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Super League: August try of the month revealed

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Super League sponsor BRUT for Men has revealed the five best tries of last month, as voted by fans. From a 90-metre interception try in the Hull derby to a quick tap from the electric Castleford Tigers, it’s a riveting few minutes of footage. Read More »

In-form Escaré rewarded with new four-year Dragons deal

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Dragons full-back Morgan Escaré has today signed a new four-year deal with the Catalans that will keep him in the south of France until 2018. The 22-year-old scored 27 tries in 27 appearances last season, which broke the club’s record and gave him a real shot at a place in Super League’s Dream Team. Alas, Leeds’ Zak Hardaker was selected ... Read More »

Anderson: Giants “fully capable” of defeating Warriors

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Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson is fully focused on victory as the Giants prepare to take on Wigan Warriors in their Super League qualifying play-off at DW Stadium tomorrow night. The Giants have beaten Wigan home and away this season but Anderson will not allow history to shape their preparations. “It’s a totally different competition now,” said Anderson. “It’s all about ... Read More »

Play-offs: Matty Smith relishing Giants bout

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Wigan playmaker Matty Smith is looking forward to taking on one of the sport’s form teams when the Warriors host Huddersfield Giants in a Super League qualifying play-off at DW Stadium tomorrow night. The Warriors haven’t beaten the Giants this season and Smith is confident that this won’t be hanging over their heads as they approach the game. “We’ve had ... Read More »

Video: Key players look ahead to the play-offs

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In this video, kindly supplied by Super League TV, several key figures from clubs involved in the play-offs – including Sean O’Loughlin, Tommy Makinson, Jamie Peacock and Kevin Brown – discuss their chances of reaching Old Trafford. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on or free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and ... Read More »

Injured Danny Brough won’t feature against Wigan

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Talismanic Huddersfield half-back Danny Brough will not feature in the Giants’ first play-off match against Wigan on Thursday. The 31-year-old, who recently landed his third Albert Goldthorpe Medal, injured his testicles against Hull in round 26 and had to spend a night in hospital. Understandably he missed his side’s clash with league leaders St Helens the week after and will ... Read More »

Peacock wants one more World Club Challenge

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Leeds Rhinos prop Jamie Peacock is determined to reach another Grand Final so he can fulfil his wish of playing in one last World Club Challenge. The 36-year-old plans to hang up his boots at the end of next season and is eager to have one last crack at the Aussies before he bows out. “You don’t get tired of ... Read More »

Saints coach Brown rubbishes rumours of NRL move

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St Helens boss Nathan Brown has rubbished rumours linking him with a possible move back to the NRL with Wests Tigers next season. Doubts have arisen over current Wests’ coach Mick Potters future with the club after the board refused to confirm an extension to his two-year contract last week. But Australian Brown, whose St Helens side clinched the Super ... Read More »

Video: Highlights from every Super League round 27 match

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Miss any of this weekend’s Super League action? Scroll down to watch free video highlights of every game. Remember, if you want more detail, analysis, stats and opinion, click here to download League Express newspaper. Wigan Warriors 24-20 Warrington Wolves Huddersfield Giants 17-16 St Helens Hull FC 24-19 Leeds Rhinos Salford Red Devils 36-6 Widnes Vikings Catalan Dragons 28-6 Castleford ... Read More »

RFL to take “no further action” on Zak Hardaker

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The RFL has confirmed that no further action will be taken on Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker following an investigation into allegations of homophobic abuse made on a St Helens player during a match in late August. The game’s governing body said in a statement: “Details of the investigation were presented to the RFL Match Review Panel which concluded that ... Read More »