Rovers star looking forward to Bradford return

Featherstone Rovers winger Chris Ulugia is expecting an exciting atmosphere when he and his team-mates take on the star threequarter’s former club Bradford Bulls this weekend. Featherstone travel to the Provident Stadium, Odsal, on Sunday afternoon, seeking a place in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fifth round (kick-off 3.00pm). Ulugia joined the Bulls prior to the start of 2015 season and was…

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Vikings deserve compensation, says League Express editor

League Express editor Martyn Sadler has set out a means of compensating Widnes Vikings for the losses the club suffered last week after the hasty rearrangement of their fixture against Wigan Warriors last Friday night. The game should have been played at the DW Stadium, but Wigan postponed the match more than 24 hours before it was due to take place,…

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Ganson defends James Child on Brough penalty

League Express editor Martyn Sadler speaks to the RFL’s Match Officials Director Steve Ganson about a controversial penalty that was awarded during last Thursday’s Super League clash between Huddersfield Giants and Salford Red Devils. The most controversial moment of the weekend had absolutely nothing to do with the World Club Series. Instead, it came last Thursday night, when Josh Jones…

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Wane: We have to beat the Sharks

Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane has described the club’s World Club Challenge match with Cronulla as a “must-win game.” The Warriors will become the most successful team in the competition’s history with a victory over the Sharks by claiming an unprecedented fourth title, although they have not won the competition since defeating Brisbane Broncos in the 1994 event. The…

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World Club Challenge win is vital, says Radlinski

Wigan Warriors rugby director Kris Radlinski insists that Super League must come out on top in this year’s World Club Series against their NRL opponents to give the concept more credibility. Before Warrington’s victory over Brisbane Super League clubs had suffered six defeats in six matches to NRL opponents, while the competition also held a 10 match losing streak. Radlinski…

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Rob Burrow – a Rugby League phenomenon

Martyn Sadler, the editor of League Express, pays tribute to an extraordinary Rugby League player I often wonder whether we realise how lucky we are to have some players in our midst who will surely be regarded as legends of the game long after they have retired. Rob Burrow, who played his 500th career game last Thursday night at St…

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Ironmen set to equal record

Sunday promises to be a very special day for the South Wales Ironmen. That is when they will equal the record for the most number of matches played by a professional Rugby League club in South Wales. The Merthyr-based Ironmen, rebranded from the Scorpions, will run out against London Skolars in the League 1 Cup at the weekend in what…

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Super Leigh – go and prove it

SUPER LEIGH was splashed across the headlines when the Centurions secured their place in the top-flight. Now is their chance to prove it. The Leythers have yearned for this opportunity for years. Finally, three years after they first reigned supreme above their Championship foes, Neil Jukes’ side are set to be given a taste of life at the top table.…

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Widnes’ Thompson sets leading try-scorer target

This article was originally published in League Express. Buy Rugby League’s best paper every week for the best news, interviews and coverage of the game. League Express is out in stores every Monday or available to read online every Sunday evening at totalrl.com/le Widnes Vikings winger Corey Thompson is gunning to be Super League’s top try-scorer in 2017. In his…

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Huby breaks silence on Huddersfield exit

This article first appeared in League Express. Read exclusive stories and interviews like this first by purchasing the online edition every Sunday evening at totalrl.com/le, or buy in stores every Monday. Wakefield Trinity prop Craig Huby has admitted that he was beginning to fall out of love with Rugby League during his two years at Huddersfield Giants. Huby has joined…

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