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St Helens’ long-term defensive improvement is producing results, but losing Joe Greenwood could ruin it

St Helens’ long-term defensive improvement is producing results, but losing Joe Greenwood could ruin it

St Helens’ opening round victory over Leeds Rhinos two weeks ago was far from the thrilling spectacle many hoped would open the Betfred Super League campaign. Nevertheless, for all of the sloppy handling errors, the disappointing execution of final plays

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Where are they now? A look at Celtic Crusaders’ 2009 Super League squad

Where are they now? A look at Celtic Crusaders’ 2009 Super League squad

Tony Duggan – Having joined the Crusaders in 2006, the fullback is still playing the game in France with Lezignan at the age of 38. Luke Dyer – The former Hull Kingston Rovers flier is in Australia these days. According

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Four players who benefitted from leaving Leeds

Four players who benefitted from leaving Leeds

During the Super League era, many players have remained loyal to Leeds Rhinos for the duration of their career. Kevin Sinfield, Rob Burrow, Danny McGuire, Ryan Hall. They are just the start of a long line of players who enjoyed

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Bradford loan Murray from Salford

Bradford loan Murray from Salford

Bradford Bulls have signed young Salford forward Daniel Murray on a one-month loan. The prop joined the Red Devils for the beginning of the 2017 season from Warrington and appeared in all three of their pre-season fixtures. However, head coach

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The League 1 Show – Episode 2

The League 1 Show – Episode 2

League 1’s very own dedicated podcast returns for another in-depth look at the competition. TotalRL Editor Matthew Shaw joins Ben Hughes to reflect and preview all the action, which also includes interviews from Barrow Raiders, Gloucestershire All Golds, Oxford, and

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Bowden returns for Hull FC

Bowden returns for Hull FC

Josh Bowden has been named in the Hull FC squad for their Betfred Super League clash with Catalans on Thursday. The forward is the only change to Lee Radford’s squad following their opening round victory over Wakefield, with Bowden replacing

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Power Rankings: W/c February 20th

Power Rankings: W/c February 20th

1. Wigan Warriors (+4) Top of the world and top of the power rankings, they victory against Cronulla Sharks sees them climb four places. Clinical finishing and a potent attack saw them reclaim their status as the best side in

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Hull tie down Sneyd until 2019

Hull tie down Sneyd until 2019

Hull FC Marc Sneyd has signed a new contract extension with the club, keeping him with the Challenge Cup winners until the end of the 2019 season. Hull took up the option of a two-year extension in the contract of

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Five things we learned from the Championship: Round three

Five things we learned from the Championship: Round three

1. It’s going to be a long season for Dewsbury Defeat for the Rams was their second heavy hammering in their first three matches and leaves them winless at the start of the season. Dewsbury are not the first and will

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Leading Super League officials disagree on the future of the Super 8s concept

Leading Super League officials disagree on the future of the Super 8s concept

Ian Lenagan and Gary Hetherington, the chairman and chief executive of Wigan and Leeds respectively, have shared contrasting views on the current Super 8s concept. Discussions about the future of the structure have commenced between the Rugby Football League and clubs

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