Widnes Vikings sign PNG international Stanton Albert

Widnes Vikings have signed powerhouse Papua New Guinea prop, Stanton Albert. The highly-rated ONG international joins the Vikings from PNG Hunters – where he will link up with brother Wellington, who has also signed for Widnes this year. Stanton joins the club on a two-year deal, pending visa approval. The prop made three appearances at the recent Rugby League World…

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Doncaster’s Call Hall on season ticket sales, Hull link and a bright future for the Dons

It appears to be a challenging and testing time for everyone involved at the top of a rugby league club – though someone should try telling that to Doncaster CEO Carl Hall. The New Zealander – who has the town of Doncaster running through his veins – has just overseen a clever and canny season ticket campaign which has seen…

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Powell backs Roberts for best year of his career in new role at fullback

Castleford coach Daryl Powell believes Ben Roberts could be set for the best year of his career in 2018 as he prepares for the ominous task of filling the gap vacated by Zak Hardaker as the Tigers’ fullback. With Hardaker facing a well-documented suspension, Castleford have opted to revert Roberts to fullback this year as opposed to acting in the…

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Tyrone Roberts says the chance to feel respected convinced him to join Warrington

This story first appeared in this Monday’s edition of League Express. To ensure you don’t miss out on all our content as soon as it’s released on a Sunday night, click here to open your digital subscription – which includes this week’s paper. Warrington halfback Tyrone Roberts admits the opportunity to feel respected – and a glowing reference from Kurt…

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‘Reports of Rochdale’s death have been exaggerated,’ says coach Alan Kilshaw

Rochdale coach Alan Kilshaw has come out fighting at the end of a turbulent week for the club – saying reports of their death have been exaggerated following the majority of the club’s players agreeing to take a pay-cut. The Hornets announced late last week that they were working with their playing group in regards to a resolution to the…

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Lo pays emotional tribute to ‘brother’ and PNG team-mate Kato Ottio

New Castleford Tigers winger Garry Lo has paid an emotional tribute to ‘brother’ Kato Ottio – his former team-mate for club and country who passed away on Monday. Ottio, who was due to fly to the UK this week to join up with Super League side Widnes, tragically passed away after what the Vikings described as a ‘sudden health issue’…

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