Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Garry Schofield

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 »

Garry Schofield: Give the new structure a chance


The RFL launched the game’s new professional structure last week, and there is plenty there to get your teeth into. As we’ve known for a while now, the top two divisions will each have 12 teams, and they will split into three competitions of eight teams later in the season. Now we have some meat on the bones and we ... Read More »

Garry Schofield column: Ten best overseas stars

Jamie Lyon

This is Garry Schofield’s column from this week’s edition of League Express. If you like what you see, why not subscribe and pick up the hottest read in Rugby League each and every week? It was interesting to read last week that the veteran Australian commentator Ray Warren now rates James Graham as the best Englishman to play in Australia, ... Read More »

Garry Schofield: Who should play for England?


This is an excerpt from a story published in today’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a digital version to your computer or smartphone. There is no mid-season England international this year, but I still can’t resist picking ... Read More »

Comment: Kevin Sinfield should stick to the hooking role


This is an excerpt from an article that originally appeared in League Express newspaper. To read the rest of it, click here. And for more features like this be sure to buy the paper every week. Leeds Rhinos produced a superb performance to see off a spirited Castleford on Thursday night, in a game that nobody could have failed to ... Read More »

Eight players to watch in Super League 2014

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I have chosen eight players who I think will make a name for themselves in Super League this season.
 I’m confident that some of them will emerge among Super League’s best players, but there are also a couple of young players who I really hope will get a chance at their clubs in 2014. Matty Russell (Warrington) Warrington’s new fullback ... Read More »

Super League 2014: My favourites for relegation


With a few weeks to go until the start of the season, I think it’s time to look ahead at how things might unfold. Over the next two of my columns, I’ll be predicting how the league table will look at the end of 2014. I’m sure I’ll be getting plenty of grief on Twitter as a result of this ... Read More »

Why Andrew Johns phoned me over Christmas


Garry Schofield reveals why he was recently telephoned by Aussie legend Andrew Johns… I had a nice surprise over the holiday period when Andrew Johns phoned me from Australia. As I’m sure most of our readers are aware, Johns works as a freelance specialist halfback coach, working with a number of NRL clubs. All our readers will know that he’s ... Read More »

Garry Schofield: My 10 wishes for 2014


Happy New Year to all our readers! In order to celebrate the start of 2014, here are my wishes for the year. 1 I’d love to see Wigan go down under in February and win the World Club Challenge, as they did so superbly in 1994. On that occasion they were too good for an outstanding Brisbane Broncos side, but ... Read More »

You don’t always get what you wish for


Garry Schofield looks at how his wishes for 2013 turned out in practice… A year ago in my column I laid out my ten wishes for 2013, and I have to confess that I thought I was being pretty optimistic with what I was hoping for. My first wish was the World Cup was a tremendous success, and nobody can ... Read More »