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Rookies who made the grade

Rookies who made the grade

Regular readers of League Express will have noticed that in this week’s issue we focus on the rookies who we believe could make the grade in Super League in 2015. Picking out young players to watch for the new season is

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Feature: A player who could have been a contender

Feature: A player who could have been a contender

League Express editor Martyn Sadler reviews ‘Tries and Prayers – A Rugby League Journey’ by former Wigan, Penrith, Wakefield and Runcorn utility Bill Ashurst How often have we seen talented sportsmen whose achievements don’t match their talents? It’s a story that

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Opinion: Saturday night was Brown’s greatest triumph

Opinion: Saturday night was Brown’s greatest triumph

If a coach is going to leave a club, the best way to go is on his own terms and with a trophy in the cabinet. And Nathan Brown did just that on Saturday night. We all wondered whether the

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Comment: Saints proved their critics wrong

Comment: Saints proved their critics wrong

Referee Phil Bentham will never have an easier decision to make. The red card he showed to Wigan prop Ben Flower after just three minutes at Old Trafford on Saturday night was the only decision he could have made at

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Kallum Watkins in all three Super League Dream Teams

Kallum Watkins in all three Super League Dream Teams

Last week the RFL revealed its Dream Team for the 2014 season. The Dream Team is selected by ballot among members of the Rugby League media, and the team that was unveiled last week contained eight players – Zak Hardaker,

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Comment: Two (referees) is company, three’s a crowd

Comment: Two (referees) is company, three’s a crowd

Did you see the story coming out of Australia last week suggesting that the NRL is contemplating having three referees on the pitch? Have you heard a crazier idea? How many officials do they want? We are going to get

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Opinion: Super League season set to end with a bang

Opinion: Super League season set to end with a bang

Anyone who likes watching Super League on TV must have enjoyed the two offerings from Sky Sports last Thursday and Friday night, with Warrington and Huddersfield finishing level, and then St Helens edging out Leeds by a single point at

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Opinion: Super League’s French entrée has to be cultivated

Opinion: Super League’s French entrée has to be cultivated

On Friday night I was privileged to be a guest of the Catalan Dragons chief executive Christophe Jouffret for dinner prior to the game between the Dragons and Warrington Wolves. I’d spent the week in Perpignan and had taken the

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Opinion: Culture, Image and Australian Rugby League

Opinion: Culture, Image and Australian Rugby League

Martyn Sadler, the editor of Rugby League Express newspaper, defends Australian Rugby League against one of its own media stars… Why do we panic so much about Rugby League’s image every time an Australian player is found to have done

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Who were the Super League stars at the weekend?

Who were the Super League stars at the weekend?

  Martyn Sadler, the editor of Rugby League Express, reveals which players earned Game Star awards from our reporters in the weekend’s Super League games. Hull Kingston Rovers 22 Huddersfield Giants 26 – Danny Brough Reporter: Pete Stephenson “It wasn’t

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