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  1. Depending on your preference, it’s been a historic one for the right or wrong reasons. Whether you’re from York, Widnes or wherever else, we’ve got it all covered with the new League Express. Here’s what you’ll find inside: A major Super League star has been offered around clubs. Hint: He’s been in the Dream Team. There is a backlash going… The post What’s Inside League Express: September 24th edition appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  2. It’s incredible to think that when Halifax entertain Leeds on Sunday it will be the first meeting between the two sides in 15 years. Halifax coach Richard Marshall was still playing back then. In fact, he has fond memories of this particular West Yorkshire derby. Playing alongside the likes of Fereti Tuilagi, Gavin Clinch and Kelvin Skerrett, Marshall recalls one… The post Marshall wants Fax to give fans something to remember against Leeds appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  3. Danny Ward believes London’s stunning victory over Salford highlights the standard in the Championship. The Broncos produced an exceptional performance to defeat the Red Devils as part of a clean sweep of wins for Championship opposition over Super League sides on Saturday. Toulouse and Toronto beat Hull KR and Widnes respectively on Saturday, which has secured an incredible final round… The post Ward: We’re showing what the Championship is all about appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  4. St Helens put down a marker for the forthcoming Super League semi-final play-offs with a decisive 14-34 victory over their neighbours Warrington Wolves at the Halliwell Jones Stadium today. The two teams will face each other again in a fortnight’s time at the Totally Wicked Stadium and St Helens will go into that match as strong favourites after this dominant… The post Barba shines as Saints put down a play-off marker appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  5. London Broncos gave themselves a great boost today at the Trailfinders ground with a stunning 11-8 over Qualifiers pacemakers Salford Red Devils to put themselves firmly in line for a possible place in the Million Pound Game, possibly against the Toronto Wolfpack. It was the Broncos’ second victory in the Qualifiers, while the Red Devils, who were again without the… The post Broncos shock Red Devils to keep promotion hopes alive appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  6. As Serbia prepare to face long-time rivals Russia and also Spain, in European Championship B (fixtures doubling as 2021 RLWC qualifiers), they expect local interest in the sport to peak. With the recent live-streaming of the U19 European Championships, held in Belgrade, and greater awareness of their top sides appearing in the Balkan Super League as well as the domestic… The post Serbs expect increased exposure from World Cup Qualifiers appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  7. Watch the latest edition of Rugby League Back Chat now on TotalRL.com The recently appointed RFL Chief Executive Ralph Rimmer takes up one of the hot seats as he joins host Dave Woods and fellow guests League Express Editor Martyn Sadler and Richard de la Riviere from Rugby League World. As the dust settles from last weeks EGM what is… The post Watch RFL CEO Ralph Rimmer on Rugby League Back Chat now appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  8. Big blast-off on Sunday for BARLA Three Counties Tri-Series Championships The first step for international honours begins this Sunday (23 September) when the BARLA Three Counties Championship, which features the Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire Under 17 sides, swings into action writes Steve Manning. Yorkshire kick off the competition with a home game against Cumbria at Dewsbury Moor (1.30pm). Champions Lancashire… The post Big blast-off Sunday for Three Counties Tri-Series Championships appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  9. The Scottish line-up for the Under 19s fixture with Cumberland at Wath Brow Hornets on Sunday (23 September) has been confirmed. The side is: Euan Caldwell (Bon Accord Bulls), Liam Jones (Warrington Wolves), Joe Camlin (Siddal), Robbie Wales (Edinburgh Eagles), Finlay Thain (Edinburgh Eagles), Alex Williams (Edinburgh Eagles), Aidan Giblett (Manchester Rangers), Chris Paterson (Newcastle Thunder), Dan May (Halifax ERA),… The post Scotland announce side for clash in Cumbria appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  10. Ryan Hampshire looks set to be one of the most sought-after free agents in the off-season with his future still unresolved heading into the final weeks of the season. The Wakefield halfback has yet to put pen to paper on anything next season and his future looks set to drag into the off-season. Hampshire, 23, has had a strong year… The post Ryan Hampshire considering all options ahead of 2019 appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
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    Toronto line up Mellor

    WIDNES VIKINGS halfback Joe Mellor looks set to continue his career away from Widnes in 2019 in the event of the Vikings’ near-certain relegation from Super League with a number of clubs – including Toronto – interested in signing him. Francis Cummins admitted in the aftermath of Saturday’s win over Halifax, which keeps their slim hopes of survival alive, that… The post Toronto line up Mellor appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
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    Leeds line up Fensom

    Leeds Rhinos are expected to complete the signing of North Queensland backrower Shaun Fensom in the coming days. It’s believed a deal has been agreed to bring the 29-year-old to Headingley next season, with the final formalities now being put in place. When he signs, it will confirm a reunion with new Rhinos head coach David Furner, who is a… The post Leeds line up Fensom appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
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    Drinkwater to leave the Dragons

