Monday, February 2, 2015
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Stanley Gene to leave Hull KR

Stanley-Gene

Hull Kingston Rovers assistant first team coach Stanley Gene has left the club with the former Papua New Guinea international now expected to take up a full-time role with Gateshead – just as League Express told you this past Monday. Gene, who made more than 170 appearances for the Robins as a player, has divided his time this season between ... Read More »

Six of the Best: England wildcards for Four Nations

Dan-Sarginson

This Sunday represents an important moment in the international calendar, as England boss Steve McNamara will name the 24 men he has selected to go on tour to Australia and New Zealand for the Four Nations. After an initial train-on squad of 34 was named earlier this year, there will be plenty of high-profile stars who will be missing out ... Read More »

Who will make it to the Super League Grand Final?

Will it be Wigan's year again?

League Express editor Martyn Sadler and reporter John Davidson preview this week’s Super League play-off semi-finals and discuss who they think has what it takes to make it to Old Trafford. Will Wigan get a chance to make it back-to-back Grand Final wins or will Warrington exact their long-overdue revenge? Can Catalan Dragons cause another upset? Watch the video to ... Read More »

Monaghan: We want a complete 80-minute display

Michael-monaghan

Warrington Wolves skipper Michael Monaghan says the Wolves are out to improve in their next match against Wigan to give a complete 80-minute performance. And Monaghan, who will play the final game of his career if the Wolves bow out of the playoffs at the DW Stadium this Friday, has revealed that the club could welcome back injured pair Matty ... Read More »

Former London Broncos coach returns to club

Rob Powell

Former London Broncos head coach Rob Powell has returned to the club ahead of 2015, taking up a role as Head of Youth following the departure of Darren Higgins to Castleford. The Broncos took the world of Rugby League by surprise in 2010 when, at the age of just 30, Powell was appointed as head coach of the Broncos, replacing ... Read More »

Widnes’ Phil Joseph to take up boxing in off-season

Joseph-Phil

Rugby League players are known for doing a wide range of things during the off-season – but Widnes forward Phil Joseph is doing something very different, taking up boxing to stay in shape. Joseph will be training in Salford full-time during the off-season to ensure he is in peak fitness for the start of the 2015 Super League season, insisting ... Read More »

Hull FC tie down talented winger Lancaster

Callum-Lancaster

Exciting young Hull FC winger Callum Lancaster has signed his first full-time contract with the Airlie Birds – despite lucrative offers from several of the Super League club’s rivals. The 17-year-old made his first team debut this season, scoring eight tries in five appearances after being called up to cover injuries. His new deal will see him stay with the ... Read More »

Bulls squad is “Super League standard”, says Ferres

Steve Ferres (left) and Marc Green (right). ©BradfordBulls

Bradford Bulls managing director Steve Ferres believes the standards the club have set in terms of playing and coaching staff next year is pushing towards the “top end of Super League” in certain aspects, as the club gears up for life in the Championship next year. The Bulls have a 30-strong squad signed up for next season, as well as ... Read More »

Giants sign Tigers utility Jamie Ellis

Jamie-Ellis

Huddersfield Giants have announced the signing of utility Jamie Ellis who arrives on a two-year deal from Castleford Tigers. “Moving to the Huddersfield Giants is a good challenge for me. When a big club like Huddersfield come in for you it is a big opportunity and its one you can’t really turn down to be honest. “There is an opportunity ... Read More »

Wane: Smith deserved to make Man of Steel shortlist

Matty-Smith

Wigan coach Shaun Wane thinks it is “pretty strange” not to have a Warriors player on the Man of Steel shortlist and believes Matty Smith was more than deserving of such recognition. Super League revealed the four candidates for its prestigious award – Jamie Peacock (Leeds Rhinos), James Roby (St Helens), Daryl Clark (Castleford Tigers) and Chris Hill (Warrington Wolves) ... Read More »