Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Penkywicz signs full-time deal at Leigh Centurions


Leigh Centurions have announced that hooker Sean Penkywicz has agreed a full-time playing contract with the club for 2015, with an optional one-year extension. The 32-year-old former Leigh East junior joined his hometown club from Halifax after the 2012 season and has been in outstanding form in recent weeks. He made a total of 88 Super League appearances for Halifax ... Read More »

Rugby League podcast: Joe Grima’s nine-point plan

London Broncos coach Joey Grima

In this week’s edition of Rugby League Down South, Ian Ramsdale interviews London Broncos coach Joe Grima, Skolars winger Smokie Junor and legendary commentator Stevo… What’s on this week? 03.00: A feature long interview with London Broncos head coach Joe Grima on his 9-point plan – a “white paper for the club’s future”. 30.00 An in-depth chat with London Skolars ... Read More »

Comment: McNamara should not have left out Sneyd and Brown


Yesterday, England boss Steve McNamara picked a 34-man training squad that will assemble in Loughborough on June 15 to work together ahead of this year’s Four Nations tournament, which starts in October. It’s a chance for the players to bond and go through early plans for the competition’s opening game against Samoa, and therefore it is unlikely that anyone not ... Read More »

In-form Dorn excited for “magical” Challenge Cup tie


Castleford Tigers full-back Luke Dorn is excited about the prospect of tackling Tetley’s Challenge Cup holders Wigan Warriors at DW Stadium, in what will be a “magical” quarter-final tie on Saturday (2.30pm). The Australian, whose hat-trick at the weekend extended his impressive recent try-scoring record to 12 from his last nine matches, feels a special affinity with the competition as ... Read More »

Hull KR suffer double broken leg blow

Kevin Larroyer in his Catalan Dragons days. ©RLPhotos

Hull Kingston Rovers have revealed that two of their first-team regulars have sustained broken legs and will be out for at least two months. On-loan Frenchman, Kevin Larroyer, and impact prop Jordan Cox both picked up the injuries in Sunday’s 54-12 defeat to Castleford Tigers. Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express ... Read More »

Marc Green: We would be back up in a year

Bulls owner Marc Green. ©RLPhotos

Bradford Bulls owner Marc Green says his side would target promotion in their first second-tier season if they are relegated at the end of this year. The Odsal club could find out today if they are to be given any of their six deducted points back as an independent panel meets to decide their fate. Green, who claims he would ... Read More »

Fans Choice: Your England team revealed!


In issue 2916 of League Express, former Great Britain international Garry Schofield – one of our regular columnists – picked the England 13 that he would like to see take on the rest of the world in this year’s upcoming Four Nations tournament. Some of his selections certainly got you talking, with our social media networks more active than they ... Read More »

England train-on squad named


England coach Steve McNamara has named a 34-man squad for the mid-season training camp at Loughborough University from June 15-17 in preparation for the 2014 Four Nations in Australia and New Zealand. The players are drawn from eight First Utility Super League clubs and comprises the nucleus of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup squad, with the addition of players ... Read More »

JJB meets Mike Rush


This article originally appeared in issue 398 of Rugby League World magazine. Mike Rush has filled virtually every role at St Helens and has overseen the development of the likes of James Graham and James Roby. Jamie Jones-Buchanan uncovers his unique Rugby League story… Mike Rush is as close as I have come to the “American Dream” notion in Rugby ... Read More »

Danny Addy: Bulls only 160 minutes away from Wembley


The experience of playing in a string of important matches has been the perfect preparation for a Challenge Cup quarter-final, according to Bradford forward Danny Addy. The Bulls star was speaking ahead of his side’s clash with Warrington Wolves at The Provident Stadium on Sunday (KO 3.30pm). The Odsal outfit head into the tie on the back of a morale-boosting ... Read More »

Jon Clarke calls time on career

Jon Clarke. ©RLPhotos

Widnes hooker Jon Clarke has announced he is to bring his illustrious 18-year career to a close at the end of this season. The 35-year-old is one of the game’s longest-serving players, having begun his career with his home-town club Wigan Warriors in 1997. “I’ve decided this is going to be my last season,” Clarke said. “I’ve been thinking about ... Read More »

Charnley has work cut out to get starting spot back

Josh Charnley

Wigan winger Josh Charnley will play for Championship side Workington Town to regain match fitness following a lay-off, coach Shaun Wane has confirmed. The England international, who scored a record-breaking 43 tries in 2013 for the double champions, injured his knee against Dewsbury Rams in April and will go out on dual registration with the Cumbrian club to complete his ... Read More »

Ellis and Oakes named players of the week

Andy Ellis. ©RLPhotos

Featherstone Rovers hooker Andy Ellis and Hunslet Hawks second rower John Oakes have been voted the Kingstone Press Players of the Week. Ellis was dominant in Featherstone’s 32-26 win against Batley Bulldogs, while Oakes produced a tireless display in Hunslet’s 31-12 triumph over Oxford. Every week each coach in both Kingstone Press Championship competitions is contacted to help produce the ... Read More »

Challenge Cup: Semi-final draw live on BBC 2


The draw for the semi-finals of the 2014 Tetley’s Challenge Cup will be broadcast live on BBC 2 following the completion of the Bradford Bulls v Warrington Wolves quarter-final at The Provident Stadium, Bradford on Sunday June 8. The four winners from this week’s quarter-finals will go into the draw for the semi-finals, which will be played over the weekend ... Read More »