Thursday, October 23, 2014
Rugby League News

Gareth Walker

All that’s good about the game

First published in League Express, Monday 2nd Sept 2013 If you wanted to experience everything that is good about Championship Rugby League, you could do a lot worse than have been present at the Featherstone-Sheffield game last week. The top two sides in the competition went head-to-head with the League Leaders’ title at stake, and produced a thrilling spectacle worthy ... Read More »

Fixture rethink needed

First published in League Express, Monday 26th Aug 2013 North Wales Crusaders coach Clive Griffiths made a very pertinent point in last week’s news pages of League Express. Griffiths has called for more consistency in the fixture list for Kingstone Press Championship One in 2014, and it’s something that is much needed. Griffiths pointed out how his side still had ... Read More »

Stringer leads the way

First published in League Express, Monday 19th Aug 2013 The Kingstone Press Championship Players of the Year will be decided using a new format this season, and a host of players are in contention in both competitions. In past seasons, the coaches from each league voted for the main awards, with each selecting a top three of opposition players. That ... Read More »

Chambers gives Lions oxygen

First published in League Express, Monday 12th Aug 2013 We’re coming to the time of year when discussions take place about who deserves to take the individual end-of-season Championship awards. This year the Player of Year will be decided by the cumulative points that have been running alongside the weekly Premier Sports awards, with Sheffield’s Mitchell Stringer leading the way ... Read More »

Don’t forget the little guys

First published in League Express, Monday 5th Aug 2013 Talks continue apace over the proposed new structure of two leagues of 12 into three of eight. But am I not missing something here?  Are there not 37 professional clubs at present, not 24? It’s something that has nagged away at me since the idea was first mooted.  There has been ... Read More »

The London conundrum

First published in Rugby League World, Issue 389 (Sept 2013) “I hate the notion that relegation will spell disaster for any club, and a key part of the restructuring is to ensure that myth is completely dispelled.” The Tetley’s Challenge Cup semi-final between Wigan and London provided some lasting images, not least the scoreboard showing the 70-0 result at full-time. ... Read More »