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Kirmond welcomes stability at Wakefield


Wakefield Wildcats return to pre-season training this week with a full complement of fit players ready to start preparing for the coming campaign. After disrupted pre-seasons in recent years due to the late arrival of players or administration worries hanging over the club, this year the club will have a full squad in from the start that are all fit ... Read More »

Gary Wheeler ready for new challenge at Warrington


Gary Wheeler admits he felt like his career had stalled during the latter part of his time at St Helens, and he hopes that his move to Warrington will help his career kick on once again. The 25-year-old, who has penned a one-year deal with the Wolves for 2015, admitted it was a tough call to leave his boyhood club. ... Read More »

England: Clark relives try-making first touch


Castleford Tigers hooker Daryl Clark celebrated a stunning international debut on Saturday in Brisbane, when he came off the bench in the 20th minute and with his first touch of the ball created a try for his Tigers’ captain Michael Shenton. Clark, who will join Warrington next season, had come on to replace the starting hooker Josh Hodgson. His first ... Read More »

Championship: Bulls urge Sky to cover season opener

Steve Ferres (left) and Marc Green (right). ©BradfordBulls

Bradford Bulls Managing Director Steve Ferres is urging the RFL and Sky Sports to televise the opening fixture of the Championship season between Leigh Centurions and the Bulls at Leigh Sports Village on 15 February next year. The fixtures were published last week, and Ferres suggests that the opportunity to see the game on Sky would be a great boost ... Read More »

James Graham wants to coach after he retires

James Graham

James Graham has revealed he fancies following big pal Keiron Cunningham into coaching. Whether that is at St Helens or in Australia, though, remains to be seen. The Canterbury Bulldogs star captained England in their Four Nations opener against Samoa on Saturday, in Sean O’Loughlin’s absence. Now he has admitted for the first time that he is on the road ... Read More »

Opinion: International Rugby League wins again


Anyone watching the opening games of this year’s Four Nations tournament on television on Saturday couldn’t have failed to be impressed by the quality of the games and by the obvious enjoyment of most of the spectators in an almost full to capacity Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. To judge by what we saw in the first game, there must be ... Read More »

Seven reasons to read this week’s League Express

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Four Nations reaction: As well as in-depth reports of both opening matches, we have exclusive interviews with several England players as well as Australian captain Cameron Smith. Click here to download the digital version of League Express newspaper to the device of your choice Cunningham Q&A: We sit down with the new St Helens coach and find out his plans ... Read More »

Scots tame Ireland in Dublin

Scotland are within touching distance of their first ever European crown after beating Ireland 25-4 in Dublin this afternoon. Their victory means that anything better than an 18-point defeat to France in Galashiels on Friday night will see Steve McCormack’s side win the European Championship and a place in the 2016 Four Nations. The first half was best forgotten apart from ... Read More »

French too strong for Wales in European Championship

Wales gave a good impression of themselves in Albi today against a strong French side and the inexperienced Welsh will go away with a lot of credit and plenty of memorable moments, despite a 42-22 defeat which sees them unable to win the European Championship. Scotland are now in pole position to win the title after a 25-4 win over ... Read More »

Kiwis shock Aussies to take a grip on Four Nations


New Zealand shocked Australia in Brisbane today, cruising to a 30-12 victory at Suncorp Stadium in their opening game of this season’s Four Nations tournament in front of 47,813 spectators. Although the Australians took an early lead through a try from Beau Scott, converted by Cameraon Smith, the Kiwis pulled level after 17 minutes with a try by Kevin Proctor, ... Read More »