Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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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 »

Cast your vote: Who’s the best British centre?

Kallum-Watkins-Rhinos

In this week’s League Express newspaper, our regular readers’ poll asks you to identify the best British centre in Super League. Cast your vote now and let us know what you think – the results will be revealed in next Monday’s edition. The results from last week’s poll, which asked which of the teams currently positioned 5-10 in the Championship ... Read More »

Garry Schofield column: Ten best overseas stars

Jamie Lyon

This is Garry Schofield’s column from this week’s edition of League Express. If you like what you see, why not subscribe and pick up the hottest read in Rugby League each and every week? It was interesting to read last week that the veteran Australian commentator Ray Warren now rates James Graham as the best Englishman to play in Australia, ... Read More »

Super League: Albert Goldthorpe team of the week

Matty-Bowen-DW-Satd

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. Here, we ... Read More »

Super League: The stars of the weekend

Kevin-Sinfield--

Every Monday in League Express newspaper, our talented reporters select a man of the match for every game in every professional league. Here’s who stood out for us in round twenty of Super League – let us know if you agree or not by getting involved on Twitter or our free forum. Game: Warrington Wolves 72-12 London Broncos Reporter: John ... Read More »

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