Huddersfield win comfortably against Warrington

Huddersfield Giants earned their first win of the season with a well-deserved 20-6 victory over Warrington Wolves. First-half tries from Dale Ferguson and Darnell McIntosh and a second-half effort from Jordan Turner earned the points for Huddersfield. Warrington took an early lead when Tom Lineham expertly took a Stefan Ratchford chip to slide over. Ferguson responded for the Giants, sliding…

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Denver game set to be given green light as deal agreed for England-New Zealand Test

International rugby league is heading across the Atlantic. TotalRL.com has learned that both England and New Zealand have reached an agreement to play a mid-season international in Denver this June (EDIT: 3pm – a story which is now also being reported by the Press Association). It had been reported that some NRL clubs were hesitant to release their key players…

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League Express Podcast: Rugby League’s image, Super League abroad and more

The new League Express Podcast is out now – and this week, our team tackle a number of prominent issues in the game. Among them are Wigan and Hull’s trip to Australia, and how that could change the perception of the sport in this country – as well as an in-depth discussion on whether rugby league has an inferiority complex…

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Toulouse defeat Swinton in France

TOULOUSE scored five tries in the final 15 minutes to seal a 46-14 win and end Swinton’s hopes of opening-day Championship success in the South of France. Chris Hankinson kicked penalty goals either side of half-time to reduce the home lead to 20-14, but the visitors were unable to force a third try. And a 65th-minute score by Stan Robin…

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Should Nines be Rugby League’s Reserves Competition?

League Express editor Martyn Sadler suggests that the shortened form of the game would be a good alternative to a Reserve Grade competition. Last year I had a meeting with the then RFL director Roger Draper about a number of issues that needed to be discussed. Roger was looking for ideas about creating new Rugby League properties that would have…

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Bailey eyes fresh start with Workington after signing with League 1 side

Workington Town have pulled off a significant coup for the upcoming season after landing six-time Grand Final winner and former Great Britain prop Ryan Bailey. And the forward admits he’s desperate to help the ambitious Cumbrian side – coached by international team-mate Leon Pryce – reach the Championship in 2018 after signing just days after leaving Toronto Wolfpack. “Everyone here…

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Eagles sign Lo and Aston on loan

Sheffield Eagles have announced the capture of Garry Lo and Cory Aston on loan from Castleford Tigers. Both join from the Betfred Super League side on an initial one-month deal with an option to extend. Lo made several strong performances for Papua New Guinea at the recent Rugby League World Cup but he will start the 2018 season back at…

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