Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Wigan: Burgess prepared to fight for his place


Wigan winger Joe Burgess is prepared to fight for his place in Shaun Wane’s squad after being overlooked for tomorrow night’s clash with Leeds Rhinos, despite being available after recovering from a knee injury. The 19-year-old has been out since July but made an impressive comeback for Wigan’s academy side in their 22-40 win over Bradford last week. However, it ... Read More »

Wolves move “needed to come out”, says Clark


Departing Castleford hooker Daryl Clark says although his high-profile transfer to Warrington next year “needed to come out”, he is fully concentrating on the Tigers for the remainder of 2014. Clark’s long-suggested move across the Pennines was finally confirmed last week, with the young hooker joining the Wolves on a four-year deal for six-figure transfer fee – believed to be ... Read More »

Gamestars of Super League Round 25


Every week, League Express reporters nominate a ‘Gamestar’ from every match. Here are the seven players who earned the accolade in Super League Round 25 and the reasons given by our reporters. You can read the fully detailed match reports for all these games, plus every match in the Kingstone Press Championships and the NRL in League Express, in shops ... Read More »

Super League: Albert Goldthorpe team of the week


Every week in League Express newspaper, three stand-out players from all seven Super League matches are awarded points (ranging from one to three depending on their influence on that particular game) that decide who wins the prestigious Albert Goldthorpe medal – an annual accolade created by the newspaper to reward the fairest and best player of the season. *YOU CAN ... Read More »

Brough on course for Goldthorpe hat-trick

Danny Brough tied up this year's Goldthorpe Medal with a week to spare

Huddersfield Giants captain Danny Brough has called on his side to be more “ruthless” at the business end of the season, after they threw away a comfortable lead to eventually draw against top-four rivals Warrington in Super League Round 25. The Giants looked in complete control when leading 23-6, largely thanks to an imperious performance from Brough, before Warrington ran ... Read More »

Vote now: What should be done about Dual Registration?


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 »