Leuluai: I nearly joined Saints

This article originally appeared in League Express. Read stories like this first every week by purchasing the paper in stores or online at totalrl.com/shop Returning Wigan Warriors ace Thomas Leuluai has revealed how joining arch-rivals St Helens became a “real possibility” when negotiations surrounding his UK comeback began. The 31-year-old halfback, who has been ruled out for up to ten…

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Promotion Play-off would be a ‘logistical nightmare’ for Barrow

Barrow coach Paul Crarey has said his side will give nothing less than 100 percent when they face Toulouse on Saturday, even though a win and a second-placed finish would leave them facing a “logistical nightmare”. Should the Raiders finish second after this weekend’s fixtures, they would immediately face a return trip to the south of France to face Toulouse…

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Hornets net Kilshaw

ROCHDALE HORNETS have acted quickly to secure the services of Alan Kilshaw as Ian Talbot’s replacement as head coach. Kilshaw, who in the past has coached at Warrington Wolves and Warrington Wizards, has most recently been in Australia where he coached Mackay Cutters, CQ Capras and Sarina Crocodiles. “First and foremost I am delighted to have been the opportunity to…

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Women’s RL: Oulton Raidettes the team to beat

For many a year Featherstone Rovers’ Ladies side were the team to beat in Women’s Rugby League. Then came along Thatto Heath and Bradford Thunderbirds who are now always challenging for the trophies as well and with the game constantly growing in both profile and participation, it surely can’t be long before other serious challengers emerge. Featherstone stand-off Katie Cooper-Birkenhead…

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Naked ambition

Lorraine Marsden catches up with a team who have bared all to help grow the female student game Little over two years ago, Liverpool University’s Womens Rugby League team were facing an ominous future. With dwindling numbers, it looked as though the club would fold, and a merger with the Uni’s union club was even mooted. However, once club president…

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