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Soliola sees future at loose forward

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St Helens back-rower Sia Soliola, who confirmed today he is indeed looking to return to Australia at the end of the season, believes he is best suited to playing loose forward. The 27-year-old is extremely versatile and has played all over the park in Super League this year. He said: “I’m happy with my form; I’ve had to adapt in ... Read More »

Soliola hoping to end Saints career with a trophy

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St Helens back-rower Sia Soliola wants to end his Super League career with some silverware, and has spoken of an attitude change within the club that he hopes will help him achieve that. The 27-year-old, who is looking to make an NRL return at the end of this season for the good of his family, called May’s convincing defeat to ... Read More »

Gaskell: Red Devils under more pressure than Bulls

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Bradford Bulls half-back Lee Gaskell has described Sunday’s grudge match with fellow relegation strugglers Salford Red Devils as “must win” and claims their trans-Pennine rivals are under more pressure to get the two points. The 23-year-old, who spent time on loan with Salford last year from parent club St Helens, told the Manchester Evening News: “I think Salford are under ... Read More »

Blake Green to leave Wigan at end of season

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As we reported last month, Wigan Warriors half-back Blake Green has announced he will leave the club and return to Australia when his contract expires at the end of this season. The 27-year-old won the double in his debut season with the cherry and whites after signing from Hull KR in 2013. He said: “I would like to thank Shaun ... Read More »

Tim Smith returns to Wakefield on loan

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Former Wakefield half-back Tim Smith has joined the Wildcats for the rest of the season on a loan deal from new club Salford Red Devils. The Australian, who was one of Super League’s top performers in 2013 with the West Yorkshire club, is yet to forge a successful partnership with Rangi Chase after signing for the Red Devils before the ... Read More »

Peacock, Pitts and Hardaker charged

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Jamie Peacock of Leeds Rhinos has been charged with Grade B punching in the 43rd minute of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup quarter-final match played at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Friday June 6. Bradford Bulls player Jay Pitts has been charged with making a Grade B dangerous throw on Anthony England of Warrington Wolves in the 27th minute of the Tetley’s ... Read More »

Peacock: Leigh have every chance of making Super League

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Leeds Rhinos prop Jamie Peacock has praised Leigh Centurions following their thrilling Challenge Cup encounter last week. The Championship outfit led for much of the first half and were in contention until the last quarter, when two quick tries and a field-goal gave the home side a flattering 25-12 victory. “It was a tough Cup tie,” Peacock told the Yorkshire ... Read More »

Webster: Avoiding the drop not main goal

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This is an excerpt from a story published in today’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a digital version to your computer or smartphone. New Wakefield Trinity Wildcats coach James Webster has passionately declared that beating the drop ... Read More »

Burgess flabbergasted by England call-up

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This is an excerpt from a story published in today’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a digital version to your computer or smartphone. Wigan Warriors winger Joe Burgess has revealed his shock at being included in the ... Read More »

Jon Clarke dreaming of Wembley send-off

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This is an excerpt from a story published in today’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a digital version to your computer or smartphone. Widnes Vikings captain Jon Clarke admits it would be a dream ending to his ... Read More »