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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Reflections on England’s defeat to New Zealand

League Express editor Martyn Sadler gives his reaction to England’s performance in a disappointing 9-2 defeat by New Zealand. England’s defence was outstanding, conceding just one try, and that was probably a try that could be excused, having been created by Tohu Harris somehow managing to catch a ball he had a perfect right to drop and handing on a tryscoring…

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Has Sam made the right decision?

League Express editor Martyn Sadler wonders whether Sam Burgess might have been better advised to sign for Leeds Rhinos in Super League, rather than returning to the South Sydney Rabbitohs   So Sam Burgess is going to return to South Sydney in 2016, after finally severing his links with rugby union and the Bath club! Despite Bath coach Mike Ford…

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Can the Giants recover to beat Wigan tonight?

MARTYN SADLER gives Huddersfield Giants some advice before tonight’s Super League semi-final clash against Wigan Warriors at the DW Stadium. How do you recover from a match that you looked certain to win, but which was snatched away from your grasp in the final seconds of the game? That is a very interesting question that has faced Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson…

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Smith v Gale – Who will win on Friday, and who’ll play for England?

Luke Gale has won the 2015 Albert Goldthorpe Medal, as was revealed recently by League Express. And the question now is whether Gale’s superb form in 2015 will cause England coach Steve McNamara to select him for the international squad when he announces it next month. Gale was one of 35 possible members of the England squad who were invited…

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They think it’s all over. It isn’t yet!

MARTYN SADLER, the editor of League Express, looks ahead to week 3 of The Qualifiers in the Super 8s In Rugby League we tend to be a glass half-empty sort of sport. If we can find something to make us pessimistic about the game, you can bet we will be. So it’s hardly surprising that there are some siren voices…

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