Red Devils team up with Hopwood Hall

Salford Red Devils have formed a partnership with the Rochdale-based Hopwood Hall College. The Red Devils have used Hopwood Hall College’s facilities over the past year and have now agreed an official partnership between the two parties to help bring through the next generation of Betfred Super League players. “This is a massive step in the right direction for the…

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Ridyard returns to Leigh

Leigh Centurions’ new head coach John Duffy’s first signing sees the return of Martyn Ridyard to the Leigh Sports Village. Ridyard, 32, rejoins his hometown club from Featherstone Rovers, having made what proved to be his final appearance for Rovers in their Betfred Championship Shield final victory over the Centurions in October. John Duffy said: “Martyn is a big signing…

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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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