Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Author Archives: Joe Whitley

Craig Kopczak impressed by new team-mates


Huddersfield Giants frontrower Craig Kopczak is back in pre-season training after the World Cup, and he insists that he and his team-mates have a clear goal as they head into 2014. The Giants lifted the League Leaders’ Shield last season, but lost out in the play-off semi-finals to Warrington at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. Kopczak says he is confident Huddersfield ... Read More »

Competition: Win a 2014 Wigan Warriors shirt

You have two ways to win one of two Wigan Warriors shirts in this superb free competition. ©WiganWarriors

League Express has teamed up with Wigan Warriors to offer readers the chance to win one of two 2014 Wigan Warriors shirts. For your chance to take home one of the above jerseys, you have two options. The easiest and simplest way is to susbcribe to our free newsletter (everyone on our database is automatically entered into all our competitions). ... Read More »

Super League 2014 preview: Wigan Warriors


Tim Butcher talks to Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane about his team’s defence of their title in 2014… It is going to be a busy start to the year for Shaun Wane and his coaching staff. And in some ways it will be a journey into the unknown. For the first time in the history of the game, Wane will ... Read More »

French Rugby League: Toulouse surrender to Catalans

Cyril Moliner, in action for Toulouse. ©RLphotos

French Rugby League roundup: Toulouse continue to frustrate their supporters as they let slip a 20-10 half-time lead to go down 38-26 at home to St Estève-XIII Catalan. After losing last week at bottom club Avignon, Toulouse appeared to be making amends by taking control of a testing game against the Catalans, who, it must be said, included a number ... Read More »

Off the field interview: George Burgess

George Burgess was one of the most impressive forwards in the 2013 World Cup. ©RLphotos

What is the best meal you’ve ever had? I’m quite partial to our ritual feed the night before a game. Sammie [brother Sam] cooks up a big spag bol feed. It’s not original but it’s definitely my favourite. What song do you listen to more than any other? I’m a bit soppy at the minute; been listening to Ed Sheeran ... Read More »

Bobbie Goulding to help out Featherstone Rovers

The former GB scrum-half is set to help out the West Yorkshire club. ©RLphotos

Featherstone Rovers have enlisted the services of former Great Britain scrum-half Bobbie Goulding as a kicking coach. Rovers boss John Bastian has confirmed that the former coach of the French national team will spend time with Rovers’ playmakers every other week. The move came after Goulding last week spent time talking to the Featherstone squad about his personal battle with ... Read More »

Jake Webster could be back for start of Super League

Jake Webster has represented New Zealand at international level. ©RLphotos

Castleford Tigers centre Jake Webster’s injury woes could be behind him after surgery on Tuesday gave him an outside chance of making it back for the start of Super League. The former New Zealand international has long suffered with a cruciate ligament injury. He played only seven times for Castleford after joining last season, scoring four tries. “He had an ... Read More »

Ryan Bailey wants to end career at Leeds Rhinos

Rhinos prop Ryan Bailey, now in his 13th season at Leeds. ©RLphotos

Leeds Rhinos star Ryan Bailey is one of the quiet men of Rugby League, and he is little understood by many supporters of the game. Bailey, a one-club man who made his Leeds debut against Wakefield in June 2002, is adept at disrupting the opposition, with his tactics often causing consternation among opposition supporters. But now he has been granted ... Read More »

Win tickets to the 2014 Grand Final

Wigan won team of the year. ©RLphotos

We are giving you the chance to vote for the players and clubs who you think have made the biggest impact in Rugby League in 2013. An expert panel gathered together by Rugby League Express has nominated the players and coaches who we think have made the biggest contribution to the season. We are inviting you to vote for the ... Read More »

London Broncos will still be competitive, says Gus Mackay

London Broncos

London Broncos chief executive Gus Mackay insists that Tony Rea’s side will be competitive in 2014, despite having just twelve players signed with nine weeks until the start of the season. The Broncos were saved from administration when they agreed a two-year ground share with Barnet FC on Friday. The announcement was the culmination of six months of talks amid ... Read More »