Leigh hooker John Duffy has been named Scotland Player of the Year, after his impressive performances against Ireland and France in autumn's international series.
Two bright young prospects who were formerly with Widnes Vikings have thrown their caps into the Roughyeds ring.
Jamie Peacock and Bev Risman have been honoured in the Queen’s New Years Honours list.
Premier League football clubs could soon be prevented from ground sharing with rugby league clubs, according to West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady.
Former Great Britain centre Martin Gleeson has been banned from rugby league, alongside former Hull chief executive James Rule and conditioner Ben Cooper.
Championship holders Featherstone are set to unveil a "major" signing at their pre-season friendly against Hunslet on Sunday.
Oldham scrum half Jamie Dallimore will propose a toast to 2012 in the belief that it could be his year.
Following the massive success of their first open trial in December, North Wales Crusaders are holding a second open trial, on Sunday 8th January.
Workington have announced the signing of former Great Britain international prop forward Jamie Thackray for the 2012 season.
New Dutch rugby league club Rotterdam Spartans aim to gain a license into the Super League by the end of their 10 year plan.