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Nigel Wood: Rugby League popularity at an all-time high

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The popularity of Rugby League is at an all-time high, RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood told the sport’s Annual General Meeting today. Wood reported a huge increase in the number of people who watched the sport in 2013, healthy growth in participation numbers, more commercial partners coming to the game and new structures that will make every minute matter for ... Read More »

Joe Burgess operation a success, winger out four weeks

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Wigan coach Shaun Wane says Joe Burgess’ knee operation was a success and that the talented young winger should be back in action within four weeks. Burgess has been in great form for the Warriors this year having scored 19 tries in 22 appearances before picking up an injury in the win over Catalan Dragons. Wane said: “Joe has had ... Read More »

RFL replace Maurice Watkins with Simon Johnson

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The RFL has announced the appointment of Simon Johnson as a Non-Executive member of the sport’s independent Board of Directors. Mr Johnson’s appointment was confirmed at the Rugby League Council AGM held at Langtree Park, St Helens today. He replaces Maurice Watkins CBE, who has stepped down from the Board after three four-year terms as an RFL director. RFL Chairman ... Read More »

Hull FC: James Cunningham returns with confidence

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James Cunningham says he has returned from his loan spell with London Broncos full of confidence and that he has matured both on and off the field. The 20-year-old hooker took part in his first full week of training back at Hull FC last week after spending six months in the capital with the relegation-bound Broncos. A product of Hull’s ... Read More »

Manase Manuokafao signs for Widnes Vikings

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Bradford prop Manase Manuokafoa will leave the relegated Bulls at the end of the season after signing a two-year deal with Widnes Vikings. Vikings boss Denis Betts identified his front row as an area he needed to beef up ahead of next season, and the 29-year-old former South Sydney, Parramatta and North Queensland Cowboys prop has long been on his ... Read More »

Wolves and Tigers fixture moved for Sky Sports

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The Super League round 24 clash between Warrington Wolves and Castleford Tigers has been moved back two days to allow it to be shown on Sky Sports. *YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S LEAGUE EXPRESS ONTO YOUR COMPUTER, SMARTPHONE OR TABLET BY CLICKING HERE* It was originally scheduled to take place on Sunday August 17 at 3pm but will now kick ... Read More »

Brian McDermott relishing top-of-the-table tussle

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Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott says he is enjoying the competitive nature and tightness of Super League’s top five and thinks the intensity will suit his side. Currently only four points separate first-placed St Helens with Warrington Wolves in fifth and, with six games remaining, the League Leaders’ shield is still anyone’s for the taking. “It’s good that it’s so ... Read More »

Walker: Rovers can’t take Broncos lightly

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Hull KR forward Adam Walker has called on his side to display “energy and honesty” when they travel to London Broncos on Saturday. The Robins make the journey south knowing a win is essential to keep their play-off hopes alive and although they are favourites, Walker doesn’t want to take anything for granted. “We need more consistency. We need the ... Read More »

Garreth Carvell: Stand by Lee Radford

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Former Great Britain front-rower Garreth Carvell believes Hull FC fans should stand by struggling coach Lee Radford. The 33-year-old, who was released by Radford earlier this week before joining Castleford Tigers, thinks his former team-mate has been “thrown in at the deep end” and needs time to find his feet. The Black and Whites currently sit 12th in Super League, ... Read More »

James Lowes: Bulls at bottom of a cycle

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James Lowes has been back at Bradford Bulls for only a month but he experienced the pain of relegation as much as anyone involved with the club. The former Great Britain hooker knew the Bulls’ fate was likely decided long before he took up the challenge of restoring their fortunes but confirmation of their drop into the Kingstone Press Championship ... Read More »