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Famous names tweet ahead of Challenge Cup Final

Wembley

A host of famous Rugby League names have been busy on social media this morning ahead of the Challenge Cup Final. Here are a selection of the best. Found any better ones? Leave a comment below and get involved! Lee Briers (@briers6): Today is by far the best day in the rugby league calendar. Enjoy the day @CTRLFC and @leedsrhinos ... Read More »

Everything to play for

Kingstone Press Championship

GARETH WALKER, the Championship correspondent of Rugby League Express, looks ahead to an exciting day of Championship action on Sunday. LEIGH Centurions rightly took the spotlight last weekend when they clinched the League Leaders Shield in style with three games still to play, but this Sunday the focus will switch elsewhere. The two Yorkshire derbies at Halifax and Batley will ... Read More »

Super League: The race for top spot is hotting up

Huddersfield League Leader's Shield

With just four regular season games left and six clubs mathematically in the race to claim the League Leaders shield, 2014 could prove to be one of the tightest Super League seasons yet. With many of the competing teams still to play each other, it is almost impossible to predict who will finish top of the pile. Saints currently lead ... Read More »

Opinion: How to end dual-registration madness

Gen-11

It’s been a fair few months since I have written in any depth about those two most divisive of Championship words, dual registration. But there was no avoiding the controversial system last week, when the RFL confirmed that they were investigating the possibility that ineligible players were fielded on Sunday July 27. This article originally appeared in this week’s edition ... Read More »

The Heat Is On

Kingstone Press Championship

GARETH WALKER of League Express The Kingstone Press Championship is hotting up – and not just in terms of the weather. With so much at stake in the Championship this season, we expected some fine margins between success and failure. But few could have anticipated them being as fine as the ones that are developing now. Going into this weekend’s ... Read More »

The Fab Five: Week ending Sunday July 20

Chase-Hull-FC-V-Salford

It’s been another outstanding weekend of Rugby League action, with shocks, twists and surprises all across the country to seriously shake up the top three divisions. In Super League, the play-off race has tightened up after a shock win for Widnes on Friday night. And the Championship is hotting up too after some surprise results – with Championship One looking ... Read More »

Opinion: Is Koukash trying to emulate Manchester City?

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLphotos

Earlier today, Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash publicly confirmed his interest in buying NRL strugglers Newcastle Knights. The 55-year-old tweeted that negotiations are underway and that his focus, for now at least, is with the Red Devils, but he failed to explain what implications this potential purchase could have. Does he plan to sell his stake in the ... Read More »

Blackpool here we come

Kingstone Press Championship

GARETH WALKER welcomes the decision to take a full round of Championship fixtures to Blackpool in 2015. Last week’s announcement that the Kingstone Press Championship will take an entire round of fixtures to Blackpool’s Bloomfield Road is great news for the sport at this level. The newly titled Kingstone Press Championship Summer Bash will take place over the Bank Holiday ... Read More »

Rugby League World – 400 up and going strong

GARETH WALKER, the editor of Rugby League World magazine, celebrates a wonderful milestone in the magazine’s history. This month marks the 400th issue of Rugby League World’s long and illustrious history. Rugby League World issue 400 is in shops now. You can also read it online on your smartphone, tablet, desktop PC or Mac. You can order a copy by post ... Read More »

Gloucestershire future looks All Gold

Secret Speccie - Gloucs All Golds

GARETH WALKER, the Championship correspondent of League Express, pays tribute to the achievements of the All Golds this season. For all intents and purposes, Kingstone Press Championship One was supposed to be a three-horse race in 2014. Nobody was overlooking the sterling work that has been done by the expansion clubs in that division. Or even being arrogant enough to ... Read More »