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Author Archives: League Express

Opinion: Super League attendance drop should cause concern

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Only four Super League clubs were able to post increases on their regular season average attendance in 2014, as overall crowds took a tumble in Super League compared to last season, which was also a season in which almost all clubs registered a decline in attendances. After the completion of all 27 rounds of the regular season at the weekend, ... Read More »

Crusaders offer coaching role to Michael Monaghan

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North Wales Crusaders have offered Warrington hooker Michael Monaghan the vacant coaching job at the club. Monaghan emerged as a surprise late contender for the position as part of a proposed partnership with the Wolves. This article originally appeared in this week’s edition of League Express newspaper. Click here to download the digital version to your computer, smartphone or tablet ... Read More »

Francis Cummins to sue Bulls for wrongful dismissal

Cummins and staff

Francis Cummins is suing Bradford Bulls for wrongful dismissal following his sacking on 16 June. The former coach had signed a three-year contract following his appointment in September 2012. “Francis was expecting the club to honour their obligation to pay through to the end of his contract,” Cummins lawyer, Richard Cramer of Leeds-based Front Row Legal, told the Bradford Telegraph ... Read More »

Goldthorpe Medal: Final tables confirmed

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Both the individual and team tables for the 2014 Albert Goldthorpe Medal were finalised when Super League completed its 27th round of the season at the weekend. As revealed last week, Huddersfield Giants stand-off Danny Brough was the overall winner with a round to spare, grabbing his third prestigious medal and the second in two years. His closest competitor was ... Read More »

Cougars and Eagles to take joint action against RFL

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Keighley and Sheffield are prepared to take joint action against the RFL over the non-punishment of other Championship clubs for fielding ineligible players, and the Cougars say they are waiting for answers from the game’s governing body over a host of pertinent questions. In this week’s League Express, Gareth Walker chats to Keighley Chairman Gary Fawcett, who has been in ... Read More »

Kevin Brown reveals delight at Dream Team selection

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The RFL will today announce the names of the players who have been selected in the 2014 Super League Dream Team. And, League Express understands, Kevin Brown will make a small piece of history by becoming the first Widnes Vikings player ever to be named in the Dream Team, which is now in its nineteenth year. And Brown admits that ... Read More »

Super League: Albert Goldthorpe team of the week

Morgan Escare

Every week in League Express newspaper, three stand-out players from all seven Super League matches are awarded points (ranging from one to three depending on their influence on that particular game) that decide who wins the prestigious Albert Goldthorpe medal – an annual accolade created by the newspaper to reward the fairest and best player of the season. *YOU CAN ... Read More »

Dragons end Tigers’ leadership dream

Catalan Dragons brought Castleford Tigers’ dreams of winning the League Leaders’ Shield to a cruel end in Perpignan on Saturday, subjecting the Tigers to a 28-6 defeat at the Stade Gilbert Brutus. The first 29 minutes of the game were evenly contested, with neither side finding it easy to break through in a game played in good conditions and fought ... Read More »

Bulls fight back to beat Broncos in London

Bradford Bulls halfback Luke Gale scored four tries as the Bulls fought back in a topsy-turvy encounter at The Hive today to emerge with a 36-46 victory against London Broncos. Gale, playing his last game for the Bulls before joining Castleford next season, gave a great display of support play, and the Bulls’ other star was prop forward Manase Manuofakoa, ... Read More »

Red Devils end season on a high

Salford Red Devils were far too strong for a depleted Widnes Vikings side tonight at the A J Bell Stadium, winning 36-6 to bring the curtain down on a season that saw them fail to reach the play-off positions in Super League. The Red Devils scored six tries, with Josh Griffin converting them all, while the Vikings could only reply ... Read More »