Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Joel Monaghan wants to send brother off in style

WARRINGTON WOLVES V LONDON BRONCOS

Warrington Wolves winger Joel Monaghan is relishing the final games of this season as they will be his last playing alongside brother Michael. The elder Monaghan sibling recently revealed his plans to retire at the end of the season and Joel admits he will be doing all he can to make sure his brother goes out in style. “These will ... Read More »

Rugby League: Highlights of the week (w/c September 1st)

Zak-Hardaker

Try of the week Michael Oldfield’s hat-trick try for the Catalan Dragons against Hull Kingston Rovers on Sunday came from a great passing movement and a superb dive into the corner by the Australian winger. Team of the week Warrington Wolves were mightily impressive in defeating St Helens 12-39 at Langtree Park last Thursday evening. Player of the week Quentin ... Read More »

Super League: Albert Goldthorpe team of the week

Danny-Brough

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 »

On this day: Wigan beat Saints to win Premiership

Farrell-championship-1996

September 8th, 1996 Wigan and St Helens produced a wonderful finale to the 1996 domestic season, the first in the game’s history which had been played throughout the summer months. Saints had famously broken their neighbours’ stranglehold on the Challenge Cup and league title, by landing both pots in the most sensational style. But Wigan gained revenge of some sort ... Read More »

Comment: Two (referees) is company, three’s a crowd

The RFL has been trialling two referee matches at academy level

Did you see the story coming out of Australia last week suggesting that the NRL is contemplating having three referees on the pitch? Have you heard a crazier idea? How many officials do they want? We are going to get a situation one day in Rugby League where the officials will outnumber the players. And does it do any good? ... Read More »

Opinion: Super League season set to end with a bang

Leeds-and-Wigan-fight

Anyone who likes watching Super League on TV must have enjoyed the two offerings from Sky Sports last Thursday and Friday night, with Warrington and Huddersfield finishing level, and then St Helens edging out Leeds by a single point at Headingley on Friday. The season, at least for TV viewers, seems to be ending with a bang, and it should ... Read More »

Super League: Albert Goldthorpe team of the week

Danny-Brough

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 »

Vikings take out League Express advert to apologise to Tigers

Gen-15

Widnes Vikings purchased a full-page advertisement in this week’s League Express newspaper to apologise to Castleford Tigers for their fans’ involvement in a disgraceful pitch invasion following their semi-final defeat to the West Yorkshire club. The page read: “Congratulations, Castleford Tigers. “Widnes Vikings would like to take this opportunity to apologise to each and every person or organisation with a ... Read More »

Opinion: Super League’s French entrée has to be cultivated

Elliot-Whitehead-Catalan-Hull-FC

On Friday night I was privileged to be a guest of the Catalan Dragons chief executive Christophe Jouffret for dinner prior to the game between the Dragons and Warrington Wolves. I’d spent the week in Perpignan and had taken the opportunity to sample the café culture in the heart of the city, as well as heading out to the beach ... Read More »

Garry Schofield: Give the new structure a chance

Gen-10

The RFL launched the game’s new professional structure last week, and there is plenty there to get your teeth into. As we’ve known for a while now, the top two divisions will each have 12 teams, and they will split into three competitions of eight teams later in the season. Now we have some meat on the bones and we ... Read More »