Toulouse land World Cup forward for 2018

Toulouse Olympique have completed the signing of USA international Eddy Pettybourne. The 29-year-old has become the Championship club’s latest big-name signing ahead of the upcoming campaign, following World Cup winner Sam Rapira’s arrival at the club. Pettybourne was strongly linked with a move to Widnes but has arrived in France to link up with Sylvain Houles’ side. 👍 Eddy PETTYBOURNE,…

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Back into the swing!

Amateur Rugby League returns to action at the weekend following the Festive Break, with fixtures across a range of competitions. There’s plenty on offer for grassroots aficionados, and the full programme is: Saturday 6 January 2018 BARTLETTS BARLA YORKSHIRE CUP (SEMI-FINAL): Lock Lane v East Leeds. HULL GMB LEAGUE: Bransholme v North Hull Knights; Brownie Bulldogs v Hull Wyke Academy;…

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Toronto prop Ryan Bailey successful in case against UK Anti-Doping

Toronto Wolfpack have revealed that prop Ryan Bailey has won a case against UK Anti-Doping, and is now cleared to play with immediate effect. The hearing related to an alleged Anti-Doping Rule Violation, by reason of refusal to submit a sample collection on Tuesday 30th May 2017. However, Toronto and their legal team managed to successfully argue that due to…

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Championship side Featherstone report increase in membership sales

Ambitious Championship side Featherstone Rovers have announced a ‘notable increase’ in membership sales ahead of the 2018 season. The club’s ‘#BeRovers’ campaign began in September alongside an all-new direct-debit scheme, which they say has proven to be hugely popular amongst supporters – with a number of fans taking up that option ahead of the new season. And Rovers say that what…

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Tom Johnstone to end eight-month injury nightmare on Sunday against Halifax

The waiting is almost over for Tom Johnstone to return to playing – after Wakefield Trinity named the highly-rated winger in a match-day squad for the first time since his season-ending injury last season. Johnstone is in line to feature for Trinity in Sunday’s pre-season friendly against Halifax, marking his return to action for the first time since suffering a…

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League Express Mailbag Letter of the Week: ‘League can flourish in Newcastle’

Each week, we’ll be picking out the top letter from our world famous League Express Mailbag in Monday’s paper and featuring it in-depth on our website throughout 2018. We start with an interesting letter from a person in a position of some importance – Councillor Rob Higgins of Newcastle City Council. Newcastle City Council have certainly taken the sport to…

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Jowitt determined to prove himself at Wakefield however necessary

This story first appeared in this Monday’s League Express – to ensure you get stories and insight like this soon as the paper is released every week, why not open a digital subscription to the paper and have it delivered to your smart device every Sunday? Click here for more. Wakefield fullback Max Jowitt has insisted he is prepared to…

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