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Tigers fight back to snatch thrilling draw

Castleford Tigers scored three tries in the last 13 minutes at the KC Stadium to snatch a thrilling draw against Hull FC that had looked unlikely for much of the game. In a game that had largely been dominated by the home side, the Tigers were trailing 18-4 in the last quarter, but they sensed they could perhaps come back ... Read More »

Five things to expect from the Rugby League weekend

Hull FC and Castleford Tigers kicked off yet another blockbusting weekend of Rugby League action on Thursday night, and attention will now turn to the rest of the clubs in action – across the Super League and the Kingstone Press Championships. There’s plenty to be played for – with a couple of big results potentially in the pipeline should things ... Read More »

Preview: Our exclusive chat with RFL’s Ralph Rimmer

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In Monday’s League Express, we speak one-on-one with RFL Chief Operating Officer Ralph Rimmer regarding the highly controversial restructure of the game from 2015. After the plans were announced in more detail at a meeting this past Thursday, League Express sat down with Rimmer and asked him about the big decisions moving forward in the game. You can read that ... Read More »

New Rugby League structure revealed by RFL

Ralph Rimmer

Full details of the exciting new league structure that will come into operation in 2015 for Rugby League’s professional and semi-professional competitions have been outlined today. From next season the First Utility Super League and Kingstone Press Championship will both feature 12 clubs, whilst Kingstone Press Championship One will be renamed as Kingstone Press League 1 and comprise 14 clubs. ... Read More »

Sweden continues its Rugby League progress

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As they prepare to make their entry in this season’s Nordic Cup, with a match against Denmark in Copenhagen on 16th August, holders Sweden are hoping continued domestic progress will help them become the first Scandinavian nation to win the trophy twice. The formation of the Pan-Scandinavian Club Championship in 2013, consisting of one side from Denmark, Copenhagen Black Swans and ... Read More »

Thursday XIII: Cream of the Championship crop

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For this week’s alternative look at a handpicked Rugby League squad, we’re dropping out of Super League and heading into the Championship. Next year will see the return of England’s second tier to our TV screens after a one-year hiatus, and there will be plenty of talent on show to look out for. Bradford and London will have a real ... Read More »

Castleford Tigers boss explains Carney absence

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Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell has once again explained his infamous rotation policy, insisting nobody is being left out of the side on performance-related issues at the moment. Powell has left Justin Carney out of his squad to face Hull FC tonight, but he says it is all part of a plan to keep his squad fresh for the ... Read More »

NRL announces new player insurance scheme

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The NRL and the 16 clubs today unanimously confirmed their commitment to developing a new player insurance scheme which will significantly increase payments for career ending injuries. NRL players will be eligible for payouts of up to $1 million if they suffer career ending injuries under an interim insurance policy currently under consideration by players. The NRL, the clubs and ... Read More »

Betts delighted to land Bradford Bulls star

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Widnes Vikings coach Denis Betts admits he is delighted to finally secure the services of Manase Manuokafoa – after finally managing to convince the powerhouse prop to sign up for 2015. Manuokafoa has signed a two-year deal with the Vikings to remain in Super League, after Bradford Bulls were relegated last weekend. Betts said he tried to sign the Tongan ... Read More »

Huddersfield Giants hooker close to return

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Huddersfield Giants are set to be handed a major injury boost this weekend, as hooker Shaun Lunt could potentially return to action for their clash against Catalan Dragons. Lunt – who was included in the Super League Dream Team last season after a fantastic 2013 campaign – has been on the sidelines for almost two months with a calf injury, ... Read More »