Raiders set to add new recruits

Barrow Raiders coach Paul Crarey hopes to add to his squad this week. To date the club have signed only Italian World Cup squad member Alec Susino from Mounties in Australia, but members of Crarey’s current squad are already on two-year deals. They are currently in talks with other members of the promotion-winning side, which remains Crarey’s priority. But they…

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Oxford and All Golds confirm merger

The Rugby Football League have confirmed Oxford and Gloucestershire All Golds have merged to create a new club in Bristol. The new club will replace the current clubs and aims to be part of the League 1 competition for the 2019 season. The merger was first reported as a possibility by League Express on August 14th, and after months of…

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Exclusive Q&A with Leigh Centurions owner Derek Beaumont (part two)

You can read part one by clicking here. AB: It’s a difficult question to tackle – but what’s the answer to the league structure? DB: Well, for starters, I don’t think you can automatically give someone from the Championship a place in Super League. They may well get a significant increase in funding and not use it. Here’s what I…

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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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