Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Author Archives: League Express

London’s Olympic Stadium could host England v Kiwis


London’s Olympic Stadium is being lined up to host the second Test between England and New Zealand on Saturday, November 7, according to a report in today’s League Express (Mon, 5 Jan). With the first and final games set to take place in the North of England, the RFL has been in discussions to take the second Test south, with ... Read More »

Homeless Knights forced out of York


York City Knights have been forced to take action and re-arrange the friendly that was to take place against Hull FC at Bootham Crescent next weekend. The fixture will now be played at the Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, on Sunday 11th January, with a 4.45pm KO as part of a double header, with Doncaster RLFC taking on Hull FC’s young guns ... Read More »

Hull FC add depth with Howarth signing


Hull FC have handed out-of-contract hooker Stuart Howarth the opportunity to continue his Super League career after agreeing a one-year deal with the former Salford man. The Black and Whites were set to head into the new season with two home grown players at dummy half in Danny Houghton and James Cunningham, but head coach Lee Radford has moved to ... Read More »

Walmsley awaits Burgess brothers


ALEX WALMSLEY, the St Helens prop, can’t wait to play against the Burgess brothers when his side takes on South Sydney Rabbitohs in the World Club Challenge in February. The game takes place on Sunday 22 February, and will be the final match in the sport’s new World Club Series, which also sees Warrington play St George and Wigan play ... Read More »

Conference League South Fixtures announced

Valley Cougars will launch their defence of the Conference League South title with a visit to fellow Welsh outfit Gwendraeth Valley Raiders on Saturday 21 March. Gwendraeth, alongside another Welsh side in Torfaen Tigers, and Gloucestershire Warriors, are new teams in the flagship competition in 2015. Full fixtures, prior to the play-off series, are: Saturday 21 March Bristol Sonics v ... Read More »

Bulls Chairman responds to League Express accolade


BRADFORD BULLS chairman Marc Green has been named ‘Man of The Year’ byLeague Express, the UK’s leading rugby league newspaper. Martyn Sadler, League Express’ managing editor, revealed the news in today’s edition of the newspaper, as part of his weekly column. An extract from the article can be read below. “I know a lot of Bulls supporters, and they are ... Read More »

Tigers too strong for Rovers in final game of 2014

Junior Moors

Castleford Tigers defeated Featherstone Rovers 18-0 this afternoon at the Mend-a-Hose in the final pre-season fixture of the holiday season and, in view of Warrington’s game against Widnes being postponed this afternoon, the final professional Rugby League game of 2014. In a lively encounter with plenty of post-Christmas banter between the two sets of supporters, the Tigers went into half-time ... Read More »

Wolves-Vikings pre-season clash postponed

Warrington Wolves have confirmed that their pre-season clash against Widnes Vikings, scheduled for today at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, has been postponed because of a frozen pitch. The game has been re-scheduled for the evening of Wednesday 7 January. Read More »

Handley scores five as Rhinos tame Wildcats

Leeds Rhinos’ England Academy winger Ash Handley enjoyed an outstanding Boxing Day debut for his club, touching down five times as the Rhinos put Wakefield to the sword at Headingley. Debutants were strongly in evidence for both sides, as the Rhinos gave a debut to new signing Adam Cuthbertson, who has joined them from Newcastle Knights, while Wakefield fielded Jacob ... Read More »

Rhinos and Wildcats ready to kick off 2015 pre-season


Leeds Rhinos entertain Wakefield Trinity at Headingley Carnegie at 11.30am today at Headingley in the Tetley’s Festive Challenge with new signing Adam Cuthbertson set to make his debut, and with former Leeds prop forward Ian Kirke on the bench for the Wildcats. Cuthbertson, who arrived at the club earlier this month from NRL side Newcastle Knights, will start in the ... Read More »