Daryl Powell – the master of recruitment

In this week’s League Express, editor Martyn Sadler has paid tribute to Castleford following their fantastic performance against Leeds Rhinos. A week earlier, Martyn wrote about Daryl Powell’s exploits in the transfer market. You can read Martyn’s thoughts every week in his column ‘Talking Rugby League’. How important is recruitment in Rugby League? It is one of the key ingredients…

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Vidot ready to push on after making Salford debut

Salford winger Daniel Vidot is keen to put a frustrating start to his British career behind him after finally making his Red Devils debut. The Samoan international took to the field in Salford colours for the first time during the club’s Challenge Cup defeat to Castleford on Saturday after missing the opening three months of the season following shoulder surgery,…

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Chase tipped for NRL return, with Castleford the most likely Super League destination

Betway have made a return to the NRL the most likely outcome for Rangi Chase, with the maverick halfback expected to leave Leigh Centurions. TotalRL revealed yesterday that the 30-year-old is set to exit LSV, although the Centurions would later confirm he is still a contracted player at the club. However, the former Man of Steel is still expected to leave…

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Workington hope to keep Gee

Workington coach Phil Veivers is hoping to secure an extension to forward Matty Gee’s loan before Thursday’s deadline for next weekend. That would allow the Salford youngster – who impressed in his first month with Town – to feature against Sheffield. Veivers said: “We’re in the process of trying to work out a deal. “He’s been good since he’s arrived…

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Mac would welcome role for Sinfield

Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott has hinted at a role for former captain Kevin Sinfield at the club when he retires from professional sport. Sinfield confirmed last week that he would call time on his playing career following the end of current club Yorkshire Carnegie’s season after joining the rugby union side last year. McDermott would like to bring his…

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Leigh chief holds ref talks

Leigh Centurions coach Neil Jukes held lengthy and productive talks with match officials’ representative Steve Presley last week over the number of penalties his team has been conceding. In the recent win at Featherstone, the Centurions were penalised 14 times and had both Gareth Hock and Jamie Acton sent to the sin-bin. Jukes accepts some level of responsibility for the…

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Wardle considering Four Nations options

Huddersfield Giants star Joe Wardle has put his plans for the Four Nations on hold following the club’s disappointing start to the season. The Halifax-born centre or backrower has played internationally for Scotland since making his debut for the Bravehearts in 2010, going on to play in the successful 2014 European Championship campaign. An impressive season domestically saw the 24-year-old…

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Calvert’s Whitehaven scoring tally agreed

Whitehaven winger Craig Calvert’s career total tries has been clarified by the RFL. There had been a number of differing figures both for Calvert’s total and that of previous club record scorer David Seeds. But extensive checking between the RFL’s statistician Daniel Spencer and Haven historian Brian Sharples has now confirmed the totals for both. In means that Calvert went…

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