Possible ‘de-regulation’ of League 1 on agenda for clubs meeting this week

The possibility of de-regulating League 1 and making it an amateur competition is among the items on the agenda for this week’s crucial Championship and League 1 clubs meetings, TotalRL can reveal. TotalRL has acquired a copy of the agenda for the meetings, which are scheduled to take place at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium in the latter part of this week.…

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Out of date medication results in League 1 postponment

West Wales Raiders owner Andrew Thorne has apologised to players, staff and supporters of both his club and Newcastle Thunder following the late postponement of Sunday’s League One match. What was supposed to be a special day for the Llanelli club, which was rebranded during the off-season after playing as South Wales Ironmen last year, turned distinctly sour as a…

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I’ve nothing to prove to the NRL, says Sam Tomkins ahead of Souths clash

Sam Tomkins insists he has nothing to prove as he prepares to face NRL opposition for the first time since leaving the Southern Hemisphere. The 28-year-old spent two seasons at New Zealand Warriors before returning to Wigan in 2016. It proved to be a mixed spell for the England international, who admits his time Down Under had its ups and…

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What’s Inside League Express: 12th February Edition

The season may only be a fortnight old – but we’ve a blockbuster edition of League Express this week covering all the big issues in the sport. Available to read from around 9:30pm Sunday night (don’t know how? Click here to open your online subscription and get it delivered straight to your smart device or download the app), here’s what…

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Four half-backs Hull Kingston Rovers could target to boost their ranks

Hull Kingston Rovers’ winless start to the new season continued on Thursday night with a second successive defeat since their return to Super League, this time losing 20-11 to Leeds. Robins coach Tim Sheens was quick to point out there were improvements in his side’s performance, but they have scored only 17 points in their two games this season. Speculation…

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Stone puts emphasis on Mamo importance

This article first appeared in League Express. For more content like this every week, buy League Express every Monday or online at totalrl.com/le. Huddersfield Giants coach Rick Stone has stressed how important keeping fullback Jake Mamo fit is to the Giants’ hopes of Super League success in 2018. The 23-year old former Newcastle Knights star made a try-scoring comeback after…

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Australian side back down over bizarre situation concerning Frank-Paul Nuuausala

It was one of the more bizarre transfer sagas of recent weeks. Wigan were adamant that prop Frank-Paul Nuuausala was going nowhere. Australian side Western Suburbs Rosellas said he would be leaving the Warriors to start a contract with them imminently. And now, it appears the Australian club has stepped back and backed down – with their coach admitting a…

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COLUMN | Widnes’ youngsters threaten to propel the Vikings to new heights

Widnes offered fans a glimpse into the future during their recent pre-season match with Warrington. And what the Vikings fans witnessed was remarkably encouraging. Denis Betts named a side with an average age of 21 for the club’s match with their fierce rivals Warrington who, in contrast, fielded seven senior-capped internationals. Despite that, Widnes’ young-guns put in a superb display…

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