Monday, January 26, 2015
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Super League: 2015 regular season fixtures revealed

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A full-colour poster of this entire fixture list is free with every copy of tomorrow’s League Express newspaper, available to download at 11pm tonight and in all good newsagents from Monday morning ROUND 1 Thursday February 5 Widnes Vikings v Wigan Warriors 8.00pm Friday February 6 St Helens v Catalan Dragons 8.00pm Sunday February 8 Castleford Tigers v Wakefield Trinity ... Read More »

League One: Full 2015 fixture list released

Keighley made it all the way to the 6th Round.

 A full-colour poster of this entire fixture list is free with every copy of tomorrow’s League Express newspaper, available to download at 11pm tonight and in all good newsagents from Monday morning ROUND 1 Friday April 3 Coventry Bears v Oxford RLFC 3.00pm Gateshead Thunder v Barrow Raiders 3.00pm Keighley Cougars v York City Knights 3.00pm London Skolars v Hemel Stags 3.00pm ... Read More »

Championship: Keighley Cougars to force emergency EGM

Keighley made it all the way to the 6th Round.

Keighley Cougars say they now have enough clubs’ support to force an emergency general meeting at the RFL, including some that want to push for a vote of no confidence in the game’s governing body. They also insist that they will not allow the issue over ineligible dual-registration players to fade away. And Chairman Gary Fawcett now believes that there ... Read More »

Garry Schofield: Can England do a St Helens?

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I was pretty pleased with the squad Steve McNamara picked for the Four Nations. Even though I’ve talked up players like Makinson and Walmsley for inclusion, we are very well off in those positions. If fact we look good in many areas, even at hooker, where we have lost McIlorum and Roby. I’m confident that Daryl Clark, who fully deserved ... Read More »

Canadians confident of being competitive in League One

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The RFL has received an application from Rugby League Canada to enter a team based in Toronto into the Kingstone Press League One competition from the 2016 season. And their proposal, with an offer to sponsor the competition as a whole, was put forward at a meeting of Championship clubs in Leeds last Wednesday. Eric Perez, the Chairman of Rugby ... Read More »

Opinion: Saturday night was Brown’s greatest triumph

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If a coach is going to leave a club, the best way to go is on his own terms and with a trophy in the cabinet. And Nathan Brown did just that on Saturday night. We all wondered whether the announcement just a week before the Grand Final that he was going to head home to Australia would damage Saints’ ... Read More »

Garry Schofield: I got it wrong!

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Well, well well – it’s humble pie time for me! Sincere congratulations to everybody at St Helens for pulling off what I believed was the impossible. And I don’t just mean in beating Wigan on Saturday evening. I’m talking about their progress over the last month as a whole. I didn’t think they could possibly make the Grand Final at ... Read More »

Comment: Saints proved their critics wrong

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Referee Phil Bentham will never have an easier decision to make. The red card he showed to Wigan prop Ben Flower after just three minutes at Old Trafford on Saturday night was the only decision he could have made at that point. No ifs, and no buts. It was a dreadful incident, and I can’t imagine what could have been ... Read More »

Opinion: Is all publicity good publicity?

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If all publicity is good publicity, as some people claim, then the RFL should strike a special medal in honour of Wigan prop forward Ben Flower. When Flower belted St Helens halfback Lance Hohaia on Saturday, and then again as he lay semi-conscious on the floor, his action was immediately picked up by social media all over the world. A ... Read More »

Hohaia: I can’t remember much of the game

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Lance Hohaia has insisted he holds no grudge against Ben Flower for the punches that ruled him out of the bulk of the Grand Final win on Saturday – as Flower himself issued a public apology over the incident. Flower became the first man to be sent off in a Super League Grand Final after punching Hohaia twice in the ... Read More »