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Castleford are the best sporting team in Britain, says SL boss Roger Draper

Castleford are the best sporting team in Britain, says SL boss Roger Draper

Super League frontrunners and league leaders in waiting Castleford Tigers are the best sporting team in Britain this year – that’s the view of the competition’s boss, Roger Draper. The Tigers are within three wins of a first-ever League Leaders’

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s games

SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s games

Leeds v Wigan (8pm, Sky Sports) Brett Delaney makes a welcome return for Leeds, with Josh Jordan-Roberts missing out. Wigan make two changes from the side that defeated Salford in the Challenge Cup, with youngsters Jack Wells and Josh Ganson

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COMMENT | Have we stumbled across a golden era of British coaches?

COMMENT | Have we stumbled across a golden era of British coaches?

First there was Matthew Elliott’s star-studded Bradford side of the late-1990s. Then there was Ian Millward’s – and then Daniel Anderson’s – all-singing, all-conquering St Helens sides of the mid-2000s, with other Antipodeans like Brian McClennan and Tony Smith following

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Huddersfield treating Super 8s like semi-finals, insists Rick Stone

Huddersfield treating Super 8s like semi-finals, insists Rick Stone

Huddersfield coach Rick Stone insists his side are treating every one of their Super 8s games like a semi-final as they look to mount an unlikely top-four challenge: admitting a fast start to the split could be paramount. The Giants

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Wigan winger Dom Manfredi nearing return from long-term injury lay-off

Wigan winger Dom Manfredi nearing return from long-term injury lay-off

Wigan winger Dom Manfredi’s year-long injury nightmare is almost over: and he could yet feature for the reigning Super League champions as soon as next weekend. Manfredi has not played since last August following a serious knee injury during a

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League Leaders’ Shield would be huge achievement for Castleford, says Daryl Powell

League Leaders’ Shield would be huge achievement for Castleford, says Daryl Powell

It has been talked down in some quarters and even been debated about in the mainstream media: but Castleford coach Daryl Powell is in no doubt about the value of winning the club’s first-ever League Leaders’ Shield, saying it would

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World Club Series plans for 2018 “more or less” finalised, says Roger Draper

World Club Series plans for 2018 “more or less” finalised, says Roger Draper

The plans for a World Club Series event in the UK in 2018 are “more or less there”, Super League boss Roger Draper has said. Speaking exclusively in this Monday’s League Express, Draper revealed that a two-game series between Super

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POLL | Should the Challenge Cup semi-finals be staged as a double header?

POLL | Should the Challenge Cup semi-finals be staged as a double header?

The semi-finals have been and gone, but the debate most certainly has not. The decision to stage the two games at Doncaster and Warrington caused some frustration from some sections, who were somewhat bemused by the lack of ambition to

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Power Rankings – August 1st

Power Rankings – August 1st

1. Castleford Tigers (0) Despite an inactive week, Castleford remain top due to their superiority over the rest this year. But in truth, the hard work really starts right now for the Tigers. 2. Wigan Warriors (+7)   Storming up

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Matty Smith set for Saints return against Castleford

Matty Smith set for Saints return against Castleford

Matty Smith is set to make his return to action following a horrific eye injury after being named in the St Helens squad to face Castleford. The England halfback required two operations after a serious laceration of his eyelid in

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