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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Half measures not good enough for Great Britain

RICHARD de la RIVIERE reacts to the news that Great Britain will be revived and will tour Australia in 2019. “THE Great Britain team will just be the England team in different jerseys!” That’s been the most common reaction to last week’s news that Great Britain will tour the Southern Hemisphere in 2019 after a 12-year hiatus. It seems a…

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Leading development coaches slam new “restrictive” compensation rules that threaten to hinder young stars

Leading figures in the development of young players have voiced concerns about “restrictive” new procedures that threaten to deny stars of the future the chance to turn professional. New compensation rules entitle clubs to £10,000 if a 16-year-old player that has been on a two-year scholarship signs an Academy contract with a rival club. Clubs can demand the five-figure fee…

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Chase’s future set to be discussed

Rangi Chase’s Castleford Tigers future will be discussed today after he allegedly became embroiled in another off-field incident. The former England halfback was allegedly involved in an altercation at Featherstone’s LD Nutrition Stadium during the Rovers’ Challenge Cup encounter with Halifax. Castleford’s hierarchy are now set to meet with Chase’s representatives to discuss his future with the club after the…

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Jones targeting silverware with Salford following new contract

This article first appeared in League Express. Get articles like this first every week by purchasing the paper in stores, or get it delivered to your phone or laptop by reading online at totalrl.com/le. Josh Jones has insisted that he never had any intention of leaving Salford after signing a new two-year deal with the club. Jones, a former Grand…

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Double injury boost for Halifax ahead of Dewsbury clash

Halifax coach Richard Marshall is hoping that hooker Brandon Moore will make his long-awaited comeback against Dewsbury this weekend. The former Castleford junior has been sidelined for almost three months with a broken hand sustained in pre-season. Marshall said: “He probably needs another full week of training and that will take him to twelve weeks since the injury. “He’s trained…

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