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Martyn Sadler

How the World Cup format was created

🕔13:17, 29.Oct 2013

MARTYN SADLER explains his input into the format of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. Ah well, if I don’t blow my own trumpet, then no one else will. On the website forum, a thread has been opened praising

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The ups and downs of the England coach

🕔16:28, 28.Oct 2013

Isn’t Rugby League a funny old game? I can’t think of any other sport that can elate you and depress you within such short timescales. Just over a week ago those of us who saw England lose to Italy at

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Australia seeking a ten

🕔15:49, 24.Oct 2013

Martyn Sadler checks out the threat from Australia in the Rugby League World Cup 2013. The Australians come into every major Rugby League tournament as the favourites to win the trophy, and the Rugby League World Cup 2013 is no

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World Cup set to break records

🕔12:46, 23.Oct 2013

First published in League Express, Monday 21st Oct 2013 The World Cup begins on Saturday and already it looks to be a record-breaking tournament in terms of attendances, even if no more tickets are sold this week. The opening double-header

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Chickens coming home to roost

🕔12:20, 14.Oct 2013

First published in League Express, Monday 14th Oct 2013 This column on 22 July this year, just less than three months ago, carried the headline “A growing chorus of dissent”. I cited a column written by the respected Rugby League

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Who should run Super League?

🕔11:04, 7.Oct 2013

First published in League Express, Monday 7th Oct 2013 The RFL will hold an extraordinary general meeting on Wednesday to debate the proposed new structure for the competitions from 2015. RFL chief executive Nigel Wood will argue strongly for his

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Will Sam crack the NRL?

🕔13:26, 30.Sep 2013

First published in League Express, Monday 30th Sept 2013 The news that the New Zealand Warriors have signed Sam Tomkins on a three-year contract was hardly surprising, given the way it has been telegraphed for much of the season. Sam

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What a week for Danny Brough!

🕔14:35, 23.Sep 2013

First published in League Express, Monday 23rd Sept 2013 Danny Brough has had an outstanding season in leading the Giants to the League Leaders’ Shield, and our award to him last week of the Albert Goldthorpe Medal recognises his consistent

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Brough to collect Goldthorpe Medal, as Man of Steel looms

🕔11:47, 16.Sep 2013

First published in League Express, Monday 16th Sept 2013 Huddersfield Giants star Danny Brough will collect the Albert Goldthorpe Medal in a ceremony hosted by League Express at Headingley on Wednesday 18th September. It will be the second time Brough

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Painting the town red

🕔11:41, 9.Sep 2013

First published in League Express, Monday 9th Sept 2013 I’ve never been to a Rugby League media conference quite like the one that was held by Dr Marwan Koukash at Salford last Thursday. The event was superbly presented, with great

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