OPINION: Why don’t the players get a vote in the league structure if other entities do?

It will be a relief for many, if not everyone within rugby league, that what feels like the longest-running saga in the sport’s recent history is finally approaching some sort of conclusion, amicable or not. Yet the news of next week’s EGM to settle the league structure for 2019 has not come without a surprise or two – namely the…

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Squad news for Friday’s two Super League Super 8s games

Hull FC v Castleford (7:45pm, KCOM Stadium, Sky Sports) Despite being beaten 80-10 at Warrington last week, injury-hit Hull FC make just one change to their 19-man squad for Friday night’s game against Castleford. Young centre Cameron Scott comes in – he replaces prop Mickey Paea, who joins the club’s lengthy injury list. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Castleford coach Daryl Powell names…

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Craig Hall aiming for extended stay with Hull KR after admitting to ‘unfinished business’

Craig Hall admits he is playing for a new contract at Hull KR in 2019 – after conceding he has unfinished business with the Robins. Hall has returned to his former club with a bang, impressing since signing from Leigh just hours before the transfer deadline – including the hat-trick of tries on Saturday which helped Rovers beat Leeds 38-36.…

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Ryan Hinchcliffe reveals he’s returning to Australia to begin coaching career with Melbourne

Retiring Huddersfield forward Ryan Hinchcliffe has revealed how the opportunity to start his coaching career with former club Melbourne played a significant role in his decision to hang up his boots at the end of this season. Huddersfield were open to keeping Hinchcliffe in 2019, but the forward has opted to end his three-year stint with the Giants when his…

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What’s Inside League Express: 3rd September edition

With the Qualifiers beginning to take shape and the play-off places in Super League another step closer to being finalised, it’s been a big weekend on the field in rugby league – as well as off it. Thankfully, the new edition of League Express has everything you need to recap another hectic seven days across the entire world of rugby…

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Featherstone only able to name 15-man squad for Sunday’s clash with Leigh

Featherstone Rovers have been forced to name a squad featuring just 15 players for Sunday’s Championship Shield game against Leigh Centurions. Rovers have named squads lower than the usual 19-man number in recent weeks – but never before have they named one as low as 15. It means that, barring any late changes, Featherstone could play the game with just…

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Richie Myler insists former club Catalans have proven critics wrong with cup win

Former Catalans half-back Richie Myler believes the 2018 Challenge Cup winners have proven those who doubted their place at the top table wrong with their historic success at Wembley last year. Myler left Catalans following last year’s Million Pound Game win over Leigh to join Leeds Rhinos, but admits he was thrilled for his former team-mates after beating Warrington and…

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