York and Workington repel amateurs in Challenge Cup – all today’s Rugby League results

Saturday’s Rugby League Results Betfred Super League Castleford Tigers 28 Hull FC 18 Catalans Dragons 14 Wakefield Trinity 16 Ladbroke’s Challenge Cup Round 3 Askam 6 York City Knights 60 Hunslet Club Parkside 16 Workington Town 24 Kells 30 British Army 4 Normanton Knights 18 Batley Boys 0 Pilkington Recs 32 Millom 16 Whitehaven 16 London Skolars 14 Full coverage…

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Shining beacons

GARETH WALKER of League Express salutes the Betfred Championship and League 1 competitions WHAT an outstanding weekend it was last week for Rugby League outside the top flight! From Barrow Raiders’ stirring win over Championship title favourites Leigh, to 4,221 watching a thrilling League One clash between York and Bradford, there was much to admire in the two competitions. Barrow’s…

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Should Nines be Rugby League’s Reserves Competition?

League Express editor Martyn Sadler suggests that the shortened form of the game would be a good alternative to a Reserve Grade competition. Last year I had a meeting with the then RFL director Roger Draper about a number of issues that needed to be discussed. Roger was looking for ideas about creating new Rugby League properties that would have…

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A fitting tribute to the Tigers’ 2017 season

Martyn Sadler, the editor of League Express, has written the foreword to ‘Cas Tigers: the Breakthrough Year’, which has been newly published by League Publications Limited. With the book now in the shops, here is what he has to say about the new book. Castleford Tigers created history in 2017, finishing at the top of the league for the first…

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RFL confirms Toronto & Toulouse to feature in Magic Weekend

The RFL has confirmed this week’s League Express report that Toronto Wolfpack will play Toulouse Olympique at the Dacia Magic Weekend at St James’ Park Stadium, Newcastle on Saturday May 19. For the first time in Magic Weekend history a Championship fixture will launch the event at 12.45pm on Saturday May 19, giving fans the opportunity to see the newly…

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A great World Cup deserves better planning

MARTYN SADLER, the editor of League Express, criticises the faulty planning behind the allocation of fixtures for the World Cup. This weekend we are at the quarter-final stage of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup and the tournament is hotting up. Earlier today the Aussies looked tremendous in beating Samoa 46-0, while tomorrow (Saturday) we will see two matches in…

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Six games to watch out for in the World Cup

MARTYN SADLER, the editor of League Express, picks out the six World Cup pool games he’s most looking forward to watching. The World Cup is now just one day away and for the next six weeks Rugby League supporters can enjoy the luxury of seeing the best players in the world competing against each other for the 14 nations that…

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The perfect companion to the World Cup

League Express editor MARTYN SADLER reviews the latest Rugby League book to hit the bookshelves. My colleague Richard de la Rivière used to be the editor of Rugby League World magazine and he currently writes the ‘On This Day’ column for League Express. So he’s obviously interested in both the history and geography of Rugby League. And, in pursuing those…

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Can the Tigers keep up their momentum?

League Express editor MARTYN SADLER wonders whether the Tigers will be able to maintain their momentum into the final part of the Betfred Super League season.   Castleford Tigers have rightly been the subject of much praise for their performances so far this season. In our preview edition of League Express, published in early February, we predicted that they would…

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Can Prince Harry help us to find new youthful audiences?

MARTYN SADLER, the editor of League Express, writes about Rugby League’s compulsive need for change and the potential impact of Prince Harry on the popularity of the game. I sometimes wonder whether Rugby League suffers from an institutional form of ADHD – Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. As any doctor would know, ADHD is a chronic condition that affects millions of children…

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