Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Opinion: We need to get out and sell the European Championship

This week's League Express has full reports of both European Championship matches.  Go to http://totalrl.com/le to download a copy.

Ireland’s shock victory over France in Dublin last week, coupled with a virtuoso performance by Danny Brough for Scotland against Wales in Workington, should have been enough to get everyone talking about the European Championship. But as the games were not televised nor widely reported by a media for which barely seven days ago Rugby League was the hottest topic ... Read More »

Feature: A player who could have been a contender

Ashurst playing at Wembley in 1979

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 ... Read More »

Seven reasons to read this week’s League Express

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1. It comes with free pull-out posters of all 2015’s professional fixtures – Super League, Championship and League One Click here to download the digital version of League Express newspaper to the device of your choice 2. It features in-depth reports from both European Championship matches last week – Ireland v France and Scotland v Wales Click here to download ... Read More »

Super League: 2015 regular season fixtures revealed

Can St Helens recapture their Super League title next season?

A full-colour poster of this entire fixture list is free with every copy of tomorrow’s League Express newspaper, available to download at 11pm tonight and in all good newsagents from Monday morning ROUND 1 Thursday February 5 Widnes Vikings v Wigan Warriors 8.00pm Friday February 6 St Helens v Catalan Dragons 8.00pm Sunday February 8 Castleford Tigers v Wakefield Trinity ... Read More »

League One: Full 2015 fixture list released

Can Keighley Cougars come straight back up after relegation in 2014?

 A full-colour poster of this entire fixture list is free with every copy of tomorrow’s League Express newspaper, available to download at 11pm tonight and in all good newsagents from Monday morning ROUND 1 Friday April 3 Coventry Bears v Oxford RLFC 3.00pm Gateshead Thunder v Barrow Raiders 3.00pm Keighley Cougars v York City Knights 3.00pm London Skolars v Hemel Stags 3.00pm ... Read More »

Championship: Keighley Cougars to force emergency EGM

Can Keighley Cougars come straight back up after relegation in 2014?

Keighley Cougars say they now have enough clubs’ support to force an emergency general meeting at the RFL, including some that want to push for a vote of no confidence in the game’s governing body. They also insist that they will not allow the issue over ineligible dual-registration players to fade away. And Chairman Gary Fawcett now believes that there ... Read More »

Garry Schofield: Can England do a St Helens?

Schoey believes Alex Walmsley, left, had a case for England inclusion


I was pretty pleased with the squad Steve McNamara picked for the Four Nations. Even though I’ve talked up players like Makinson and Walmsley for inclusion, we are very well off in those positions. If fact we look good in many areas, even at hooker, where we have lost McIlorum and Roby. I’m confident that Daryl Clark, who fully deserved ... Read More »

Canadians confident of being competitive in League One

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The RFL has received an application from Rugby League Canada to enter a team based in Toronto into the Kingstone Press League One competition from the 2016 season. And their proposal, with an offer to sponsor the competition as a whole, was put forward at a meeting of Championship clubs in Leeds last Wednesday. Eric Perez, the Chairman of Rugby ... Read More »

Opinion: Saturday night was Brown’s greatest triumph

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If a coach is going to leave a club, the best way to go is on his own terms and with a trophy in the cabinet. And Nathan Brown did just that on Saturday night. We all wondered whether the announcement just a week before the Grand Final that he was going to head home to Australia would damage Saints’ ... Read More »

Garry Schofield: I got it wrong!

Can St Helens recapture their Super League title next season?

Well, well well – it’s humble pie time for me! Sincere congratulations to everybody at St Helens for pulling off what I believed was the impossible. And I don’t just mean in beating Wigan on Saturday evening. I’m talking about their progress over the last month as a whole. I didn’t think they could possibly make the Grand Final at ... Read More »