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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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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