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Page XIII: Edge of Glory

Page XIII: Edge of Glory Updated

Rugby League World Editorial: First published in Issue 441 (Jan 2018) Ok, so England didn’t win the World Cup after all, but they came closest to getting their fingertips on the trophy since 1992, when Great Britain were agonisingly pipped

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Page XIII: More or Less

Page XIII: More or Less

Rugby League World Editorial: First published in Issue 440 (Dec 2017) Wales coach John Kear, with characteristic honesty, declared in an interview down under that Australians regard the World Cup as a third tier tournament, two rungs below Origin and

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Page XIII: World First

Page XIII: World First

Rugby League World Editorial: First published in Issue 439 (Nov 2017) ‘They say the first time ain’t the greatest…’ trilled the dearly departed Prince on one of the lesser known hits of his that reside in my record collection (it’s

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Page XIII: A Grand Day Out

Page XIII: A Grand Day Out

Rugby League World Editorial: First published in Issue 438 (Oct 2017) If every person who raised an eyebrow, tutted or took to social media to have a bit of a moan about the size of the attendance at this year’s

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Page XIII: Give Us A Clue

Page XIII: Give Us A Clue

Rugby League World Editorial: First published in Issue 437 (Sept 2017) Is there a plan, or are we just making things up as we go along? That was my initial reaction to the surprising news that not only had the

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Page XIII: In The Ghetto

Page XIII: In The Ghetto

Rugby League World Editorial: First published in Issue 436 (Aug 2017) Hands up if you think Radio 2 disc jockey Chris Evans is worth a salary of two and a half million quid a year. Ok Chris, you can put

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Page XIII: Tales of the Unexpected

Page XIII: Tales of the Unexpected

Rugby League World Editorial: First published in Issue 435 (July 2017) It’s a brave individual who still dares to stick their neck out and make a prediction on anything these days, in an age where today’s dead cert is tomorrow’s

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Page XIII: Fun & Games in Toronto

Page XIII: Fun & Games in Toronto

Rugby League World Editorial: First published in Issue 434 (June 2017) Have you ever met an optimistic Rugby League fan? Don’t tell me that’s an oxymoron, they must be out there somewhere! Perhaps it’s our default setting, but Rugby League

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Page XIII: Hide & Seek

Page XIII: Hide & Seek

Rugby League World Editorial: First published in Issue 433 (May 2017) The world moves so fast these days it is often hard to find time to catch your breath let alone form a considered opinion on something before subsequent events

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Page XIII: That’s Entertainment

Page XIII: That’s Entertainment

Rugby League World Editorial: First published in Issue 432 (April 2017) It didn’t really get the fanfare that with hindsight it probably deserved, but the BBC’s decision to live stream games from the early rounds of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup

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