a top six place.

Both sides had a benefitted from a week’s rest for the Cup Final and were ready to go ‘guns’ blazing’ for the win in the south of France, the Dragons looking to turn around a recent poor run of form.

Posted by RLFANS News Hound on Sat 15th Jun 2024 7:24 PM | Views : 7743 | Replies : 6 | READ MORE





All views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the RLFANS.COM or its subsites.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that news stories, articles and images are correct, we cannot be held responsible for errors. However, if you feel any material on this website is copyrighted or incorrect in any way please contact us using the link at the top of the page so we can remove it or negotiate copyright permission.

RLFANS.COM, the owners of this website, is not responsible for the content of its sub-sites or posts, please email the author of this sub-site or post if you feel you find an article offensive or of a choice nature that you disagree with.

Copyright 1999 - 2024 RLFANS.COM

You must be 18+ to gamble, for more information and for help with gambling issues see https://www.begambleaware.org/.



Please Support RLFANS.COM


2.1875:5
RLFANS Recent Posts
FORUM
LAST
POST
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
Recent
Mingechellas balls
Tarquin Fueg
4
Recent
FC v hull kr
Tarquin Fueg
138
Recent
Game - Song Titles
Wanderer
38022
Recent
BORED The Band Name Game
Wanderer
60216
FORUM
LAST
VIEW
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
39s
FC v hull kr
Tarquin Fueg
138
41s
Tonights game v Leeds
Big lads mat
31
55s
Shopping list for 2025
Yippee try y
3251
1m
Game - Song Titles
Wanderer
38022
1m
Wakefield AFC
AgbriggAmble
1
1m
DoR - New Coach - Investor & Adam - New signings
boardwalkemp
2384
1m
Mingechellas balls
Tarquin Fueg
4
1m
Round 17 Warrington Away
Seth
138
2m
BORED The Band Name Game
Wanderer
60216
2m
Wigan v Sts discussion - THIS THREAD ONLY PLEASE
NickyKiss
2483
FORUM
NEW
TOPICS
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
TODAY
Mingechellas balls
Tarquin Fueg
4
TODAY
Catalans Dragons Swap Places With Salford Red Devils
RLFANS News
1
TODAY
Wakefield AFC
AgbriggAmble
1
TODAY
New Singings
The Avenger
3
TODAY
KR win the Hull Derby to Into Third Spot
RLFANS News
1
TODAY
Fixture List
Big lads mat
3
TODAY
Wigan Warriors Extend League Lead with Derby Win
RLFANS News
1
TODAY
Toulouse game
upthetrin92
9
TODAY
Ashton extends contract
chris2925
1
TODAY
Damel Diakhate
Eastern Wild
5
TODAY
Sackings
SFW
2
TODAY
Warrington Wolves Into Second With Win Over Leeds
RLFANS News
1
TODAY
Tonights game v Leeds
Big lads mat
31
TODAY
Watson toast
FIL
9
TODAY
Watson Been Stood Down
Deeeekos
2
TODAY
Watson gone
Jo Jumbuck
6
TODAY
Squads - Leopards v Giants
CowYed13
8
TODAY
Just makes me laugh
Wildmoggy
1
NEWS ITEMS
VIEWS
Catalans Dragons Swap Places W..
125
KR win the Hull Derby to Into ..
191
Wigan Warriors Extend League L..
370
Warrington Wolves Into Second ..
461
Salford Hold On To Beat Unluck..
858
Lucky Leeds Golden Point Win O..
1441
Wigan Beat Leigh in Derby Thri..
1498
Wakefield Trinity Register Thi..
2485
Englands Youngsters Beat Franc..
1762
Big Win for England Women Over..
1607
2024 State of Origin - Game 2 ..
1769
New Structure for 2025 Challen..
1858
Super League form rewarded as ..
2240
Superb Salford Complete Histor..
2323
Catalans Dragons Survive Secon..
2254
POSTSONLINEREGISTRATIONSRECORD
19.6M 2,746 80,08514,103
LOGIN HERE
or REGISTER for more features!.

