Rob Burrow – a Rugby League phenomenon

Martyn Sadler, the editor of League Express, pays tribute to an extraordinary Rugby League player I often wonder whether we realise how lucky we are to have some players in our midst who will surely be regarded as legends of the game long after they have retired. Rob Burrow, who played his 500th career game last Thursday night at St…

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Martyn Sadler: Ten things that I’d like to see on Sky’s coverage of Rugby League this season

Martyn Sadler, the editor of League Express, looks ahead to this season’s coverage of Rugby League by Sky Sports This will be a historic season for Sky’s coverage of Rugby League for one very simple reason. For the first time since the former BSB began covering Rugby League in 1990 there will be no Stevo on the box. How will…

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Sky’s brothers in Rugby League

With Rugby League about to hit the screens on Sky again with Thursday night’s big kick-off from St Helens‘ newly named Totally Wicked Stadium, League Express editor  MARTYN SADLER pays tribute to the departed Stevo by reprising his book review that came out last year about the most famous bromance in Rugby League. The initial version of this article first appeared in…

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When is a contract not a contract?

League Express editor Martyn Sadler considers the tricky issue of player contracts in an expanded version of an article that first appeared in Monday’s edition of the newspaper.   Currently there’s a lot of publicity about players walking out on Rugby League contracts. Chris Sandow walked out on his contract at Warrington, and the Wolves shrugged their shoulders and accepted…

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League Express to celebrate 50 most significant moments of the 2016 season

The 2016 season contained many memorable moments and League Express has decided to mark the most significant ones and to list them in their order of importance. League Express editor MARTYN SADLER will introduce a new five-part series that looks back at the season just gone as we pick out the moments we’ll all remember, whether they are triumphs, tragedies,…

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Rugby League’s International Future

  With the Four Nations about to start this weekend, Martyn Sadler, the editor of Rugby League Express, shares his fantasy about how international Rugby League competitions could lead the growth of the game worldwide. This is an amended version of an article that originally appeared in the September 2016 issue of Rugby League World magazine All my life I’ve…

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Hanbury holds his lead in Albert Goldthorpe Medal table

Widnes Vikings star Rhys Hanbury is still leading this season’s Albert Goldthorpe Medal table after eight rounds of the Super League competition, following the points allocations for Easter Monday’s Round 8 matches. Hanbury received one point for his performance for the Vikings against St Helens, and he is now on 15 points, two points ahead of his nearest challengers, Chris…

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The 50 most dramatic Rugby League moments in 2015

The 2015 season contained enough memories to last a lifetime, with triumph and tragedy in equal measure. It was the season in which the RFL claimed that every minute would count, and in Monday’s League Express, editor MARTYN SADLER introduces a new five-part series that looks back at the season just gone and picks out the moments we’ll all remember, whether…

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Can the Rabbitohs satisfy Sam again?

MARTYN SADLER, the editor of League Express, admits that he has mixed feelings about the return of Sam Burgess to South Sydney. So now the storm is dying down, and Sam Burgess has arrived back in Sydney to play for South Sydney next season, which was perhaps what we all expected from the moment England bombed out of the recent…

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