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ESL Round 23 wrap up

RESULTS in from Round 23.

RFL Unhappy With Quota Ruling

THE Rugby Football League is taking legal advice over a landmark ruling by the European Court of Justice which will wreck plans to reduce the number of overseas players in the British game. Super League clubs are in the process of bringing down the overseas quota from five to three over the next two years.

Darren Britt To Hang Up Boots

ST Helens prop forward Darren Britt has retired from the game after sustaining a serious head injury. The 33-year-old Australian suffered fractures to his eye-socket, cheekbone and jaw after an accidental clash of heads in the first minute of last week's game against Hull FC.

ESL Round 22 wrap up

SUNDAY'S games:

Bulls Hold Out Leeds In A Thriller

BRADFORD Bulls moved two points clear at the top of Tetley's Rugby Super League with a narrow 18-16 win at Leeds Rhinos on Friday night. The Bulls have now won their last seven matches to overhaul the Rhinos and, while they will meet again before the end of the season, they took a huge boost in the race to finish on top of the ladder.

Schofield Believes Players Should Be Sacked

FORMER Leeds captain Garry Schofield says the Rhinos should sack jailed duo Ryan Bailey and Chev Walker. Bailey and Walker were sent to young offenders' institutions on Tuesday following their part in a city centre brawl last July.

No Stopping The Charging Bulls

BRADFORD Bulls charged to the top of Tetley's Rugby Super League with a 60-6 win over London Broncos in their rearranged clash at Griffin Park on Wednesday night, with Leon Pryce bagging four tries. The Bulls jump above Leeds on points difference following the 11-try rout of a London side who were playing their fourth game in 12 days and looked a tired outfit at times.

English Based Kiwis Could Be Out Of Luck

NEW Zealand coach Daniel Anderson admits that he is unlikely to select any Tetley's Rugby Super League players for their Test Match with Australia this month. The Kiwis take on Australia at Telstra Stadium on Friday 25 July in the first of two trans-Tasman meetings this year.

Strong Irish Side Named For Euro Nations Cup

IRELAND coach Daryl Powell has named his 28-man squad for the European Nations Cup later this year, and the side will be captained by Wigan prop Terry O'Connor. The Irish side will take on France and Scotland in the pool stage of the inaugural competitioon in October and November.

David Waite Names Squads For Forthcoming Tour

GREAT Britain coach David Waite has named his initial, 28-man squad for the Ashes Series in the Autumn, while the England A squad has also been named for their representative games. The Lions will meet Australia on consecutive Saturday's in November at Wigan, Hull and Huddersfield, and tickets for the Test Series go on sale on Monday morning.

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