Power Rankings: TotalRL’s in-form rankings for w/e May 13

1 St Helens (+1) The Super League leaders are back on top of our rankings – having moved ahead of long-time leaders Toronto after a fantastic Challenge Cup victory over Castleford to move into the quarter-finals. 2. Warrington (+2) It’s now TEN successive victories for Steve Price’s Warrington: who are undoubtedly the form side in the country at present. They…

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Presenting a united front

GARETH WALKER, the Championship correspondent of League Express, sees the Championship and League 1 clubs presenting a united front to their Super League colleagues. SUPPORTERS of any Championship or League One team should have been heartened by Bradford Chairman Andrew Chalmers’ newspaper column on the recent meeting of all professional clubs. Many of the gathered Council members went expecting to…

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Newcastle point the way for West Wales Raiders

GARETH WALKER, the Championship correspondent of League Express, believes that West Wales Raiders should take comfort from the way Newcastle Thunder responded to a some heavy beatings a few years ago. ONE scoreline dominated discussion across all three divisions last weekend. York’s record 144-0 annihilation of West Wales Raiders might have been the latest marker in the Knights’ impressive progress,…

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Kear expects response from West Wales side who need patience from the game, says Kear

They were on the wrong end of a record-breaking defeat last week – and John Kear insists he is preparing his Bradford side for a backlash on Sunday from a West Wales Raiders side who need patience and support to grow. The Raiders head to Odsal off the back of a 144-0 loss at York – and without former coach…

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St Helens leading race to sign York starlet Joe Batchelor for 2019

St Helens are leading the race to sign one of the highest-rated prospects outside of Super League. League Express can reveal the Saints are the frontrunners to sign York forward Joe Batchelor for 2019, with the club increasingly confident they have seen off interest from elsewhere. At least half a dozen clubs were interested in the City Knights player, who…

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Super League terrified of Championship and League 1 progression, insists Doncaster CEO

DONCASTER CEO Carl Hall has insisted Super League clubs’ desire for change is down to the fact they are terrified of being caught up by the game’s ambitious sides outside the top flight as all 38 professional clubs prepare to sit down together for the first time this year today (Monday). With no decision still made on the long-term direction…

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