OPINION: League 1 is stronger than it’s ever been: de-regulating it would be a disaster

At first, the sentence ‘de-regulation of League 1 on the cards’ may have passed a few people by. When the story first appeared in League Express several weeks ago, I wouldn’t be surprised if a few people were quickly trying to find out what on Earth de-regulation was. Of course, now most people are aware of what the proposed plans…

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Power Rankings: TotalRL’s in-form rankings for w/e March 18

London (+1) The Broncos are back on top! Danny Ward’s side moved into the fifth round of the Challenge Cup courtesy of a nerve-jangling win at Workington – but with last week’s leaders, St Helens, losing for the first time in 2018, the Broncos climb above them into first. Featherstone (+2)  It’s another big leap up the rankings for John…

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Challenge Cup fifth round draw throws up several intriguing ties

League 1 sides Bradford and Hunslet have been handed a mouthwatering prize should they win their fourth round Challenge Cup tie.. a trip to Super League heavyweights Warrington. In one of several enthralling ties for the fifth round – which sees four Super League sides enter the competition at this point – the Bulls could face the Wolves for the…

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League 1 duo stun Championship opponents in Challenge Cup

Whitehaven and York City Knights advanced to the fifth round of the Challenge Cup after clinching cup shocks against Championship opponents. Carl Forster’s Haven dispatched of Dewsbury Rams while the Knights overcame Swinton Lions to secure their passage into the next round. It was the performance of the Cumbrians that caught the eye the most, overcoming a Rams side with…

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Power Rankings: TotalRL’s in-form rankings for w/e March 11

1. St Helens (-) They’re now the outright leaders in Super League – and following a fifth successive win, surely there was little doubting who would remain on top of this week’s rankings? Justin Holbrook’s side are, simply put, in red-hot form right now. Who can stop them? 2. London Broncos (+1) They only dropped two places last week due…

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Rugby League’s Greece Lightning: Stefanos Bastas

“I like Greece, I love my family and my friends, my plan is to return there, but only when this crazy and great adventure finishes.” Hemel Stags’ international recruit Stefanos Bastas tells Ash Hope about his “crazy and great“ RL adventure AMID the many comings and goings in League 1 during the close-season, an intriguing signing by Hemel Stags seemed…

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Wolfpack youngsters to join London Skolars on loan

Toronto Wolfpack has announced that their North American players Quinn Ngawati and Ryan Burroughs will join League 1 side London Skolars for the remainder of the 2018 season. Wolfpack coach Paul Rowley will monitor the pair closely throughout the season. “This is a great opportunity for these boys,” said Rowley. “The opportunity to move down a level to play some…

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