Catalans make Smith top target for head coach role

Catalans Dragons have made Tony Smith their number one target to take their vacant head coaching role. Smith, 50, is under increasing pressure at Warrington as the Wolves continue to struggle in Super League, with last year’s Grand Finalists now sitting tenth in the league following their 44-4 defeat at Huddersfield on Sunday. But their current struggles have not impacted…

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Henderson happy with Broncos squad despite injury setbacks

London Broncos coach Andrew Henderson doesn’t currently envisage bringing in high profile signings ahead of the mid-season split. Last year the Broncos added NRL star Jamie Soward to their squad on a short-term basis for the Qualifiers. But Henderson says a similar move is unlikely this time around, despite losing star hooker James Cunningham to another long-term injury at the…

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What’s inside League Express – June 5th edition

It’s been anything but quiet in the world of Rugby League this week. But as ever, our reporters have been on top of everything to make sure you’re covered on everything going on. Here’s what’s inside the new paper: Following the highly controversial doubleheader weekend, one Leeds player puts his hand up to help form a new players’ union We…

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ANALYSIS: Greg Eden’s try-scoring exploits of 2017 compared to Denny Solomona

It’s official: whichever way you look at it, Greg Eden is on track to break the Super League try-scoring record set by his predecessor on Castleford’s left-wing 12 months ago. Eden has been a revelation on Castleford’s left-hand side since returning from the NRL. Originally pencilled in to replace Luke Dorn at fullback, the arrival of Zak Hardaker nudged Eden…

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Catalans contenders begin to emerge to succeed Frayssinous

This story first appeared in Monday’s League Express. To ensure you don’t miss out on stories like this in future as soon as they’re released, click here to open your digital subscription to League Express: for the price of a coffee! Former New Zealand Warriors coach Andrew McFadden has emerged as one of a number of candidates to succeed Laurent Frayssinous…

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Wane reveals pride in Wigan after defeat to St Helens

Wigan coach Shaun Wane revealed his pride in his young side after they narrowly lost a thrilling derby at St Helens: before declaring he’s got “half the salary cap in the gym”. The reigning Super League champions are now without a win in their last four league games after Mark Percival’s late try consigned Wigan to a 22-19 defeat at…

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