Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Kevin Sinfield retires from international RL

Kevin Sinfield in action for England at the RLWC2013. ©RLphotos

Leeds Rhinos and England captain Kevin Sinfield MBE has announced his retirement from international Rugby League with immediate effect. The Oldham-born international has been capped 26 times for England dating back to his debut in 2000. He received a further 14 caps for Great Britain during that period.  Sinfield has appeared in the last three World Cups and has scored ... Read More »

Fax boss Harrison slams “amateurish” performance

Halifax coach Karl Harrison. ©RLPhotos

Halifax coach Karl Harrison described his side as “amateurish” after they went down 39-18 at Doncaster yesterday. That dropped the Shay side to fourth in the Championship – a real disappointment when Sheffield’s win against Featherstone gave them a chance to gain ground on second spot. Instead, they now find themselves relying on Batley winning at Doncaster next weekend to ... Read More »

Webster: Tim Smith wants to stay at Wakefield Wildcats


Wakefield boss James Webster says on-loan Salford half-back Tim Smith wants to join the club permanently. The mercurial Australian, who re-joined the Wildcats temporarily in June, has transformed Wakefield’s season since returning and had a hand in five tries yesterday in a stunning 42-6 win against his parent club. He is due to return to Salford in the coming weeks, ... Read More »

Sam Burgess: Avoiding confrontation has made me a better player

Sam Burgess

Sam Burgess has put his sensational form for South Sydney this year down to not getting involved in personal battles with rival players. The Rabbitohs’ superstar is in the running to become the first forward to win the Dally M Medal since Cronulla’s Gavin Miller 1989, and credits this to keeping a lid on his frustrations. The Yorkshireman, who will ... Read More »

Pita Godinet: Ruthless Wildcats were ‘impressive’


Wakefield half-back Pita Godinet believes his side’s ruthless nature was to thank for the Wildcats’ impressive 42-6 win over Salford Red Devils yesterday. The New Zealand-born playmaker returned at stand-off after being sidelined with a knee injury sustained in the win over Leeds Rhinos at the start of July and was one of a team of impressive performers in the ... Read More »

Lowes: Slow start to blame for Castleford Tigers loss

James Lowes

Bradford boss James Lowes believes a slow start prevented the Bulls from recording a fourth-straight win – for the first time in five years – yesterday. Coach Lowes saw his side slip to a 32-18 defeat at the hands of Castleford Tigers, but it was an initial three-try deficit which ultimately proved the difference at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle, despite Bradford’s ... Read More »

Video: Referees take on Wakefield Wildcats select side

Referees James Child, Tim Roby, Phil Bentham, Ben Thaler Richard Silverwood, and Robert Hicks. ©SimonWilkinson

In this video, supplied by Super League TV, you can watch some of Super League’s most recognisable referees take on Wakefield Wildcats chairman Michael Carter’s select side, which featured celebrities and ex players, in a game of touch and pass. Well worth a watch, especially to see some of the silky skills from the whistle blowers. What do you think ... Read More »

Video: Giants plan for life after Rugby League

Larne Patrick. ©RLPhotos

In this video, provided by Super League TV, Huddersfield Giants stars Chris Bailey and Larne Patrick brush up on their woodwork technique in preparation for life after Rugby League retirement. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on our free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and features, subscribe to League Express newspaper and ... Read More »

Video: How Danny Brough salvaged a point against Warrington

Huddersfield captain Danny Brough. ©RLPhotos

In this video, provided by Super League TV, you can relive last week’s draw between Huddersfield Giants and Warrington Wolves, played at the Haliwell Jones Stadium. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on our free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and features, subscribe to League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. ... Read More »

Gamestars of Super League Round 25


Every week, League Express reporters nominate a ‘Gamestar’ from every match. Here are the seven players who earned the accolade in Super League Round 25 and the reasons given by our reporters. You can read the fully detailed match reports for all these games, plus every match in the Kingstone Press Championships and the NRL in League Express, in shops ... Read More »

Super League: Albert Goldthorpe team of the week

Huddersfield Giants captain Danny Brough looks favourite to win a third Goldthorpe medal after picking up another three points against Warrington last week. ©RLPhotos

Every week in League Express newspaper, three stand-out players from all seven Super League matches are awarded points (ranging from one to three depending on their influence on that particular game) that decide who wins the prestigious Albert Goldthorpe medal – an annual accolade created by the newspaper to reward the fairest and best player of the season. *YOU CAN ... Read More »

Williams agrees permanent Bulls deal; Foster leaving


Danny Williams has today agreed a permanent contract to become the nineteenth addition to Bradford Bulls’ 2015 roster. The 27-year-old has put pen to paper on a two-year contract with the Bulls, confirming his departure from parent club Salford Red Devils. Having initially arrived at the Provident Stadium on a short-term loan deal, Williams will be a Bradford player until ... Read More »

Brough on course for Goldthorpe hat-trick


Huddersfield Giants captain Danny Brough has called on his side to be more “ruthless” at the business end of the season, after they threw away a comfortable lead to eventually draw against top-four rivals Warrington in Super League Round 25. The Giants looked in complete control when leading 23-6, largely thanks to an imperious performance from Brough, before Warrington ran ... Read More »