Chester promises ‘shootout’ between Hampshire and Jowitt for Wakefield fullback berth

Wakefield coach Chris Chester has admitted there will be a ‘shootout’ between Max Jowitt and Ryan Hampshire for Trinity’s number one shirt in 2019. With veteran fullback Scott Grix departing for Huddersfield, homegrown talent Jowitt had emerged as the standout candidate to take the shirt vacated by Grix next season. However, Chester has told League Express that is not a…

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London junior development ‘massively underestimated’, says chairman David Hughes

London Broncos owner David Hughes says their junior development systems are ‘massively underestimated’ by the rest of the game, and asserts that youth will be a core component of the club’s long-term plans in the south. Seven homegrown players featured in the Broncos 17 that secured promotion via the Million Pound Game last season, with other London-produced players such as…

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Brown denies Makinson rumours – but says winger wants to join NRL next year

Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown has denied speculation that the NRL side are about to make a move for St Helens winger and Golden Boot winner Tommy Makinson – but says the player has expressed a desire to head to Australia in 12 months’ time. Makinson was spotted meeting his former Saints coach in Australia during an off-season break, fuelling…

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THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS: Top 50 Significant Moments of 2018

WELL IT’S BEEN QUITE A YEAR! League Express have continued their yearly countdown of the most significant moments in Rugby League, from Jamaica qualifying to the World Cup to Catalans Dragons winning the Challenge Cup, it’s been a year to remember for us all. Editor Martyn Sadler will be running down a collective 50 moments on which moments during the year were the…

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