Leeds v Hull FC: Four talking points ahead of tonight’s play-off semi-final

Will the (lack of a) South Stand make a difference? It’s bound to be a strange atmosphere at Headingley tonight, with the club’s legendary South Stand now mere rubble ahead of the rebuild of the stadium over the winter. That has reduced the capacity tonight to around 12,500 – but with one stand now completely non-existent, will it give Hull…

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Parcell aiming to round enjoyable debut year at Leeds off on a high

Leeds hooker Matt Parcell admits the opportunity to play in big games such as tonight’s play-off semi-final with Hull was why he moved to England – but he insists the Rhinos owe the Black and Whites one. The Rhinos can ensure Parcell’s debut season in Super League culminates with a Grand Final appearance against Castleford next Saturday should they beat…

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Radford determined to end yet another Hull FC hoodoo on Friday night

It’s been so long since Hull FC won at Headingley, that the last time they did so, their coach Lee Radford was actually the captain that night. “That shows you how long it’s been between drinks that I was playing,” Radford laughed this week. It has, although without the historical significance or mainstream publicity, become Hull FC’s adopted new hoodoo.…

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Powell pays tribute to Gale and Milner following semi-final success

Daryl Powell picked out Luke Gale and Adam Milner for praise following their semi-final success over St Helens. The duo came up with a number of key plays among them to ensure the Tigers triumphed in an epic encounter between the two sides. Gale’s contribution, which included a try, an equalising penalty goal after the hooter and the decisive drop…

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Leigh and Catalans welcome back big names for 2017 Million Pound Game

Both Leigh Centurions and Catalans Dragons have welcomed back big names for Saturday’s huge Million Pound Game. For the Dragons, the headline is that influential forward Greg Bird returns following a suspension which was downgraded following a dangerous tackle against Halifax. That freed him up to feature in the Million Pound Game should Catalans be involved in it, and Bird…

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Live Draw on Facebook for U19 European Championship – RLEF

Paul Nicholson, communications director on the board of the RLEF, will conduct the draw for the 2018 U19 European Championship, on Facebook Live at 4pm (UK time) on Friday 29 September. The seven confirmed participants and the winner of the qualification tie between Italy and Ukraine will go into the draw to determine the first round of matches. The competition,…

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