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Peacock wants one more World Club Challenge

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Leeds Rhinos prop Jamie Peacock is determined to reach another Grand Final so he can fulfil his wish of playing in one last World Club Challenge. The 36-year-old plans to hang up his boots at the end of next season and is eager to have one last crack at the Aussies before he bows out. “You don’t get tired of ... Read More »

Saints coach Brown rubbishes rumours of NRL move

Saints boss Nathan Brown. ©RLPhotos

St Helens boss Nathan Brown has rubbished rumours linking him with a possible move back to the NRL with Wests Tigers next season. Doubts have arisen over current Wests’ coach Mick Potters future with the club after the board refused to confirm an extension to his two-year contract last week. But Australian Brown, whose St Helens side clinched the Super ... Read More »

Video: Highlights from every Super League round 27 match

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Miss any of this weekend’s Super League action? Scroll down to watch free video highlights of every game. Remember, if you want more detail, analysis, stats and opinion, click here to download League Express newspaper. Wigan Warriors 24-20 Warrington Wolves Huddersfield Giants 17-16 St Helens Hull FC 24-19 Leeds Rhinos Salford Red Devils 36-6 Widnes Vikings Catalan Dragons 28-6 Castleford ... Read More »

RFL to take “no further action” on Zak Hardaker

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The RFL has confirmed that no further action will be taken on Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker following an investigation into allegations of homophobic abuse made on a St Helens player during a match in late August. The game’s governing body said in a statement: “Details of the investigation were presented to the RFL Match Review Panel which concluded that ... Read More »

Dragons coach slams Dream Team selection process

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Catalan boss Laurent Frayssinous has questioned the system used to select Super League’s Dream Team after it was confirmed yesterday that in-form Dragons full-back Morgan Escaré had been overlooked. The young French star, who was one try shy of topping the league’s scoring charts, was edged out by Rhinos sweeper Zak Hardaker in the media vote. Frayssinous told this week’s ... Read More »

Catalans table four-year deal for disgraced Todd Carney

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League Express understands a deal for Catalan Dragons to bring controversial Australian halfback Todd Carney to Super League is in the offing, after the Dragons confirmed they were in talks with the former Sydney and Cronulla star. Carney was sacked by the Sharks earlier this season for an off-field incident – the third time he has been let go in ... Read More »

Opinion: Super League attendance drop should cause concern

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Only four Super League clubs were able to post increases on their regular season average attendance in 2014, as overall crowds took a tumble in Super League compared to last season, which was also a season in which almost all clubs registered a decline in attendances. After the completion of all 27 rounds of the regular season at the weekend, ... Read More »

Crusaders offer coaching role to Michael Monaghan

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North Wales Crusaders have offered Warrington hooker Michael Monaghan the vacant coaching job at the club. Monaghan emerged as a surprise late contender for the position as part of a proposed partnership with the Wolves. This article originally appeared in this week’s edition of League Express newspaper. Click here to download the digital version to your computer, smartphone or tablet ... Read More »

Francis Cummins to sue Bulls for wrongful dismissal

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Francis Cummins is suing Bradford Bulls for wrongful dismissal following his sacking on 16 June. The former coach had signed a three-year contract following his appointment in September 2012. “Francis was expecting the club to honour their obligation to pay through to the end of his contract,” Cummins lawyer, Richard Cramer of Leeds-based Front Row Legal, told the Bradford Telegraph ... Read More »

Jay Pitts thankful for ‘new lease of life’ at Bradford

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New Bulls signing Jay Putts is eager to make the most of “a new lease of life” offered to him by head coach James Lowes, insisting exciting times are ahead after finally agreeing a permanent contract with the club. The 24-year-old was unveiled as one of five new addition to Bradford’s squad for 2015, at a packed out ‘Evening with ... Read More »