Powell impressed with Mata’utia

Daryl Powell heaped praise on debutant Peter Mata’utia after an impressive opening display for Castleford. Mata’utia joined the club last week from Leigh and produced a sound display as the Tigers picked up a 52-24 victory. Playing at centre, the Samoan international played his part in a triumph that moved the Tigers third, and Powell was pleased with what he’d…

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What’s Inside League Express: July 30th edition

League Express is in stores tomorrow, and it’s another heavy edition. Here’s what you’ll find inside. The latest on the Super 8s fixtures News about a leading newspaper that is ceasing its Rugby League coverage (thankfully not League Express) An exclusive interview with Peter Mata’utia after his move to Castleford Garry Schofield looks ahead to the Challenge Cup semi-finals. One…

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Round-up: London and Halifax in the Qualifiers as Cas beat Widnes

Castleford moved up to third in Super League after victory over Widnes. The Vikings started well and went ahead, but a Greg Eden hat-trick secured a  52-24 win. London and Halifax earned places in the Qualifiers with comfortable wins over Barrow and Rochdale. The Broncos moved into second place thanks to a 72-6 win which moved them ahead of Toulouse…

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Watch Maurice Lindsay & Robert Elstone on Back Chat now

Watch the latest instalment of Rugby League Back Chat now on TotalRL.com. Host Dave Woods is joined by Super League chiefs past and present with former CEO Maurice Lindsay, in many respects the original architect of Super League back in 1996, alongside its newly appointed CEO Robert Elstone. League Express editor Martyn Sadler completes the line up for one of…

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McGillvary hat-trick sees the Giants beat Trinity

Jemaine McGillvary scored his second consecutive hat-trick as Huddersfield Giants beat Wakefield Trinity 40-28. It took only five minutes for the Giants to strike. In-form standoff Lee Gaskell sent Jordan Turner through a hole and Turner found Jordan Rankin on his outside. Soon after, Trinity were level. Ryan Hampshire’s kick to the corner was taken by Ben Jones-Bishop. With Matty…

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RFL can block proposed structure changes, says Rimmer, but sees opportunity for change

New RFL chief executive Ralph Rimmer has promised that the governing body has the power to block any proposed changes to the league structure amidst the ongoing uncertainty – while also claiming that the ‘civil war’ between the two sparring parties gives rugby league the ‘energy to do something different’. Ever since Super League owners declared last month that the Super…

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