Hull FC to sign Salford centre Griffin

Hull FC have signed centre Josh Griffin from Salford Red Devils on a three-year deal that will commence in 2017. The former Wakefield, Huddersfield and Castleford three-quarter has been a regular for Salford since he joined from Batley in June 2014. He has scored 11 goals in 13 games for Ian Watson’s side in 2016.

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New rules added to stop simulation

World Rugby has introduced a number of law changes to the northern hemisphere game in an effort to stop simulation. Any player who dives or feigns injury in an effort to influence match officials will be liable for sanction. At the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England, officials were instructed to sin-bin players who committed

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What has gone wrong at Leeds Rhinos?

Leeds Rhinos came into this Super League season on the back of a memorable League Leaders’ Shield, Challenge Cup and Grand Final treble. But this campaign has lurched from one setback to the next as the loss of key players, coupled with injuries and poor form, have hit the champions hard. Friday’s 52-18 loss at

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New South Wales 4-6 Queensland

New South Wales (4) 4 Try: Cordner Queensland (6) 6 Try: Gagai Goal: Thurston Holders Queensland began their 2016 State of Origin defence with a two-point victory against New South Wales in the Sydney opener. Johnathan Thurston’s penalty was overhauled by Boyd Cordner’s score but Dane Gagai finished on the right to give the Maroons

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'People take the mickey out of Bristol'

Many sports fans dream of winning the lottery, buying their underperforming local team and bankrolling them to eternal glory. For all but a fortunate few this far-fetched ambition is never realised, and if a multi-millionaire businessman does come on the scene they are often met with scepticism about their true motives. Steve Lansdown’s story is

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Wasps quintet pen 'long-term' contracts

Wasps have handed new “long-term” deals to five of their players following the club’s achievement in reaching both the European Champions Cup and Premiership semi-finals in 2015-16. Locks James Gaskell and Will Rowlands, as well as props Jake Cooper-Woolley, Alex Lundberg and Simon McIntyre, have agreed undisclosed-length extensions. “We’re delighted to extend the deals,” said

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'They've got to find half a squad'

London Scottish have delayed pre-season training as they lack players because of their cancelled partnership with Scottish Rugby, centre Alex Grove said. Under the joint venture, the union (SRU) had pledged to supply Scottish with young players and coaches. “It’s really not a great situation,” Grove, 28, told BBC Scotland. “They’ve got to find half

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Fiji's Kenatale agrees Glasgow deal

Fiji scrum-half Nemia Kenatale has agreed a one-year contract to join Glasgow Warriors from Romanian club Steaua Bucuresti. The move is subject to the 30-year-old, who has 37 caps, receiving a visa and passing a medical. Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend was seeking a replacement for retiring former Scotland captain Mike Blair. “He is an

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VIDEO: SLS2: Can Leeds climb into top eight?

Media playback is not supported on this device Treble-winners Leeds Rhinos are still bottom of the Super League after 16 rounds, leaving their hopes of making the top eight in jeopardy. Wakefield skipper Danny Kirmond and former Great Britain head coach Brian Noble join presenter Tanya Arnold to discuss whether Brian McDermott’s side can still

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Gatland unclear when lock will join tour

Wales fly to New Zealand on Monday still unclear when France-based lock Luke Charteris will join the party. Racing 92’s Charteris and Clermont Auvergne centre Jonathan Davies both missed the 27-13 defeat by England because they were on club duty. Both have to be released eight days before the first Test against the All Blacks

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