What’s Inside League Express: 16 October Edition

The World Cup is approaching fast on the horizon – but this week’s League Express has matters both closer to home, as well as overseas, on the agenda. As always, there’s the usual big stories from the world of Rugby League, including one or two which could have a real impact on the sport in the coming years. Want to…

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Giants complete signing of Bulls forward

Huddersfield Giants have confirmed the signing of Bradford’s utility forward Colton Roche on a two-year deal. Roche, an Ireland international, has spent his career in the Championship with Bradford, Featherstone, Sheffield and York. But he has now earned himself an opportunity in Super League with the Giants, after making 25 appearances for the Bulls last season. As revealed exclusively in…

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Wigan sign South Sydney forward Gabriel Hamlin

Wigan Warriors have completed the signing of highly-rated forward Gabriel Hamlin from NRL side South Sydney Rabbitohs. Capable of playing at prop or loose-forward Hamlin joins the Warriors on a two-year deal and will head over to the UK to join up with his new teammates when pre-season begins in November. The 20-year-old has made 47 appearances for the Rabbitohs’…

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Hardaker ban shows nobody is immune to being caught – but players need help

The overriding emotion to the news concerning Zak Hardaker over the last seven days has been nothing but one of sadness. It’s sadness for a number of reasons. One, I fully believed Hardaker when he said repeatedly that he had shed himself of the demons and off-field indiscretions which had plagued the early years of his career. Two, it cast…

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TotalRL writers share their thoughts on the England squad

Matthew Shaw (TotalRL Editor) It’s to be expected that any England squad reveal will be met with disapproval by the majority due to the widespread opinions we have on the game. But overall I’m not particularly surprised with Wayne Bennett’s 24-man squad for the upcoming event, and I think England have a strong squad. Kevin Brown’s inclusion is the most questionable.…

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