Monday, July 28, 2014
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Hauraki charged with illegal use of knees

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Castleford Tigers star Weller Hauraki will appear before an independent disciplinary tribunal on Tuesday evening after being charged with the Grade C offence of recklessly striking with his knees in a First Utility Super League Round 22 fixture against Hull FC. Hauraki, who does not have the option of submitting an Early Guilty Plea, was charged after the 77th-minute incident ... Read More »

Super League: The best players of round twenty-two

Alex Walmsley

Every Monday in League Express, we provide our readers with high quality, detailed match reports of every Super League match. Our reporters nominate a ‘Gamestar’ from every match, who is essentially the man of the match. Here are the seven men that won it this week and the reasons provided by our writers. *YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S LEAGUE EXPRESS ... Read More »

VOTE: Should Super League adopt bonus points next season?

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RFL Chief Operating Officer Ralph Rimmer admitted to this week’s League Express that Super League clubs have mixed views on whether or not to introduce a bonus points system into the competition next season, after it was revealed last week that there has been no decision made on which system will be used from 2015. With greater integration between Super ... Read More »

Travis Burns extends Albert Goldthorpe Medal lead

Travis looks happy to be closing in on his first Goldthorpe Medal

Hull Kingston Rovers talisman Travis Burns has extended his lead atop the Albert Goldthorpe Medal standings thanks to another commanding performance against London Broncos on Saturday. The Australian picked up two points for his influence on the match, which saw his lead over Leon Pryce, who failed to register a Goldthorpe point, grow to four. Huddersfield pivot Danny Brough is ... Read More »

Super League: Albert Goldthorpe team of the week

Greg Eden edged Lee Gaskell to land the full-back shirt thanks to three well-taken tries

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 »

Elmbridge Eagles saved by Broncos sponsor

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A London rugby club which was badly affected by the winter floods will benefit from a summer spruce-up of its facilities – thanks to a leading builders merchant, which sponsors London Broncos. Elmbridge Eagles Rugby League Club, in Esher, has been selected as the winning applicant to scoop a makeover from Selco Builders Warehouse. The builders merchant, which has 34 ... Read More »

Podcast: Joey Grima and London’s new hooker

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In this week’s episode of Rugby League Down South – Ian Ramsdale’s superb Rugby League podcast – you can find interviews with Broncos coach Joey Grima, and new signing Ray Nasso… *YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S LEAGUE EXPRESS ONTO YOUR COMPUTER, SMARTPHONE OR TABLET BY CLICKING HERE* This week’s interviews and where to find them 02.30 New Broncos signing, hooker ... Read More »

Bulls sign Jake Mullaney from Red Devils

Jake-Mullaney

Bradford Bulls have completed the signing of Salford Red Devils star Jake Mullaney, with the Australian becoming the second new recruit to sign up at Odsal for 2015. The Australian has penned a one-year deal with James Lowes’ side for next season, having made twelve appearances for the Red Devils so far in 2014. He admits he is excited by ... Read More »

Rooney Returns to Rovers

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Featherstone Rovers have confirmed that their former player Jamie Rooney has re-joined the club until the end of the season. Featherstone born Rooney joins his home town club from Gateshead and will be in the squad on Sunday for the trip to Whitehaven in the Kingstone Press Championship. Rooney made his first debut in 1998 at the Recreation Ground as ... Read More »

State of Origin comes to Ireland

Ireland

Tomorrow at 2pm in Dromore Rugby Club County Down an historic event in Irish Rugby League will take place when Northern Ireland host the Republic of Ireland for the first time in the newly structured State of Origin Series. Previously the series had been competed for by Leinster, Ulster and Munster but from 2014 Northern Ireland and the Republic of ... Read More »

The Heat Is On

Kingstone Press Championship

GARETH WALKER of League Express The Kingstone Press Championship is hotting up – and not just in terms of the weather. With so much at stake in the Championship this season, we expected some fine margins between success and failure. But few could have anticipated them being as fine as the ones that are developing now. Going into this weekend’s ... Read More »

Rugby League crowds: Up or down? We investigate

Headingley

One of the biggest talking points this season has been the apparent dwindling of crowds all across Super League. After the huge euphoric high of the Rugby League World Cup, there has been a random drop in crowds that seems unexplainable. However, are crowds actually down, or is it just another unsubstantiated rumour amongst Rugby League fans? We’re aiming to ... Read More »