We’ll get it right, says Chester, as Wakefield eye up top four on Thursday night

Wakefield coach Chris Chester has promised the club’s fans they will get it right and snap their run of poor form – hopefully starting tonight against West Yorkshire rivals Leeds. Such is the congested nature of Super League this year, Wakefield would move into the play-off places with a win tonight – despite losing their last two games. And Chester…

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Warrington “scouring the world” for a half-back, admits CEO Karl Fitzpatrick

Warrington chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick has admitted to League Express that a new halfback is at the top of the club’s priority list for 2018. The Wolves, who began their Qualifiers with a victory at Widnes on Friday night, are expected to make changes to their squad for next year after Fitzpatrick admitted some performances this season have been “unacceptable”.…

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Leeds Rhinos remain Super League’s most profitable club despite difficult 2016

Leeds Rhinos say they remain Super League’s most profitable club despite a “challenging year on and off the pitch” in 2016 per their latest annual accounts. Leeds Cricket, Football and Athletic Company Limited, the owners of Leeds Rhinos, have published their annual accounts for last year and, after a record-breaking 2015 for the Rhinos, the club say that created a…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s games

Salford v Castleford (8pm, Sky Sports) Kris Brining and Ryan Lannon return to Salford’s squad – which Kris Welham and Josh Wood miss out. Michael Dobson is still absent. League leaders Castleford make two changes to their squad; centre Jake Webster returns, as does prop Gadwin Springer. They take the places of forward duo Andy Lynch and Larne Patrick for…

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Castleford star Junior Moors on verge of return from long-term injury

Castleford coach Daryl Powell has revealed that forward Junior Moors could return from his long-term injury layoff as early as next Thursday’s clash against Wakefield. Moors has missed two months of action due to a medial ligament injury suffered against Warrington – but he is ahead of schedule in his recovery from the problem. That has put him in contention…

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POLL | Should players found guilty of using recreational drugs be punished?

In the latest League Express Readers’ Poll, the taboo subject of recreational drugs is in focus. Rugby League was at the centre of two major drug cases last week after Rangi Chase and Adam Walker both tested positive for cocaine. The two players were suspended by their respective clubs and now face the prospect of a two-year suspension. But in…

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Kear extends Wakefield stay

Wakefield’s head of rugby John Kear has signed a new one-year deal with the club. Kear, a former coach at Trinity, joined the club ahead of the current campaign following a stint as Batley Bulldogs’ head coach. The 62-year-old has worked closely with head coach Chris Chester on rugby matters since his arrival and has now agreed to continue that…

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