Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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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 »

Roby one of world’s top three hookers – Cunningham

Roby

James Roby is now one of the top three hookers in the world – that’s the view of Keiron Cunningham, who lavished praise on the England international after Friday’s play-off victory against Castleford Tigers. Roby inspired the Saints to an emphatic 41-0 victory against the Tigers, leaving Cunningham to describe Roby’s recent performances as “incredible”. “He’s been outstanding all season, ... Read More »

Cast your vote: Who should have been in the Dream Team?

Carney

Every week in League Express newspaper, readers are invited to share their thoughts on the hottest topics in Rugby League by voting in regular online polls. In the latest issue, the newspaper focused on the recently-named Dream Team, which caused much controversy when it was released. They have identified six players who had a case for a spot in the ... Read More »

Dragons shock Rhinos at Headingley

Catalan Dragons will now meet Huddersfield Giants on Friday night in the next round of the Super League playoffs, after they shocked their hosts Leeds Rhinos 20-24 in tonight’s elimination playoff in a Headingley thriller. And then snatched victory two minutes from time, when halfback Sam Williams, who will return to the NRL at the end of the season, pounced ... Read More »

Warrington recover to edge out Vikings

Warrington Wolves were 0-18 down, late in the first half, but in a thrilling encounter they rallied to emerge from this elimination play-off with a 22-19 victory against Widnes Vikings, with Joel Monaghan scoring three thrilling fine tries. The first 35 minutes were dominated by the Vikings, however, with Kevin Brown putting his stamp on the game, creating the first ... Read More »

Craig Huby: It’ll be tough to leave Tigers

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Castleford prop Craig Huby admits it will be hard to leave the Tigers after twelve years. But he is looking for a new challenge with Huddersfield Giants. Huby, 28, has agreed to a four-year deal with the Giants, beginning next season, after receiving offers from several Super League clubs. The frontrower made his first-grade debut for Castleford as a 16-year-old ... Read More »

Castleford: Luke Dorn ready to end play-off exile

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Castleford full-back Luke Dorn is ready to finally scratch a nine-year itch this weekend when he takes part in the Super League play-offs for only the second time in his career. The Australian was part of the London side that reached the play-offs in 2005, but they were knocked out in week one by eventual winners Bradford Bulls. That is ... Read More »

Bateman relishing “do-or-die environment” on play-off bow

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Wigan star John Bateman says he’s chomping at the bit as he gears up for his first ever play-off match against Huddersfield tonight. The 21-year-old never played a post-season game during his time with hometown club Bradford and told League Express that the high intensity of the competition can bring the best out of him. “I’m looking forward to it. ... Read More »

Man of Steel win would be incredible, says Peacock

Jamie-Peacock

Leeds Rhinos prop Jamie Peacock says it would be “incredible” to win the Man of Steel award for a second time, but is not setting his sights on individual glory. The former Great Britain star is considered to be among the frontrunners for the newly-named Steve Prescott Man of Steel award in 2014, potentially becoming only the fourth man to ... Read More »

Peacock: Experience is key in play-offs

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Jamie Peacock believes that Leeds’ big game experience will stand them in good stead when it comes to the play-offs, despite setting themselves the daunting task of winning the Grand Final from sixth place. Peacock is going in search of an unprecedented ninth Grand Final success in 2014, after three wins with Bradford and five victories with the Rhinos. “We ... Read More »