Live Draw on Facebook for U19 European Championship – RLEF

Paul Nicholson, communications director on the board of the RLEF, will conduct the draw for the 2018 U19 European Championship, on Facebook Live at 4pm (UK time) on Friday 29 September. The seven confirmed participants and the winner of the qualification tie between Italy and Ukraine will go into the draw to determine the first round of matches. The competition,…

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Huddersfield confirm signing of Salford’s Adam Walne

Huddersfield Giants have signed prop forward Adam Walne on a three-year deal – as first revealed by League Express earlier this season. The forward, who, alongside brother Jordan, was officially released from former club Salford this week, has signed a deal until the end of the 2020 season with Rick Stone’s side. “I’m absolutely buzzing to join the Giants. I…

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Toronto’s impressive recruitment continues with capture of Ackers

Toronto Wolfpack’s impressive recruitment drive for 2018 has continued with the signing of London hooker Andy Ackers. The 23-year-old has become the club’s fifth signing ahead of their maiden Championship campaign after being granted an early release from his contract at London Broncos. He will join a star-studded line-up of incomings at the Wolfpack, with Dave Taylor, Ashton Sims, Josh…

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Marwan Koukash confirms he is stepping down as Salford owner

Salford owner Marwan Koukash has announced that he will be leaving the club with immediate effect and handing the ownership over to a specially-appointed trust. Koukash, who took charge at Salford in 2013, will now give the reins to a community trust, with the Salford chief insisting it will not impact on the club whatsoever. In a statement, he said:…

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Barrow ARL Final postponed

THE Barrow & District League has postponed the Ivor Kelland Cup Final, which had been scheduled for tomorrow (Friday 29 September) at Craven Park. The game has been called off, following heavy rains over the last couple of days, because of concerns that the pitch could be damaged ahead of Barrow Raiders’ Kingstone Press League 1 Promotion Final on Sunday…

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Percival expecting no bottle job from Castleford

Mark Percival dismissed claims Castleford could bottle it on the big stage. Percival’s St Helens side travel to Castleford for the first of the two semi-finals, with the Tigers strong favourites after cruising to the League Leaders’ Shield. However, Wigan fullback Sam Tomkins recently questioned their ability to perform in knockout games, citing their Challenge Cup defeat to Hull FC…

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Castleford v St Helens: Four huge talking points ahead of tonight’s game

Will Luke Gale play – and make it through the game? It’s potentially the biggest talking point of the entire run-in, let alone this one game. If Luke Gale is available – and he is fit – then Castleford are undoubtedly favourites. But will he get the nod from Daryl Powell to play just 16 days after appendix surgery? And…

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Powell calls on Castleford to deliver on the big night tonight

Castleford coach Daryl Powell has sent the rallying cry out ahead of arguably the club’s biggest game in years: make sure you deliver tonight to realise your dreams of reaching Old Trafford. The Super League leaders are one game away from a first ever appearance in the Grand Final, but standing in their way are St Helens, a side who…

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Combined XIII: Castleford Tigers v St Helens

Ahead of Thursday’s first play-off semi-final between Castleford and St Helens, we’ve taken the plunge and thrown together a combined side featuring the very best players from both the Tigers and the Saints. It may cause some debate! Here’s how we see it: Fullback: Zak Hardaker Tough to leave out Ben Barba – but Hardaker’s form this year has seen…

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