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On this day – when Rugby League was hit by a smallpox epidemic

On this day – when Rugby League was hit by a smallpox epidemic

On this day 113 years ago, on 10 December 1904, Huddersfield and Dewsbury drew 3-3 in what, under normal circumstances, would have been a relatively unremarkable game. But Richard de la Riviere explains why it wasn’t. In fact the game was

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Rochdale snap up Whitehaven forward

Rochdale snap up Whitehaven forward

Rochdale Hornets have completed the signing of experienced backrower Dave Allen, as anticipated in League Express two weeks ago. The former Wigan, Widnes, Whitehaven and Ireland international becomes the first new addition to Alan Kilshaw’s 2018 squad, joining nine retained

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Cumbria’s promotion showdown

Cumbria’s promotion showdown

GARETH WALKER of League Express looks ahead to this weekend’s crucial games in the Championship and League One A SEASON’S work goes on the line for the remaining clubs outside Super League this weekend, with the Championship Shield final and

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Batley snap up duo

Batley snap up duo

Batley Bulldogs have re-signed former favourite Jonny Campbell for the 2018 season. The popular speedster has secured a return to the Bulldogs after leaving the club to join Bradford Bulls. However, he will return to The Fox’s Biscuits Stadium next

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Lunt picks up major prize at Kingstone Press awards evening

Lunt picks up major prize at Kingstone Press awards evening

Shaun Lunt was the big winner at the Kingstone Press Championship & League 1 awards evening as he was named as the Championship’s player of the year. The Hull Kingston Rovers captain beat off competition from Robins teammate Chris Atkin

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Toovey still undecided on Bradford future

Toovey still undecided on Bradford future

Geoff Toovey has admitted his Bradford future has yet to be resolved as he continues to weigh up his options. The Bulls head coach has yet to commit to the club ahead of their League 1 campaign and confirmed he

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Bradford duo commit long-term to the Bulls

Bradford duo commit long-term to the Bulls

Bradford Bulls duo Liam Kirk and Ross Oakes have signed new two year deals with the club. The duo, graduates of the club’s successful academy system, have been regulars for the club during the 2017 campaign, with forward Kirk an

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Sheffield coach Mark Aston suggests increasing the size of the Championship

Sheffield coach Mark Aston suggests increasing the size of the Championship

Sheffield coach Mark Aston has thrown forward his idea for a restructure of rugby league – which involves increasing the size of the Championship and leaving League 1 to become a “development league”. The Eagles are not in danger of

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Toulouse sign World Cup winner Rapira

Toulouse sign World Cup winner Rapira

Toulouse Olympique have made a major statement ahead of the 2018 season by completing the signing of World Cup winner Sam Rapira. The 30-year-old’s departure from Huddersfield was confirmed on Tuesday and he will leave the club following two years

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Swinton confirm new chairman as financial troubles ease

Swinton confirm new chairman as financial troubles ease

Swinton Lions have confirmed former Leigh director Andy Mazey as the club’s new chairman. Mazey, who has experience as the head of electrical services specialists company S R Waite Group, is the nephew of former Lions great Billy Davies. His

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