Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Super League

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 »

Garry Schofield: Wigan could “humiliate” St Helens

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I imagine that all we’ll hear from the pundits tomorrow is that the Super League Grand Final will be close and very difficult to call. It’s first versus second, a local derby and finals are supposed to be tight games with few risks taken. I think most pundits will tip Wigan, but they’ll probably also say how close it’ll be. ... Read More »

Grand Final tickets selling well

Will it be Wigan's year again?

Ticket sales for tomorrow’s Super League Grand Final are up 10,000 on the same time last year, as a large crowd seems to be on the horizon for Saturday’s showdown between arch rivals St Helens and Wigan Warriors. The news will be a shot in the arm for the game in Britain, after it was revealed by Running Rugby that ... Read More »

Featherstone Rovers sign Paul Sykes

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Featherstone Rovers have continued their recruitment for the 2015 season with the signings of Paul Sykes and George Marchant. Sykes, 33, joins the Club from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, turning down the opportunity of a full-time Championship deal to move to The Big Fella’s Stadium. The former GB utility back has also had Super League experience with London Broncos and Bradford ... Read More »

Super League Grand Final: The betting

Josh Charnley

Bookmakers Ladbrokes have installed Wigan Warriors as 2/5 favourites to win the First Utility Super League Grand Final when they play St Helens at Old Trafford on Saturday (6.00pm). St Helens are priced at 2/1 to beat their biggest rivals and clinch a first title since 2006. St Helens hooker James Roby and Wigan half-back Matty Smith are 6/1 favourites ... Read More »

Joey Grima signs Broncos contract extension

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London Broncos coach Joey Grima has signed a contract extension to remain at the club until the end of the 2016 season. Grima joined the club in February this year as an assistant before replacing Tony Rea as head coach in May. His original contract was due to end at the conclusion of the 2014 season. “I’m absolutely delighted that ... Read More »

Man of Steel debate: Did Daryl deserve it?

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Joe Whitley (JW): Last night, Castleford hooker Daryl Clark capped off an unforgettable season by adding the Steve Prescott Man of Steel award to his trophy cabinet. As much as I appreciate and admire the 21-year-old’s talent, I can’t help but think he wasn’t the most deserving recipient. What do you think? Aaron Bower (AB): In my eyes, no-one deserved ... Read More »

Super League Grand Final: The squads

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Both Wigan and St Helens have named their squads for the Super League Grand Final this Saturday – with just one change made across both of the squads. Wigan have gone with an unchanged 19-man squad for the game, with the same 17 who defeated Warrington last Friday likely to take to the field at Old Trafford. Ten of the ... Read More »

Thursday 13: A combined Wigan-Saints Grand Final team!

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As with all our other regular features this week, we’re going down the Grand Final route for our Thursday 13 feature. With the big game between Wigan Warriors and St Helens just two days away, we’ve assessed the potential line-ups, and are gearing up for what could be a blockbusting final in the way we know how – by producing ... Read More »

Oldfield: We didn’t want the fairytale to end

Michael-Oldfield

Catalan winger Michael Oldfield has revealed his disappointment at the Dragons being knocked out by St Helens last Thursday night, but he believes the club will be stronger next season. Saints prevailed 30-12 at Langtree Park to end the French side’s season, after they had beaten both Leeds and Huddersfield away from home. “I’m very disappointed with the game and ... Read More »

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