Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Author Archives: League Express

My life in Rugby League: Richie Mathers


With the Australian Schoolboys currently touring, does it bring back memories of your series win against them with the England Academy in 2002? Yes, absolutely! When I look back now and think of the set-up that Mike Gregory, God rest his soul, put together, it was very special. I remember it being really fiery in the first game at Knowsley ... Read More »

Five stars to do battle in League Express readers’ poll

Huddersfield's Danny Brough was voted player of the year by League Express readers in 2013

Five leading players will enter into battle to gain the support of League Express readers over the Christmas period in the newspaper’s annual Readers’ Poll, which will be unveiled in tomorrow’s edition of the publication, which can be downloaded to the digital device of your choice tonight (after 11pm)  by clicking here. There are also polls in a wide variety ... Read More »

Taia signs new deal with Catalans

Zeb Taia has signed today a new three year contract with the Catalans Dragons that will keep him at the Gilbert Brutus Stadium until the end of 2017. The former New Zealand international, who arrived at the club in 2013, scored 22 tries in 52 Super League appearances. Zeb Taia said: “My family and I love the life here, we ... Read More »

Tigers support local food bank

Castleford Tigers, in partnership with the Christchurch at the Xscape leisure complex, will be supporting the Smawthorne Community Church food bank this Christmas. The food bank is a system whereby basic food items are collected and distributed to people in need at times of crisis. It has helped many people in Castleford and the surrounding area since its opening in ... Read More »

Seven reasons to read this week’s League Express


Campese capture We speak to Hull KR’s newest NRL signing Terry Campese and find out what he is expecting when he joins up with the Robins Click here to download the digital version of League Express newspaper to the device of your choice Brian Barwick exclusive We interview the RFL chairman and ask all the burning questions Click here to ... Read More »

Ken Sio can’t wait for his first Hull derby


New Hull Kingston Rovers recruit Ken Sio cannot wait to experience the Hull derby for the first time, should he be selected for the pre-season friendly between the two clubs next month. Sio, who has arrived from NRL side Parramatta Eels, says he has been told plenty about the atmosphere in the inter-city derby and, while he has never actually ... Read More »

Webster: Wildcats could dip into loan market


Wakefield boss James Webster has said it is unlikely the club will make any more permanent signings ahead of the forthcoming season – but they may dip into the loan market if required. The Wildcats used the loan market to good effect in 2014, bringing in the likes of Jimmy Keinhorst and Lee Gilmour on temporary deals to help avoid ... Read More »

Leon Pryce eager to awake “sleeping giants” Hull FC


Hull FC half-back Leon Pryce says he is motivated by the challenge of reviving the club in 2015, describing the Airlie Birds as one of Rugby League’s “sleeping giants”. Pryce has returned from a spell in France with Catalans Dragons to join up with the Black and Whites, and he told League Express that, while he is fully aware of ... Read More »

Cory Paterson rediscovers hunger for Rugby League


Cory Paterson says he has his hunger back for Rugby League after a brief stint in professional boxing and he is excited to be joining Salford. The Australian, who spent the 2013 season with Hull KR, retired abruptly three months ago and became a heavyweight boxer after finishing the 2014 NRL campaign with West Tigers. The 27-year old won his ... Read More »

Roberts here to “play footy, not take a break”

Ben Roberts

Castleford Tigers new recruit Ben Roberts admits the prospect of an off-season didn’t even enter his mind following the Four Nations, saying he simply wanted to get started on training with his new club. Roberts recently arrived in the United Kingdom following an impressive Four Nations with Samoa, where his performances earned rave reviews. And he said that he was ... Read More »