COLUMN: Central contracts are a good step forward: but should all clubs get access?

COLUMN: Central contracts are a good step forward: but should all clubs get access? Updated

Like most things in rugby league, the issue of the Rugby Football League opting to centrally contract a select group of players is going to massively divide opinion. First of all, I think it’s a huge step forward in regards

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COLUMN: Only the players can halt the increasingly dire fixture backlog

COLUMN: Only the players can halt the increasingly dire fixture backlog

Look, here’s the black and white of it all: we play too many games of rugby league in this country. The debate surrounding¬†player welfare and fixture congestion has – rightly – reared its ugly head again this week after most

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COLUMN: Magic Weekend is great.. but what’s the event’s end game?

COLUMN: Magic Weekend is great.. but what’s the event’s end game?

Over the last 11 years, Magic Weekend has more than merited its place on the domestic rugby league calendar. Having been as both a supporter and then in a working capacity, it is definitely one of the highlights of the

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COLUMN: Do the RFL need to make reserve grade compulsory once again?

COLUMN: Do the RFL need to make reserve grade compulsory once again?

It’s the elephant in the room which simply will not go away: and that’s why the RFL now need to step in and take matters into their own hands when it comes to reserve grade rugby league. The issue reared

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COLUMN: Super League Nines is now more viable than ever.. and here’s who should run it

COLUMN: Super League Nines is now more viable than ever.. and here’s who should run it

If Wednesday’s news that the Nines World Cup is set to finally become a reality in 2019 didn’t strike a chord with Super League, I’m not sure what will. Rugby league, in my opinion at least, has been blessed with

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ANALYSIS: How Castleford’s defence is reaching title-winning form at last

ANALYSIS: How Castleford’s defence is reaching title-winning form at last

The 7th of May 2013 may not immediately strike a chord with too many Castleford fans on first glance, but it really should do – as that was the day the club’s present and long-term future took a significant turn

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COLUMN: Morgan Escare’s career revival is a great lesson for young players

COLUMN: Morgan Escare’s career revival is a great lesson for young players

It’s hard to look anywhere other than Super League leaders Castleford if you’re wanting a feel-good rugby league story at the minute. But if you delve deeper into what’s going on, there’s plenty to be excited about. There have been

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COLUMN: Is ‘Big City Rugby League’ where the future of the sport lies?

COLUMN: Is ‘Big City Rugby League’ where the future of the sport lies?

The news this week that cities such as Newcastle, Coventry and Bristol are interested in acquiring existing Super League franchises may have caught a few people by surprise. After all, this is big news. It’s three major cities in England

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Championship developing nicely

Championship developing nicely

GARETH WALKER, the Championship correspondent of League Express, takes stock of the Championship ahead of this afternoon’s games THREE games into the new Kingstone Press Championship season, and what have we learnt about the 12 clubs so far? As expected,

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COLUMN: Just how damaging are Sundays without Super League?

COLUMN: Just how damaging are Sundays without Super League?

Is there a timeslot more suited to rugby league than a Sunday afternoon? It is, in many ways, the traditional time for watching our favourite sport. We head to the game, have a couple of beers and, for a few

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