Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Man of Steel debate: Did Daryl deserve it?

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Joe Whitley (JW): Last night, Castleford hooker Daryl Clark capped off an unforgettable season by adding the Steve Prescott Man of Steel award to his trophy cabinet. As much as I appreciate and admire the 21-year-old’s talent, I can’t help but think he wasn’t the most deserving recipient. What do you think? Aaron Bower (AB): In my eyes, no-one deserved ... Read More »

Opinion: 10 questions to be answered in NRL Grand Final

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On Sunday the South Sydney Rabbitohs will meet the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in the 2014 NRL Grand Final at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium. Here’s 10 key questions we may have answers to at the end of this highly-anticipated match. 1) Will Lote Tuqiri go round again? The ageless winger has done it all in rugby league, winning a premiership with the Brisbane ... Read More »

Opinion: Has Thursday night Super League run its course?

News reaches the Wigan camp that their matches attracted more TV viewers than any other Super League team in 2014

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 »

Debate: Bradford or London – who is best placed for 2015?

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For this week’s debate, we’re casting a mindful eye forward to the 2015 season, and examining which of Super League’s two relegated clubs are best prepared for life in the Championship next season. There’s a case to argue for both Bradford Bulls and London Broncos, with savvy recruitment and clever planning giving both clubs a case to believe they are ... Read More »

Debate: Extended World Club Challenge; Yes or no?

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It’s been revealed this past week that the World Club Challenge could be set for expansion, after Leeds Rhinos’ Gary Hetherington told Sky Sports that discussions are ongoing regarding a potential six-team tournament in the near future “We really hope this is going to happen, “ said Hetherington. “I think it is fair to say that the Super League Clubs ... Read More »

Debate: Should Super League introduce bonus points?

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Perhaps the biggest talking point to emerge from last week’s meeting to announce the resturucturing of Rugby League was the suggestion that Super League could introduce a bonus points system for 2015 and beyond. With both Super League and the Championships having to operate under the same system, there is a serious possibility that the top division could bring in ... Read More »

Debate: Should captains be punished more severely?

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Round 21 of Super League is only one game old, yet there are already plenty of talking points to discuss from the game on Thursday night. Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers both had the chance to move top of Super League with a win, but they couldn’t be seperated in a thrilling 24-24 draw. However, the biggest talking point from ... Read More »

Thursday XIII: Super League’s greatest overseas side

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For this week’s Thursday Thirteen, we’ve taken inspiration from one of our columnists, Garry Schofield. Schoey published what he believed to be the ten greatest overseas players ever to play Rugby League in England in this week’s edition of League Express (which you can read online here), and it certainly got you talking! So with that in mind, we’ve decided ... Read More »

Debate: Could the marquee player ruling benefit Super League?

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Once again, colourful Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash is in the news after an extraordinary press conference this past Thursday. In it, he revealed that his “marquee player” ruling he has been trying to get commissioned by the RFL didn’t even get voted on this week, after several clubs came together to block a potential vote. Koukash – and ... Read More »

Debate: Is Daryl Clark now England’s elite hooker?

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Another win for the Castleford Tigers on Thursday night was once again dominated by another outstanding performance from Daryl Clark, with the hooker grabbing a hat-trick to take his tally to 12 tries already in Super League 2014. Questions have been raised all season about where Clark will be plying his trade next season, but before that, there is an ... Read More »

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