30 years on, Garry Schofield reflects on his move from Hull FC to Leeds

Today marks the 30th anniversary of one of the most controversial transfers in Rugby League. Back in 1987, Garry Schofield caused a storm as he joined his hometown club, Leeds Rhinos, from Hull FC for fee of £155,000. Despite the move being a world record at the time, hostility was high towards Schofield, who was seen to have walked away…

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Paul Gallen admits he’d be open to speaking with New York franchise

Paul Gallen v Keighley? Paul Gallen v London Skolars? Paul Gallen v Hemel? All far-fetched prospects once upon a time, but with the news that a team from New York are looking to enter the RFL’s league structure in 2019, it has suddenly become much more of a distinct possibility. Australia and New South Wales legend Gallen has been consistently…

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Castleford and Halifax set for dual-reg link

This article was first published in League Express. Castleford Tigers are close to agreeing a new dual-registration partnership with Halifax. The Grand Finalists are understood to be finalising a new agreement which will see the Tigers join forces with the Championship part-timers, having spent the last number of years in partnership with Batley. Halifax, meanwhile, entered a relationship with Salford…

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What’s Inside League Express: 16 October Edition

The World Cup is approaching fast on the horizon – but this week’s League Express has matters both closer to home, as well as overseas, on the agenda. As always, there’s the usual big stories from the world of Rugby League, including one or two which could have a real impact on the sport in the coming years. Want to…

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What’s Inside League Express: 9th October edition

Leeds Rhinos are champions of Super League once again – and as expected, there is plenty of reaction to Saturday’s historic eighth title triumph for the Rhinos in this Monday’s League Express! But our coverage doesn’t just start and end with the Grand Final. As well as comprehensive reaction to the Rhinos’ win over Castleford, we’ve all the latest big…

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Rochdale snap up Whitehaven forward

Rochdale Hornets have completed the signing of experienced backrower Dave Allen, as anticipated in League Express two weeks ago. The former Wigan, Widnes, Whitehaven and Ireland international becomes the first new addition to Alan Kilshaw’s 2018 squad, joining nine retained players. Allen signed with Haven for the 2017 season after having been Player of the Year for the club in…

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Castleford legend Mal Reilly backs the Tigers to win the Grand Final

Castleford legend Mal Reilly has backed the current crop of Tigers to enter uncharted territory next Saturday at Old Trafford and win the league title for the first time. Reilly won the Challenge Cup with the Tigers as both a player and coach, but never the league championship, something Castleford have the opportunity to do next weekend after Thursday’s dramatic…

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