What’s Inside League Express: 2nd October edition

It’s been a hectic, dramatic and bumper week in the world of rugby league – and the new issue of League Express certainly continues that theme this week. We’ve got a stacked-out edition for you this week, with plenty of transfer news, big-name interviews and exclusive stories from all across the sport. Here’s what inside: We’ve all the details on…

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Melbourne Storm win NRL Grand Final

After missing out on success last year in the Grand Final, Melbourne defeated North Queensland Cowboys 34-6 to win the 2017 Grand Final in emphatic fashion. Despite brief resistance from the Cowboys in the second-half, Melbourne always looked on course to secure the Premiership from the start Melbourne struck first after 20 minutes when a Cowboys kick was dealt with…

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NRL to pay tribute to retiring players at Grand Final

The NRL will pay tribute to 15 retiring players during the build-up to the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final between Melbourne Storm and North Queensland Cowboys at ANZ Stadium on Sunday (October 1). Having lifted the Premiership trophy on Grand Final Day last year, former Sharks hooker Michael Ennis will be part of the celebration of retiring and departing…

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Cowboys shock Roosters to reach NRL Grand Final

North Queensland Cowboys ensured that there will be no New South Wales teams in Sunday’s NRL Grand Final with a thrilling 29-16 victory over Sydney Roosters today at Allianz Stadium in a game where the lead changed hands continuously until the Cowboys late surge. The Roosters made a late positional changes with Ryan Matterson starting in the centres, Latrell Mitchell…

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Canterbury sack Hasler

Canterbury Bulldogs have sacked head coach Des Hasler. Hasler has been in charge of the Bulldogs for six seasons and only signed a new contract at the club earlier this year. But he was informed by the Bulldogs hierarchy that they would be moving in a new direction ahead of 2018, with their search already underway for a new man…

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Cowboys shock Eels to progress to last four

North Queensland Cowboys gained a convincing 24-16 victory over the Parramatta Eels today at ANZ Stadium, and they will now face Sydney Roosters in the last four of the NRL competition next weekend. The Cowboys, playing without the iconic Johnathan Thurston, were guided around the field by Michael Morgan, who scored the clinching try on 75 minutes. Tepai Moeroa was…

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