What’s Inside League Express: March 25th Edition

It’s teaser time, folks. Here’s what we’ve got for you. Major pieces with the faces of the New York and Ottawa franchises, Ricky Wilby and Eric Perez. We have news on the England performance squad, including a new name. News on Castleford’s recruitment plans following Ben Roberts’ departure. An update on Ashton Golding’s Leeds future. Salford are closing in on…

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Yaha scores four tries as Dragons edge out Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos gave a better performance than in some of their recent matches, but they went down a 26-22 defeat today against the Catalans Dragons in Perpignan, with winger Fouad Yaha, who returned to the club from rugby union earlier this season, scoring four tries. The Rhinos took an early 12-point lead with two tries from Ash Handley, the first…

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Toulouse go top with convincing victory at Batley

Toulouse Olympique scored 28 unanswered points in the second half after trailing 12-10 at half-time today at Batley Bulldogs, eventually winning 12-38 at Mount Pleasant to go top of the league, at least until Toront’s game against Halifax tomorrow. Toulouse took an early lead when former Wigan player Joe Bretherton touched down and Mark Kheirallah converted, but the Bulldogs equalised…

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Saturday’s NRL roundup

Here is a brief summary of today’s NRL matches. Cronulla Sharks 20 Gold Coast Titans 6 Paul Gallen equalled Andrew Ettingshausen’s record of 328 Premiership appearances for the Sharks today, although he only played for the first 26 minutes as the Sharks built up a 20-0 half-time lead against the Tigans, with Sione Katoa scoring two tries. In the second…

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Saints far too strong for Tigers

St Helens gave a blistering performance tonight in defeating Castleford Tigers 12-42 at the Jungle. The Tigers welcomed Grant Millington back into their squad after he completed a two-game suspension, while Saints coach Justin Holbrook selected the same squad that had won at Huddersfield in Round 6. St Helens took a grip on the game early on, with a try…

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Giants hammer Robins 42-8

Huddersfield Giants were far too strong for a weakened Hull Kingston Rovers at the John Smith’s Stadium tonight, turning a 20-2 half-time score line into a 42-8 victory The injury-hit Giants had only been able to name 18 players before the game,while Shaun Lunt had been called up into the Hull KR squad for the first time this season and…

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Wigan issue agreed statement with Shaun Edwards

Wigan Warriors have issued a joint statement with Shaun Edwards, their prospective coach in 2020, following the recent doubts about whether he will take up the appointment, although the statement doesn’t clarify whether he will actually do so. The statement is as follows: Having had the opportunity to talk with Shaun Edwards following the weekend’s Wales Grand Slam success, Wigan…

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Pangai Jnr stars in Queensland derby

Tevita Pangai Jnr produced a strong first-half display to inspire Brisbane Broncos to a 29-10 victory over North Queensland, who were without Jason Taumalolo in the second half after the loose forward suffered a medial ligament injury. The Broncos started the stronger side and were rewarded when Pangai Jnr’s offload led to Corey Oates crossing in the left corner. On…

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