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GOSSIP: Koukash reportedly renewing interest in Newcastle

GOSSIP: Koukash reportedly renewing interest in Newcastle

Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash is never too far away from the news: and reports in Australia are linking him with another audacious swoop for an NRL club. Koukash has never previously hid his desire to take on an

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Wane hugely respectful of Warrington ahead of Friday showdown

Wane hugely respectful of Warrington ahead of Friday showdown

Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane has admitted he has plenty of admiration for Friday’s opponents Warrington – but says he believes his side have some positive momentum on their side which gives them a good chance of victory tonight. Wigan

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PREVIEW: Toulouse and Rochdale clash for automatic promotion

PREVIEW: Toulouse and Rochdale clash for automatic promotion

Toulouse Olympique continued their unbeaten run last weekend with a 44-22 victory over Barrow Raiders – and they know one more victory this weekend, against Rochdale Hornets, will secure promotion to the Championship. Coach Sylvain Houles was pleased with his

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Higham hoping to see fans of the future on Saturday

Higham hoping to see fans of the future on Saturday

Leigh Centurions captain Micky Higham has admitted he is hoping to see the club attract plenty of new fans this weekend: as Batley coach John Kear plans to be the scourge of the Centurions once again. Leigh face Batley looking to

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COLUMN: Scarcity creates demand: and fans are talking with their feet

COLUMN: Scarcity creates demand: and fans are talking with their feet

I spoke recently with a former player who retired from the game not too long ago, who said three words that have stuck with me ever since that conversation: “scarcity creates demand”. It’s a short phrase that sums up the

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New Zealand name David Kidwell as their new coach

New Zealand name David Kidwell as their new coach

After three years as assistant coach, David Kidwell has been appointed to guide the NZ Kiwis into next year’s Rugby League World Cup as head coach. Kidwell will fill the role on a full-time basis, replacing predecessor Stephen Kearney, who

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Gidley eager to make history with Warrington tonight

Gidley eager to make history with Warrington tonight

In 2001, when Kurt Gidley was involved in a side who won the NRL during his first season as a professional, he probably needed a friendly nudge to remind him it wasn’t always going to be that easy. And how

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Hull FC become latest side to launch Ladies team

Hull FC become latest side to launch Ladies team

Hull FC have become the latest side to launch their first-ever female team, Hull FC Ladies. The formation of the Ladies team comes off the back of a hugely successful a female rugby league camp for girls aged 12 and

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#ThrowbackThursday: Warrington’s last League Leader’s Shield triumph

#ThrowbackThursday: Warrington’s last League Leader’s Shield triumph

Warrington stand on the brink of a small piece of history this weekend: knowing that victory on Friday night will secure their first League Leader’s Shield in five years. Not since 2011 have the Wolves finished top of the pile

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Minikin’s verdict on impressive debut season? ‘Alright’!

Minikin’s verdict on impressive debut season? ‘Alright’!

In a season littered with injury woes and constant reshuffles, it’s fair to say Castleford centre Greg Minikin has been one of the club’s real surprise packages this year. With Michael Shenton injured almost immediately from the get-go in 2016,

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