CSKA Moscow beat Partizan Belgrade 38 – 32 to win first Army Unity Cup

A Vasili Drozdov goal, converting a last-gasp try from centre Dmitri Leskov, sealed an astonishing comeback from Moscow’s CSKA, as they defeated Partizan from Belgrade 38-36 in the inauguaral Army Unity Cup at the MBA Stadium, Moscow. The hosts were 16 points down with barely five minutes remaing in minus three degrees temperature but thrilled their fans in an astonishing…

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Habbous to stand down as President of debt free Lebanon Federation

“On the back of a successful World Cup campaign – and year generally – we are looking forward to ushering in an exciting new era,” commented LRLF president Mohamad Habbous following a board meeting of the Lebanon Rugby League Federation. “For the first time in our 17-year history our organisation is debt free, meaning that we now have stability to…

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Vrchlabi – first stop on the road to RL World Cup 2021

The town of Vrchlabi will host the preliminary stage of the European qualifying route to the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England, when the Czech Republic host Norway on 30th June.  It will be the opening fixture in Euro C, which comprises six nations split north and south. Germany is the third nation in the north group, while the…

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Sean O’Loughlin insists he won’t walk away from international duty

Wigan and England captain Sean O’Loughlin has revealed to League Express that he has no intention of retiring from international duty. The 35-year-old guided England to last year’s World Cup final, but admitted in the aftermath of that defeat to Australia he wasn’t sure what his international future held in store. However, having given consideration to the issue in recent…

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Wayne Bennett and England’s NRL stars pledge “absolute support” of Denver Test

Wayne Bennett and England’s NRL-based players have offered their support for the proposed Test match with New Zealand in Denver as resistance from Australia heightens. Both the NRL clubs and the Rugby League Players Association are understood to be opposed to the match taking place in the United States, with their concerns understood to centre around insurance issues for those…

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What’s Inside League Express: 26th March edition

With Easter just around the corner, this week’s League Express has all the big rugby league issues covered as the most hectic period of the year approaches. With stories on and off the field grabbing the headlines over the last seven days, here’s a look at what we’ve got in store for you in this week’s paper – which you…

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