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James Graham wins battle of Britain

Sam Burgess and James Graham clashing in 2013. ©ColWhelan/ActionPhotographics

All last week the media had been trumpeting Rugby League’s ‘Battle of Britain’ – the clash between World Cup room-mates Sam Burgess and James Graham. And it proved to be just that on Good Friday! As Canterbury snatched a late 15-14 victory over South Sydney it was difficult to judge which of the two former Super League behemoths came out ... Read More »

How to download the latest issue of League Express

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Due to technical issues, the digital edition of  today’s League Express newspaper would not properly download for a lot of subscribers. We have since rectified the problem and the new issue is ready to download now. If problems persist, please follow these instructions: Open the League Express app on your device Locate the cogwheel icon (settings) and select Login/Register from ... Read More »

Match report: Penrith Panthers 14-12 Gold Coast Titans

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In a nutshell Former London Broncos star Jamie Soward slotted a 51st-minute penalty to edge Penrith Panthers past Gold Coast Titans in a thrilling Easter encounter. How it unfolded 8’ – Penrith open the scoring through Dean Whare, who dummies twice and sprints through the resulting gap. Jamie Soward slots the extras from the touchline: 6-0 31’ – Soward knocks ... Read More »

Benji Marshall confirms Rugby League return

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Benji Marshall has formally requested an early release from his Auckland Blues rugby union contract, and is aiming for a return to the NRL. The New Zealand legend, 29, has struggled to adapt to the new code since switching from Wests Tigers last year and both his agent, the club, and New Zealand Rugby have confirmed his intentions to return ... Read More »

Match report: Parramatta Eels 18-21 Wests Tigers

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In a nutshell A Pat Richards penalty from half-way, plus a field-goal from Luke Brooks, helped Wests edge the Eels 18-21 in a thrilling Easter encounter in front of a record-breaking crowd of 50,668. How it unfolded 9’ – Australian international Jarryd Hayne opens the scoring for the Eels with a well-taken try, which wasn’t converted: 4-0. 23’ – The ... Read More »

Match Report: Sheffield Eagles 34 Doncaster 42

In a Nutshell Doncaster recovered from a 28-12 half-time deficit to finish like a runaway train to take the points in the South Yorkshire derby at Owlerton Stadium. How it unfolded The Eagles seemed to be in control at the break and held a 16-point advantage, but that was eradicated within 18 minutes of the restart and Paul Cooke’s men ... Read More »

Match Report: Canberra Raiders 24 Melbourne Storm 22

In a Nutshell The Raiders were behind for almost the entire match before they finally managed to snatch a winning score two minutes from the end at CIO Stadium on Sunday How it unfolded The Storm shot out to a 6-16 lead through tries from Ryan Hinchliffe, Sisa Waqa and Mahe Fonua, with Cameron Smith converting two of them. The ... Read More »

Match Report: Cronulla Sharks 18 Sydney Roosters 24

In a Nutshell The Roosters won a tight encounter with two tries from Shaun Kenny-Dowall to get back into the winners’ circle against the desperate Sharks. How it unfolded Anthony Minichiello almost scored early on but failed to touch down properly before Ricky Leutele scored a brilliant solo try, beating several Roosters defenders, with Michael Gordon adding the conversion. But ... Read More »

Debate: Does Tom Makinson deserve an England call-up?

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Joe Whitley (JW): Despite being on the losing side today, Tommy Makinson had another superb game, scoring his 10th and 11th tries of the season. There are calls for him to represent England in the near future. What do you think? Aaron Bower (AB): I certainly think so. It’s a shame England don’t really have any fixtures to speak of ... Read More »