Forster pleased to see Whitehaven and League 1 showcase itself positively in cup

Whitehaven coach Carl Forster admits he was delighted to see both Haven and League 1 showcase themselves in a positive light in the Challenge Cup last weekend: but insists they are fully-focused on kickstarting their league campaign on Sunday. Haven head into this Sunday’s crucial clash with Hemel without a point to their name so far in 2018, having lost…

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Whitehaven youngster to create history on Sunday against Hemel

Whitehaven youngster Jake Bradley could become the youngest player in the club’s entire history on Sunday if he features against Hemel Stags. Haven coach Carl Forster told TotalRL that the 16-year-old, who has been playing with leading Cumbrian amateur side Hensingham, has signed trial forms with the League 1 side this week and is likely to play. He is in…

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Forster hoping for “nice distraction” again as Haven plot another Challenge Cup run

Whitehaven coach Carl Forster says he wants his players to give the club a welcome distraction in the Challenge Cup again this year – but says they face the strongest expansion side in League One as they begin their road to Wembley this weekend. Haven host London Skolars on Saturday night, where they will hope to kickstart another run in…

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Ukraine RL Announce New Franchises

Following meetings in England in the run up to Christmas, Ukraine Rugby League has announced a revamp of its top competition which will see five regional Super League franchises put in place, each allied to an English club.  Those five – participants in the 2018 Joma Super Rugby League – will be as follows:  Transcarpathia Trinity, linked to Wakefield; Lviv…

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Cumbria’s promotion showdown

GARETH WALKER of League Express looks ahead to this weekend’s crucial games in the Championship and League One A SEASON’S work goes on the line for the remaining clubs outside Super League this weekend, with the Championship Shield final and League One promotion play-off. Toulouse Olympique host Sheffield Eagles in the former, with the latter seeing Barrow Raiders entertain Whitehaven…

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Roundup: 13th August

More details from all of today’s games, alongside the rest of the weekend’s action, will feature in Monday’s League Express. Widnes Vikings picked up their first win of the 2017 Qualifiers as Corey Thompson’s brace helped them to a 36-12 victory at Halifax. Despite Fax’s red-hot winger Ben Heaton making it six tries in two appearances, they barely threatened a…

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Power Rankings – w/c 19 June

1 London Broncos (+2) For the first time in over two months, we have new leaders in our Power Rankings! The honour goes to London Broncos – and how could it not? They’ve won nine games in a row and, over the weekend, they became the first team to win a league game in Toulouse since their admission back into the…

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