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Super League Grand Final: The key battles

Joe-Burgess

The waiting is almost over, and Saturday is almost here. Bitter rivals Wigan Warriors and St Helens are set to do battle on the biggest stage of all – with the right to be called Super League champions the prize on offer. For Wigan, victory would ensure a second straight victory at Old Trafford, putting coach Shaun Wane amongst an ... Read More »

Feature: Relive the 2010 Grand Final

James Graham calmly waits for opposite number Stuart Fielden to crash into impact

Tomorrow’s Grand Final between Wigan and St Helens will be the third time these fierce rivals have battled for the biggest prize in Super League. The most recent of which was 2010, when the Warriors ran out 22-10 winners in a gripping encounter. To get you in the mood for Saturday’s action, we’ve scrawled through our League Express archives to ... Read More »

Daryl Clark fancies a crack at NRL in the future

Daryl Clark

2014 Steve Prescott Man of Steel winner Daryl Clark admits that, sometime in the future, he would relish the challenge of tackling the NRL – but says that is a few years away from happening just yet. Clark, who will head across the Pennines to take up a deal with Warrington Wolves in 2015, cites himself as a “massive” supporter ... Read More »

Opinion: St Helens capable of springing one last surprise in Grand Final

Mark-Flanagan-Warrington-St-Helens

It’s almost rooted into the mentality of a British sports fan to be constantly affectionate with the “underdog” concept. Take football’s FA Cup, for example. Every single year, there is a real sense of romance and clamour around a team who does the unthinkable, and wins against all the odds. So in that essence, won’t everyone with a sense of ... Read More »

Four local youngsters step up for Scotland RL

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Scotland have added four young domestic products to their player pool ahead of the European Championship opener against Wales next Friday. Two players developed by Glasgow’s Easterhouse Panthers and two from Edinburgh Eagles have been brought into the reckoning for Steve McCormack’s squad, which will be reduced to 20 ahead of the clash with the Dragons in Workington. Stand-off Louis ... Read More »

Smith only too aware of Old Trafford heartbreak

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Of all the lines rolled out by players this week, Wigan Warriors scrum-half Matty Smith was adamant about one particular message when he addressed the media ahead of the Super League Grand Final. Simply put, Old Trafford is “no place for losers” – something he is only too aware of. After all, Smith was on the other side of the ... Read More »

Garry Schofield: Wigan could “humiliate” St Helens

Matty-Smith-St-Helens

I imagine that all we’ll hear from the pundits tomorrow is that the Super League Grand Final will be close and very difficult to call. It’s first versus second, a local derby and finals are supposed to be tight games with few risks taken. I think most pundits will tip Wigan, but they’ll probably also say how close it’ll be. ... Read More »

Grand Final tickets selling well

Will it be Wigan's year again?

Ticket sales for tomorrow’s Super League Grand Final are up 10,000 on the same time last year, as a large crowd seems to be on the horizon for Saturday’s showdown between arch rivals St Helens and Wigan Warriors. The news will be a shot in the arm for the game in Britain, after it was revealed by Running Rugby that ... Read More »

RLIF reveals World Cup 2021 bidding process

Rugby League World Cup

A thorough process to assess and select the hosts for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup has been revealed by the Rugby League International Federation Board (RLIF). Starting later this month, the RLIF Board will meet to agree the competition format, structure and qualifying process, with expressions of interest sought by the first quarter of 2015. Invitations to tender will ... Read More »

Richard Moore signs for Halifax

Richard-Moore

Halifax have signed former Super League front rower Richard Moore on a two-year deal, as well as announcing the recruitment of Warrington’s sports scientist Andy Holleyhead. Moore, 32, effectively replaces Tony Tonks, who was not offered a new contract after two and a half seasons at the Shay. The former Leeds, Crusaders, Leigh and Wakefield prop was released by the ... Read More »