Thursday, October 2, 2014
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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 26-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 »

Warrington to make late call on Russell

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Warrington Wolves head coach Tony Smith has revealed that the club will leave it until the latest possible moment to decide on whether to play full-back Matty Russell in this Friday’s game against Wigan. Russell hasn’t played since suffering a horrific facial injury against Widnes two weeks ago, but was earlier named in the Wolves’ 19-man squad to face the ... Read More »

Russell returns for Warrington Wolves

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Matthew Russell has been named in Warrington’s squad to face Wigan Warriors this Friday, just two weeks after suffering a horrendous facial injury against Widnes Vikings. Russell was forced to sit out last Thursday’s victory against Castleford due to the injury, which saw him lose some of his teeth after colliding with Widnes’ Macgraff Leuluai. However, he has been included ... Read More »

Stanley Gene to leave Hull KR

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Hull Kingston Rovers assistant first team coach Stanley Gene has left the club with the former Papua New Guinea international now expected to take up a full-time role with Gateshead – just as League Express told you this past Monday. Gene, who made more than 170 appearances for the Robins as a player, has divided his time this season between ... Read More »

Who will make it to the Super League Grand Final?

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League Express editor Martyn Sadler and reporter John Davidson preview this week’s Super League play-off semi-finals and discuss who they think has what it takes to make it to Old Trafford. Will Wigan get a chance to make it back-to-back Grand Final wins or will Warrington exact their long-overdue revenge? Can Catalan Dragons cause another upset? Watch the video to ... Read More »

International: GC Foster win Jamaican championship

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GC Foster College have defeated Liguanea Dragons 36-16 in the JRL Grand Final to be crowned National Club Champions, and in so doing ended their 2014 campaign unbeaten with 12 wins. Played in front of large and energetic crowd at the University of the West Indies Mona Bowl, the Fostodians led from start to finish on the back of some ... Read More »