Boxing Day Preview

As coaches begin finalising their squads for their respective Boxing Day fixtures, a combination of joy and anticipation permeates the atmosphere within Rugby League. Supporters, many of whom have not seen their beloved side take to the field since September, are finally given an opportunity to see a live game of Rugby League over the Christmas period. But what could…

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Teams announced for Women’s World Cup semis

England coach Chris Chapman has made five changes to his starting line-up for Sunday’s (tomorrow) Rugby League Women’s World Cup semi-final against New Zealand at Southern Cross Group Stadium. Halfback Kirsty Maroney and winger Charlotte Booth return to the England side, while hooker Danielle Bound, prop Beth Sutcliffe and centre Jessica Courtman will start after being on the interchange bench…

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Women’s teams named for World Cup Round 2

Canada and Papua New Guinea have rung the changes for their vital Round 2 Rugby League Women’s World Cup clash at Southern Cross Group Stadium on Sunday. The match, which is likely to decide which of the World Cup newcomers advances to the semi-finals of the tournament, will be the final game of the triple-header featuring clashes between traditional rivals…

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24-man England squad to face Affiliated States

Wayne Bennett will have his full squad available to him for England’s only game ahead of the Rugby League World Cup against Affiliated States on Friday, October 20 at nib Stadium. The game, which will kick off in Perth at 18:45 local time (11.45am BST), will be streamed live worldwide on rugby-league.com to all members of ‘Our League’, a free…

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Higham issues Million Pound Game rallying call

Leigh Centurions captain Micky Higham has issued a rallying cry to Leigh supporters and he has asked any who have not yet bought tickets to get down to the Leigh Sports Village. Ticket sales for the crucial clash are heading for more than 7,000. “Leigh is a massive Rugby League town,” Higham told the Centurions’ website. “The passion for the…

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Can the Tigers keep up their momentum?

League Express editor MARTYN SADLER wonders whether the Tigers will be able to maintain their momentum into the final part of the Betfred Super League season.   Castleford Tigers have rightly been the subject of much praise for their performances so far this season. In our preview edition of League Express, published in early February, we predicted that they would…

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Wigan make it an Easter double

Wigan Warriors held off a determined challenge from Wakefield Trinity to gain a hard-earned 10-16 victory at the Beaumont Legal Stadium today. Wakefield were without concussion victim Joe Arundel and fellow injury victim Bill Tupou from the side that lost at Castleford on Good Friday, with Mason Caton-Brown and Ashley Gibson stepping up to fill the breach in the centres,…

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All systems go for Wigan, says Lenagan

Wigan Chairman Ian Lenagan is hoping strongly that his club can win the World Club Challenge against the Cronulla Sharks today for the first time since he took over the Warriors almost a decade ago. “I’m in my tenth year and it’s the only trophy we’ve not won, although the club won it three times (1987, 1992 and 1994) prior…

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Hornets ready to welcome Hull KR

Promoted Rochdale Hornets have started life in the Kingstone Press Championship with two impressive wins over Dewsbury Rams and Bradford Bulls and currently sit at the top of table. Coach Alan Kilshaw said: “I expected us to start the season well and nothing surprises me about our group of players, they’re young, hungry and have no fear. It’s two games…

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Ironmen set to equal record

Sunday promises to be a very special day for the South Wales Ironmen. That is when they will equal the record for the most number of matches played by a professional Rugby League club in South Wales. The Merthyr-based Ironmen, rebranded from the Scorpions, will run out against London Skolars in the League 1 Cup at the weekend in what…

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