Thursday, October 2, 2014
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Nigeria Rugby League gets Observer status from RLEF

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The RLEF has accepted an application by Rugby League Nigeria to become an Observer of the federation, meaning that a second West African country is now recognised, following Ghana. “This is a testimony to all the work done so far, and will greatly serve as an elixir to greater speed in the development of rugby league in Nigeria,” said association ... Read More »

Sam will come back to Rugby League, hopes Julie Burgess

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Sam Burgess will hopefully return to Rugby League and the NRL one day – that’s the view of his mother Julie, who told reporters in Australia that she was “heartbroken” when he revealed he was switching codes at the end of the season. Burgess will return to England to take up a contract with Bath RU following this Sunday’s NRL ... Read More »

Throwback Thursday: St Helens v Catalan Dragons, Feb 2012

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Ahead of the first of two Super League play-off semi-finals this weekend, we thought we’d delve into the archives and find a classic encounter between the sides involved in both play-off games this week. And, despite only having a relatively short lifespan in Rugby League terms, Catalan Dragons provided the Rugby League world with one of the all-time great moments ... Read More »

Podcast: The ‘Down South’ Review

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In the latest Rugby League Down South podcast, Ian Ramsdale chats to the coaches of London Broncos, Hemel Stags, Gloucestershire All Golds, Oxford, London Skolars and South Wales Scorpions to review the season as it comes to a close. This week’s interviews and where to find them 07:00 LONDON BRONCOS coach praises the character of his young stars of the ... Read More »

Scotland mix old and new in European Championship squad

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Scotland have included 12 members of their World Cup squad that reached the quarter-finals in their player pool for the upcoming European Championships. Head coach Steve McCormack has named a 27-man squad, which will be reduced to 20 ahead of the opening game against Wales at Workington’s Derwent Park on Friday 17 October. As the Super League play-offs reach their ... Read More »

GALLERY: Rugby League’s new heritage exhibition

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The safety and security of Rugby League heritage took an important step forward on Monday, when, in association with Rugby League Cares, a new heritage exhibition opened at the University of Huddersfield. The collection – which will go on tour to places like Rochdale, Leeds and Hull in the coming months – was launched amongst an exclusively invited collection of ... Read More »

NRL Grand Final sells out

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The South Sydney Rabbitohs and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will play the 2014 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final Sydney in front of a sell-out crowd, the NRL announced today. NRL Head of Commercial Paul Kind said all available tickets to the match, at ANZ Stadium on Sunday, have been sold. This means more than 80,000 fans will be part of Rugby League ... Read More »

Russell has today to prove fitness

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Warrington Wolves will make a decision over full-back Matty Russell today (Thursday), as he battles to be fit for their play-off semi-final clash against Wigan Warriors on Friday night. Russell has not featured since suffering a horrific facial injury in week one of the play-offs against Widnes Vikings two weeks ago, but has been included in Tony Smith’s 19-man squad ... Read More »

Hull FC confirm Curtis Naughton signing

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Hull FC have announced the signing of former Bradford Bulls youngster Curtis Naughton from Sydney Roosters – just as League Express told you several weeks ago. The former England Academy and Bradford Bulls player has spent the last year in Australia with the Roosters, but is returning to Super League with the Black and Whites for 2015 on an initial ... Read More »

Opinion: 10 questions to be answered in NRL Grand Final

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On Sunday the South Sydney Rabbitohs will meet the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in the 2014 NRL Grand Final at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium. Here’s 10 key questions we may have answers to at the end of this highly-anticipated match. 1) Will Lote Tuqiri go round again? The ageless winger has done it all in rugby league, winning a premiership with the Brisbane ... Read More »