Luke Gale named 2017 Steve Prescott Man of Steel

Castleford Tigers scrum-half Luke Gale has been named the 2017 Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel. Gale has been in the best form of his career this year, most recently in the Betfred Super League semi-final against St Helens where he clinched the win for the Tigers with a golden point drop-goal in extra time, 16 days after emergency surgery…

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D-Day in Bulls legal case

The legal battle involving 47 current and former employees of Bradford Bulls could be settled today, with claimants seeking damages in excess of £1.2 million. League Express reported earlier this year that almost 50 former players and staff employed by Bradford before the club’s liquidation in January have launched legal proceedings against several different parties, including the sport’s governing body,…

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What’s Inside League Express: 2nd October edition

It’s been a hectic, dramatic and bumper week in the world of rugby league – and the new issue of League Express certainly continues that theme this week. We’ve got a stacked-out edition for you this week, with plenty of transfer news, big-name interviews and exclusive stories from all across the sport. Here’s what inside: We’ve all the details on…

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Leading bookmaker PAYS OUT on Luke Gale to be crowned Man of Steel 2017

Leading bookmaker Betway has settled all bets on Luke Gale being crowned the 2017 Steve Prescott Man of Steel with the belief that he will definitely win the award. Gale, who was hugely influential on Thursday night as the Tigers booked their first ever trip to Old Trafford and the Super League Grand Final, is the overwhelming favourite to win…

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THE BIG INTERVIEW: TotalRL sits down with Keiron Cunningham

In this week’s big interview, TotalRL’s Aaron Bower sits down with Leigh head of rugby Keiron Cunningham to discuss his arrival at the Centurions, this Saturday’s Million Pound Game and much more. And in this Monday’s League Express, Cunningham will break his silence on his departure from St Helens. Aaron Bower (AB): Keiron, it seems weird to see you in…

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Higham keen to extend Leigh career – but only after Million Pound Game

As he prepares to lead his hometown club into battle in Saturday’s Million Pound Game, Leigh captain Micky Higham has admitted he is unsure whether he will play on in 2018 yet. Higham will return to the Leigh side for the game against Catalans, in which victory will ensure Neil Jukes’ side secure the 12th and final place in Super…

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Leeds v Hull FC: Four talking points ahead of tonight’s play-off semi-final

Will the (lack of a) South Stand make a difference? It’s bound to be a strange atmosphere at Headingley tonight, with the club’s legendary South Stand now mere rubble ahead of the rebuild of the stadium over the winter. That has reduced the capacity tonight to around 12,500 – but with one stand now completely non-existent, will it give Hull…

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Parcell aiming to round enjoyable debut year at Leeds off on a high

Leeds hooker Matt Parcell admits the opportunity to play in big games such as tonight’s play-off semi-final with Hull was why he moved to England – but he insists the Rhinos owe the Black and Whites one. The Rhinos can ensure Parcell’s debut season in Super League culminates with a Grand Final appearance against Castleford next Saturday should they beat…

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Radford determined to end yet another Hull FC hoodoo on Friday night

It’s been so long since Hull FC won at Headingley, that the last time they did so, their coach Lee Radford was actually the captain that night. “That shows you how long it’s been between drinks that I was playing,” Radford laughed this week. It has, although without the historical significance or mainstream publicity, become Hull FC’s adopted new hoodoo.…

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