Australia and Tonga in talks to stage Test match in New York later this year

Could international rugby league be about to return to the United States sooner, rather than later? It’s been reported that Australia and Tonga are earmarking a one-off game in the States, specifically New York, later this year. That news comes via NRL.com – although while it would be a move emulating England and New Zealand’s game in Denver earlier this…

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UPFRONT | Who do the Aussies think they are?

There’s a belief that the current problem in the ongoing power struggle at the top of the domestic game is due to too many clubs pulling in different directions. So wasn’t it reassuring when the Australian Rugby League Commission confirmed the same issue applies at international level? The Commission shocked everyone last week when it publicised, through its Chairman Peter…

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Radford critical of Hull players – and man of the match award! – after Huddersfield loss

Hull coach Lee Radford pulled no punches after watching his side slip to defeat at Huddersfield – being critical of both his own players and the man of the match award handed to one of his own players. The Black and Whites have just two wins from their last five games, and their play-off hopes were dented following the 29-18…

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Wane insists there is ‘absolutely no panic’ at Wigan despite third straight loss

Shaun Wane quelled talk of any worries at Wigan over their recent form – saying there is ‘absolutely no panic’ despite falling to a third consecutive loss on Thursday night. The Warriors remain winless since news of Wane’s impending departure broke recently – and they have now scored just four tries in three games after falling to a 32-16 defeat…

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COMBINED XIII: Warrington v Wigan, Challenge Cup quarter-final

Warrington and Wigan lock horns in a mouthwatering Challenge Cup quarter-final on Saturday afternoon – and to whet the appetite for it, TotalRL has picked a Combined XIII featuring the best players from both 19-man squads selected for the clash. Disagree with the picks? Feel free to let us know @LeagueExpress on Twitter! Fullback: Stefan Ratchford (Warrington) Easily the toughest…

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