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The Fab Five: Week ending Sunday July 20

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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 »

Opinion: Culture, Image and Australian Rugby League

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Martyn Sadler, the editor of Rugby League Express newspaper, defends Australian Rugby League against one of its own media stars… Why do we panic so much about Rugby League’s image every time an Australian player is found to have done something silly? This week the Australian Rugby League media have been wetting themselves about a player who has literally wet ... Read More »

The web of deceit: From Tweet to Twit

Joel-Monaghan

Social networking, love it or loathe it, is king. This weekend I came across an image of a player in a compromising position, which was being shared between fellow Rugby League players. This distasteful and private image was something that shouldn’t be posted in the public arena. But what disturbed me most was the fact it was a player that ... Read More »

Plenty of guys in Town

Workington

Gareth Walker pays tribute to a great performance by Workington Town last Sunday. Few teams can this year have come through the amount of adversity that Workington Town had to contend with last weekend. Phil Veivers’ side have been close to recording a host of wins this season – they current have nine bonus points from 11 defeats – only ... Read More »

A team full of..? XIII with the same name

Paul-Wellens

On TotalRL.com, we’re nothing if not fun. And we love interacting with our readers, which is why every so often, we’ll throw a debate or a topic out into the open for you to sink your teeth into! Last week, we tried to test your Rugby League knowledge to the max, by getting you to come up with a Rugby ... Read More »

Opinion: Time for Super League to introduce Heritage Round

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These are interesting days for British Rugby League. After the booming success of the 2013 World Cup, the game has been plunged back into the darkness somewhat, with attendances lagging, video referee madness and a controversial league re-structure on the horizon. Clearly, the game is desperate to get the fans back on side more than ever before. Super League fans ... Read More »