Sawyer slams EGM proposal

Dewsbury Rams Chairman Mark Sawyer says the RFL proposal on the table for Friday’s EGM about the league structure is “totally unpalatable” and if accepted, would make the Championship and League One unviable from 2022. Sawyer, who has been at the helm with the Rams for almost 20 years, says the reduced share of central funding that is being proposed…

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The league structure dilemma – a new approach

With the impasse between Super League clubs and their colleagues in the Championship, League Express editor MARTYN SADLER an alternative structure that could drive the game forward. This article is an updated version of an article that first appeared in the League Express issue of 20 August. Introduction Most Super League clubs want a new fixture structure for the 2019…

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Robinson set for Fax

Halifax are poised to move for Featherstone winger Shaun Robinson for next season, League Express understands. Fax were close to signing Robinson last year before he decided to join Rovers from Swinton Lions. But with Featherstone restructuring their squad for financial reasons, Robinson is now set to move on and is expected to finally end up at the Shay. He…

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Structure strife an embarrassment – do we need to trust Super League?

It’s difficult to know where to start as one of the most decisive days in British rugby league’s recent history looms large on the horizon. Make no mistake, changing or keeping the league structure does not solve the wider problems in the game. Far from it. But after months of squabbling, in-fighting and statements aplenty, it is time the game…

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Swinton to reject structure proposals despite it costing them Championship status

Swinton Lions will vote against the new league structure proposal, at Friday’s Rugby Football League EGM, despite the fact it that rejection would consign their own club to relegation. The Lions are currently struggling at 11th place in the table, five points adrift of safety with just three games remaining, yet their Chairman, Andy Mazey says they are willing to…

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Halifax, Toulouse, Bradford and York lead charge for Championship & League 1 awards

Luke Briscoe, Scott Murrell, Mark Kheirallah and Johnathon Ford will fight it out for the top prize at this year’s Championship and League 1 awards evening. The quartet has been shortlisted for the Championship player of the year award after excellent individual campaigns. Briscoe broke records when he equalled the try-scoring record for scoring in straight games at Featherstone, going…

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Red Devils hold off Wolfpack challenge

Salford Red Devils held off a strong second-half challenge from Toronto Wolfpack today, winning 26-16 after having held a 20-0 lead at half-time, to virtually assure themselves of Super League rugby next season, while the Wolfpack now look likely to be heading for the Million Pound Game. In the first half the Red Devils had looked far too strong for…

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