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The ins and outs of Super League’s lucrative new TV deal

The ins and outs of Super League’s lucrative new TV deal

£200 million is an awful lot of money. So when the RFL agreed a five-year contract with BSkyB for that amount, and persuaded the Super League clubs to give their backing to it last Wednesday, most of them didn’t need

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Off the field interview: Jordan James

Off the field interview: Jordan James

Wigan’s latest signing on ‘Take Me Out’ fame, five years in the Royal Marines, and partying with Hollywood celebrities… What would your last meal on Earth be? It would probably be an Indian. Chicken Tikka Massala with a garlic keema

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The Aussie outlook: Why I can’t wait for kick off

The Aussie outlook: Why I can’t wait for kick off

Like a drug addict I need a fix! Only the drug of my choice isn’t harmful, even if it is addictive. Rugby League! It’s been only seven weeks since the World Cup Final was played before that enormous crowd at

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Talking Rugby League: The RFL rejects NRL rule changes

Talking Rugby League: The RFL rejects NRL rule changes

The RFL will not follow the changes in the laws of the game announced last week in Australia by NRL bosses, even though the new rules in Australia will pull the two versions of Rugby League further apart. The NRL

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The Aussie outlook: Spitfires and Eccles cakes

The Aussie outlook: Spitfires and Eccles cakes

Regular readers will know of my fondness for the grass roots of the game in Old Blighty, especially some of the clubs with an interesting history, or players who have gone on to become famous or come from a town

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Grass Roots: Some cracking Challenge Cup ties this weekend

Grass Roots: Some cracking Challenge Cup ties this weekend

The start of the 2014 Tetley’s Challenge Cup is just a few days away now and I’m aware that my coverage of the competition so far, at least regarding the opening rounds, has been to a degree negative. That, in

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A warm welcome to Super League sponsors First Utility

A warm welcome to Super League sponsors First Utility

So who are First Utility, the new sponsor of Super League? They have signed a contract to sponsor our leading competition for the next three years, so I imagine we will be getting to know them quite well between now

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Super League 2014: My favourites for relegation

Super League 2014: My favourites for relegation

With a few weeks to go until the start of the season, I think it’s time to look ahead at how things might unfold. Over the next two of my columns, I’ll be predicting how the league table will look

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Off the field interview: Michael Shenton

Off the field interview: Michael Shenton

The Castleford captain on Coronas, curries, and Cancun… What would your last meal on Earth be? I’m a fillet steak man. I have it medium-rare with home-made chips, onion rings and peppercorn sauce. That’s my kind of meal. I’d probably

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League Express – Mon 27th Jan

League Express – Mon 27th Jan

Inside this week’s League Express we cover all the latest news from the world of Rugby League, both in Europe and Australasia. We have news from every Super League, Championship and Championship One club, and we have full coverage of

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