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Hodgson ready for final Hull derby

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Rovers co-captain Josh Hodgson admits he’s facing an emotional week as he prepares for what could be his final Hull derby on Friday night. The Robins face Hull FC at the KC Stadium later this week in what could be the hooker’s last taste of the unique rivalry before he joins NRL side Canberra Raiders next season. With the Red ... Read More »

McGuire hoping to not miss the action

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Danny McGuire admits he was “disappointed” to miss out on Leeds Rhinos’ Challenge Cup celebrations after being forced into a trip to hospital – but insists he’s hopeful of not missing any match action as Super League returns this weekend. McGuire picked up a nasty rib injury during Leeds’ 23-10 victory against Castleford on Saturday, and tweeted a picture of ... Read More »

Cast your vote: Who will win the League Leader’s Shield?

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Every week in League Express we ask our readers to give us their predictions or opinions on some of the game’s hottest topics or talking points. This time, we’re asking you to predict who will finish top of the Super League table at the end of the season and win the League Leader’s Shield. Will Saints hang onto their lead ... Read More »

Tuivasa-Sheck will be a top class full-back, says Slater

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Australia and Melbourne star Billy Slater believes Kiwi international Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is destined to become one of the NRL’s best full-backs, after it was announced he will take over Sydney Roosters’ number one shirt when Anthony Minichiello retires at the end of this season. Tuivasa-Sheck, 21, has spent much of his short career on the wing, helping the Roosters to ... Read More »

Koukash praises Harris input at Salford Red Devils

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Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash believes Iestyn Harris should be commended for the way he has turned around the club since arriving as head coach – believing his decision to appoint the former Wigan assistant has now proven to be the right call. Harris arrived at the AJ Bell Stadium in April after the Devils parted company with former ... Read More »

Mental health matters to Walker

Chev Walker

Bradford backrower Chev Walker is a man who has dealt with his fair share of injury problems in his career. During the 2009 play-offs, when he was with Hull KR, he suffered an horrific leg break. The injury took a mental as well as physical toll on Walker, but it was the support of a network of people who helped ... Read More »

McDermott is best coach I’ve worked with: Bailey

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Leeds Rhinos prop Ryan Bailey insists Brian McDermott is the best coach he has ever worked with, and says he is the boss that has got the best out of him in his carer. Bailey admits he is a “hard bloke to work with” at times, and says that McDermott seems to understand him more than any other coach he’s ... Read More »

Hall is “incredible”, says Rhinos winger Tom Briscoe

Tom-Briscoe

Leeds Rhinos winger Tom Briscoe has described his wing partner Ryan Hall as “incredible” – after his two-try performance in Saturday’s Challenge Cup final earned him the Lance Todd Trophy. Hall lit up Wembley with a sensational brace of individual tries during Leeds’ 23-10 victory against Castleford on Saturday, and Briscoe insists nobody deserved the man of the match award ... Read More »

I knew I’d play, says Castleford Tigers prop

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Craig Huby admits he always knew he would make it to Wembley and the Challenge Cup final – but says he isn’t sure whether he’ll be able to back up and play this week. The fitness of Huby was arguably the biggest talking point heading into the final on Saturday, but the prop came through a dislocated elbow to play ... Read More »

Cup win one of JJB’s career highlights

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Jamie Jones-Buchanan admits Saturday’s Challenge Cup final victory against Leeds is one of the highlights of his career – and it’s all the sweeter because of the six defeats he’s had to endure before it. Jones-Buchanan admitted that as a Leeds fan it’s even more enjoyable – and reflected on those previous defeats and how it made this win all ... Read More »