Power Rankings: TotalRL’s in-form rankings for w/e April 8

1.  St Helens (-) The runaway Super League leaders remain atop of our rankings another impressive win; this time, without star man Ben Barba too, as they beat Hull FC last Friday. 2. Toronto (-) In a completely unchanged top four in this week’s rankings, Championship pacesetters Toronto are still vying with the Saints for top spot in our rankings after…

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Trueman could be Castleford’s answer at fullback, admits Daryl Powell

Castleford coach Daryl Powell has hinted that Jake Trueman’s long-term future could be at fullback. The 19-year-old excelled over the Easter period at fullback, with regular number one Ben Roberts moving to half-back. And Powell revealed that given how impressed he’s been by Trueman’s exploits in a largely unfamiliar role, he cannot role out a long-term run in the position.…

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Tyrone Roberts admits he’s happily settling to the English game

Tyrone Roberts insists he has no regrets about moving to Super League with Warrington – admitting his family are settled and he is slowly adjusting to the British game. The 26-year-old has been an integral part of a Wolves side which have won their last five games, including Saturday’s victory at Salford. And he admits he’s perfectly happy with his…

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Matty Smith ‘open to anything’ when it comes to his future – so long as he’s playing

Matty Smith has admitted he has received offers about a move away from St Helens – and says he is ‘open to anything’, so long as he is playing regularly. Speculation has linked the 30-year-old with a move away from the Super League leaders in recent weeks – but he featured twice last week, helping the Saints to back-to-back wins…

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York v Catalans selected by BBC for live streaming fixture

The Challenge Cup fifth round fixture between York City Knights and Catalans Dragons at Bootham Crescent next Sunday has been selected to be live streamed on the BBC Sport website. Betfred League 1 side York City Knights caused an upset in the last round when they defeated Championship side Swinton Lions. The Knights will now welcome Super League side Catalans,…

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Wakefield coach Chris Chester in frame for vacant Scotland role

This story first appeared in Monday’s edition of League Express. Wakefield coach Chris Chester has emerged as one of the leading candidates to become the new Scotland head coach, League Express can reveal. Sources have told League Express that Chester, who has impressed during his two years in charge at Trinity, helping establish them as a top eight side, has…

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Pryce enjoying life as a coach as he prepares to face first love on Sunday

Workington coach Leon Pryce admits it will be a special occasion for him on Sunday as he welcomes his hometown club to Cumbria for a mouthwatering League 1 clash. Town is the latest team to try and beat the only unbeaten side remaining in the country, when they meet table-topping Bradford this weekend. Pryce admits it will be a proud…

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Back-to-back losses has not prompted panic amongst London, insists Ward”

London coach Danny Ward has insisted there is no panic within his squad as they look to bounce back from consecutive defeats over the Easter period this Sunday. The Broncos travel north to face Halifax, having suffered back-to-back losses to Leigh and Toulouse to see them surrender not only their unbeaten start, but top spot in the Championship. However, Ward…

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Kear proud of unbeaten Bulls as they take perfect record to Workington

Bradford are the sole unbeaten team remaining in the professional game this season – and coach John Kear admits he couldn’t be more proud of that feat as the Bulls head to Cumbria on Sunday to face Workington. The Bulls will put their unbeaten start on the line against former player Leon Pryce’s Workington Town, following four wins from four…

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