The league structure dilemma – a new approach

With the impasse between Super League clubs and their colleagues in the Championship, League Express editor MARTYN SADLER an alternative structure that could drive the game forward. This article is an updated version of an article that first appeared in the League Express issue of 20 August. Introduction Most Super League clubs want a new fixture structure for the 2019…

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Should Championship clubs have equal shares?

League Express editor MARTYN SADLER considers whether the Championship clubs should bite the bullet and equalise their distribution of Sky funding. The Championship and League 1 clubs are due to meet this Friday in Bradford to determine their strategy in the years ahead in relation to the structure of the leagues and the distribution of funds from the Sky TV…

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Rugby League’s USA adventure

MARTYN SADLER, the editor of League Express, considers the importance of tonight’s Test match between England and New Zealand in Denver, Colorado. Expansion has always been a dream for a significant number of Rugby League administrators and supporters, for whom the moniker of Rugby League as ‘The Greatest Game’ has always rung true, but with too few people across the…

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New deal for Patton at Warrington

Warrington Wolves halfback Declan Patton has agreed a two-year contract extension until November 2020. Patton, 23, progressed through the Wolves’ Scholarship and Academy system, making his first-team debut in 2015. He has made 54 appearances to date and has kicked 80 goals and crossed for eleven tries, including one in the last minute of Saturday’s Challenge Cup win over Wigan.…

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Wolves gain revenge on Wigan to reach Cup semi-final

Warrington Wolves earned a convincing 23-0 victory today against Wigan Warriors at the Halliwell Jones Stadium to progress into the semi-final of the Challenge Cup at Bolton on 6 August. The Wolves led 16-0 at half-time and stood up in defence in the second half to present the Warriors from scoring, gaining revenge for their 38-10 defeat at the Magic…

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Presenting a united front

GARETH WALKER, the Championship correspondent of League Express, sees the Championship and League 1 clubs presenting a united front to their Super League colleagues. SUPPORTERS of any Championship or League One team should have been heartened by Bradford Chairman Andrew Chalmers’ newspaper column on the recent meeting of all professional clubs. Many of the gathered Council members went expecting to…

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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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