    Josh Drinkwater will leave Catalans Dragons at the end of the season after what he describes as a six-month “rollercoaster ride” in France. The Dragons called for international rescue in April after their worst ever start to a Super League season, with coach Steve McNamara asking Drinkwater to fill the breach after scrum-half Luke Walsh was forced to retire through… The post Drinkwater to leave the Dragons appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  14. Wigan Warriors secured a home semi-final after defeating Huddersfield 13-6. Tries in either half from Morgan Escare and Oliver Gildart were enough for Shaun Wane’s side in a game affected heavily by the stormy conditions. A Tomkins penalty and Escare try put the Warriors on the front foot, and that lead was extended after the break with an Escare field… The post Wigan secure second with scrappy win over Huddersfield appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  15. In the lead up to their fixtures in European Championship B, against Serbia and Russia (which double as qualifiers for RLWC2021 in England) the Spanish Rugby League Federation is further fostering a close relationship with soccer in the Valencia region. “Instead of trying to go head-to-head with other sports, Rugby League here is starting to join forces with other programmes,… The post Spanish Rugby League links with Valencian soccer appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  16. The first step for international honours begins this Sunday (23 September) when the BARLA Three Counties Championship, which features the Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire Under 17 sides, swings into action writes Steve Manning. Yorkshire kick off the competition with a home game against Cumbria at Dewsbury Moor (1.30pm). Champions Lancashire begin their defence of the title against Cumbria at… The post Big blast-off on Sunday for BARLA Three Counties Tri-Series Championships appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  17. As Russia prepare to take on Spain and Serbia early next month, in European Championship B (which doubles as the next stage of qualification for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England), president of the Russian Federation of Clubs (ARLK), Denis Korolev, is predicting a significant boost for the game in Russia. “Participation of the Russian national team will… The post Russia in RLWC Qualifiers should boost the local game appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
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    Lussick to re-sign with Salford

    Salford’s plans for 2019 have received a huge boost with hooker Joey Lussick set to stay with the club next year. League Express claims the 22-year-old has penned a new contract with the club after an impressive start to life with the Red Devils during their Qualifiers campaign. Lussick arrived from Manly Sea Eagles at the end of July and… The post Lussick to re-sign with Salford appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  19. In a major step forward for technical progress, 13 match officials and eight coaches have taken part in ‘professional placements’ activities as part of the EU-backed Training and Education Portal project, which completes at the end of this year. In the build-up to the RLEF Congress in Serbia – one of the project’s cluster leaders – the week-long professional development… The post RLEF can boast seminal technical progress in Europe appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  20. A slot in the Kingstone Press National Conference League Grand Final is on the agenda for Minor Premiers Hunslet Club Parkside and second-placed West Hull when the sides clash in south Leeds on Saturday. The winner of their Qualifying semi-final will go straight through to the big decider at the LD Nutrition Stadium, Post Office Road, Featherstone Rovers on Saturday… The post Place at Featherstone beckons for Parkside and Wests! appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  21. Don’t miss Rugby League Back Chat sponsored by TotalRL.com on Freesports TV this Thursday 20th September at 4.55pm, plus repeats (Fri 7pm, Sat 11am). The recently appointed RFL Chief Executive Ralph Rimmer takes up one of the hot seats as he joins host Dave Woods and fellow guests League Express Editor Martyn Sadler and Richard de la Riviere from Rugby… The post RFL CEO Ralph Rimmer on Rugby League Back Chat this week appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  22. The North West Youth Under 16s-18s summer season is coming to an end, and this Sunday’s games have now been released. Fixtures are: Sunday 23 September 2018 UNDER 18S PREMIER DIVISION: Leigh Miners v Blackbrook; Thatto Heath v Waterhead. UNDER 16S DIVISION TWO: Wigan St Patrick’s v Langworthy; Westhoughton v Walney Central. DIVISION THREE: Clock Face Miners… The post North West Youth confirm the weekend’s programme appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
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    Bussey handed ten match ban

    Jack Bussey, the Toronto Wolfpack forward, has been banned for TEN MATCHES after being found guilty of biting. The Wolfpack forward, who was stood down by the club following the incident, has been found guilty of the Grade F charge while he was also charged for a high tackle. Toulouse centre Bastien Ader made a complaint to the referee during… The post Bussey handed ten match ban appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  24. Norway overturned their negative eight points difference with a stunning second half performance to outgun favourites Germany in Porsgrunn. All the sides in European Championship C – North therefore finish on two points but, due to the magnitude of this win, the Vikings progress to face ECC- South winners, Greece, in a neutral-ground play off next month. Leading narrowly at… The post World Cup Qualifier, Norway 40 – Germany 22 appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article
  25. A comprehensive 11–try win by Greece at the Glyka Stadium in Athens ensured that they finished top of European Group C – South, and will now face Norway in the play offs on neutral territory, most likely next spring. As in Ukraine the week before, the Greece captain, scrum half Jordan Meads was destroyer-in-chief, racing in for two early tries… The post World Cup Qualifier, Greece 60 – Malta 4 appeared first on Total Rugby League. View the full article