Wakefield coach Chris Chester in frame for vacant Scotland role along with Duffy

Wakefield coach Chris Chester has emerged as one of the leading candidates to become the new Scotland head coach, League Express can reveal – and he is likely to be supported in the role by leading Championship coach John Duffy as co-head coach. Sources have told League Express that Chester, who has impressed during his two years in charge at…

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Rotterdam Nines – Details Announced

Nine sides from six countries will take to the field for the annual Rotterdam Nines tournament, to be held on 14th April. Amsterdam Cobras, Harderwijk Dolphins and the hosts Rotterdam Pitbulls represent the Netherlands, North Brussels Gorillas join from neighbours Belgium, TSV Karlshofen and Ost Westfalen come from Germany, Eastern Europe sides Krupka Dragons (Czech Republic) and Ragbi Klub Dorcol…

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Five potential franchises that could have a massive impact on Rugby League

Since Super League’s formation as the Northern hemisphere’s luxury competition, The Rugby Football League has continued to evolve from its Northern Union roots and transform the game into a global spectacle. Here, Ryan Booth takes a look at five prospective franchises that would positively influence the sport’s long-term future. 1. New York The formation of Toronto Wolfpack two years ago sparked…

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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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