Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Leeds are “ordinary”, says former Wolves skipper

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Former Warrington captain Kevin Ashcroft doesn’t see anything stopping the Wolves crushing Leeds Rhinos and getting to Wembley in this weekend’s Challenge Cup semi-final. Ashcroft, who played at Wembley in 1971 and 1973, described the Rhinos as “very ordinary” and doesn’t give them any chance of stopping Warrington. “Warrington will have the edge down the middle,’’ Ashcroft told the Manchester ... Read More »

Mullaney: I’ve got big shoes to fill at Bradford

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New Bulls signing Jake Mullaney admits he has “big shoes to fill” as he prepares to replace Brett Kearney in 2015. Kearney confirmed in this week’s League Express that he plans to leave the Bulls at the end of the season and return to Australia. “Brett is obviously a very good player and has been for many years,” Mullaney told ... Read More »

Rugby League World: Year of the Wolves?

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Warrington Wolves have long been tipped for Grand Final success – so is this finally their year? Rugby League World Magazine sits down with the four men charged with plugging the gap left by retiring halfback Lee Briers to find out. Chris Bridge, Richie Myler, Stefan Ratchford and Gareth O’Brien have all featured at halfback this season and are now ... Read More »

Justin Carney charged for dangerous throw on Thomas Minns

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Castleford Tigers player Justin Carney will appear before an independent disciplinary tribunal tomorrow after being charged with making a Grade B dangerous throw on London Broncos player Thomas Minns in the 69th minute of a First Utility Super League Round 23 fixture. Carney was charged after the incident was viewed by the RFL Match Review Panel. No other charges were ... Read More »

Danny Brough has Travis Burns in his sights

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Two-time Albert Goldthorpe medal winner Danny Brough has moved within two points of leader Travis Burns in the 2014 standings thanks to a commanding display against Wakefield on Sunday. The Huddersfield Giants half-back was awarded two points for his display, while Burns, who has led for much of the season, failed to register a point in Hull KR’s defeat to ... Read More »

Super League: Albert Goldthorpe team of the weekend

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Every week in League Express newspaper, three stand-out players from all seven Super League matches are awarded points (ranging from one to three depending on their influence on that particular game) that decide who wins the prestigious Albert Goldthorpe medal – an annual accolade created by the newspaper to reward the fairest and best player of the season. *YOU CAN ... Read More »

Crowd Watch: Super League fixture analysis, Round 23

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Welcome to our weekly look at the crowd figures across Super League, as we examine the attendance stats for Round 23. After our piece which detailed just how clubs were doing in terms of overall average attendances, we’ve decided to go one better and look at each fixture from the previous round – comparing it to the 2013 equivalent. We’ll look at ... Read More »

Tigers sign Featherstone prop Steve Crossley

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Castleford Tigers have confirmed the signing of prop Steve Crossley from Featherstone Rovers on a two-year deal from the start of the 2015 season. Crossley, a product of the Bradford Bulls academy has played for both Bradford Bulls and Dewsbury Rams before joining Featherstone Rovers for the 2013 season. Crossley said: “I’m really looking forward to joining Cas Tigers next ... Read More »

Sia Soliola follows Hodgson to Canberra

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St Helens back-rower Sia Soliola will join Canberra Raiders in 2015, the NRL outfit has announced. The Samoan captain, 28, has publicly expressed his intentions to return home after this season but did not specify where he would be playing. He joins Hull KR co-captain Josh Hodgson as part of the Raiders’ 2015 roster. “Both Iosia and Josh are fantastic ... Read More »

Josh Hodgson to join Canberra for “substantial fee”

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Hull Kingston Rovers have confirmed that co-captain Josh Hodgson will join NRL side Canberra Raiders at the end of the current Super League season. The Robins have agreed a substantial transfer fee with the Raiders for the services of the influential hooker, who has penned a two-year contract with Canberra from 2015. Hodgson joined Rovers from rivals Hull FC in ... Read More »