Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Opening day fixtures for 2015 season

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First Utility Super League 05/02/2015     Widnes Vikings v Wigan Warriors – (8pm SKY) 06/02/2015     St Helens v Catalan Dragons – (8pm SKY) 08/02/2015     Castleford Tigers v Wakefield Wildcats – (3:30pm) 08/02/2015     Huddersfield Giants v Hull FC – (3pm) 08/02/2015     Hull KR v Leeds Rhinos – (3pm) 08/02/2015     Warrington Wolves v Salford Red Devils – (3pm) Kingstone ... Read More »

2015 Super League ushers in exciting new era

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The most exciting era in the history of Rugby League since the sport switched to summer in 1996 will kick off with six fixtures in a new-look First Utility Super League over the weekend of February 5-8 2015. The sport’s flagship competition features 12 clubs from next season, when a league structure allowing for the return of promotion and relegation ... Read More »

Wellens planning to carry on playing

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St Helens star Paul Wellens has indicated he wants to continue playing next season – and says that with such a young squad in place, their Grand Final success last weekend can be the start of something huge for the club. The Saints won their first Grand Final in eight years last Saturday – with Wellens having experienced the heartache ... Read More »

Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year: The candidates

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In this week’s edition of League Express, our weekly poll exclusively revealed the candidates which comprise the shortlist for the Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year Medal. Previously won by stars such as Sam Tomkins and John Bateman, the medal rewards the best “rookie” to have appeared in Super League across a season. To qualify, players must have played fewer ... Read More »

11 Super League players in Top 100 players in the world

Sean-O'Loughlin

11 players from Super League have been placed amongst the top 100 Rugby League players in the world – with two Englishmen making the top ten. In the annual study conducted by leading Australian magazine Rugby League Week, South Sydney’s Greg Inglis came out on top when it came to the very best player in the world – a title ... Read More »

Tony Smith: We’re not looking overseas

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Warrington head coach Tony Smith is looking to add one to two more players to his squad for 2015, but he says the Wolves won’t be looking down under. Warrington have been linked with a number of NRL stars and they have two free visa spots with the departure of Australians Michael Monaghan and Trent Waterhouse. But Smith told League ... Read More »

Garry Schofield: Can England do a St Helens?

Schoey believes Alex Walmsley, left, had a case for England inclusion


I was pretty pleased with the squad Steve McNamara picked for the Four Nations. Even though I’ve talked up players like Makinson and Walmsley for inclusion, we are very well off in those positions. If fact we look good in many areas, even at hooker, where we have lost McIlorum and Roby. I’m confident that Daryl Clark, who fully deserved ... Read More »

Max Jowitt signs new deal at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

Max Jowitt

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have secured the future of one of their hottest prospects by tying Max Jowitt to a new four-year deal to the end of 2018 season. 17-year old Jowitt debuted at St. Helens in August, following in the footsteps of father Ian who represented the club in the late 1980’s. A product of the Wildcats youth development programme, Jowitt ... Read More »

TOTALRL TV: Super League Grand Final Wrap

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TotalRL TV takes a look at the 2014 Super League grand final between St Helens and Wigan, reviewing all the talking points from Old Trafford including the Ben Flower incident. League Express editor Martyn Sadler and reporter John Davidson sat down to talk about the game that made headlines around the world, from Colombia to Calcutta, and give their verdicts ... Read More »

TotalRL TV: We speak to Castleford’s Luke Dorn

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After a quite incredible 2014 season, Castleford Tigers full-back Luke Dorn sits down with us to discuss all things Cas – as well as plenty of other issues. Dorn discusses his thoughts on Castleford’s Daryl Clark winning the Steve Prescott Man of Steel award, the Super League Grand Final, and exactly what is in store for Castleford in 2015. To ... Read More »

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