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Letter of the week: The Wigan factor

Letter of the week: The Wigan factor Updated

I have looked at attendance figures for Super League season 2013 and I have been interested in how a club’s attendance changes when Wigan visit each club. Friendlies, cup matches, Magic Weekend games and end of season play-offs have not

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View from the Strand: Murphy’s Law at Henson Park

View from the Strand: Murphy’s Law at Henson Park

The start of the New Year in the Antipodes has been as predictable as ever. Enter Mr Glenn ‘Bumper’ Dwyer, the indefatigable publicity and marketing man for Newtown Jets (formerly the Bluebags). Now, Bumper is no man’s fool. He understands

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Championship preview: Workington hoping for World Cup boost

Championship preview: Workington hoping for World Cup boost Updated

Workington Town head coach Gary Charlton explains to Paul English why his club is heading in the right direction in the Championship in 2014… Workington Town will look to add to their squad as they continue their preparations for the

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Championship preview: Whitehaven have eyes on the six

Championship preview: Whitehaven have eyes on the six Updated

Dave Woods tells Paul English about his hopes for Whitehaven’s 2014 season… Whitehaven coach Dave Woods is hoping that his side can nail a top six finish – a position that seemed likely last year until a slump in form

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Talking Grass Roots: Petty politics reflect poorly

Talking Grass Roots: Petty politics reflect poorly Updated

There has been a lot of focus over the last two or three weeks on cup draws. In these instances, however, the attention hasn’t so much been on who has been paired with whom, but on who has not been

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Why Andrew Johns phoned me over Christmas

Why Andrew Johns phoned me over Christmas

Garry Schofield reveals why he was recently telephoned by Aussie legend Andrew Johns… I had a nice surprise over the holiday period when Andrew Johns phoned me from Australia. As I’m sure most of our readers are aware, Johns works

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Brough and Cudjoe hit the ground running

Brough and Cudjoe hit the ground running Updated

Huddersfield Giants skipper Danny Brough and centre Leroy Cudjoe have made a quick start to pre-season, after joining back up with the rest of the squad last week. Both players played major roles in the World Cup, for Scotland and

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Gareth Ellis has a fresh focus

Gareth Ellis has a fresh focus Updated

Hull FC have announced that former Wakefield, Leeds and Wests Tigers star Gareth Ellis will continue as their captain for the 2014 season. Ellis took the role at the beginning of the last campaign, but his season was hampered by

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BJ Mather heads down under Updated

Barrie-Jon Mather, currently the Head of Elite Player Development and England Team Manager with the RFL, will head to Australia next month to take up new job with New South Wales Rugby League. Mather will become the General Manager, Football

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Talking Rugby League: A league structure that will work

Talking Rugby League: A league structure that will work

Martyn Sadler suggests a way forward in the debate about new league structures. This week the Super League clubs will meet with representatives of the RFL to discuss the structure of governance of their competition, which they will do tomorrow

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