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  1. You’ve put the tree up, you’ve done the shopping, you’ve started writing the cards. All you really want is a rest, isn’t it? Well sit back and relax, because League Express is back as always and its another busy edition. Here’s what’s inside. Toronto hit out after being asked to pay a HUGE bond to play in the Challenge… The post What’s Inside League Express: December 10th Edition appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  2. INTERNATIONAL STARS TO DRAW FINAL EUROPEAN GROUP QUALIFYERS FOR 2021 WORLD CUP England’s Golden Boot winner Tommy Makinson, French star Theo Fages and Wales flyer, Regan Grace will draw the final men’s European qualifying group for the 2021 World Cup in England. The draw will take place at the Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens, on Wednesday 12 December at 3pm,… The post appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
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    Yorkshire Cup returns for 2019

    Championship and League 1 clubs have outlined their plans to resurrect the Yorkshire Cup. Eight clubs from Championship, League 1 and the amateur game will take part in a pre-season knockout tournament to determine the champions of the county. Batley, Bradford, Dewsbury, Featherstone, Halifax and York will take six of the spots, and they’ll be joined by League 1 side Hunslet and… The post Yorkshire Cup returns for 2019 appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
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    Cronk rules out retirement

    Cooper Cronk will play on in 2019 after rumours circulated the Roosters halfback would call it a day after Sydney’s triumph in the Grand Final this year. After watching his long-term teammate Billy Slater hang up his boots, rumours started that Cronk would do the same despite signing for two years with the Roosters when he joined ahead of 2018.… The post Cronk rules out retirement appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  5. Featherstone Rovers have confirmed the appointment of Ryan Carr as their new head coach, following the shock departure of John Duffy to Leigh Centurions. The 30-year-old joins on a two-year deal, heading over to the UK from New South Wales Cup side Mounties, having also being involved in the academy set-ups at Cronulla Sharks and South Sydney Rabbitohs, while during… The post Featherstone Rovers confirm Carr as head coach appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
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    Hull ARL confirms cup dates

    The Hull & District League’s BOCM and Tom Beautiman Cups, both of which have climaxed at Christmas for many years, will be going ahead as usual this year. Hull bosses had called a meeting for last Wednesday to gauge interest and several teams stepped forward. East Hull will entertain Lambwath Lions tomorrow (Saturday 8 December, 2.00pm, at Rosmead Street)… The post Hull ARL confirms cup dates appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
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    Hull ARL confirms cup dates

    The Hull & District League’s BOCM and Tom Beautiman Cups, both of which have climaxed at Christmas for many years, will be going ahead as usual this year. Hull bosses had called a meeting for last Wednesday to gauge interest and several teams stepped forward. East Hull will entertain Lambwath Lions tomorrow (Saturday 8 December, 2.00pm, at Rosmead Street) in… The post Hull ARL confirms cup dates appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  8. Jamaica centre Joe Brown has pledged his allegiance to Newcastle Thunder for a further season, the club have announced. After helping the Reggae Warriors claim the Americas Championship, and consequently become the first-ever Caribbean side to qualify for the Rugby League World Cup, the player-coach has now agreed a new one-year deal to remain at Kingston Park throughout 2019. The… The post Jamaican international Brown pens new Thunder deal appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  9. The Rugby Football League has revealed the identity of the teams that will go into the hat when the draw is made on Friday week for the opening stage of the 2019 Challenge Cup. Serbian champions Red Star Belgrade are a notable inclusion and are in the competition on the basis that they will be unable to enjoy home advantage… The post Fifty-two sides confirmed for first round of 2019 Challenge Cup appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  10. Toronto Wolfpack and Toulouse Olympique have confirmed they will NOT be entering the Challenge Cup next season. The two Championship clubs have omitted themselves from the competition, and will not partake in the Round Four when Championship sides join the competition. Last season saw the Wolfpack crash out to Warrington Wolves in the sixth round, while Toulouse chose not to… The post Toronto and Toulouse will NOT play in the Challenge Cup appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  11. One thing you can’t knock the 2018 season for was its ability to raise our eyebrows. Whether it be Leeds’ woeful title defence, Shaun Wane’s unexpected resignation or Leigh’s disastrous return to the Championship, there was always a shock around the corner. So to celebrate the underdogs of the year, we’ve put together a list of the top ten shock… The post TotalRL Top 10: Shock results of 2018 appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
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    Toulouse sign former Leigh forward

    Toulouse Olympique have signed former Leigh Centurions forward Patty Vaivai on a one-year deal. Vaivai was signed by the Centurions ahead of 2018 as one of their big-name players to help them get out of the Championship at the first time of asking but his time with Leigh came to an end when they failed to achieve that. Vaivai was… The post Toulouse sign former Leigh forward appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
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    Ten Swap Deals in Rugby League

    With the impending swap deal between Huddersfield Giants and Castleford Tigers for Joe Wardle and Sebastine Ikahihifo, Total RL takes a look at ten more swap deals in Rugby League. Not a common sight in history, but in recent years there has been a surge in the swap deal, but who got the better half of these trade-offs? Zeb Taia… The post Ten Swap Deals in Rugby League appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  14. Swinton Lions made an audacious bid to sign Jarrod Sammut. The Lions put a serious and competitive offer to the maverick halfback before he agreed to join Wigan. Swinton went all out to secure the services of the 31-year-old, who was a free agent following his departure from London Broncos. It’s understood the Lions would have been in with a… The post Swinton made audacious big for Sammut appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  15. Salford head coach Ian Watson is still hopeful of adding to his squad before 2019 after the club missed out on a potential target last week. The Red Devils had been in negotiations with a player, but Watson confirmed they had decided to go elsewhere. Krisnan Inu, who was widely linked with a move to Salford, joined Widnes over the… The post Watson keen to see more faces arrive at Salford… with one due to arrive this week appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article