Friday, November 28, 2014
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Wane and O’Loughlin agree new deals

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Wigan Warriors have announced that head coach Shaun Wane and captain Sean O’Loughlin have both signed new three year deals. Wane, who also played for Wigan between 1981 and 1990 made over 150 appearances for his hometown Club and was appointed Head Coach for 2012, when he guided the Club to the League Leader’s Shield in his first season in ... Read More »

TOTALRL TV: Andrew Henderson

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In the latest episode of TotalRL TV, we caught up with retiring Sheffield Eagles hooker Andrew Henderson. The 35-year old reflects on his rugby league career in Australia and England, looking back at the highs and the lows, and sharing his experiences in Super League, the Championship and with Scotland in two World Cups. Read More »

Hetherington fine upheld

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An independent Operational Rules tribunal has upheld the £1,000 fine imposed on Leeds Rhinos Chief Executive Gary Hetherington for questioning the motivation and integrity of an investigation into an incident in his club’s First Utility Super League fixture against St Helens played on Friday August 29. Mr Hetherington challenged the RFL’s decision to impose the fine but the Tribunal ruled ... Read More »

Match preview: St Helens v Wigan Warriors

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After 27 rounds, 14 teams and three weeks of incredible play-off action, the 2014 Super League season will be brought to a close on Saturday at Old Trafford, as Wigan Warriors and St Helens do battle for the right to be called Super League champions. The Warriors are bidding to retain their title after victory last year, whilst the Saints ... Read More »

This Grand Final run is the sweetest, says Roby

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St Helens hooker James Roby believes that of all the club’s runs towards major finals, this one feels like the sweetest – simply because of the amount of times they have been written off this season. After losing the likes of Jon Wilkin, Jonny Lomax and Luke Walsh mid-season, many believed the Saints lacked the firepower to progress through the ... Read More »

Super League Grand Final: The key battles

Joe Burgess in 2014: 20 tries; 6 assists; 11 offloads; 248 carries; 27 clean breaks; 2,639 metres; 55 tackle busts; 79 tackles; 38 runs from dummy half; 38 errors; 3 penalties conceded; 15 missed tackles. Source: Opta

The waiting is almost over, and Saturday is almost here. Bitter rivals Wigan Warriors and St Helens are set to do battle on the biggest stage of all – with the right to be called Super League champions the prize on offer. For Wigan, victory would ensure a second straight victory at Old Trafford, putting coach Shaun Wane amongst an ... Read More »

Feature: Relive the 2010 Grand Final

James Graham calmly waits for opposite number Stuart Fielden to crash into impact

Tomorrow’s Grand Final between Wigan and St Helens will be the third time these fierce rivals have battled for the biggest prize in Super League. The most recent of which was 2010, when the Warriors ran out 22-10 winners in a gripping encounter. To get you in the mood for Saturday’s action, we’ve scrawled through our League Express archives to ... Read More »

Daryl Clark fancies a crack at NRL in the future

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2014 Steve Prescott Man of Steel winner Daryl Clark admits that, sometime in the future, he would relish the challenge of tackling the NRL – but says that is a few years away from happening just yet. Clark, who will head across the Pennines to take up a deal with Warrington Wolves in 2015, cites himself as a “massive” supporter ... Read More »

Opinion: St Helens capable of springing one last surprise in Grand Final

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It’s almost rooted into the mentality of a British sports fan to be constantly affectionate with the “underdog” concept. Take football’s FA Cup, for example. Every single year, there is a real sense of romance and clamour around a team who does the unthinkable, and wins against all the odds. So in that essence, won’t everyone with a sense of ... Read More »

Smith only too aware of Old Trafford heartbreak

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Of all the lines rolled out by players this week, Wigan Warriors scrum-half Matty Smith was adamant about one particular message when he addressed the media ahead of the Super League Grand Final. Simply put, Old Trafford is “no place for losers” – something he is only too aware of. After all, Smith was on the other side of the ... Read More »