Friday, December 19, 2014
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Interview: Daryl Powell on the Cas success story


Rugby League World magazine finds out how Daryl Powell has transformed the fortunes of Castleford Tigers in less than a year at the helm… Daryl Powell knew that he had to fundamentally change the culture of Castleford Tigers soon after arriving at the club last season, both on and off the field. One brief moment during the winter summed up ... Read More »

All augurs well for the Magic Weekend

Action from the Hull derby at Magic Weekend 2013. ©RLPhotos

Martyn Sadler looks forward to what he hopes will be a sparkling weekend of Rugby League action at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. This is an amended version of his ‘Talking Rugby League’ in this week’s issue of League Express, which is still available in the shops, or can be bought digitally here.   It looks as though the weather is going to ... Read More »

Opinion: It’s great to see BJB staying with Rugby League

Ben Jones-Bishop. ©RLPhotos

I, for one, am delighted to see Salford Red Devils win the race to sign Leeds winger Ben Jones-Bishop. But equally, I would have been just as pleased had any other Super League club snapped him up. We need to keep hold of our homegrown stars and prevent them following the money and moving to rugby union, like Kyle Eastmond, ... Read More »

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats sign Richard Owen


Wakefield Trinity Wildcats are have added to their squad before this weekend’s clash against Castleford, by signing utility back Richard Owen from the Tigers until the end of the season. Owen – who has in impressive six tries in just five appearances so far this season – has found chances hard to come by on a regular basis under Daryl ... Read More »

The worst teams in Super League history

John Kite in action for Widnes in 2012

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 for Rugby League World Magazine… Widnes Vikings, 2012 – 12 points Elbowing other contenders aside and squeezing into the Hall ... Read More »

Opinion: Should Rugby League’s charge-down rule be amended?


Freelance Rugby League journalist Ben Giles believes the charge-down rule needs changing – read his thoughts and let us know if you agree… Time and again this season we have witnessed poor positioning by a playmaker, resulting in a rushed kick that is charge down by an eager defender. The result? Often another set for the attacking side who regain ... Read More »

Time to switch Magic Weekend, says Hull KR star

Action from the Hull derby at Magic Weekend 2013. ©RLPhotos

Hull Kingston Rovers forward Jason Netherton believes the time has come to switch the Magic Weekend from the Etihad Stadium after this season, claiming the game needs to be exposed in fresh areas in order for it to grow. The home of Manchester City will stage the extravaganza for the third straight year this weekend, but Netherton believes the event ... Read More »

Opinion: Another Super League dream team


In response to a feature published on this website yesterday, League Express and TotalRL senior reporter Aaron Bower picks his own Super League Dream Team based on this season alone… Full-back Zak Hardaker Leeds Rhinos Why? Like my esteemed colleague, it’s hard to leave Hardaker out of any team we are calling a ‘Dream Team’. More metres than any other ... Read More »

More recruits to join Salford Red Devils for 2015


Salford Red Devils chief executive Martin Vickers has warned that the club are far from done in their transfer recruitment for next season, but has stated there will not be a huge overhaul in the squad like there was last year. Dr Marwan Koukash’s first off-season at the Red Devils saw 14 new players arrive in time for the 2014 ... Read More »

Salford are improving, warns captain Adrian Morley

Adrian Morley

Salford Red Devils captain Adrian Morley will lead his team out at the highly-anticipated Magic Weekend on Saturday with every intention of claiming the two points against Widnes Vikings. The Red Devils won the same fixture last year but their form in 2014 has been inconsistent. Morley, though, wants his ever-improving team to claim the spoils against the Vikings. “We ... Read More » Shop: Last Ordering Date for Free Pre-Xmas Delivery: 2pm Thursday 18th December!!