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Talking points from Wayne Bennett’s England squad to play Samoa

Talking points from Wayne Bennett’s England squad to play Samoa Updated

Which half-back will play from the bench: or even miss out? Three into two just does not go. Gareth Widdop, George Williams and Luke Gale have all been picked for the Samoa game – but one of them will find

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Five players who were unfortunate to miss out on England selection

Five players who were unfortunate to miss out on England selection Updated

Tom Johnstone The highly-regarded Wakefield winger has stiff competition on the flanks, with the inclusion of both Jermaine McGillvary and Ryan Hall putting paid to his chances of a call-up. But Johnstone continues to improve as the weeks progress –

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TotalRL writers pick their England team for the Samoa game

TotalRL writers pick their England team for the Samoa game Updated

Matt’s team Hardaker; McGillvary, Watkins, Percival, Hall; Widdop, Gale; Hill, Hodgson, Taylor, McMeeken, Whitehead, S Burgess. Interchange: Williams, Walmsley, Graham, McQueen. The biggest challenge is selecting the halves and the pack. In Gareth Widdop, Luke Gale and George Williams, Wayne

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What’s Inside League Express: April 24th edition

What’s Inside League Express: April 24th edition Updated

It’s been another busy week in the world of rugby league – and this week’s edition of League Express is the ultimate companion to kick-start your week with. Four teams are split by a point at the top of Super

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Widnes refusing to be downbeat as they look for victory tonight

Widnes refusing to be downbeat as they look for victory tonight

Widnes Vikings assistant Mick Cassidy has insisted that his side are refusing to be too downbeat about their season to date as they look for only their second victory of 2017 tonight. The Vikings are bottom of Super League with

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Five talking points ahead of this weekend’s Super League

Five talking points ahead of this weekend’s Super League

Can Chris Houston’s availability give Widnes a much-needed boost? It’s probably fair to say Widnes weren’t expecting to have co-captain Chris Houston available on Friday night. He wasn’t even named in their squad after being charged with a Grade D

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McDermott insists Leeds will treat Doncaster clash like a Super League tie

McDermott insists Leeds will treat Doncaster clash like a Super League tie Updated

Leeds coach Brian McDermott has insisted his side will treat their Challenge Cup tie with part-time side Doncaster on Friday like a Super League game: adding that they will give Garry Thornton’s Dons the respect they deserve. The Rhinos are

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Oledzki ready to make his dreams come true on Friday night

Oledzki ready to make his dreams come true on Friday night Updated

Whether the city of Gdansk is all too aware of the history being made in LS6 on Friday night remains to be seen: but for the Oledzki family, it will be a very special occasion indeed. When Mikolaj Oledzki steps

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Hull KR lose James Donaldson for remainder of 2017

Hull KR lose James Donaldson for remainder of 2017

Hull Kingston Rovers forward James Donaldson has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2017 season after suffering a knee injury. Donaldson, who is currently the club’s joint top try-scorer this year alongside centre Andrew Heffernan, injured his anterior cruciate

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Smith wary of “very good Wakefield” on Saturday

Smith wary of “very good Wakefield” on Saturday

Warrington Wolves coach Tony Smith has admitted he’s a fan of Saturday’s opponents Wakefield: admitting he thinks Chris Chester’s side are a “very good team”. The Wolves are currently on a four-game unbeaten run in Super League, and can move

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