Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Vote now: What should be done about Dual Registration?

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Last week, an RFL Operational Rules Appeals Tribunal granted the appeals by Batley Bulldogs and Doncaster against the points deductions imposed for breaches of the sport’s rules relating to dual registration. The clubs were each deducted three competition points at an independent tribunal held on Friday August 15 when they were both found guilty of fielding an ineligible player in ... Read More »

Catalans far too strong for London in Perpignan

Catalan Dragons coasted to an easy 46-4 victory over London Broncos this afternoon at the Stade Gilbert Brutus, after building up a 34-0 half-time lead. The Dragons scored eight tries, with Morgan Escaré picking up a first-half hat-trick while Daryl Millard touched down twice, and other tries were scored by Vincent Duport, Ben Pomeroy and Zeb Taia. Thomas Bosc added ... Read More »

Centurions celebrate Heritage Day win over Workington

Leigh Centurions enjoyed a Heritage Day celebration today at the Leigh Sports Village, when they defeated Workington Town 22-12 in front of 3,375 spectators, with the attendance giving support to those who would like to see regular Saturday afternoon football in the Championship. The Centurions launched their Players’ Heritage Numbers before the game, honouring the 1,392 players that have played ... Read More »

Vikings secure play-off place with Wigan victory

Widnes Vikings almost certainly secured themselves a place in the Super League play-offs tonight at the Select Security Stadium, defeating Wigan 24-10 in front of 6,223 supporters and effectively ending Wigan’s challenge for the League Leaders’ Shield. Wigan had selected a strong squad, including the returning Michael McIlorum, who had been out for two months with injury, and their coach ... Read More »

Airlie Birds sweep aside the Robins at the KC Stadium

Hull FC registered a surprisingly easy 28-0 victory over their neighbours Hull Kingston Rovers in front of 18,104 spectators tonight at the KC Stadium, almost certainly ending the Robins’ play-off hopes and making their own supporters wonder what might have been this season if they had been able to put more games like this together. And the Black and Whites ... Read More »

Saints have one hand on League Leaders’ Shield

St Helens took a giant step towards winning the League Leaders’ Shield tonight at Headingley, coming from 12-2 down to beat Leeds Rhinos 12-13, after the Rhinos had to play for 60 minutes with 12 men following the dismissal of centre Joel Moon for a shoulder charge to the head of his opposite number Mark Percival. Percival was carried off ... Read More »

Wolves recover to force draw against Giants

Warrington Wolves came back from a 6-23 deficit early in the second half to pull back to 24-23 before a last-minute Danny Brough drop-goal levelled the scores tonight at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. A game that looked to be running away from the Wolves turned into a thriller, when they scored three tries in ten minutes in the second half ... Read More »

Rugby League supports State of Mind

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This coming weekend Rugby League will once join forces with State of Mind to raise awareness of mental health issues within sport. Activities at the seven Super League fixtures in Round 25 will highlight some of the sterling work that is already taking place with player, the wider game and its communities. Now in its fourth year, the State of ... Read More »

Cast your vote: Who will win the League Leader’s Shield?

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Every week in League Express we ask our readers to give us their predictions or opinions on some of the game’s hottest topics or talking points. This time, we’re asking you to predict who will finish top of the Super League table at the end of the season and win the League Leader’s Shield. Will Saints hang onto their lead ... Read More »

Featherstone unlikely to go full-time, says chairman

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Featherstone Rovers chairman Mark Campbell says the club are unlikely to go full-time next year, despite being favourites to finish second in the Championship this season and pocket the £450,000 prize money. Speaking after the Rovers’ convincing 20-4 victory over their rivals for second spot Halifax at the weekend, Campbell blamed the departure of a raft of investors earlier in ... Read More »