What’s Inside League Express: 19th November edition

It may well be the off-season, but that hasn’t stopped the team at League Express! We’ve got another bumper edition coming your way this week – and you can read it online as early as Sunday night. Simply download the League Express app on your smart device, or head to Pocketmags.com to grab the best read in rugby league from…

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Leeds confirm new deals for Ablett, Jones-Buchanan and Luke Briscoe

Leeds have confirmed Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Carl Ablett have agreed new deals with the club for 2019 – with winger Luke Briscoe also committing to a three-year contract with the Rhinos. Both Jones-Buchanan and Ablett were out of contract at the end of the 2018 season but have now agreed new deals ahead of returning to pre-season training next Monday.…

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Peltier and Jamaica daring to dream as they aim for World Cup history

The majority of the rugby league world has switched hibernation mode on, drawn the curtains and taking a breath ahead of it all starting again in a few months’ time – but thousands of miles away in a small corner of Florida, there’s arguably one of the most important international games in years taking place this weekend. Jamaica’s rugby league…

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Exclusive: Long-serving Sky rugby league producer Neville Smith to leave role

Long-serving producer Neville Smith is to leave his role in charge of Sky Sports’ rugby league production, TotalRL can reveal. Smith has been at the forefront or Sky’s rugby league coverage for years, and is widely credited with helping secure prominent coverage for the sport over a consistent period of time. However, it has now emerged that Smith will step…

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Exclusive: John Duffy in talks to become new Leigh Centurions coach

Featherstone Rovers coach John Duffy is in talks to become the new head coach at Championship rivals Leigh Centurions, TotalRL can exclusively reveal. Duffy is under contract with Featherstone for 2019 but is interested in taking on the vacant coaching position at Leigh, despite a significant amount of turmoil surrounding the Centurions at the moment. They are still yet to…

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Greenwood set for England debut on Sunday – as Myler replaces injured Tomkins

England head coach Wayne Bennett has confirmed that captain Sean O’Loughlin, half back Sam Tomkins and hooker Daryl Clark will miss this Sunday’s Third Test against New Zealand at Elland Road, kick off 3.15pm. O’Loughlin has been battling with a calf injury since the First Test win at Hull whilst Clark and Tomkins were injured in the victory at Anfield.…

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RLIF to award ‘golden caps’ to players with over 50 international appearances tonight

The Rugby League International Federation will honour the seven players who have made 50 or more international appearances in their career by awarding them special golden caps this evening. RLIF Chairman John Grant will present the caps at a celebration dinner to be held at Elland Road. He will award caps to honour the achievements of: Jim Sullivan (1921-1934): 54…

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George Burgess handed four-match ban for eye gouging – but denies intent on Twitter

George Burgess will miss England’s final Test against New Zealand on Sunday after being handed a four-match ban for eye gouging. Burgess was found guilty of behaviour contrary to the true spirit of the game (gouging) by an international disciplinary panel following an incident in last Sunday’s second Test against New Zealand at Anfield, and the suspension will rule him out…

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Former Widnes forward Adam Lawton attracting interest as he aims to resume career

At least one Super League club and several Championship sides are interested in signing former Widnes forward Adam Lawton for 2019 after he expressed a desire to resume his Rugby League career. Lawton broke onto the scene in 2013 as a 20-year-old product of the Vikings’ junior system and initially impressed, scoring nine tries in 12 appearances in all competitions…

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