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Video highlights: Warrington Wolves v Castleford Tigers

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Extensive video highlights from Friday’s Super League round 24 clash between Warrington Wolves and Castleford Tigers at the Halliwell-Jones Stadium. What do you think about this match? Discuss this and much more on our free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and features, subscribe to League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also connect with us ... Read More »

Championship: Sharp and Backhouse players of the week

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Featherstone Rovers full-back Will Sharp and York City Knights second-row Ryan Backhouse have been voted Championship Players of the Week. Both players had key roles in their side’s important wins over Halifax and Hunslet Hawks respectively. Every week each coach in both the Kingstone Press Championship and Championship One is contacted to help decide the awards. Kingstone Press Player of ... Read More »

Vote: Who will win Saturday’s Challenge Cup final?

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Every week in League Express we ask our readers to give us their predictions or opinions on some of the game’s hottest topics or talking points. This week, we’re asking you to predict a winner from Saturday’s Challenge Cup final. Will Castleford conquer the Rhinos or will Leeds get their hands on the game’s most prestigious trophy? What do you ... Read More »

Shannon McDonnell keen on extending Saints stay

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St Helens full-back Shannon McDonnell wants to make his deal with the Super League leaders a permanent one after impressing on his debut last week. The 27-year-old Australian penned a short-term deal in July to cover injuries after finding himself without a club. It expires at the end of this season. On his Saints debut last week, he scored two ... Read More »

Challenge Cup: Phil Bentham to referee final

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Phil Bentham will referee Saturday’s Challenge Cup final between Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers, the RFL have announced today. It will be Bentham’s third Wembley appearance following his Challenge Cup final debut in 2011 and last year’s final. He will be assisted by touch-judges Joe Cobb and Robert Hicks, while Ben Thaler will be the video referee alongside video referee ... Read More »

Arundel praises Lowes impact

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On-loan Bradford centre Joe Arundel believes the Bulls may not have been relegated if Francis Cummins had been replaced by James Lowes earlier in the season. Cummins was relieved of his duties on June 16, with club legend Lowes named as his replacement just over a week later. Since his arrival, the Bulls have improved significantly and have won their ... Read More »

I’ve failed Hull FC so far, says captain

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Hull FC captain Gareth Ellis believes his side’s lack of recent silverware means he has been a failure at the club. The former Great Britain star, 33, joined the Airlie Birds at the start of 2013 with big ambitions. “I’ve failed on my assignment here to be part of the success of the club – winning silverware or putting us ... Read More »

James Lowes proud of “brilliant” Bradford

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Bradford coach James Lowes last night hailed the efforts of his players after the Bulls came from behind to record a third-straight Super League victory. The Bradford chief looked on as the Provident Stadium side overturned a two-try deficit to seal a win over play-off hopefuls Hull FC. The Bulls trailed 12-0 following a one-sided opening but were back within ... Read More »

Danny Addy signs two-year contract extension at Bradford

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Scotland international Danny Addy has become the latest Bradford Bulls player to commit his future to the relegated club after agreeing a new two-year contract. The 23-year-old utility player says he dismissed interest from other First Utility Super League clubs to join team-mates Dale Ferguson, Lee Gaskell, Adam Sidlow, Tom Olbison and Adam Henry in re-signing for the Bulls. “Bradford ... Read More »

Broncos sign French international Barthau on two-year-deal

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London Broncos have signed French International half-back William Barthau from Catalan Dragons on a two-year deal from the 2015 season. Half-back Barthau, 24, has played 16 times for the Dragons and been impressive in their reserve team Saint-Esteve XIII Catalan. He played a key role in the Catalan Dragons defeat of the Broncos at The Hive earlier this season, scoring ... Read More »