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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Seven reasons to buy League Express

It’s been a hectic week in the world of Rugby League, even by usual standards. Two head coaches departed , Micky Higham finally completed his move to Leigh and, of course, we were treated to the first ever Summer Bash. That’s without mentioning the three Super League clubs that have announced signings for next season and the backlash to the controversial video…

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Gale & Campese battle for lead in Albert Goldthorpe Medal table

Castleford’s Luke Gale and Hull KR captain Terry Campese have pulled away from the opposition in the battle for this season’s Albert Goldthorpe Medal. And on Saturday the two will meet head on, when the Tigers host the Robins at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle (ko 5.15pm) in a blockbuster that is crucial for both players’ clubs. After the Easter rounds of fixtures…

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Walmsley heads Albert Goldthorpe Medal Table after 6 rounds

St Helens prop forward Alex Walmsley has been in outstanding form so far this season, which is reflected in his position at the top of the Albert Goldthorpe Medal table after six rounds of Super League action. Walmsley’s total of eleven points is made up of three points in rounds 1 and 4 against the Catalans and Wakefield respectively,  two points…

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