SQUAD NEWS: All the team news for Friday’s Super League action

Castleford v Widnes Daryl Powell makes three changes to his squad for Friday’s game against Widnes. Alex Foster, Junior Moors and Jake Webster are all rested, with Joel Monaghan, Ben Roberts and Kevin Larroyer all coming into the fray. Chris Bridge is a notable returnee for Widnes, but there is still no Joe Mellor or Tom Gilmore. Castleford squad: Hardaker,…

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Talking points for day one of the 2017 Magic Weekend

The Rangi Chase impact.. There’s little doubting what the biggest story is in the opening game of Magic Weekend. Rangi Chase’s exit from Castleford was confirmed on Monday but surely few would have imagined he would end up at Widnes. He gets an immediate chance to show Vikings fans what he can do on Saturday – and as a former…

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SQUAD NEWS: All the teams for Saturday at Magic Weekend

Wakefield v Widnes (2:30pm) Wakefield coach Chris Chester makes three changes to his squad that beat Dewsbury in the Challenge Cup as Craig Huby, Ben Jones-Bishop and Danny Kirmond all return. They replace Jordan Crowther, Ashley Gibson and Anthony Walker.   Rangi Chase could be set for his Widnes debut after being named in Widnes’ 19-man squad for the opening…

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Saints squad “playing for their jerseys” at Magic as Holbrook arrival imminent

The St Helens squad are “playing for their jerseys” at this weekend’s Magic Weekend clash against Hull FC according to Sean Long – as new coach Justin Holbrook prepares to head to Newcastle to watch his new team. The Saints head to Magic Weekend looking to bounce back from last weekend’s heavy defeat to Castleford in the Challenge Cup by…

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Challenge Cup quarter-final draw

Defending champions Hull FC will host Super League table-toppers Castleford Tigers in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup. Cas’ put over half a century of points past St Helens to book their place in the last eight while Hull FC’s 62-0 victory over Catalans Dragons gifts Rugby League fans a mouth-watering tie in the next round. Warrington’s reward for dispatching…

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TotalRL’s Super League Team of the Week – Round Twelve

Fullback: Niall Evalds (Salford) The youngster returned to the Salford side in real style on Sunday afternoon, replacing Gareth O’Brien and doing a great job as the Red Devils’ impressive start to the season continued with victory against Widnes. Wing: Mason Caton-Brown (Wakefield) The former London and Salford winger was in magnificent form, scoring a wonderful hat-trick during the win…

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Grading every Super League club’s first half of the regular season

Castleford Tigers (1st): A It’s been a season to remember for Castleford so far – and although they go into this weekend’s game with Wigan on the back of two consecutive defeats, they remain top of Super League. The Tigers have not just been winning games, but they’ve been dazzling rugby league fans with their stylish brand of play. Is…

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Hull defeat Tigers as Gale suffers injury

Hull FC inflicted a third defeat of the season on Super League leaders Castleford Tigers today at the KCOM Stadium, winning 26-24, with the Tigers losing their halfback Luke Gale with concussion after 20 minutes after a tackle by Hull prop Liam Watts that saw Watts dismissed from the field. Until that point Hull had made a blistering start, scoring three…

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Five talking points ahead of this weekend’s Super League

Can Chris Houston’s availability give Widnes a much-needed boost? It’s probably fair to say Widnes weren’t expecting to have co-captain Chris Houston available on Friday night. He wasn’t even named in their squad after being charged with a Grade D Contact with Match Official offence but, after pleading not guilty, Houston escaped a ban. So can the former NRL man…

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