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Opinion: Has Thursday night Super League run its course?

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When British Rugby League undergoes its major restructure in the coming months, one of the biggest areas of concern for those involved in the game is how to solve the age old dilemma of attendances. League Express revealed this week that only four Super League clubs were able to post an increase on their average gates for 2014, with some ... Read More »

Opinion: Super League attendance drop should cause concern

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Only four Super League clubs were able to post increases on their regular season average attendance in 2014, as overall crowds took a tumble in Super League compared to last season, which was also a season in which almost all clubs registered a decline in attendances. After the completion of all 27 rounds of the regular season at the weekend, ... Read More »

Super League exciting, but don’t forget the Championships

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It’s been perhaps the most dramatic and exciting Super League season in the history of the modern era. Going into the final round of the season, seven of the eight slots in the play-off places are yet to be decided, with only Leeds knowing for sure that they will start the play-offs from sixth position. Catalan and Widnes are jockeying ... Read More »

Goldthorpe v Man of Steel: Which rewards Rugby League ability?

Danny Brough tied up this year's Goldthorpe Medal with a week to spare

Martyn Sadler, the editor of Rugby League Express, celebrates another Albert Goldthorpe Medal for Danny Brough, and compares the criteria for the award to the Steve Prescoss Man of Steel award… This is a modified version of an article that first appeared in this week’s Rugby League Express. A lot of people ask me about the differences between the Albert ... Read More »

Top of the Class

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JAMIE BARWICK, of Opta Sportsdata, checks out the leading players in this season’s Super League competition, according to statistical analysis for the first 24 rounds of the competition. Super League has thrown up plenty of excitement this season from Castleford’s last gasp 36-31 win over Wigan Warriors in round three to London Broncos, more recently, finally ending their 23-match losing ... Read More »

Opinion: Rugby League exposes its own Achilles heel again

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Essentially, it is the 64 million dollar question which has plagued Rugby League for the last 25 years. Why on Earth can’t this fantastic game – which we would all probably agree is the most exciting sport out there – get a foothold amongst the mainstream in Great Britain? After all, for entertainment and drama, there isn’t really another sport ... Read More »

Famous names tweet ahead of Challenge Cup Final

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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

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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

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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 »