What’s Inside League Express: November 12th edition

The season is officially over. But while the England players go on a well-deserved break, the League Express team are refusing to have an off-season as we go into overdrive to bring you all the latest news in the game. Here’s what we’ve got this week. Reaction from England and the Kiwis following the third and final test. Editor Martyn…

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Hadley returning from Knights Tour

England Knights and Hull FC forward Dean Hadley will return to the UK early after suffering illness during the tour of Papua New Guinea. Hadley started Saturday’s 16-12 first testvictory over the Kumuls at loose forward, but will not feature this weekend after spending some time in hospital earlier this week. He will instead return home. “We’re obviously disappointed because…

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Should Championship clubs have equal shares?

League Express editor MARTYN SADLER considers whether the Championship clubs should bite the bullet and equalise their distribution of Sky funding. The Championship and League 1 clubs are due to meet this Friday in Bradford to determine their strategy in the years ahead in relation to the structure of the leagues and the distribution of funds from the Sky TV…

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Should Nines be Rugby League’s Reserves Competition?

League Express editor Martyn Sadler suggests that the shortened form of the game would be a good alternative to a Reserve Grade competition. Last year I had a meeting with the then RFL director Roger Draper about a number of issues that needed to be discussed. Roger was looking for ideas about creating new Rugby League properties that would have…

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What’s Inside League Express: January 29th edition

The big kick-off is FINALLY here! Competitive Rugby League returns this week, and we’re celebrating with a bumper 40-page edition of League Express, including previews from all the Super League and Championship clubs. There’s that, plus all this to look out for in this week’s paper. Reserves is a hot topic right now, so we asked all 12 Super League…

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Is it time for VREXIT?

CALLUM WALKER, the author of ‘Cas Tigers – The Breakthrough Year’, wonders whether it’s time to do away with the video referee in Rugby League or to change the video-refereeing procedure   Rugby League was one of the very first sports to use video technology to assist match officials’ decision making. It began in the UK with the Super League…

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A great World Cup deserves better planning

MARTYN SADLER, the editor of League Express, criticises the faulty planning behind the allocation of fixtures for the World Cup. This weekend we are at the quarter-final stage of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup and the tournament is hotting up. Earlier today the Aussies looked tremendous in beating Samoa 46-0, while tomorrow (Saturday) we will see two matches in…

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England Women open with win

England’s Women came from behind twice early on to open their World Cup 2017 account with a win over a determined Papua New Guinea side. The Lioness’ took charge of the game after half an hour with three late tries in the first half securing an 18-8 half time advantage. Match Highlights from @England_RL v @PNGOrchids#ENGvPNG#WRLWC2017 pic.twitter.com/zJX8fgpZTs — RLWC2017 (@RLWC2017)…

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