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Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year shortlist revealed

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A five-strong shortlist for the Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year medal has been unveiled in today’s League Express. Editor Martyn Sadler has revealed the names of those in contention and also given readers a chance to both vote for the winner and suggest anyone who may have been overlooked. “The five players we have decided to shortlist are Joe ... Read More »

Widnes CEO: Kevin Brown is going nowhere

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Widnes chief executive James Rule has refuted growing rumours that Vikings half-back Kevin Brown is poised for a move to the NRL Thirty-year-old Brown, who was named in Super League’s Dream Team this year, has been heavily linked with a move to Cronulla Sharks in the Australian press recently, with many insisting he is the Sharks’ number one transfer target. ... Read More »

Tim Smith signs one-year deal with Wakefield

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Wakefield Wildcats have re-signed Tim Smith from Salford Red Devils, after a successful loan spell earlier this year. Smith, who left Wakefield at the end of the 2013 season to join the Red Devils, has returned to his former club on a permanent deal, signing a one-year contract at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium. And Wildcats boss James Webster told League ... Read More »

Wood hails greatest Grand Final experience

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SUPER League Chief Executive Nigel Wood has paid tribute to the fans who helped make the 214 First Utility Super League Grand Final an outstanding success. A crowd of 70,102 watched on as St Helens, the 2014 League Leaders, secured their first Super League title since 2006 with a 14-6 victory over arch-rivals Wigan Warriors to crown a remarkable year ... Read More »

Gateshead’s Meads scores six tries for Greece

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Greece were crowned European Championship C winners following a 68-16 triumph over Czech Republic at Gloritsa Field, Aspropyrgos, Athens, the first Test match to be played on Greek soil. Former New Zealand Warrior Jordan Meads, now playing for Gateshead Thunder, was the star of the show with six tries in a side that featured 13 players from the domestic competition. ... Read More »

No place for Flower’s actions, says Mike Rush

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St Helens chief executive says that Ben Flower’s actions in the Super League Grand Final have no place in the sport, and it was sad to see Flower deliver a brutal punch to Lance Hohaia whilst he lay on the floor. Flower became the first player to be dismissed in a Super League Grand Final after punching the Kiwi twice ... Read More »

VIDEO: Blake Green speaks to TotalRL TV

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Wigan Warriors half-back Blake Green spoke to the media following their Super League Grand Final defeat to St Helens – and TotalRL TV was there to capture every second of Green’s final interview as a Wigan player. Read More »

March brothers reunited at Keighley

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The March brothers have been reunited at Keighley Cougars for 2015, after boss Paul March has signed brother David on a one-year deal. David – who led Hunslet to Championship One glory last weekend against Oldham – has signed up for the 2015 season at Cougar Park, and has said that having been part of a side that has tasted ... Read More »

Flower apologises for red card

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Wigan Warriors forward Ben Flower has apologised to Lance Hohaia – and the sport in general – after his actions in last night’s Super League Grand Final. Flower was dismissed in the second minute of the game when he punched Hohaia, becoming the first man to be sent off in a Super League Grand Final in the process. The incident ... Read More »