What’s Inside League Express: January 29th edition

The big kick-off is FINALLY here! Competitive Rugby League returns this week, and we’re celebrating with a bumper 40-page edition of League Express, including previews from all the Super League and Championship clubs. There’s that, plus all this to look out for in this week’s paper. Reserves is a hot topic right now, so we asked all 12 Super League…

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Is it time for VREXIT?

CALLUM WALKER, the author of ‘Cas Tigers – The Breakthrough Year’, wonders whether it’s time to do away with the video referee in Rugby League or to change the video-refereeing procedure   Rugby League was one of the very first sports to use video technology to assist match officials’ decision making. It began in the UK with the Super League…

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A great World Cup deserves better planning

MARTYN SADLER, the editor of League Express, criticises the faulty planning behind the allocation of fixtures for the World Cup. This weekend we are at the quarter-final stage of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup and the tournament is hotting up. Earlier today the Aussies looked tremendous in beating Samoa 46-0, while tomorrow (Saturday) we will see two matches in…

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England Women open with win

England’s Women came from behind twice early on to open their World Cup 2017 account with a win over a determined Papua New Guinea side. The Lioness’ took charge of the game after half an hour with three late tries in the first half securing an 18-8 half time advantage. Match Highlights from @England_RL v @PNGOrchids#ENGvPNG#WRLWC2017 pic.twitter.com/zJX8fgpZTs — RLWC2017 (@RLWC2017)…

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Full Albert Goldthorpe Medal Positions After 23 Super League Rounds

Albert Goldthorpe Medal Table 2017 Positions after 23 rounds   Luke Gale Castleford Tigers 31 Robert Lui Salford Red Devils 22 Albert Kelly Hull FC 19 Adam Cuthbertson Leeds Rhinos 17 George Williams Wigan Warriors 17 Alex Walmsley St Helens 16 Ben Murdoch-Masila Salford Red Devils 15 Mark Percival St Helens 15 Tony Gigot Catalans Dragons 14 Ryan Hinchcliffe Huddersfield…

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Can the Bulls recover from ground zero?

GARETH WALKER of League Express asks whether Bradford Bulls can still escape relegation as they prepare to face Halifax on Sunday. ALMOST five months after the start of the season, Bradford Bulls are finally back to zero points – but results elsewhere in the Championship last weekend were cruel. The Bulls have been slowly working off the 12 point deduction…

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Carvell praises Red Devils spirit

Salford Red Devils player welfare manager Garreth Carvell has said that the club’s experience in last year’s Million Pound game has seen them develop a mental toughness that has sparked this season’s turnaround in form. Last October the Red Devils needed a golden point extra time drop goal to secure their Super League survival. But ever since they have been…

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Swinton Lions chairman to outline club’s future following recent winding-up order

Swinton Lions chairman John Roddy will outline the club’s on and off-field positions to supporters at a meeting in the town tonight. Roddy will front fans at the Swinton Legion from 7.30 in the wake of a recent winding-up order that was publicised but then met by the club. Roddy explained: “The Lions board believe that the best way to…

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What’s inside League Express – June 5th edition

It’s been anything but quiet in the world of Rugby League this week. But as ever, our reporters have been on top of everything to make sure you’re covered on everything going on. Here’s what’s inside the new paper: Following the highly controversial doubleheader weekend, one Leeds player puts his hand up to help form a new players’ union We…

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