Monday, September 22, 2014
Rugby League News

Martyn Sadler

A week that belongs to the Giants, Rovers and Crusaders

First published in League Express, Monday 2nd Sept 2013 When we get into September the temperature begins to drop. But not as far as Rugby League is concerned where, over the last week, the temperature has risen by several notches. It began last Wednesday night, when Featherstone Rovers drew almost 4,000 spectators to their BigFellas Stadium to see a pulsating ... Read More »

Thank you for coming

First published in League Express, Monday 26th Aug 2013 “Thank you for coming,” said the big screens at Wembley Stadium as the crowd began to make its way home. And that message seemed so appropriate for Hull FC. They came, but they didn’t do much more than that. As their coach Peter Gentle said after the game, they didn’t fire ... Read More »

Generous Cup Final odds?

First published in League Express, Monday 19th Aug 2013 The bookmakers are not taking a great deal of notice of the form book when it comes to forecasting the winner of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup Final. The best odds you can find on Wigan, at the time of writing (Sunday evening) is 1/3, while the best odds for Hull FC ... Read More »

A plea to the Giants

First published in League Express, Monday 12th Aug 2013 Huddersfield Giants are a very good Rugby League team, as they have been showing us all season, and as they emphasised on Friday night at Wigan. They are not necessarily the best team in the competition. We’ll find out who that is at Old Trafford on the first Saturday in October. ... Read More »

Head injuries disfigure Rugby League

First published in League Express, Monday 5th Aug 2013 Take a look at St Helens coach Nathan Brown’s comments about the latest injury to his stand-off half Gareth O’Brien by clicking here. Brown was absolutely spitting after the game, because the player responsible for O’Brien’s injury, the Catalan’s Zeb Taia, was allowed to remain on the field. He was put ... Read More »

Memories of 1985

First published in League Express, Monday 29th July 2013 So it’s Wigan and Hull for the 2013 Challenge Cup Final! That will be 28 years since that astonishing final between the same two teams in 1985, which Wigan won 28-24. Of all the Wembley Cup Finals, that’s the one I remember best, as though it were yesterday, perhaps because so ... Read More »