30 years on, Garry Schofield reflects on his move from Hull FC to Leeds

Today marks the 30th anniversary of one of the most controversial transfers in Rugby League. Back in 1987, Garry Schofield caused a storm as he joined his hometown club, Leeds Rhinos, from Hull FC for fee of £155,000. Despite the move being a world record at the time, hostility was high towards Schofield, who was seen to have walked away…

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Widnes Vikings to become latest side to launch Women’s team

Widnes Vikings have revealed that they plan on becoming the latest side to create a Women’s Super League team. The Vikings, in partnership with the Vikings Sports Foundation, are spearheading plans to encourage increased engagement in the game, by delivering innovative programmes that support girls as young as seven to participate in the sport – and at the heart of…

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Kopczak is going nowhere, insists Salford coach Ian Watson

Ian Watson is adamant Craig Kopczak is going nowhere. The Wales captain has been linked with a move away from the Red Devils, with speculation linking him with a move to Wakefield. But the Red Devils head coach has categorically denied the prop is leaving the AJ Bell Stadium as he continues to make plans for 2018. Salford are thought…

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PODCAST: Episode 8 – New York, New York! + England and structure chat

The League Express Podcast is back for another week! This week, the lads have a real treat: an exclusive, feature-length interview with the man behind the creation of the newest rugby league side, New York Rugby League. They’ve applied to join the RFL in 2019 and we’ve sat down with the co-founder of the project to discuss finances, how it…

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Jamie Ellis returns to Castleford Tigers on three-year deal

Castleford Tigers have confirmed that they have re-signed half-back Jamie Ellis from Huddersfield Giants on a three-year deal. Ellis will be with the club until the end of the 2020 season, and the Tigers say he will compete with Luke Gale and Ben Roberts for a spot in the halves. The 28-year old re-joins the Tigers having previously playing for…

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