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Garry Schofield: Who should play for England?

Alex Walmsley makes it into Schoey's side. ©MagiHaroun

This is an excerpt from a story published in today’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a digital version to your computer or smartphone. There is no mid-season England international this year, but I still can’t resist picking ... Read More »

Comment: Kevin Sinfield should stick to the hooking role

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This is an excerpt from an article that originally appeared in League Express newspaper. To read the rest of it, click here. And for more features like this be sure to buy the paper every week. Leeds Rhinos produced a superb performance to see off a spirited Castleford on Thursday night, in a game that nobody could have failed to ... Read More »

Eight players to watch in Super League 2014

Liam Sutcliffe. ©RLPhotos

I have chosen eight players who I think will make a name for themselves in Super League this season.
 I’m confident that some of them will emerge among Super League’s best players, but there are also a couple of young players who I really hope will get a chance at their clubs in 2014. Matty Russell (Warrington) Warrington’s new fullback ... Read More »

Super League 2014: My tips for success

Shaun Wane. ©JoeWhitley

Here are the rest of my 2014 Super League season predictions, which I started in yesterday’s column (click to read Schoey’s relegation predictions). 7 Hull FC New coach Lee Radford will improve things in my opinion because he’ll bring back the passion for the shirt, which has been missing for a while. I think we’ve seen the back of some ... Read More »

Super League 2014: My favourites for relegation

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With a few weeks to go until the start of the season, I think it’s time to look ahead at how things might unfold. Over the next two of my columns, I’ll be predicting how the league table will look at the end of 2014. I’m sure I’ll be getting plenty of grief on Twitter as a result of this ... Read More »

Why Andrew Johns phoned me over Christmas

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Garry Schofield reveals why he was recently telephoned by Aussie legend Andrew Johns… I had a nice surprise over the holiday period when Andrew Johns phoned me from Australia. As I’m sure most of our readers are aware, Johns works as a freelance specialist halfback coach, working with a number of NRL clubs. All our readers will know that he’s ... Read More »

Garry Schofield: My 10 wishes for 2014

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Happy New Year to all our readers! In order to celebrate the start of 2014, here are my wishes for the year. 1 I’d love to see Wigan go down under in February and win the World Club Challenge, as they did so superbly in 1994. On that occasion they were too good for an outstanding Brisbane Broncos side, but ... Read More »

You don’t always get what you wish for

Kevin Brown has done more than enough to merit inclusion in McNamara's side

Garry Schofield looks at how his wishes for 2013 turned out in practice… A year ago in my column I laid out my ten wishes for 2013, and I have to confess that I thought I was being pretty optimistic with what I was hoping for. My first wish was the World Cup was a tremendous success, and nobody can ... Read More »

Bring back the County Cup!

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Former Great Britain star Garry Schofield on a disappointing visit to Headingley… I went to the Leeds-Wakefield game on Boxing Day, but no amount of positivity could convince anyone who went that it was even a half-decent game. With such a high admission fee, fans just aren’t getting value for money at pre-season games any more. 
 I wrote last ... Read More »

Readers’ poll: GB legend makes his picks

Danny Brough won both player and stand-off of the year. ©RLphotos

Last week, League Express published their readers’ poll competition. Here are my choices. Super League Player of the Year: There’s only one choice here, and it has to be Danny Brough who led Huddersfield to the League Leaders’ Shield. Individually he was absolutely superb in all departments and he chipped in with important tries, which is something he doesn’t get ... Read More »