Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Kallum Watkins in all three Super League Dream Teams

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Last week the RFL revealed its Dream Team for the 2014 season. The Dream Team is selected by ballot among members of the Rugby League media, and the team that was unveiled last week contained eight players – Zak Hardaker, Michael Shenton, Kallum Watkins, Tommy Makinson, Kevin Brown, Daryl Clark, Elliott Whitehead and Carl Ablett – who were making their ... Read More »

Garry Schofield: How I think this week’s play-offs will unfold

Schoey sees Saints losing to Castleford

It has been one of the strangest ends to the regular season for years, with all the top teams losing matches they were expected to win. That was perfectly encapsulated at the weekend by Saints and Castleford, with neither of them looking like they wanted to finish top of the pile. None of the top six can be happy with ... Read More »

Opinion: Super League attendance drop should cause concern

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Only four Super League clubs were able to post increases on their regular season average attendance in 2014, as overall crowds took a tumble in Super League compared to last season, which was also a season in which almost all clubs registered a decline in attendances. After the completion of all 27 rounds of the regular season at the weekend, ... Read More »

Super League: Albert Goldthorpe team of the week

Morgan Escare

Every week in League Express newspaper, three stand-out players from all seven Super League matches are awarded points (ranging from one to three depending on their influence on that particular game) that decide who wins the prestigious Albert Goldthorpe medal – an annual accolade created by the newspaper to reward the fairest and best player of the season. *YOU CAN ... Read More »

League Express reporter apologises for Carvell controversy

Carvell-Cas

A League Express journalist has written an apology to Castleford prop Garreth Carvell and his family after writing a match report that credited a dangerous throw on the former Great Britain star as the best tackle of the game. Phil Hodgson, one of the publication’s most experienced scribes, was at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle on Sunday to report on Castleford against ... Read More »

Joel Monaghan wants to send brother off in style

WARRINGTON WOLVES V LONDON BRONCOS

Warrington Wolves winger Joel Monaghan is relishing the final games of this season as they will be his last playing alongside brother Michael. The elder Monaghan sibling recently revealed his plans to retire at the end of the season and Joel admits he will be doing all he can to make sure his brother goes out in style. “These will ... Read More »

Rugby League: Highlights of the week (w/c September 1st)

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Try of the week Michael Oldfield’s hat-trick try for the Catalan Dragons against Hull Kingston Rovers on Sunday came from a great passing movement and a superb dive into the corner by the Australian winger. Team of the week Warrington Wolves were mightily impressive in defeating St Helens 12-39 at Langtree Park last Thursday evening. Player of the week Quentin ... Read More »

Super League: Albert Goldthorpe team of the week

Danny-Brough

Every week in League Express newspaper, three stand-out players from all seven Super League matches are awarded points (ranging from one to three depending on their influence on that particular game) that decide who wins the prestigious Albert Goldthorpe medal – an annual accolade created by the newspaper to reward the fairest and best player of the season. *YOU CAN ... Read More »

On this day: Wigan beat Saints to win Premiership

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September 8th, 1996 Wigan and St Helens produced a wonderful finale to the 1996 domestic season, the first in the game’s history which had been played throughout the summer months. Saints had famously broken their neighbours’ stranglehold on the Challenge Cup and league title, by landing both pots in the most sensational style. But Wigan gained revenge of some sort ... Read More »

Comment: Two (referees) is company, three’s a crowd

The RFL has been trialling two referee matches at academy level

Did you see the story coming out of Australia last week suggesting that the NRL is contemplating having three referees on the pitch? Have you heard a crazier idea? How many officials do they want? We are going to get a situation one day in Rugby League where the officials will outnumber the players. And does it do any good? ... Read More »