Welcome to a new Challenge Cup sponsor

Welcome to a new Challenge Cup sponsor

🕔12:13, 13.Jan 2015

The following article is a slightly modified version of the UpFront column in this week’s League Express. In its edition dated 5th January League Express broke the news of a new Challenge Cup sponsor. As has since been made clear, Ladbrokes will back the competition

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Opinion: International Rugby League wins again

Opinion: International Rugby League wins again

🕔17:06, 27.Oct 2014

Anyone watching the opening games of this year’s Four Nations tournament on television on Saturday couldn’t have failed to be impressed by the quality of the games and by the obvious enjoyment of most of the spectators in an almost

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Opinion: We need to get out and sell the European Championship

Opinion: We need to get out and sell the European Championship

🕔09:50, 22.Oct 2014

Ireland’s shock victory over France in Dublin last week, coupled with a virtuoso performance by Danny Brough for Scotland against Wales in Workington, should have been enough to get everyone talking about the European Championship. But as the games were

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Opinion: Is all publicity good publicity?

Opinion: Is all publicity good publicity?

🕔16:43, 13.Oct 2014

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

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Opinion: Super League attendance drop should cause concern

Opinion: Super League attendance drop should cause concern

🕔11:11, 16.Sep 2014

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

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Time to stop and think about Nines

Time to stop and think about Nines

🕔10:22, 17.Feb 2014

  So how good did the Auckland Nines turn out to be? If unpredictability is a prerequisite of a tournament, we certainly got it as North Queensland Cowboys won their first ever bit of silverware, beating Brisbane Broncos in an

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Is peace breaking out?

🕔11:53, 20.Jan 2014

It might go down in history as the ‘Langtree Park Agreement’, after the 14 Super League clubs finally backed the RFL’s plans to introduce the ‘two x 12s go into three eights’ league structure. A little bit like the Munich

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The final chapter of a great World Cup

The final chapter of a great World Cup

🕔15:33, 25.Nov 2013

Has there ever been a more dramatic ending to an international game than the one we witnessed at Wembley? And has there ever been a more heartbreaking defeat for an England team? They say ‘if’ is a big word and

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Looking to the World Cup’s legacy

Looking to the World Cup’s legacy

🕔15:36, 18.Nov 2013

So now there are just four teams remaining in the World Cup. The line-up for the Wembley semi-finals has been decided and there are no major shocks, with the line-up the same as in the last World Cup in 2008.

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Rugby League in mourning

Rugby League in mourning

🕔11:36, 11.Nov 2013

The early death of a former Rugby League star will always evoke sadness among many people, but the passing of Steve Prescott MBE in the early hours of Saturday morning was tremendously sad news. Thousands of tributes have already been

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