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Tim Smith returns to Wakefield on loan

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Former Wakefield half-back Tim Smith has joined the Wildcats for the rest of the season on a loan deal from new club Salford Red Devils. The Australian, who was one of Super League’s top performers in 2013 with the West Yorkshire club, is yet to forge a successful partnership with Rangi Chase after signing for the Red Devils before the ... Read More »

Peacock, Pitts and Hardaker charged

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Jamie Peacock of Leeds Rhinos has been charged with Grade B punching in the 43rd minute of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup quarter-final match played at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Friday June 6. Bradford Bulls player Jay Pitts has been charged with making a Grade B dangerous throw on Anthony England of Warrington Wolves in the 27th minute of the Tetley’s ... Read More »

Rowley: Rhinos praise “means a lot”

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Leigh Centurions coach Paul Rowley has spoken of his delight at the praise his team received for their performance against Leeds Rhinos in the Challenge Cup last week. The Championship outfit went toe-to-toe with the Super League giants and came close to progressing into the semi-finals. In the past few days, several Rhinos stars have praised the Centurions, including former ... Read More »

Bobbie Goulding slams referee choice

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Barrow Raiders player-coach Bobbie Goulding has slammed the RFL for its decision to hire a referee from cross-county rivals Whitehaven in yesterday’s loss to Doncaster. The former Great Britain star, who sensationally made a return to the professional game recently aged 42, following nearly a decade out, was sent off in stoppage time after confronting a linesman and was dissatisfied ... Read More »

Peacock: Leigh have every chance of making Super League

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Leeds Rhinos prop Jamie Peacock has praised Leigh Centurions following their thrilling Challenge Cup encounter last week. The Championship outfit led for much of the first half and were in contention until the last quarter, when two quick tries and a field-goal gave the home side a flattering 25-12 victory. “It was a tough Cup tie,” Peacock told the Yorkshire ... Read More »

Maroons name large squad for Origin II

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Queensland have named a 22-man squad for the second State of Origin test as several of their biggest names battle to regain fitness. Coach Mal Meninga is giving Greg Inglis (ankle), Billy Slater (shoulder) and Daly Cherry-Evans (knee) as much time as possible to prove their fitness but has drafted in Anthony Milford, Will Chambers, Willie Tonga, Ben Hunt and ... Read More »

Webster: Avoiding the drop not main goal

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This is an excerpt from a story published in today’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a digital version to your computer or smartphone. New Wakefield Trinity Wildcats coach James Webster has passionately declared that beating the drop ... Read More »

Burgess flabbergasted by England call-up

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This is an excerpt from a story published in today’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a digital version to your computer or smartphone. Wigan Warriors winger Joe Burgess has revealed his shock at being included in the ... Read More »

Jon Clarke dreaming of Wembley send-off

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This is an excerpt from a story published in today’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a digital version to your computer or smartphone. Widnes Vikings captain Jon Clarke admits it would be a dream ending to his ... Read More »

McManus: It’s time to abolish video referees

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This is an excerpt from a story published in today’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a digital version to your computer or smartphone. St Helens Chairman Eamonn McManus has come out strongly against video referees, suggesting that ... Read More »