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Author Archives: Joe Whitley

Keiron Cunningham named St Helens coach

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Super League champions St Helens have named former hooker Keiron Cunningham as their new head coach after the departure of Nathan Brown. Their win over Wigan Warriors in the Grand Final at Old Trafford was Brown’s last match with Saints after two seasons at the helm. The club allowed the 41-year-old to leave a year early and return to Australia. ... Read More »

Championship: 2015 fixture list unveiled

Will 2015 be Leigh's year?

 A full-colour poster of this entire fixture list is free with every copy of tomorrow’s League Express newspaper, available to download at 11pm tonight and in all good newsagents from Monday morning ROUND ONE Friday February 13 Dewsbury Rams v Sheffield Eagles 8.00pm Sunday February 15 Batley Bulldogs v Workington Town 3.00pm Featherstone Rovers v Hunslet Hawks 3.00pm Leigh Centurions v Bradford ... Read More »

Super League: 2015 regular season fixtures revealed

Can St Helens recapture their Super League title next season?

A full-colour poster of this entire fixture list is free with every copy of tomorrow’s League Express newspaper, available to download at 11pm tonight and in all good newsagents from Monday morning ROUND 1 Thursday February 5 Widnes Vikings v Wigan Warriors 8.00pm Friday February 6 St Helens v Catalan Dragons 8.00pm Sunday February 8 Castleford Tigers v Wakefield Trinity ... Read More »

League One: Full 2015 fixture list released

Can Keighley Cougars come straight back up after relegation in 2014?

 A full-colour poster of this entire fixture list is free with every copy of tomorrow’s League Express newspaper, available to download at 11pm tonight and in all good newsagents from Monday morning ROUND 1 Friday April 3 Coventry Bears v Oxford RLFC 3.00pm Gateshead Thunder v Barrow Raiders 3.00pm Keighley Cougars v York City Knights 3.00pm London Skolars v Hemel Stags 3.00pm ... Read More »

Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year shortlist revealed

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A five-strong shortlist for the Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year medal has been unveiled in today’s League Express. Editor Martyn Sadler has revealed the names of those in contention and also given readers a chance to both vote for the winner and suggest anyone who may have been overlooked. “The five players we have decided to shortlist are Joe ... Read More »

Widnes CEO: Kevin Brown is going nowhere

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Widnes chief executive James Rule has refuted growing rumours that Vikings half-back Kevin Brown is poised for a move to the NRL Thirty-year-old Brown, who was named in Super League’s Dream Team this year, has been heavily linked with a move to Cronulla Sharks in the Australian press recently, with many insisting he is the Sharks’ number one transfer target. ... Read More »

Feature: Pick your strongest England starting lineup

Steve McNamara faces a tough decision picking his England side. We want you to do his job for him..

On Sunday, England boss Steve McNamara named his 24-man squad for the Four Nations, which takes place later this month. There were some notable omissions – you can vote for the most shocking here – but generally speaking it’s a well-rounded squad with some serious talent. Here’s who I think is the strongest possible 17 from that squad. I want ... Read More »

Mike Rush and Keiron Cunningham favourites for Saints job

Will former Red Vee boss Mike Rush have a second bite at the cherry?

Last week it was revealed that St Helens coach Nathan Brown will leave the club at the end of the season and return home to Australia. The 41-year-old, who also enjoyed a successful spell in charge of Huddersfield, cited family reasons for his departure. Since the announcement, there has been much speculation about who will succeed Brown after this weekend’s ... Read More »

Opinion: Who McNamara should pick for England v Samoa

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In just over three weeks, a year-long itch for international Rugby League will be scratched in style when Australia face New Zealand and England take on Samoa at the Suncorp Stadium to kick off the 2014 Four Nations tournament. It’s the moment most of us have been waiting for all year and it’s going to be fascinating to see how ... Read More »

Peacock awarded testimonial; plans involve Sam Burgess

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Leeds legend Jamie Peacock was awarded a three-month testimonial by the Rhinos last week, as he gears up to enter his tenth and final season with his boyhood club. He admits he never thought he’d spend a decade at the top with Leeds when he signed ahead of the 2006 season, and he has revealed that Sam Burgess will play ... Read More »