What’s Inside League Express: January 29th edition

The big kick-off is FINALLY here! Competitive Rugby League returns this week, and we’re celebrating with a bumper 40-page edition of League Express, including previews from all the Super League and Championship clubs. There’s that, plus all this to look out for in this week’s paper. Reserves is a hot topic right now, so we asked all 12 Super League…

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Wolfpack land Buchanan

Toronto Wolfpack’s off-season recruitment has continued with the addition of former Widnes forward Jack Buchanan. The Australian was without a club after turning down a deal with the Vikings at the end of last year, but has now secured a deal with the Championship club. Buchanan, 25, will help the club replace Ryan Bailey, Dave Taylor and Fuifui Moimoi, who…

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Pre-season round-up: Fev overcome Leeds as Saints edge out Leigh

Featherstone Rovers ended their pre-season campaign undefeated as they defeat Betfred Super League champions Leeds Rhinos 18-16. The Rhinos, who fielded a mixed side consisting of a handful of first-team stars, pushed the Championship side throughout and overturned a 14-0 deficit to lead going into the final two minutes. Ben Barba scored twice as St Helens defeated Leigh Centurions 24-20.…

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Salford confirm “suspected serious” injury to Manu Vatuvei

Salford Red Devils are waiting to learn the extent of a training-ground injury sustained by winger Manu Vatuvei. The Tongan international broke down in training on Friday and is feared to have suffered a serious Achilles injury. Salford are now awaiting results of a scan to determine the severity of the injury. “It’s terribly unfortunate that Manu has sustained an…

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