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Era we go again

Era we go again

🕔16:05, 27.Feb 2015

 This article originally appeared in Rugby League World magazine, issue 406 (Feb 2015) The introduction, part-way through the coming season, of the fabled Three Eights has been flagged up as Rugby League’s biggest structural change in a generation. That may

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Opinion: My thoughts on the league restructure

Opinion: My thoughts on the league restructure

🕔10:47, 24.Sep 2014

Rugby League World journalist Dave Hadfield reflects on a morning spent with the RFL discussing plans for the game in 2015… It was déjà vu all over again. Sitting in a hotel in Brighouse, hearing about the plan to save

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Giants “under strict instructions” to celebrate opposition errors

Giants “under strict instructions” to celebrate opposition errors

🕔11:32, 23.Sep 2014

Rugby League World journalist Dave Hadfield on an interesting meeting with Huddersfield star Luke Robinson… I had the pleasure the other week of working on the radio with Huddersfield’s Luke Robinson. He was as sparky and chatty as you’d expect,

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Opinion: Is relegation really a disaster?

Opinion: Is relegation really a disaster?

🕔11:02, 23.Sep 2014

As we’ve known for a while now, Bradford Bulls and London Broncos will play their rugby in the Championship next season. Both clubs are making the right noises about playing their way back into the elite, but what long-term effect

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

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

🕔11:46, 2.Jun 2014

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

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Dave Hadfield: We need to stop obstructing good play

Dave Hadfield: We need to stop obstructing good play

🕔14:54, 28.May 2014

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

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The worst teams in Super League history

The worst teams in Super League history

🕔12:54, 15.May 2014

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

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Dave Hadfield: There should be no fond farewell for Sam Burgess

Dave Hadfield: There should be no fond farewell for Sam Burgess

🕔14:25, 2.Apr 2014

You’ll forgive me, I hope, if I don’t join in the general mood of celebration over the impending departure of Sam Burgess to rugby union. To listen to some commentators, you would take it as a compliment to Rugby League

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Last Tackle

🕔14:19, 11.Oct 2013

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

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Last Tackle

Last Tackle

🕔17:17, 6.Sep 2013

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,

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