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TotalRL TV: Four Nations preview

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TotalRL TV focuses on the start of the Four Nations this weekend, with England facing Samoa and Australia taking on New Zealand in the opening matches in Brisbane. League Express editor Martyn Sadler and reporter John Davidson analyse the four teams, the squads they’ve chosen and give their predictions on who might be victorious in the tournament. Read More »

OPINION: Kangaroos pick Knights newbie

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Australia has selected 11 debutants for the upcoming Four Nations including one player – Sione Mata’utia – who has played just seven NRL games. Ten rookies is a huge number and that number rose to 11 today with the shocking news that Jarryd Hayne is off to join the NFL. Penrith fullback Matt Moylan comes into the squad to replace ... Read More »

Kilshaw column: Getting amongst the Grand Final buzz

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Alan Kilshaw kicks off his new TotalRL column by reliving a gripping NRL Grand Final Last Sunday was my first experience of watching an NRL Grand Final live – and it didn’t disappoint. The wall-to-wall coverage during the week had intensified, taking up the front and back newspaper pages and plenty of TV coverage. Much had been made of the ... Read More »

TOTALRL TV: Andrew Henderson

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In the latest episode of TotalRL TV, we caught up with retiring Sheffield Eagles hooker Andrew Henderson. The 35-year old reflects on his rugby league career in Australia and England, looking back at the highs and the lows, and sharing his experiences in Super League, the Championship and with Scotland in two World Cups. Read More »

Comment: It’s time for England to step up to the plate

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England have never had a better opportunity to defeat Australia than at this month’s Four Nations – and doing so could lead to a Great Britain revival. To say it has been a long time between drinks is an understatement. The last time Great Britain won the Ashes was in 1970, with a 2-1 series win down under. They also ... Read More »

What does James Graham have to do to win a Grand Final?

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One win from eight grand finals makes for shocking reading. Sure, some Rugby League players have long careers and never make it to the big dance, but James Graham surely must feel like he is a tad cursed. The English prop won his first Grand Final, with Saints over Hull FC in 2006, in just his fourth year of Super ... Read More »

Video: NRL Grand Final preview

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John Davidson and League Express editor Martyn Sadler preview the 2014 NRL Grand Final between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Canterbury Bulldogs. Read More »

Opinion: 10 questions to be answered in NRL Grand Final

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On Sunday the South Sydney Rabbitohs will meet the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in the 2014 NRL Grand Final at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium. Here’s 10 key questions we may have answers to at the end of this highly-anticipated match. 1) Will Lote Tuqiri go round again? The ageless winger has done it all in rugby league, winning a premiership with the Brisbane ... Read More »

Our Achilles heel showed up again, says Webster

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Wakefield head coach James Webster talks to the media after his team’s 42-18 loss to Hull KR. Webster speaks about the 2014 season and looks ahead to next year. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on or free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and features, subscribe to League Express newspaper and Rugby ... Read More »

Chris Chester “proud of intensity and commitment”

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Hull KR head coach Chris Chester talks to the media after his team’s 42-18 win over Wakefield in their final game of the 2014 Super League season. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on or free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and features, subscribe to League Express newspaper and Rugby League World ... Read More »