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Zak Hardaker: Castleford Tigers dismiss full-back for failed drugs test

Castleford Tigers dismiss full-back Zak Hardaker after he tested positive for cocaine in the lead up to October's Super League Grand Final.

Wigan release forward Nuuausala from contract

Wigan Warriors' former New Zealand prop Frank-Paul Nuuausala is released from his contract with the Super League club.

Sebastine Ikahihifo: Huddersfield Giants prop signs three-year contract extension

Huddersfield Giants prop Sebastine Ikahihifo signs a three-year contract extension with Super League club.

Widnes' Houston given two-game ban after colliding with referee

Widnes back-row Chris Houston is given a two-game ban for colliding with referee Phil Bentham in their loss to Warrington.

Super League: Huddersfield Giants v St Helens

Team news as Huddersfield Giants host St Helens in Friday's Super League fixture at John Smith's Stadium (19:45 GMT).

Super League: Salford Red Devils v Hull KR

Team news as Salford Red Devils host Hull KR in Friday's Super League fixture at The AJ Bell Stadium (19:30 GMT).

Super League: Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors

Team news Warrington Wolves as host Wigan Warriors in Friday's Super League fixture at the Halliwell Jones Stadium (19:45 GMT).

Super League: Catalans Dragons v Wakefield Trinity

Team news as Catalans Dragons host Wakefield Trinity in Saturday's Super League fixture at Stade Gilbert Brutus (17:00 GMT).

Super League: Castleford Tigers v Hull FC

Team news as Castleford Tigers host Hull FC in Saturday's Super League fixture at The Mend-A-Hose Jungle (15:15 GMT).

Wayne Bennett: Australian to remain as England head coach

Wayne Bennett is reappointed as England head coach, but is only given a two-year deal with no guarantee he will lead the side in the 2021 World Cup.

Former Australia full-back Hunt avoids drug conviction

Karmichael Hunt receives a fine after prosecutors drop a charge of cocaine possession.

Wigan Warriors & Hull FC lose to NRL clubs in Sydney double-header

Wigan Warriors and Hull FC conclude their tour of Australia with defeats by National Rugby League clubs in Sydney.

Melbourne beat Leeds Rhinos to win World Club Challenge

Leeds Rhinos miss out on a record-equalling fourth World Club Challenge win, losing 38-4 to Melbourne Storm in Australia.

Hull KR ease to victory over Catalans

Hull KR secure a first victory since their return to Super League as they beat Catalans Dragons.

Chris Dean: Widnes Vikings forward signs new contract until 2020

Widnes Vikings back-rower Chris Dean signs a new contract with the Super League club until the end of the 2020 season.

Oliver Roberts: Huddersfield Giants forward agrees new five-year contract

Huddersfield Giants forward Oliver Roberts signs a new five-year deal with the Super League side.

Sport on the BBC: Best of this week's TV & radio coverage

This week's sport on the BBC includes the Winter Olympics, Scotland v England in the Six Nations and the Carabao Cup final.

World Club Challenge: When Leeds Rhinos took on the world

Leeds Rhinos' past World Club Challenge appearances have created plenty of excitement through the years.

Super League: Wigan Warriors' Morgan Escare scores try of the week

Wigan Warriors' Morgan Escare scores this week's Super League try of the week during their 40-12 win over Salford Red Devils.

Who doesn't love a dog on the pitch? Buster steals the show in Challenge Cup

Buster the dog is on the naughty step after venturing onto the pitch during Saturday's Challenge Cup first-round match between Rochdale Mayfield v Crosfields.

Super League Show: One of our favourite things

The Super League Show returns on Monday 5 February at 23:15 GMT on BBC One.

The Challenge Cup: Proper grassroots Rugby League is back this weekend

Round One of The Challenge Cup gets underway this weekend. Last year showed the game at its best as a leather chamois was used more than once to clear the cameras vision.

Kato Ottio: Garry Lo pays tribute after death of PNG team-mate

Castleford winger Garry Lo says Papua New Guinea team-mate Kato Ottio was like a "brother" to him, after Ottio's death aged 23.

BBC Sport advent calendar: Hull FC 18-14 Wigan Warriors - highlights

In day 19 of BBC Sport's advent calendar, Hull retain the Challenge Cup by beating Wigan 18-14 in a dramatic final.

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