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Author Archives: League Express

NRL Grand Final sells out

Sam Burgess and James Graham clashing in 2013. ©ColWhelan/ActionPhotographics

The South Sydney Rabbitohs and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will play the 2014 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final Sydney in front of a sell-out crowd, the NRL announced today. NRL Head of Commercial Paul Kind said all available tickets to the match, at ANZ Stadium on Sunday, have been sold. This means more than 80,000 fans will be part of Rugby League ... Read More »

Monaghan: We want a complete 80-minute display

Michael-monaghan

Warrington Wolves skipper Michael Monaghan says the Wolves are out to improve in their next match against Wigan to give a complete 80-minute performance. And Monaghan, who will play the final game of his career if the Wolves bow out of the playoffs at the DW Stadium this Friday, has revealed that the club could welcome back injured pair Matty ... Read More »

Keighley Cougars call for RFL emergency meeting

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Keighley Cougars are trying to force an emergency general meeting at the RFL as they continue to ask questions over the ineligible players saga. The Cougars have also written to 20 MPs about the issue as they pursue legal action in conjunction with Sheffield Eagles, and almost 2,000 people have signed an online petition started by supporter Nigel Hall. Last ... Read More »

Rugby League: Highlights of the week

Gareth O'Brien

September 22-28, 2014 Try: Gareth O’Brien scored a fine try for Warrington last Thursday night, shortly after Castleford had close the gap to two points. It came from a Stefan Ratchford break, supported by Richie Myler and O’Brien finished it superbly. Team: Hunslet Hawks travelled to York on Sunday and earned a 24-32 victory to eliminate their hosts from the ... Read More »

Wolves beat Tigers to reach last four

Warrington Wolves proved too strong for Castleford Tigers tonight, winning 14-30 at the Mendahose Jungle to go through to the last four of the Super League playoffs. They confirmed their superiority on the night in the final 20 minutes, after Castleford had fought back to 10-12 with a Luke Dorn try that was converted by Marc Sneyd. They snatched the ... Read More »

Super League: Albert Goldthorpe team of the season

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League Express newspaper has revealed its team of the season based purely on points scored in the Albert Goldthorpe Medal table. Designed to reward Super League’s top player – just like the Man of Steel – the annual award in a similar way to the Dally M Medal in Australia, with reporters distributing points to three players per match. The ... Read More »

Super League: Opta Index team of the season

Tigers winger Justin Carney

Using data from respected number crunchers Opta, League Express newspaper has compiled a team of the best performers in Super League this season – a Dream Team based on statistical fact, not media interpretation. The publication took each player’s average score (calculated from their overall performance) per game and filled out the positions. Interestingly, only six official Dream Team members ... Read More »

Garry Schofield: “Pathetic” Giants won’t stop the rot

One wonders what Paul Anderson has to say about Schoey's comments

League Express columnist Garry Schofield offers his tip for tomorrow night’s play-off clash between Huddersfield Giants and Catalan Dragons… Catalan will not be going to Huddersfield with any ideas of not winning. The Giants’ pack has been found out yet again, and the Dragons forwards will be licking their lips because their pack is very good, and this is where ... Read More »

Garry Schofield: Cas don’t have another performance in them

Schoey doesn't think Castleford have a chance of making it through their play-off match with Warrington

League Express columnist Garry Schofield reveals his tip for Castleford Tigers v Warrington Wolves tomorrow night… Cas are shot now and they don’t have another performance in them this season. Everything went wrong for them at St Helens and their forwards were completely unable to get on top. The halves, who have been so good this season, weren’t up to ... Read More »

Brett Ferres: It’s time to put things right

Brett Ferres

Huddersfield forward Brett Ferres described his side’s emphatic 57-4 loss to Wigan last Thursday as “embarrassing”, and claimed the Giants will do all in their power to avoid a repeat performance against Catalan Dragons this Friday. RELATED: Win tickets to Huddersfield Giants v Catalan Dragons Ferres told League Express: “It was really disappointing. “You work so hard throughout the year ... Read More »