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Seven reasons to read this week’s League Express

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Nigel Wood exclusive We sit down with the RFL chief and find out how he wants to ignore the Australians and push forward with an international Rugby League calendar Click here to download the digital version of League Express newspaper to the device of your choice Steve McNamara exclusive We also chatted to England coach Steve McNamara and got his ... Read More »

Kiwis win heartstopping Four Nations Final

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New Zealand held on to win a thrilling Four Nations Final in Wellington, defeating Australia 22-18 and holding on when a try in the final minute of the game was disallowed by English referee Phil Bentham because of a forward pass. It was the culmination of a compelling match and a wonderful tournament, with the Kiwis just about deserving to ... Read More »

Hetherington sees Graham in Cuthbertson

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Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington believes new signing Adam Cuthbertson and England prop James Graham have similar qualities. Former Newcastle front-rower Cuthbertson is expected to make his debut on Boxing Day after joining his new club in early December. “I believe he will be a terrific signing, not only for Leeds Rhinos, but also for Super League,” he said. ... Read More »

Rhinos will be competitive next season, insists Hetherington

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Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington believes the club will remain competitive in 2015, despite losing more first team players than they have signed. “Our policy is first and foremost to develop players and to give them an opportunity in the first team,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post. “If they are good enough and then to reward them for ... Read More »

Joe Burgess wins Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year medal

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Joe Burgess has been awarded the League Express Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year Medal. The Wigan winger, who has just turned 20, made his debut for the Warriors as an 18-year-old in August 2013 against Hull KR, adding one more appearance last season before enjoying a meteoric rise to prominence in 2014, scoring 17 tries in 20 Super League appearances ... Read More »

Garry Schofield: It’s time for McNamara to move on

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Oh dear! Another year goes by, another international failure. Again we played well, again we came close. We were far better competing in the Southern Hemisphere than in 1996, 1999, 2008 and 2010. But in the final analysis we couldn’t score when it really mattered. Yet when the Kiwis and the Aussies need an important try against us, they tend ... Read More »

Bulls: Versatile Addy wants to play loose forward

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Bradford utility Danny Addy believes he is most effective playing at loose forward and wants to cement a starting spot there with the Bulls next season following the departure of James Donaldson to Hull KR. Addy played everywhere from prop to half-back in 2014 but wants to concentrate on his strength, which he believes is at the back of the ... Read More »

Hodgson “embarrassed” and “angry” following door smash

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England and Canberra hooker Josh Hodgson says he is “embarrassed” and “angry” at his own “stupidity” after he was caught on video charging through a student dormitory door in New Zealand following England’s Four Nations exit on Saturday. The former Hull KR star gave the NRL and his new club a bad first impression when the footage emerged of him, ... Read More »

Ben Barba joins Cronulla on three-year deal

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Elusive Australian full-back Ben Barba has quit Brisbane Broncos and signed a three-year deal with Cronulla Sharks believed to be worth $800,000 (£440,000) per year. The 25-year-old former Dally M medal winner left the Queensland club as part of new coach Wayne Bennett’s restructuring. He was also pursued by Parramatta Eels and North Queensland Cowboys but the extra money Cronulla ... Read More »

Paul Gallen fine reduced by NRL

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The NRL has suspended $15,000 of the $50,000 fine slapped on Cronulla Sharks captain Paul Gallen for his recent abusive social media outburst. The Australia and New South Wales star, who is currently serving a ban for being involved in a banned supplements programme with his club, insulted an NRL official following news Cronulla chairman Steve Noyce was to be ... Read More »