When you register you get access to the live match scores, live match chat and you can post in the discussions on the forums.
RLFANS Match Centre
 TODAY
     Womens Super League 2024-R8
12:00
York V
v
FeatherstoneW
12:00
Wire W
v
LeedsW
       League One 2024-R15
14:00
Newcastle
v
Hunslet
     Womens Super League 2024-R8
14:00
Hudds W
v
BarrowW
       Championship 2024-R15
15:00
Batley
v
Barrow
15:00
Bradford
v
Wakefield
15:00
Halifax
v
Featherstone
15:00
Sheffield
v
Swinton
15:00
Widnes
v
Dewsbury
15:00
York
v
Doncaster
       League One 2024-R15
15:00
Oldham
v
Crusaders
15:00
Workington
v
Rochdale
     National Rugby League 2024-R19
17:05
Manly
v
Newcastle
 Wed 17th Jul
     State of Origin 2023-R3
11:05
Queensland
v
New South Wales
 Fri 19th Jul
     National Rugby League 2024-R20
11:00
Canberra
v
NZ Warriors
     Mens Super League XXVIII-R18
20:00
Huddersfield
v
Salford
20:00
St.Helens
v
Warrington
20:00
Leigh
v
LondonB
 Sat 20th Jul
     National Rugby League 2024-R20
06:00
Souths
v
Wests
08:30
Newcastle
v
Brisbane
ALL SCORES PROVIDED BY RLFANS.COM (SETTINGS)
Matches on TV
Wed 17th Jul
SOO
11:05
Queensland-New South Wales
Fri 19th Jul
SL
20:00
Huddersfield-Salford
SL
20:00
St.Helens-Warrington
SL
20:00
Leigh-LondonB
Sat 20th Jul
SL
14:00
Hull FC-Wigan
SL
15:00
Leeds-Hull KR
Sun 21st Jul
SL
15:00
Castleford-Catalans
Sat 17th Aug
SL
18:00
Warrington-Leeds
SL
15:30
Wigan-St.Helens
SL
13:00
Hull FC-LondonB
Sun 18th Aug
SL
13:00
Leigh-Salford
SL
15:30
Catalans-Hull KR
SL
18:00
Huddersfield-Castleford
Sun 27th Oct
MINT2024
14:30
England M-Samoa M
Sat 2nd Nov
MINT2024
14:30
England M-Samoa M
Sat 13th Jul
NRL 19 Gold Coast24-16Parramatta
NRL 19 Brisbane26-30St.George
SL 17 Hull FC10-24Hull KR
SL 17 Leigh20-16Huddersfield
SL 17 Catalans20-0Salford
CH 15 Whitehaven24-34Toulouse
Fri 12th Jul
NRL 19 Cronulla58-6Wests
SL 17 LondonB20-34Castleford
WSL2024 8 WiganW12-16St.HelensW
SL 17 Wigan16-12St.Helens
Thu 11th Jul
NRL 19 Dolphins36-28Souths
SL 17 Warrington30-18Leeds
Sun 7th Jul
NRL 18 Sydney42-12St.George
NRL 18 Canberra12-16Newcastle
SL 16 Salford22-20Hull FC
CH 14 Dewsbury16-20Doncaster
CH 14 Featherstone66-0Whitehaven
CH 14 Swinton24-12Widnes
CH 14 Wakefield34-12Batley
CH 14 York54-12Barrow
This is an inplay table and live positions can change.
Mens Betfred Super League XXVIII ROUND : 1
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Wigan 16 443 182 261 28
Warrington 17 436 231 205 24
Hull KR 17 421 227 194 24
St.Helens 17 441 186 255 22
Catalans 17 324 234 90 22
Salford 17 317 328 -11 22
 
