Sunday, February 1, 2015
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Rookies who made the grade

James Graham

Regular readers of League Express will have noticed that in this week’s issue we focus on the rookies who we believe could make the grade in Super League in 2015. Picking out young players to watch for the new season is one of the more interesting exercises we go through each year at League Express. Last year, for example, the Wigan ... Read More »

Welcome to a new Challenge Cup sponsor


The following article is a slightly modified version of the UpFront column in this week’s League Express. In its edition dated 5th January League Express broke the news of a new Challenge Cup sponsor. As has since been made clear, Ladbrokes will back the competition under a contract for the next three years, and we are delighted to welcome the company on board. Some people, ... Read More »

Conference League South Fixtures announced

Valley Cougars will launch their defence of the Conference League South title with a visit to fellow Welsh outfit Gwendraeth Valley Raiders on Saturday 21 March. Gwendraeth, alongside another Welsh side in Torfaen Tigers, and Gloucestershire Warriors, are new teams in the flagship competition in 2015. Full fixtures, prior to the play-off series, are: Saturday 21 March Bristol Sonics v ... Read More »

Bulls Chairman responds to League Express accolade


BRADFORD BULLS chairman Marc Green has been named ‘Man of The Year’ byLeague Express, the UK’s leading rugby league newspaper. Martyn Sadler, League Express’ managing editor, revealed the news in today’s edition of the newspaper, as part of his weekly column. An extract from the article can be read below. “I know a lot of Bulls supporters, and they are ... Read More »

How will relegation change the Super League landscape?

Terry Campese

The signing of Terry Campese by Hull Kingston Rovers is an interesting one. 
 On the one hand, there’s the usual conundrum. He’s been absolute quality at times down the years, but he’s now the wrong side of 30, injury-prone and he wasn’t in great form last year. 
 He might go on to be another Brett Mullins or Bradley ... Read More »

Seven reasons to read this week’s League Express


Campese capture We speak to Hull KR’s newest NRL signing Terry Campese and find out what he is expecting when he joins up with the Robins Click here to download the digital version of League Express newspaper to the device of your choice Brian Barwick exclusive We interview the RFL chairman and ask all the burning questions Click here to ... Read More »

League Express digital edition now available

The new edition of League Express has now gone online, and can be purchased immediately in its digital form. In this week’s issue we have a full report and pictures from the England Academy’s Test match against the Australian Schoolboys that was played at Leigh Sports Village on Saturday. We also have interviews with some of the key figures in ... Read More »

Eight reasons to read this week’s League Express


Koukash v Leigh Centurions head of rugby Derek Beaumont speaks to Gareth Walker and dismisses a claim that Salford owner Dr Marwan Koukash didn’t try to snap up half-back Ryan Brierley Click here to download the digital version of League Express newspaper to the device of your choice Sneyd relying on experience In an exclusive interview, Hull FC half-back Marc ... Read More »

England should play the Knights, says Schofield

The Knights in action in 2013

Former Great Britain captain Garry Schofield believes a match between the England national team and the second-string Knights is the best solution for a mid-season representative fixture. Writing in his ‘Pulling No Punches’ column in this week’s League Express, the 49-year-old said he feels strongly there should be at least one test during the campaign similar to State of Origin, ... Read More »

International: Ashes series back on the agenda


The success of the Four Nations Tournament, with record-breaking attendances and huge television ratings, has embarrassed the NRL hierarchy – which now wants more, not less, international Rugby League. According to Sydney media reports there is now talk of organising a British Lions tour with a three-Test Ashes series. This move comes less than a year after the Australians rejected ... Read More »