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Author Archive for Aaron Bower

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Castleford’s Cory Aston finally breaks out of his famous father’s shadow

The 24-year-old half-back waited a long time to play in Super League but a try-scoring debut shows his future is full of promisePatience is not an attribute that often springs to mind when thinking of rugby league players but it is a trait Cory Aston p…

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Lachlan Coote eyes derby win to extend impressive St Helens form

• Full-back tipped for Man of Steel award• St Helens top of Super League before Wigan clashLachlan Coote has been in England a matter of only months but it is clear he has transitioned into life as a Super League player fairly seamlessly given his form…

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Shaun Edwards confirms turning down Wigan Warriors head coach role

• Englishman cites lack of preparation time for decision• Coach is expected to remain with Wales rugby set-upWigan Warriors have confirmed that Shaun Edwards will not be the club’s head coach next year, as he instead closes in on staying with the Wales…

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O’Loughlin determined to transform Wigan’s faltering title defence

Captain confident he will be fit to lead Warriors in Easter period that could transform faltering defence of Super League titleSean O’Loughlin is no stranger to creating history but for the Wigan captain there is extra significance in ensuring his body…

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New York and Ottawa receive clubs’ votes to join competition in 2020

• RFL will make final decision in coming weeks• New clubs would join League 1 next seasonBritish rugby league clubs have voted in favour of New York and Ottawa joining the domestic league structure next season: another significant step for the game’s e…

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Ottawa and New York face race to be admitted into rugby league for 2020

• RFL admits schedule ‘very tight’ after bids go in on Thursday• ‘A decision will be needed quickly, but we can’t rush it’The Rugby Football League has admitted the schedule would be “very tight” to accommodate the request of both Ottawa and New York t…

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From the Big Bash to the Super League: Courtney Hill’s incredible journey

‘I’m just a girl from the bush captaining Leeds Rhinos,’ says the former Brisbane Heat star as she vows to inspire a new generation of rugby league playersThe word “trailblazer” is often thrown around when discussing the growth of women’s sport over th…

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Sam Tomkins: ‘Wigan has been my home for years so it’s going to be odd’

Catalans Dragons are at the DW Stadium on Sunday, when a familiar face will be returning as a visiting player for the first timeWith a slow start to the defence of their Super League title and continued uncertainty over whether Shaun Edwards will take …

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Sam Tomkins: ‘Wigan has been my home for years so it’s going to be odd’

Catalans Dragons are at the DW Stadium on Sunday, when a familiar face will be returning as a visiting player for the first timeWith a slow start to the defence of their Super League title and continued uncertainty over whether Shaun Edwards will take …

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Jackson Hastings repays Salford’s faith in turning down Wigan

NRL bad boy seizes chance to resurrect career in England and is happy to be among Red Devils in Super LeagueThe bruises on Jackson Hastings’ body after another brutal training session are easily noticeable as he sits down to discuss a rollercoaster 12 …

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Wigan admit they will not stop Shaun Edwards from coaching elsewhere

• Only an ‘oral agreement’ is in place between the parties• Edwards has asked for more time to consider his optionsWigan Warriors have revealed they will not stand in Shaun Edwards’ way if he wishes to take up another coaching opportunity instead of hi…

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How rugby league for players with learning difficulties may change lives | Aaron Bower

The Learning Disability Super League, to be launched in May, has been hailed as a ‘gamechanger’ for the sportOne of rugby league’s enduring qualities is that it remains at the heart of communities across its traditional base in the north of England. Ye…

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Wigan Warriors urge Shaun Edwards to ‘clarify his intentions’

• Super League club want former player as new head coach• Edwards denied he has signed contract with WiganWigan Warriors say they are aiming to speak with Shaun Edwards as a matter of urgency following comments made by the 52-year-old over the weekend …

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Wakefield switch sights to glory after fighting off threat of ruin

Six years after almost going bust one of Super League’s most competitive sides sense this could be their year for a trophyWidnes’s financial crisis serves as a stark reminder that money troubles are never far away in rugby league. But for a lesson in h…

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Great Britain to go back on the road with 2019 southern hemisphere tour

• RFL announces details of first recognised Tests since 2007 • Lions will face New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and TongaThe opponents for Great Britain’s first rugby league tour for more than a decade have been revealed by the Rugby Football League – wit…

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Million Pound Game hero Sammut ready for capital return with Wigan

After a whirlwind six months the Malta international will return to a hero’s reception at London Broncos, who he guided to promotion before leaving for family reasonsTo suggest there will be mixed emotions for Jarrod Sammut this weekend is somewhat of …

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Hull FC’s Sika Manu: ‘I remember seeing roofs torn off buildings’

A year on since Cyclone Gita hit Tonga, the forward talks of those dark days and a brighter future in EnglandThe Super League season is barely a month old and there is already talk of a crisis at Hull FC. The Black and Whites have lost their opening tw…

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Wigan’s Tom Davies: ‘I came to terms with the fact I wasn’t going to make it’

The winger talks about his arduous road from working in the pavilion at Leigh to lining up in the World Club ChallengeWhen the superstars of Sydney Roosters take to the field at the DW Stadium on Sunday evening in the 2019 World Club Challenge, the Wig…

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Super League v NRL: is the northern hemisphere bridging the gap? | Aaron Bower

As Wigan prepare to face Roosters in a World Club Challenge tournament set for a further revamp, Super League needs to demonstrate the English game’s healthIt is said that the more things change, the more they stay the same, and never has that mantra b…

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London Broncos’ Eddie Battye goes from buffalo farmer to Super League

The prop has gone from buffalo farmer in Yorkshire to cult hero in London as his promoted club strive to stay among the eliteEddie Battye is used to busy weeks but none may have been quite like the one just gone. Last Sunday the 27-year-old made his Su…