Sunday, December 21, 2014
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League Express

Sione Mata’utia: A young breadwinner and record breaker

Mata'utia

I never saw Reg Gasnier’s first Test appearance for Australia back in 1959. At the time I was a schoolkid living in the country and had to be content to listen to a radio broadcast of the match that crackled with sounds of static. It was the First Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground against the touring Kiwis, won 9-8 ... Read More »

Opinion: International Rugby League wins again

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Anyone watching the opening games of this year’s Four Nations tournament on television on Saturday couldn’t have failed to be impressed by the quality of the games and by the obvious enjoyment of most of the spectators in an almost full to capacity Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. To judge by what we saw in the first game, there must be ... Read More »

Seven reasons to read this week’s League Express

You can download the digital version of League Express by visiting http://totalrl.com/le

Four Nations reaction: As well as in-depth reports of both opening matches, we have exclusive interviews with several England players as well as Australian captain Cameron Smith. Click here to download the digital version of League Express newspaper to the device of your choice Cunningham Q&A: We sit down with the new St Helens coach and find out his plans ... Read More »

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 »

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