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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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 is as old as the hills, and we’ve seen it in countless films, including the great 1950s classic film ‘On…

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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, Michael Shenton, Kallum Watkins, Tommy Makinson, Kevin Brown, Daryl Clark, Elliott Whitehead and Carl Ablett – who were making their…

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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 a situation one day in Rugby League where the officials will outnumber the players. And does it do any good?…

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