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Kingstone Press Championship awards shortlists

Ryan-Brierley-Leigh

The nominations for the 2014 Kingstone Press Championships awards have been confirmed today. In the Kingstone Press Championship, Paul Cooke could be set to seal an impressive double after being nominated for both Coach of the Year and Player of the Year following another successful season at Doncaster. Cooke is joined by Paul Rowley of Leigh Centurions, Glenn Morrison of ... Read More »

Serbia thump Italy in European Championship

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Serbia threw the 2014-15 European Championship B wide open at the half-way stage with their second-ever win over Italy, producing a massive shock at the Makis Stadium, Belgrade to move top of the table on points difference with a 45-6 win. The hosts were the more motivated, physical side, delighting their coach Marco Jankovic. “It is quite rare when everything ... Read More »

St Helens announce Burns signing

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St Helens have announced the signed Travis Burns on a three-year contract from 2015 – as exclusively revealed in League Express on the 18th August. The Australian stand-off joins the club from Hull KR for a transfer fee of £60,000 and will link up with his teammates in the off-season, just as we told you almost five weeks ago. Saints ... Read More »

Dragons shock Rhinos at Headingley

Catalan Dragons will now meet Huddersfield Giants on Friday night in the next round of the Super League playoffs, after they shocked their hosts Leeds Rhinos 20-24 in tonight’s elimination playoff in a Headingley thriller. And then snatched victory two minutes from time, when halfback Sam Williams, who will return to the NRL at the end of the season, pounced ... Read More »

Warrington recover to edge out Vikings

Warrington Wolves were 0-18 down, late in the first half, but in a thrilling encounter they rallied to emerge from this elimination play-off with a 22-19 victory against Widnes Vikings, with Joel Monaghan scoring three thrilling fine tries. The first 35 minutes were dominated by the Vikings, however, with Kevin Brown putting his stamp on the game, creating the first ... Read More »

Bradford-born Whitehead wants to end Leeds’ season

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Catalan Dragons forward Elliott Whitehead has targeted a Dragons win in the play-offs today for more than one reason – not only would it keep their season alive, but it would see his “biggest rivals” dumped out in week one. Despite now playing his rugby in the South of France with the Dragons, Whitehead grew up close to Bradford’s Odsal ... Read More »

Hull KR set to lose Kris Keating?

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There are reports in Hull that, after losing half-back Travis Burns to St Helens, fellow pivot Kris Keating could be on his way out of the club too. Keating has struggled during his first season at the Robins, and the Hull Daily Mail are reporting that Keating’s battle with homesickness is continuing. He has now gone back to Australia due ... Read More »

Hardaker or Escare: Who is Super League’s best No.1?

Morgan Escaré

As seems to be the case every year when it comes to the Super League Dream Team, there are a fair few candidates who have split opinion when it comes to their inclusion – or exclusion – from the side. And this year, most of the talk seems to be based around who should be the full-back for Super League’s ... Read More »

Championship play-offs: Week two preview

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After an action-packed first week of the play-offs in the Kingstone Press Championship, week two sees two local derbies, with four teams battling to save their season. There is a South Yorkshire derby at the Keepmoat Stadium, as fourth-placed Doncaster look to defeat local rivals – and last year’s champions – Sheffield Eagles, in what is set to be a ... Read More »

Controversial call does for North Queensland Cowboys again?

Johnathan-Thurston

Lightning never strikes twice, apparently – but for North Queensland Cowboys, their season has been cruelly ended by a potential controversial call for the third consecutive season. After the ‘Hand of Foran’ incident involving Kieran Foran in 2012, the Cowboys were defeated by Cronulla Sharks in last year’s play-offs after the Sharks scored a try on the seventh tackle. That ... Read More »