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St Helens recall big hitters for Leeds Rhinos clash

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St Helens boss Nathan Brown has recalled most of his big hitters to his 19-man squad to face Leeds in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup on Saturday afternoon, after resting several key players for the defeat at Widnes on Easter Monday. The likes of James Roby, Kyle Amor and Luke Walsh are all back in contention to feature in what is ... Read More »

Warrington Wolves not taking Challenge Cup opponents lightly

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Warrington Wolves head coach Tony Smith insists he is not underestimating Championship outfit Doncaster, as they prepare to do battle in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup this Sunday. The Dons – who are coached by former cup winner Paul Cooke – are flying high at the top end of the Championship, after beating Sheffield last Sunday in a remarkable comeback. And ... Read More »

Jordan Rankin looking to build Hull FC halves partnership

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Hull FC half-back Jordan Rankin has called for patience as he and halves partner Jacob Miller begin to put together a long-term pairing at the heart of FC’s creative setup. The two Australians have played together in the halves for the last four outings, and have largely impressed as the Black and Whites continue to push up the table. Amazingly, ... Read More »

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats chairman maintains quit threats

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Wakefield Trinity Wildcats chairman Michael Carter has maintained he will quit Rugby League should the Bradford Bulls succeed in overturning their points penalty for going into administration. Carter told journalists two weeks ago that he would walk away from the game should new owner Marc Green be able to eliminate the six competition points the Bulls were docked as a ... Read More »

Shaun Lunt returning to top form, says Huddersfield Giants boss

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Huddersfield Giants head coach Paul Anderson has backed hooker Shaun Lunt, insisting he is getting back to his best as the Giants begin to put their season back together. The team who finished top of Super League in 2013 had suffered a stuttering start to the season – including an early exit from the Tetley’s Challenge Cup. However, back-to-back wins ... Read More »

Adrian Purtell focusing on putting side before self

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Bradford Bulls centre Adrian Purtell insists he is putting the priorities of the club before himself, despite him being out of contract at the end of this season. With the Bulls languishing at the bottom of the Super League table on -2 points, and Purtell believes getting the club out of trouble is much more important than worrying about his ... Read More »

Bring back May Cup final, claims Jon WIlkin

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St Helens forward Jon Wilkin admits he is keen for the Challenge Cup final to return to its old schedule, with the final taking place in May as opposed to the current date in August. The competition has been played out over a longer period of the season since 2005, with Hull winning the first Challenge Cup final to be ... Read More »

Win tickets to every major Rugby League final this year

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League Express, Britain’s best-selling weekly Rugby League newspaper, has announced it is to release its first ever digital-only edition on Thursday April 24. The issue is designed to give Rugby League fans access to all the reports, stats and analysis from the Easter week Super League games without having to wait until Monday for the print edition to come out. ... Read More »

Paleaaesina wants regular starting spot

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Hull FC prop Iafeta Paleaaesina claims he returned from a two week spell on the sidelines as a better player. The three-time New Zealand international was dropped from Lee Radford’s side after the Airlie Birds defeated Salford 30-8, missing the round eight win over Huddersfield Giants and the Hull derby in round nine. He returned for Easter Monday’s victory over ... Read More »

Moore submits EGP, misses hometown reunion

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London Broncos hooker Scott Moore has submitted an early guilty plea for a high tackle and will miss his side’s Super League clash with former club St Helens on Thursday May 1. The 26-year-old was born in St Helens and made his debut for the club aged 16 in 2004. He has since played for Castleford Tigers, Huddersfield Giants, Widnes ... Read More »