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Wolves lead the way

First published in League Express, Monday 16th Sept 2013 The play-offs have started! Having watched each game, I hope the quality rises and that a few more people turn up to watch the games. Not for the first time, the first weekend of the play-offs didn’t match expectations. It was a million miles from the intensity and excitement of the ... Read More »

Brough to collect Goldthorpe Medal, as Man of Steel looms

First published in League Express, Monday 16th Sept 2013 Huddersfield Giants star Danny Brough will collect the Albert Goldthorpe Medal in a ceremony hosted by League Express at Headingley on Wednesday 18th September. It will be the second time Brough has won the Goldthorpe Medal. He was the inaugural winner in 2008, when he was a Wakefield player, and his ... Read More »

Confusion leads to lower crowds

League Express Editorial, Monday 16th Sept 2013 The first round of the Super League play-offs produced a mixed bag of games that spanned the range from ‘gripping’ to ‘one-sided romp’, and no doubt that has sparked plenty of tap-room or more probably Internet discussion. A system that involves eight clubs out of 14 will always produce patchy fare might be ... Read More »

9th September: Yorkshire win roses battle

Richard de la Riviere looks back at what happened in Rugby League over the years on this day: 9th September Yorkshire kicked off the 1981 County Championship with a 21-15 win over Lancashire at Castleford, as they went about trying to take the title from Cumbria, the 1980 winners. This was the 75th Rugby League County Championship, with Lancashire having ... Read More »

Checking the hairs on the chinny, chin, chin

First published in League Express, Monday 9th Sept 2013 I hope our readers all recognised the significance of Saturday. In Australia we went to the polls to choose a new Prime Minister. And we all voted early so we could make it to the matches in the last round of the Premiership. Nevertheless, it wasn’t the election that made Saturday ... Read More »

Giants to dominate individual awards

First published in League Express, Monday 9th Sept 2013 The Man of Steel and coach of the year will be decided soon, so I’d like to take a look at those who would be my candidates for these awards. MAN OF STEEL Danny Brough (Huddersfield) He’s been sheer quality all season and has led his team around the field like ... Read More »

Painting the town red

First published in League Express, Monday 9th Sept 2013 I’ve never been to a Rugby League media conference quite like the one that was held by Dr Marwan Koukash at Salford last Thursday. The event was superbly presented, with great professionalism, and, with Koukash himself taking us through his plans for the club, and introducing us to his new signings. ... Read More »

Impossible to predict

League Express Editorial, Monday 9th Sept 2013 A compelling Super League play-off series is almost upon us, with the final outcome impossible to predict Warrington are the bookies’ favourites, but it wouldn’t be a massive surprise if any of the top five teams should come through and take the title, with, perhaps surprisingly, League Leaders trophy winners Huddersfield being made ... Read More »

All that’s good about the game

First published in League Express, Monday 2nd Sept 2013 If you wanted to experience everything that is good about Championship Rugby League, you could do a lot worse than have been present at the Featherstone-Sheffield game last week. The top two sides in the competition went head-to-head with the League Leaders’ title at stake, and produced a thrilling spectacle worthy ... Read More »

2nd September: Happy birthday, Eagles

Richard de la Riviere looks back at what happened in Rugby League over the years on this day: 2nd September Sheffield Eagles celebrate their 29th birthday today, having played their first match on this day in 1984. The seeds were sewn a in 1982 when Gary Hetherington, now the chief executive at Leeds, missed out on the coach’s job at ... Read More »

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