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Dave Hadfield

Opinion: Is losing Easter double-headers a good thing?

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This article, written by Dave Hadfield, originally appeared in issue 398 of Rugby League World magazine. Issue 399 is currently in production and will be on sale from June 6. Click here to find out more about the magazine and to browse back issues click this link… Easter double-headers are set for the scrap heap from 2015 onwards. But is ... Read More »

Dave Hadfield: We need to stop obstructing good play

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This article originally appeared in issue 398 of Rugby League World magazine. Issue 399 is currently in production and will be on sale from June 6. Click here to find out more about the magazine and to browse back issues click this link… I bumped into the wife on the landing the other day and a whistle went for obstruction. ... Read More »

The worst teams in Super League history

John Kite in action for Widnes in 2012

For a variety of reasons, there are some pretty ordinary sides in Super League this season. But which have been the worst since the inception of the competition? Dave Hadifield, in reverse order, picks his way down Bad Memory Lane for Rugby League World Magazine… Widnes Vikings, 2012 – 12 points Elbowing other contenders aside and squeezing into the Hall ... Read More »

Last Tackle

First published in Rugby League World, Issue 391 (Nov 2013) If there is a better day of Rugby League anywhere in the world than the Championship Finals, I wish someone would steer me in the direction of it. We are so used to one or more of the matches being an absolute nerve-shredder that we have perhaps become a little ... Read More »

Last Tackle

First published in Rugby League World, Issue 390 (Oct 2013) It was Bob Geldof who, when he was not feeding the world, used to sing of his dislike for Mondays. I’ve nothing against them – and Monday Night Football has, I think, been a success. Let’s not forget, as well, that Rugby League has a long record of re-inventing the ... Read More »

Last Tackle

First published in Rugby League World, Issue 389 (Sept 2013) I came away from Northern Rail finals day at Halifax with profoundly mixed feelings. On the one hand, we had seen two magnificent matches, crammed with enterprise and energy. That could be taken as evidence that these four clubs are doing very nicely on the field, thank you, and should ... Read More »

Last Tackle

First published in Rugby League World, Issue 388 (Aug 2013) Is there anything Sam Tomkins can’t do? There’s the exceptional ability he brings to playing the game, of course, and the suggestion that he could be doing it in three countries simultaneously next year. That’s if all the rumours were true. Who else could you send out on the red ... Read More »