Leeds 17 309 316 -7 18
Leigh 16 290 266 24 13
Huddersfield 17 314 385 -71 12
Castleford 17 280 455 -175 11
Hull FC 17 228 520 -292 4
LondonB 17 176 649 -473 2
This is an inplay table and live positions can change.
Betfred Championship 2024 ROUND : 1
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Wakefield 14 520 154 366 28
Sheffield 14 382 217 165 22
Toulouse 14 378 210 168 19
Bradford 14 353 230 123 19
Widnes 14 327 269 58 15
Featherstone 14 396 283 113 14
 
Doncaster 14 257 341 -84 13
York 15 339 305 34 12
Batley 14 217 320 -103 12
Swinton 14 284 344 -60 10
Halifax 14 270 405 -135 10
Whitehaven 15 290 458 -168 10
Barrow 13 215 393 -178 10
Dewsbury 15 184 439 -255 2
RLFANS Recent Posts
FORUM
LAST
POST
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
Recent
Mingechellas balls
Tarquin Fueg
4
Recent
FC v hull kr
Tarquin Fueg
138
Recent
Game - Song Titles
Wanderer
38022
Recent
BORED The Band Name Game
Wanderer
60216
FORUM
LAST
VIEW
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
39s
FC v hull kr
Tarquin Fueg
138
41s
Tonights game v Leeds
Big lads mat
31
55s
Shopping list for 2025
Yippee try y
3251
1m
Game - Song Titles
Wanderer
38022
1m
Wakefield AFC
AgbriggAmble
1
1m
DoR - New Coach - Investor & Adam - New signings
boardwalkemp
2384
1m
Mingechellas balls
Tarquin Fueg
4
1m
Round 17 Warrington Away
Seth
138
2m
BORED The Band Name Game
Wanderer
60216
2m
Wigan v Sts discussion - THIS THREAD ONLY PLEASE
NickyKiss
2483
FORUM
NEW
TOPICS
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
TODAY
Mingechellas balls
Tarquin Fueg
4
TODAY
Catalans Dragons Swap Places With Salford Red Devils
RLFANS News
1
TODAY
Wakefield AFC
AgbriggAmble
1
TODAY
New Singings
The Avenger
3
TODAY
KR win the Hull Derby to Into Third Spot
RLFANS News
1
TODAY
Fixture List
Big lads mat
3
TODAY
Wigan Warriors Extend League Lead with Derby Win
RLFANS News
1
TODAY
Toulouse game
upthetrin92
9
TODAY
Ashton extends contract
chris2925
1
TODAY
Damel Diakhate
Eastern Wild
5
TODAY
Sackings
SFW
2
TODAY
Warrington Wolves Into Second With Win Over Leeds
RLFANS News
1
TODAY
Tonights game v Leeds
Big lads mat
31
TODAY
Watson toast
FIL
9
TODAY
Watson Been Stood Down
Deeeekos
2
TODAY
Watson gone
Jo Jumbuck
6
TODAY
Squads - Leopards v Giants
CowYed13
8
TODAY
Just makes me laugh
Wildmoggy
1
NEWS ITEMS
VIEWS
Catalans Dragons Swap Places W..
125
KR win the Hull Derby to Into ..
191
Wigan Warriors Extend League L..
370
Warrington Wolves Into Second ..
461
Salford Hold On To Beat Unluck..
858
Lucky Leeds Golden Point Win O..
1441
Wigan Beat Leigh in Derby Thri..
1498
Wakefield Trinity Register Thi..
2485
Englands Youngsters Beat Franc..
1762
Big Win for England Women Over..
1607
2024 State of Origin - Game 2 ..
1769
New Structure for 2025 Challen..
1858
Super League form rewarded as ..
2240
Superb Salford Complete Histor..
2323
Catalans Dragons Survive Secon..
2254


Visit the RLFANS.COM SHOP
for more merchandise!