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Match preview: St Helens v Catalan Dragons

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The first of the two Super League play-off semi-finals takes place tonight, as a Anglo-French affair between the sides finishing first and seventh on the Super League ladder will dictate the first side to advance to Old Trafford. St Helens – who are well rested after their 41-0 victory against Castleford in week one of the play-offs – take on ... Read More »

James Roby well and truly best No.9 in England, says Brown

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St Helens head coach Nathan Brown believes the past six weeks have well and truly confirmed that James Roby is the best hooker in England, saying he has put to bed any talk of being overthrown as England’s top rake. The performances of Daryl Clark had been earning the Castleford hooker rave reviews in 2014, but Brown has constantly said ... Read More »

Scotland mix old and new in European Championship squad

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Scotland have included 12 members of their World Cup squad that reached the quarter-finals in their player pool for the upcoming European Championships. Head coach Steve McCormack has named a 27-man squad, which will be reduced to 20 ahead of the opening game against Wales at Workington’s Derwent Park on Friday 17 October. As the Super League play-offs reach their ... Read More »

Opinion: Could Laurent Frayssinous be SL coach of the year?

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If you possibly can, try and cast your mind all the way back to the beginning of March. Spring was in the air, relegation seemed a long way away for Bradford and London, and the most successful Rugby League World Cup in history was still fresh in the memory. In fact, one of the main reasons relegation wasn’t a certainty ... Read More »

GALLERY: Rugby League’s new heritage exhibition

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The safety and security of Rugby League heritage took an important step forward on Monday, when, in association with Rugby League Cares, a new heritage exhibition opened at the University of Huddersfield. The collection – which will go on tour to places like Rochdale, Leeds and Hull in the coming months – was launched amongst an exclusively invited collection of ... Read More »

Amor looking to make his own Grand Final memories

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St Helens forward Kyle Amor is looking to beat Catalan Dragons tonight and reach Old Trafford again – but this time, he wants to play a part in a Grand Final success, rather than stand on the sidelines. Amor was part of Leeds’ squad for both the 2009 and 2010 Grand Final showpieces, but failed to play a part in ... Read More »

Russell has today to prove fitness

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Warrington Wolves will make a decision over full-back Matty Russell today (Thursday), as he battles to be fit for their play-off semi-final clash against Wigan Warriors on Friday night. Russell has not featured since suffering a horrific facial injury in week one of the play-offs against Widnes Vikings two weeks ago, but has been included in Tony Smith’s 19-man squad ... Read More »

Hull FC confirm Curtis Naughton signing

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Hull FC have announced the signing of former Bradford Bulls youngster Curtis Naughton from Sydney Roosters – just as League Express told you several weeks ago. The former England Academy and Bradford Bulls player has spent the last year in Australia with the Roosters, but is returning to Super League with the Black and Whites for 2015 on an initial ... Read More »

Warrington to make late call on Russell

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Warrington Wolves head coach Tony Smith has revealed that the club will leave it until the latest possible moment to decide on whether to play full-back Matty Russell in this Friday’s game against Wigan. Russell hasn’t played since suffering a horrific facial injury against Widnes two weeks ago, but was earlier named in the Wolves’ 19-man squad to face the ... Read More »

Russell returns for Warrington Wolves

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Matthew Russell has been named in Warrington’s squad to face Wigan Warriors this Friday, just two weeks after suffering a horrendous facial injury against Widnes Vikings. Russell was forced to sit out last Thursday’s victory against Castleford due to the injury, which saw him lose some of his teeth after colliding with Widnes’ Macgraff Leuluai. However, he has been included ... Read More »