Isaako wins golden-point thriller for Brisbane

Jamayne Isaako scored all nine points as Brisbane edged Wests Tigers in a golden point thriller 9-7. The win meant for the first time in Brisbane’s history they had won a game without scoring a try. Both sides exchanged penalty goals, Isaako for Brisbane with Esan Marsters replying for Wests,  in a first half that saw plenty of aggressive defending…

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O’Loughlin wary of dangerous Huddersfield – as he warns Wigan’s best is yet to come

Wigan may well have started the season in impressive form – but their captain, Sean O’Loughlin, has warned that the Warriors’ best is yet to come in 2018. Shaun Wane’s side have four wins from their opening five games this season, a marked improvement on 12 months ago. They welcome Huddersfield to the DW Stadium on Friday night looking to…

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League Express Podcast: Jon Wells and Josh Charnley interviews, Challenge Cup chatter

Aaron and Matt are back with the latest episode of the League Express Podcast… with two special interviews Hear from Castleford’s new director of rugby Jon Wells as he discusses his new job, and Josh Charnley, following his move to Warrington. Plus, there’s the usual discussion about the latest action, in with special focus on the Challenge Cup, Toulouse’s decision…

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Big day looms in Hull ARL!

Two huge matches are taking place in Hull tomorrow as the 2017-18 campaign heads to a climax. Brownies Bulldogs take on North Hull Knights in the GMB Council Cup semi-final, with a place in the decider at Hull KR at stake. And, at Eastmount, Bilton Sully’s and Reckitts go head-to-head in the Ray Speckman Cup Final.

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Chester anticipates battle on Friday with Charnley in Wolves squad

He played a significant role in the path which led to Josh Charnley’s professional debut eight years ago – and Wakefield coach Chris Chester expects to face the winger on Friday night when Trinity travel to Warrington. Charnley is in Warrington’s 19-man squad for the clash, just days after agreeing to return to Super League following an 18-month stint in…

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Occasions like Friday are why you play rugby, says Brian McDermott

Leeds coach Brian McDermott believes occasions such as tonight’s Grand Final rematch with Castleford in front of a bumper Elland Road crowd are why players want to play rugby league. McDermott is hopeful the two West Yorkshire heavyweights can put on a show befitting of what could yet be an all-time Super League record crowd at Headingley, as the two…

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Roberts admits he is slowly adjusting to ‘challenging’ start as Castleford fullback

Ben Roberts has offered a frank admission that life as Castleford Tigers’ first-choice fullback has been a major challenge: but he insists it is one he is slowly warming to. Ahead of tonight’s Grand Final rematch against Leeds at Elland Road, Roberts – who has transitioned from half-back to fullback following the departure of Zak Hardaker, has lifted the lid…

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This week’s Rugby League Back Chat

This week’s Rugby League Back Chat show (Freesports TV, 5pm plus repeats) is hosted by Rod Studd and features a guest panel of Martyn Sadler (League Express), Derek Beaumont (Leigh Centurions owner) and former Great Britain international and Golden Boot winner Garry Schofield. Rugby League Back Chat, sponsored by TotalRL.com, is broadcast every Thursday on FreeSports TV, which can be…

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