Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Consider Rowley for Saints job, says Schofield

Paul-Rowley

Former Great Britain star Garry Schofield believes Leigh Centurions coach Paul Rowley should be in the running to replace outgoing Nathan Brown at St Helens. In his latest League Express column, the Leeds-born pundit mentions the Championship Grand Finals day last week and heaps praise on the Centurions. “As for Leigh, what a phenomenal year they have enjoyed,” he said. ... Read More »

Feature: Garry Schofield picks his England team

Schoey believes Dan Sarginson deserves to start over the man about to tackle him - Michael Shenton

With the Four Nations less than a fortnight away, outspoken League Express columnist Garry Schofield has selected what he thinks is the strongest English 17 at Steve McNamara’s disposal. Here it is: 1 Sam Tomkins (New Zealand Warriors) 2 Joe Burgess (Wigan Warriors) 3 Dan Sarginson (Wigan Warriors) 4 Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos) 5 Ryan Hall (Leeds Rhinos) 6 Gareth ... Read More »

Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year shortlist revealed

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A five-strong shortlist for the Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year medal has been unveiled in today’s League Express. Editor Martyn Sadler has revealed the names of those in contention and also given readers a chance to both vote for the winner and suggest anyone who may have been overlooked. “The five players we have decided to shortlist are Joe ... Read More »

Garry Schofield: Wigan could “humiliate” St Helens

Matty-Smith-St-Helens

I imagine that all we’ll hear from the pundits tomorrow is that the Super League Grand Final will be close and very difficult to call. It’s first versus second, a local derby and finals are supposed to be tight games with few risks taken. I think most pundits will tip Wigan, but they’ll probably also say how close it’ll be. ... Read More »

Seven reasons to read this week’s League Express

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1 In-depth reports and analysis from all the weekend’s big games, including the Championship and Championship One Grand Finals, the NRL Grand Final, and the Super League play-off semi finals. 2 In his latest ‘View from the Strand’ column, legendary Australian journalist Malcolm Andrews pays tribute to the large British presence in the NRL’s biggest match. 3 Castleford captain Michael ... Read More »

Kallum Watkins in all three Super League Dream Teams

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Last week the RFL revealed its Dream Team for the 2014 season. The Dream Team is selected by ballot among members of the Rugby League media, and the team that was unveiled last week contained eight players – Zak Hardaker, Michael Shenton, Kallum Watkins, Tommy Makinson, Kevin Brown, Daryl Clark, Elliott Whitehead and Carl Ablett – who were making their ... Read More »

Garry Schofield: How I think this week’s play-offs will unfold

Schoey sees Saints losing to Castleford

It has been one of the strangest ends to the regular season for years, with all the top teams losing matches they were expected to win. That was perfectly encapsulated at the weekend by Saints and Castleford, with neither of them looking like they wanted to finish top of the pile. None of the top six can be happy with ... Read More »

Opinion: Super League attendance drop should cause concern

Warrington-fans

Only four Super League clubs were able to post increases on their regular season average attendance in 2014, as overall crowds took a tumble in Super League compared to last season, which was also a season in which almost all clubs registered a decline in attendances. After the completion of all 27 rounds of the regular season at the weekend, ... Read More »

Super League: Albert Goldthorpe team of the week

Morgan Escare

Every week in League Express newspaper, three stand-out players from all seven Super League matches are awarded points (ranging from one to three depending on their influence on that particular game) that decide who wins the prestigious Albert Goldthorpe medal – an annual accolade created by the newspaper to reward the fairest and best player of the season. *YOU CAN ... Read More »

League Express reporter apologises for Carvell controversy

Carvell-Cas

A League Express journalist has written an apology to Castleford prop Garreth Carvell and his family after writing a match report that credited a dangerous throw on the former Great Britain star as the best tackle of the game. Phil Hodgson, one of the publication’s most experienced scribes, was at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle on Sunday to report on Castleford against ... Read More »