Power Rankings – September 5th

1. Castleford Tigers (+1) They’ve spent almost the entire year in top spot, and that’s where they are again following one week away from pole position. Cas continue their momentum towards the play-offs with a victory over Huddersfield. 2. Hull Kingston Rovers (+1) They are effectively one win from promotion with three games to spare. There can be no doubting…

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Rabbitohs sack Michael Maguire amid Warrington speculation

Michael Maguire has left South Sydney Rabbitohs after almost six years in charge. The 43-year-old, who previously coached Wigan Warriors for two years, has parted company with the Rabbitohs after failing to make the NRL Finals for the second successive year. His departure follows a 64-6 hammering at the hands of Melbourne last week, which left the Bunnies 12th on…

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Annakin considering new Wakefield deal

Chris Annakin has played his way into a new contract with the club. According to League Express, Annakin was initially told he would not be offered a contract for 2018 but has impressed Trinity officials in recent weeks, most recently in their victory over Salford last Friday. Annakin’s career suffered a serious setback 12 months ago, when he was involved…

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Greg Bird’s season could be finished after Grade D charge

Catalans survival hopes have been dented after Greg Bird was handed a Grade D charge for a spear tackle in the club’s victory over Halifax. Bird, the instrumental Australian who has been a standout star for the Dragons this term, was sin-binned for a challenge on Fax’s Ben Heaton during Catalans’ 24-0 victory. The tackle has warranted further punishment, with…

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Brining delighted with Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year Medal nomination

Salford hooker Kriss Brining has expressed his satisfaction at being nominated for the Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year Medal. The Red Devils hooker has starred for the club since his move from York City Knights, with his performances earning him a place on the shortlist that was released by League Express on Monday. He is competing alongside Tom Davies…

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TotalRL writers reveal their Super League Dream Team

With voting for the Super League Dream Team coming up, we’ve asked our TotalRL writers to give us their Dream Team selections. Martyn Sadler Fullback – Zak Hardaker (Castleford Tigers) Wing – Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers) Centre – Mark Percival (St Helens) Centre – Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos) Wing – Mahe Fonua (Hull FC) Stand-off – Joel Moon (Leeds Rhinos)…

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Eight youngsters shortlisted for Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year Medal

League Express has revealed the eight nominees for this year’s Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year Medal. Kriss Brining, Tom Davies, Regan Grace, Liam Marshall, Darnell McIntosh, Danny Richardson, Danny Walker and Jack Walker have all been shortlisted for the award, the winner of which will be announced in next week’s League Express. The Medal recognises the standout players who…

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Powell calls for league structure change

Daryl Powell believes the Super League structure should change after 2018. The Rugby Football League confirmed last week that the current Super 8s structure will remain next season, but added that any changes for the following season will be revealed before the start of the season so clubs can plan accordingly. Castleford have enjoyed great success under the current system,…

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