Powell pays tribute to Gale and Milner following semi-final success

Daryl Powell picked out Luke Gale and Adam Milner for praise following their semi-final success over St Helens. The duo came up with a number of key plays among them to ensure the Tigers triumphed in an epic encounter between the two sides. Gale’s contribution, which included a try, an equalising penalty goal after the hooter and the decisive drop…

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Leigh and Catalans welcome back big names for 2017 Million Pound Game

Both Leigh Centurions and Catalans Dragons have welcomed back big names for Saturday’s huge Million Pound Game. For the Dragons, the headline is that influential forward Greg Bird returns following a suspension which was downgraded following a dangerous tackle against Halifax. That freed him up to feature in the Million Pound Game should Catalans be involved in it, and Bird…

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Huddersfield confirm signing of Salford’s Adam Walne

Huddersfield Giants have signed prop forward Adam Walne on a three-year deal – as first revealed by League Express earlier this season. The forward, who, alongside brother Jordan, was officially released from former club Salford this week, has signed a deal until the end of the 2020 season with Rick Stone’s side. “I’m absolutely buzzing to join the Giants. I…

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Marwan Koukash confirms he is stepping down as Salford owner

Salford owner Marwan Koukash has announced that he will be leaving the club with immediate effect and handing the ownership over to a specially-appointed trust. Koukash, who took charge at Salford in 2013, will now give the reins to a community trust, with the Salford chief insisting it will not impact on the club whatsoever. In a statement, he said:…

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Percival expecting no bottle job from Castleford

Mark Percival dismissed claims Castleford could bottle it on the big stage. Percival’s St Helens side travel to Castleford for the first of the two semi-finals, with the Tigers strong favourites after cruising to the League Leaders’ Shield. However, Wigan fullback Sam Tomkins recently questioned their ability to perform in knockout games, citing their Challenge Cup defeat to Hull FC…

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Castleford v St Helens: Four huge talking points ahead of tonight’s game

Will Luke Gale play – and make it through the game? It’s potentially the biggest talking point of the entire run-in, let alone this one game. If Luke Gale is available – and he is fit – then Castleford are undoubtedly favourites. But will he get the nod from Daryl Powell to play just 16 days after appendix surgery? And…

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Powell calls on Castleford to deliver on the big night tonight

Castleford coach Daryl Powell has sent the rallying cry out ahead of arguably the club’s biggest game in years: make sure you deliver tonight to realise your dreams of reaching Old Trafford. The Super League leaders are one game away from a first ever appearance in the Grand Final, but standing in their way are St Helens, a side who…

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