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Wigan grab late draw at Hull KR

Josh Charnley scored a try for Wigan in the final seconds of the game tonight at Hull Kingston Rovers to grab a late draw in a game that the Robins were desperate to win to progress their ambition of making ground on the play-off places. It was a game that Hull KR had largely dominated after going behind to an ... Read More »

Hornets post record profit

Rochdale celebrate trophy triumph

Kingstone Press Championship club Rochdale Hornets may be in line for relegation this season, but that should hold no fears for the club financially, to judge from its accounts for the year ended 30 November 2013, when the Hornets were last in Championship One. Earlier this week the club announced a record profit of £25,157 for the year ending November 2013. ... Read More »

Henry signs new deal at Bradford

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Bradford Bulls have re-signed their threequarter Adam Henry as the eleventh addition to their squad for 2015. The 23-year-old New Zealander arrived from Sydney Roosters prior to the start of last season and has signed a new one-year deal with the club. Henry, who can operate at centre and on the wing, has developed into a first-team regular this season, ... Read More »

Cast your vote: Who will win the Lance Todd trophy this year?

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Every week in League Express newspaper, we run a reader poll in which we ask for our audience’s feedback and thoughts on the game’s hottest topics. This week, we are asking you to predict who will win the 2014 Lance Todd trophy – the award given to the man of the match in the Challenge Cup final. This year, it ... Read More »

Bulls snare Tomahawaks star Offerdahl

Coach James Lowes has already signed Jake Mullaney from Salford Red Devils

Bradford Bulls have signed USA World Cup prop forward Mark Offerdahl, who becomes Bulls coach James Lowes’ fifth new signing for 2015, after Offerdahl signed a one-year deal with the club, and following the news last week that the club had signed Tongan winger Etu Uaisele from Featherstone Rovers, who is currently on loan at Sheffield Eagles. The 26-year-old forward ... Read More »

Rovers swoop for Italy international Mantellato

Chris Chester has made yet another signing for 2015

Italy international Josh Mantellato has become Hull Kingston Rovers’ third new signing for 2015, after agreeing a three-year deal with Chris Chester’s men. The Newcastle Knights winger or full-back, who has been a key figure in the New South Wales Cup, is keen to test himself in Super League. This article originally appeared in this week’s edition of League Express ... Read More »

Joel Monaghan: Wolves had perfect Cup preparation

Joel scoring in the 2013 Super League Grand Final. ©RLPhotos

Warrington winger Joel Monaghan believes the Wolves’ 24-26 win against the Catalan Dragons on Friday was the best preparation possible ahead of Saturday’s Challenge Cup semi-final against Leeds Rhinos. A deluge before the match on Friday night led to some tough conditions for both sides, but the Wolves stuck with it and came out victorious. Monaghan knows they will need ... Read More »

Olivier Elima wants to end career in France

Olivier Elima. ©RLPhotos

Catalan backrower Olivier Elima wants to play out the rest of his career in France after signing a two-year contract extension with the Dragons. The 31-year-old, who has enjoyed spells with Castleford, Wakefield and Bradford, returned to Perpignan in 2012 and is excited to see what the future holds. This article originally appeared in this week’s edition of League Express ... Read More »

Giants: McGillvary hoping to peak at the right time

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Huddersfield winger Jermaine McGillvary is disappointed with his inconsistent form so far this season. But he insists he is ready to hit top gear in time for the business end of the campaign. The 26-year-old, who is the Giants’ top scorer in 2014, said: “I started like a house on fire, but, whether it is confidence or form, I had ... Read More »

Andy Lynch shrugs off calls for England inclusion

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Castleford Tigers prop Andy Lynch says an England call-up ahead of this year’s Four Nations is not on his mind and that he is focused on performing for his team, not individual accolades. The 34-year-old has been in superb form this season and many pundits have been linking him with a call-up into Steve McNamara’s England squad. “I just go ... Read More »