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Six Super League players charged

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Six players have been charged with disciplinary offences committed in First Utility Super League Round 21 fixtures. Kevin Sinfield of Leeds Rhinos has been charged with making a Grade C head-butt on Castleford Tigers player Luke Dorn in the 74th minute of a match played on Thursday July 17. Four players – Travis Burns and Adam Walker of Hull Kingston Rovers, ... Read More »

International: Schools RL gaining momentum in Lebanon

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The Lebanese Rugby League Federation has pointed to its expanding school’s rugby league championship, sponsored by construction and telecommunications company GMEA for the third successive year, as an indicator of further growth of the sport in the country. The LRLF is in the process of rolling out a new schools and community club strategy which divides the country into operational ... Read More »

Harrison: Return of Bulls derby good for the game

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Halifax boss Karl Harrison says he is relishing the prospect of facing Bradford Bulls again next season – and thinks the return of the West Yorkshire derby will see crowd figures soar. The Odsal outfit were officially condemned to relegation on Sunday when they fell to Huddersfield Giants. It has been more than a decade since the two sides last ... Read More »

Matt Cook to join Castleford Tigers

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Castleford Tigers have signed Matt Cook from London Broncos on a two-year contract – with Scott Moore also leaving the club. The current Broncos skipper, who has played all 22 games for the club this season, said: “This is my third season with the Broncos and I’ve had a fantastic time down in the capital during those three years. It’s ... Read More »

Super League: Albert Goldthorpe team of the week

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Every week in League Express newspaper, three stand-out players from all seven Super League matches are awarded points (ranging from one to three depending on their influence on that particular game) that decide who wins the prestigious Albert Goldthorpe medal – an annual accolade created by the newspaper to reward the fairest and best player of the season. *YOU CAN ... Read More »

Chase and Escare join Goldthorpe race

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Salford Red Devils talisman Rangi Chase and Catalan Dragons full-back Morgan Escare are making a late charge to win this season’s Albert Goldthorpe Medal. After being awarded three and two points respectively in this week’s League Express newspaper, the duo have closed to within seven and six points of current leader Travis Burns, who holds a two-point cushion over Leon ... Read More »

Watts: Black and Whites owe fans a performance

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Hull FC forward Liam Watts says his side owes its loyal supporters a good performance after they were torn apart by Wigan on Friday night. That “embarrassing” loss means the Airlie Birds have only Bradford and London – both of whom are now relegated – beneath them, and they head into a tough match against in-form Castleford on Thursday desperate ... Read More »

Cast your vote: Who’s the best British centre?

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In this week’s League Express newspaper, our regular readers’ poll asks you to identify the best British centre in Super League. Cast your vote now and let us know what you think – the results will be revealed in next Monday’s edition. The results from last week’s poll, which asked which of the teams currently positioned 5-10 in the Championship ... Read More »

Anderson: Giants must act now to have play-off chance

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Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson insists his side have a lot of improving to do if they are to mount a challenge in the play-offs, despite scoring 52 points in a convincing win against Bradford yesterday. The Giants are now guaranteed a top-eight spot and, with six games to go, their attentions now turn to hitting form in time to progress ... Read More »

The Fab Five: Week ending Sunday July 20

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It’s been another outstanding weekend of Rugby League action, with shocks, twists and surprises all across the country to seriously shake up the top three divisions. In Super League, the play-off race has tightened up after a shock win for Widnes on Friday night. And the Championship is hotting up too after some surprise results – with Championship One looking ... Read More »