Friday, November 28, 2014
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Video: The best fights in State of Origin history

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At 11:16BST (I know, what an odd kick-off time), the first game of the 2014 State of Origin series gets underway, and it’s set to be another intense encounter. The annual clashes are known for their violence and the following video features some of the best and most memorable bust-ups of all time. Have a watch and whet your appetite ... Read More »

Three Super League players suspended

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Three players were suspended when they appeared before an independent disciplinary tribunal this evening following offences committed in First Utility Super League Round 14 fixtures. Chris Annakin of Wakefield Trinity Wildcats was suspended for five matches and fined £300 after pleading guilty to making a Grade D dangerous throw on Warrington Wolves player Roy Asotasi in the 38th minute. Ben Westwood ... Read More »

State of Origin 2014: Video preview

Greg Bird on NSW duty

League Express editor Martyn Sadler and senior reporter John Davidson discuss tomorrow’s eagerly-anticipated State of Origin opener between New South Wales and Queensland. Will the Maroons prevail or will a new-look Blues side stamp their authority? Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also ... Read More »

Gilmour joins Wildcats on temporary deal

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Castleford Tigers have announced that former Great Britain forward Lee Gilmour has joined Wakefield Wildcats on a one-month loan. The 36-year-old has been blighted with shoulder and knee injuries and hasn’t played for the Tigers since losing to Catalan Dragons on May 18 last year. Coach Daryl Powell said: “The loan move to Wakefield gives Lee a good opportunity to ... Read More »

Sam Tomkins fined after public urination

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New Zealand Warriors full-back Sam Tomkins has been fined by both police and his club after being caught urinating in public on Sunday, just hours after defeating the Gold Coast Titans. The former Wigan star, 25, was issued with an on-the-spot £55 ($A100) fine by police and was forced to pay an additional £1,015 ($NZ2,000) by his club “I’m disappointed ... Read More »

Smith and Kay named players of the week

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Leigh Centurions winger Liam Kay and York City Knights stand-off Pat Smith are the Kingstone Press Players of the Week. Kay scores four tries in Leigh’s record-breaking 54-12 win at Sheffield Eagles while Smith guided York to a 40-0 triumph over Hunslet Hawks. Every week each coach in both Kingstone Press Championship competitions is contacted to help produce the awards. ... Read More »

Westwood and Carney among four players charged

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Four players have been charged with offences committed in First Utility Super League Round 14 fixtures. Chris Annakin of Wakefield Trinity Wildcats has been charged with the Grade D offence of making a dangerous throw on Warrington Wolves player Roy Asotasi in the 38th minute of a match played on Sunday May 25. Ben Westwood of Warrington Wolves has been ... Read More »

Eorl Crabtree: We’ve had a bit of a shocker

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Huddersfield prop Eorl Crabtree opens up in a revealing video interview with Super League TV, in which the Giants star discusses his side’s controversial Challenge Cup exit and a disappointing season so far. Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also connect with Total ... Read More »

Poll: Should obstruction be taken away from video refs?

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In Thursday’s televised clash between Salford and Wigan at the AJ Bell Stadium, Phil Bentham referred no less than four first half tries to the video referee, all of which were ruled out for obstruction. This is not an exceptional case – it seems the majority of televised Super League clashes are plagued with such referrals, which not only disrupt ... Read More »

Rhinos land NRL prop Cuthbertson

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This is an excerpt from a story published in today’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a digital version to your computer or smartphone. Leeds Rhinos have signed Newcastle Knights prop Adam Cuthbertson, 29, on a four-year contract ... Read More »

Match report: St Helens 41-22 Huddersfield Giants

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In a nutshell St Helens bounced back to winning ways with a hefty win over Huddersfield Giants. How it unfolded First half: The Saints led 22-6 at half-time, thanks to scores from Dawson, Wheeler, Wellens and Hohaia. Huddersfield’s solitary score came through Larne Patrick. Second half: The points kept on coming;  first Jon Wilkin pounced to extend the lead, before ... Read More »