Geoff Stevenson

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France announce strong team for Euro Cup

THE French Rugby League has announced a strong line-up for their first European Nations Cup clash against Russia on Saturday. The team of mainly French based players will be given the task of reaching the Cup final after being knocked out by England in last years tournament.

NL1 Grand Final: Castleford vs. Whitehaven

WHILE the Rugby League world recovers from an epic NRL Grand Final, and looks forward to possibly one of the closest finishes of all time in ESL, a decider with arguably more at stake will be fought out at Widnes on Sunday. The Castleford Tigers will play the Whitehaven Warriors in the National League 1 Grand Final that will no only decide the 2005 champions, but also determine who will be elevated to the English Superleague in 2006.

Widnes: Relegation, Heartbreak and Conspiracy

THE Widnes Vikings have not ruled out legal action to ensure they are not relegated from Superleague next season. In an eventful month for the club Widnes officials have doggedly argued that they are not without hope of staying in the top flight, while attempts had been made to prop up a National League One club to improve their chances of a reprieve.

Widnes: Relegation, Heartbreak and Conspiracy

THE Widnes Vikings have not ruled out legal action to ensure they are not relegated from Superleague next season. In an eventful month for the club Widnes officials have doggedly argued that they are not without hope of staying in the top flight, while attempts had been made to prop up a National League One club to improve their chances of a reprieve.

NL1 Grand Final: Castleford vs. Whitehaven

WHILE the Rugby League world recovers from an epic NRL Grand Final, and looks forward to possibly one of the closest finishes of all time in ESL, a decider with arguably more at stake will be fought out at Widnes on Sunday. The Castleford Tigers will play the Whitehaven Warriors in the National League 1 Grand Final that will no only decide the 2005 champions, but also determine who will be elevated to the English Superleague in 2006.

Les Catalans to call on NRL talent

ESL newcomers Les Catalans are poised to become European heavyweights as their playing roster for next year continues to grow. With the experienced league mind David Waite serving as director of football, Catalan has signed four NRL quality players and has been rumoured to be courting three others. Whilst Catalan administrators have stated that they only intend to include 8 foreign players on their 2006 roster, it is obvious that they are willing to spend up big in order to ensure these imports are of the highest quality.

Leagueunlimited interview with London CEO Nic Cartwright

THE London Broncos have had an eventful season: major signings, increased crowd figures, massive wins and the threat of insolvency. They currently sit in the top six, yet still face the threat of relegation. Leagueunlimited spoke to their CEO Nic Cartwright this week.

Whitehaven to consider takeover

NATIONAL League One (NL1) club Whitehaven are cautiously considering a proposed buy out by a local businessman. The Cumbrian side, which currently operates on a shareholder system, has fielded an offer from business park developer Tony Ansell. His plan is to buy a majority share in the club, and then raise 3-4 million pounds from investors in order to bring Whitehaven?s home Recreation Field up to Superleague standards.

Newcastle secures naming rights sponsor

THE Newcastle Knights received a huge financial boost today announcing a Coal and Allied as their naming rights sponsor. The Hunter Valley mining company penned a deal to sponsor the Knights for the remainder of 2005 and 2006. Club officials claim the deal is the biggest in the Knights history, with sources suggesting the figure is close to $600,000 a season.

ESL relegation battle hots up

RESULTS from Round 16 of the English Superleague have compressed the tail end of the ladder, setting up a mighty battle to avoid relegation with 12 rounds still remaining. Seven teams are placed within four points of the relegation zone. On 5 points, Leigh are almost certain to be relegated, however due to the introduction of French club Les Catalan, two teams will be subject to relegation this year. It is this second relegation position that is placing pressure on up to 6 teams.

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