Hellewell happy with underdog tag

London winger Ben Hellewell believes the Broncos will use the underdog tag to their advantage when they face his former club Featherstone Rovers in the Kingstone Press Championship Shield final on Sunday. The Broncos defeated Dewsbury Rams in the semi-final to book their place in the inaugural Championship Shield showdown at the Select Security Stadium, Widnes. Hellewell, who spent two…

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Baldwinson wants more success

Recently crowned Kingstone Press Young Championship Player of the Year, Jordan Baldwinson is eager to win one more accolade with Featherstone Rovers as they battle it out for the Kingstone Press Championship Shield on Sunday against London Broncos. Baldwinson, who joined Featherstone from Leeds Rhinos on a one-year deal, will return to his parent club at season’s end, and the…

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Atkin relishing tough battle

Swinton Lions’ semi-final match winner Chris Atkin is anticipating the toughest challenge of the season when they lock horns with Keighley Cougars in the Kingstone Press League 1 play-off final on Sunday October 4 (2.00pm). Atkin, who kicked the winning drop-goal in the semi-final decider against York City Knights last weekend, is gearing up for Swinton’s second final in 2015…

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White enjoying promotion push

Keighley Cougars top try-scorer Paul White is enjoying being part of the promotion race as they aim to tackle Swinton Lions this Sunday at the Select Security Stadium, Widnes, in the Kingstone Press League 1 play-off final. White, who has scored 30 tries in 24 appearances in 2015, is an advocate of the new structure that was introduced at the…

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RFL and BBC agree new Challenge Cup deal

The RFL and BBC have agreed a deal that will see the broadcaster continue to televise the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup and highlights of the First Utility Super League until 2020. The deal ensures that the Challenge Cup final will continue to be broadcast live on the BBC until 2020 and that the BBC will broadcast live matches in the sixth…

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League 1 Previews

Totalrl.com looks ahead to all the games that are taking place in League 1 this week. Thursday, August 20 York City Knights v North Wales Crusaders (7.30pm) Following their 30-22 victory at London Skolars, which keeps them in second place, York City Knights face a busy time over the next few days. Following the game against North Wales Crusaders they…

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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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Dragons sign Broughton

Catalans Dragons have signed winger Jodie Broughton on a two-year contract from the start of the 2016 season. A product of the Leeds Rhinos Academy, Broughton made his Super League debut whilst on loan at Hull FC in 2008. He joined Salford in 2010, scoring 60 tries in 99 games during his time at the club, before joining Huddersfield Giants…

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Seven Reasons to buy League Express

This week’s League Express as usual is packed with news, reports, photography, analysis, comment and insights from all over the world as we review everything that happened in the Rugby League world over the weekend. We have all the usual features in League Express this week that make it such compelling reading, with our page 3 features revealing the Highlights of the Week – the try, the player, the team, the story,…

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