Norway and Germany Squads for WCQ Showdown

Norway and Germany have named their 19-man squads for the final game in European Championship C – North, in Porsgrunn tomorrow (Saturday), which doubles up as the next stage of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup qualifiers. The ultimate victors will face the winners of European  Championship C – South, on neutral territory, most likely in spring 2019. Germany are…

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Plenty to play for as NCL enters final straight!

Several promotion and play-off issues will be resolved tomorrow as the Kingstone Press National Conference League hits the business end of the campaign. The first elimination semi-finals are taking place in the Premier Division, where Thatto Heath, Egremont Rangers, Wath Brow Hornets and Underbank Rangers are battling for the right to face the losers of the first qualifying semi-final, in…

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QUIZ | Wigan comeback shocks Warrington in 2013 Grand Final

With Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors facing off later today, we look back at a classic encounter between the two sides in the 2013 Grand Final. Warrington found themselves 16-6 up at the break thanks to tries from Joel Monaghan, Simon Grix and Ben Westwood. But Wigan came roaring back in the second half, winning it 24-0. Michael McIlorum, Josh Charnley,…

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Sawyer slams EGM proposal

Dewsbury Rams Chairman Mark Sawyer says the RFL proposal on the table for Friday’s EGM about the league structure is “totally unpalatable” and if accepted, would make the Championship and League One unviable from 2022. Sawyer, who has been at the helm with the Rams for almost 20 years, says the reduced share of central funding that is being proposed…

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The league structure dilemma – a new approach

With the impasse between Super League clubs and their colleagues in the Championship, League Express editor MARTYN SADLER an alternative structure that could drive the game forward. This article is an updated version of an article that first appeared in the League Express issue of 20 August. Introduction Most Super League clubs want a new fixture structure for the 2019…

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Who will Jackson Hastings play for in 2019? A club-by-club guide

Reports in the media have linked Jackson Hastings with several Super League clubs. The Salford ace has been a complete revelation in his short time with the Red Devils and inevitably, he’s attracted interest off the back of it. Hastings is off-contract at the end of the season and is understood to have spoken to several clubs, with Wigan, Hull…

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