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Golden Boot 2014: Full shortlist revealed

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Four Nations final man of the match Shaun Johnson is among six nominees for the 2014 Rugby League World Golden Boot. Kiwi scrum-half Johnson is joined on the list by team-mate Jesse Bromwich, Australian duo Greg Inglis and Johnathan Thurston and England forwards James Graham and Sam Burgess. Burgess and eventual winner Thurston were also among the six nominees last ... Read More »

Golden Boot: 2014 shortlist revealed

Kevin Sinfield won the Golden Boot in 2012

The six-man shortlist for the 2014 Golden Boot has just been officially unveiled in issue 404 of Rugby League World magazine. The only place to read the shortlist currently is in the digital version of the monthly publication, which can be accessed on your smartphone, computer or tablet by following this link. The prestigious international award, which was won by Johnathan ... Read More »

Golden Boot: 2014 shortlist revealed this week

Andy Farrell won the Golden Boot in 2004

The shortlist for Rugby League’s most prestigious and revered award – the Golden Boot – will be revealed this week. Rugby League World magazine, the award’s organisers, will print the full shortlist in issue 404, which is available to download from midnight on Thursday (using this link) and in all good newsagents on Friday. Does Sam Burgess deserve a shot ... Read More »

Rugby League World – The Grand Finals Issue

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Rugby League World issue 403 – ‘The Grand Finals Issue’ – is online now and in shops from Friday 17th October. Here’s a glimpse at what’s inside. The Super League Grand Final between St Helens and Wigan turned out to be one of the most controversial sporting events of the year. We have complete coverage of the match everyone is ... Read More »

Comment: Will there ever be another Ashes tour?

Peacock received 47 international caps during his career

Confirmation that New Zealand will head to England next year for a three-match test series is to be welcomed – but is tinged with sadness that another proposed Great Britain tour has bitten the dust. Given that 2016 sees a Four Nations competition on these shores, and the following year is the World Cup down under, the next opportunity for ... Read More »

Opinion: Time to think positively about the restructure

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The Rugby Football League unveiled a detailed explanation of the sport’s new structures towards the end of July. Detailed is definitely the word – it was comprehensive and informative, to the extent that it took up an entire page of League Express the following Monday. Which of course is a lot of people’s main issue with the restructuring. It isn’t ... Read More »

Off the field interview: Luke Dorn

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The Castleford Tigers fullback on Seinfeld, snoring and Shawshank What would your last meal on Earth be? I adore Asian food, especially pan-Asian, which is essentially a mix of Thai and Japanese. I think I would probably go for some sort of Thai curry. Maybe I would just go to Hakisan – it’s a restaurant in London – and order ... Read More »

Interview: JJB meets Widnes captain Jon Clarke

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Leeds Rhinos forward and Rugby League World journalist Jamie Jones-Buchanan hears the remarkable life story of retiring Widnes Vikings captain Jon Clarke… Having been a BMX junior champion, spent time in prison and being one of Super League’s top hookers for over a decade, Jon Clarke has quite a life story. Now at 35, he is about to embark on ... Read More »

Highs and Lowes: Where now for Bradford Bulls?

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On July 20, 2003, Bradford Bulls thumped Widnes Vikings 40-8 in front of over 12,000 people at Odsal. It was a year in which the club would win every domestic honour possible – the Challenge Cup, League Leader’s Shield and Super League Grand Final. A few months after that, the club completed a clean sweep of club honours by winning ... Read More »

Atelea Vea: “The doctor said I’d never play again”

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Rugby League World writer Nigel Wiskar finds out how Atelea Vea defied the odds to forge a top-level Rugby League career… Atelea Vea is on a mission to make the most of his Rugby League career – after being told as a teenager he would never play again. Vea leaves relegated London Broncos shortly to start a two-year deal at ... Read More »