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Fax boss Harrison slams “amateurish” performance

Former Halifax coach Karl Harrison. ©RLPhotos

Halifax coach Karl Harrison described his side as “amateurish” after they went down 39-18 at Doncaster yesterday. That dropped the Shay side to fourth in the Championship – a real disappointment when Sheffield’s win against Featherstone gave them a chance to gain ground on second spot. Instead, they now find themselves relying on Batley winning at Doncaster next weekend to ... Read More »

Webster: Tim Smith wants to stay at Wakefield Wildcats

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Wakefield boss James Webster says on-loan Salford half-back Tim Smith wants to join the club permanently. The mercurial Australian, who re-joined the Wildcats temporarily in June, has transformed Wakefield’s season since returning and had a hand in five tries yesterday in a stunning 42-6 win against his parent club. He is due to return to Salford in the coming weeks, ... Read More »

Sam Burgess: Avoiding confrontation has made me a better player

Sam Burgess

Sam Burgess has put his sensational form for South Sydney this year down to not getting involved in personal battles with rival players. The Rabbitohs’ superstar is in the running to become the first forward to win the Dally M Medal since Cronulla’s Gavin Miller 1989, and credits this to keeping a lid on his frustrations. The Yorkshireman, who will ... Read More »

Pita Godinet: Ruthless Wildcats were ‘impressive’

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Wakefield half-back Pita Godinet believes his side’s ruthless nature was to thank for the Wildcats’ impressive 42-6 win over Salford Red Devils yesterday. The New Zealand-born playmaker returned at stand-off after being sidelined with a knee injury sustained in the win over Leeds Rhinos at the start of July and was one of a team of impressive performers in the ... Read More »

Lowes: Slow start to blame for Castleford Tigers loss

James Lowes

Bradford boss James Lowes believes a slow start prevented the Bulls from recording a fourth-straight win – for the first time in five years – yesterday. Coach Lowes saw his side slip to a 32-18 defeat at the hands of Castleford Tigers, but it was an initial three-try deficit which ultimately proved the difference at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle, despite Bradford’s ... Read More »

Video: Referees take on Wakefield Wildcats select side

Referees James Child, Tim Roby, Phil Bentham, Ben Thaler Richard Silverwood, and Robert Hicks. ©SimonWilkinson

In this video, supplied by Super League TV, you can watch some of Super League’s most recognisable referees take on Wakefield Wildcats chairman Michael Carter’s select side, which featured celebrities and ex players, in a game of touch and pass. Well worth a watch, especially to see some of the silky skills from the whistle blowers. What do you think ... Read More »

Video: Giants plan for life after Rugby League

Larne Patrick. ©RLPhotos

In this video, provided by Super League TV, Huddersfield Giants stars Chris Bailey and Larne Patrick brush up on their woodwork technique in preparation for life after Rugby League retirement. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on our free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and features, subscribe to League Express newspaper and ... Read More »

Video: FC triumph in one-sided Hull derby

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In this video, provided by Super League TV, you can relive last week’s one-sided Hull derby and hear from the players and coaches involved. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on our free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and features, subscribe to League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can ... Read More »

Video: How Danny Brough salvaged a point against Warrington

Huddersfield captain Danny Brough. ©RLPhotos

In this video, provided by Super League TV, you can relive last week’s draw between Huddersfield Giants and Warrington Wolves, played at the Haliwell Jones Stadium. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on our free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and features, subscribe to League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. ... Read More »

Gamestars of Super League Round 25

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Every week, League Express reporters nominate a ‘Gamestar’ from every match. Here are the seven players who earned the accolade in Super League Round 25 and the reasons given by our reporters. You can read the fully detailed match reports for all these games, plus every match in the Kingstone Press Championships and the NRL in League Express, in shops ... Read More »