Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Peacock: Experience is key in play-offs

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Jamie Peacock believes that Leeds’ big game experience will stand them in good stead when it comes to the play-offs, despite setting themselves the daunting task of winning the Grand Final from sixth place. Peacock is going in search of an unprecedented ninth Grand Final success in 2014, after three wins with Bradford and five victories with the Rhinos. “We ... Read More »

Video: Key players look ahead to the play-offs

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In this video, kindly supplied by Super League TV, several key figures from clubs involved in the play-offs – including Sean O’Loughlin, Tommy Makinson, Jamie Peacock and Kevin Brown – discuss their chances of reaching Old Trafford. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on or free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and ... Read More »

Potter loses his job at Wests Tigers

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Wests Tigers have decided not to renew the contract of their head coach Mick Potter. The club has issued a statement today explaining why they have decided not to retain the former St Helens and Bradford Bulls coach. It says: “Wests Tigers Board and management would like to thank Mick Potter for the professional manner in which he has conducted ... Read More »

Catalan Dragons sign Todd Carney

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After lengthy discussions, Catalan Dragons have reached an agreement with Australian star Todd Carney. Carney, 28, has agreed a three year deal that would keep him at the Gilbert Brutus Stadium until the end of 2017 season. The former Dally M medal winner, de-registered by the NRL for a breach of Cronulla’s code of conduct, has scored 59 tries and ... Read More »

Injured Danny Brough won’t feature against Wigan

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Talismanic Huddersfield half-back Danny Brough will not feature in the Giants’ first play-off match against Wigan on Thursday. The 31-year-old, who recently landed his third Albert Goldthorpe Medal, injured his testicles against Hull in round 26 and had to spend a night in hospital. Understandably he missed his side’s clash with league leaders St Helens the week after and will ... Read More »

Peacock wants one more World Club Challenge

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Leeds Rhinos prop Jamie Peacock is determined to reach another Grand Final so he can fulfil his wish of playing in one last World Club Challenge. The 36-year-old plans to hang up his boots at the end of next season and is eager to have one last crack at the Aussies before he bows out. “You don’t get tired of ... Read More »

Saints coach Brown rubbishes rumours of NRL move

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St Helens boss Nathan Brown has rubbished rumours linking him with a possible move back to the NRL with Wests Tigers next season. Doubts have arisen over current Wests’ coach Mick Potters future with the club after the board refused to confirm an extension to his two-year contract last week. But Australian Brown, whose St Helens side clinched the Super ... Read More »

Video: Highlights from every Super League round 27 match

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Miss any of this weekend’s Super League action? Scroll down to watch free video highlights of every game. Remember, if you want more detail, analysis, stats and opinion, click here to download League Express newspaper. Wigan Warriors 24-20 Warrington Wolves Huddersfield Giants 17-16 St Helens Hull FC 24-19 Leeds Rhinos Salford Red Devils 36-6 Widnes Vikings Catalan Dragons 28-6 Castleford ... Read More »

RFL to take “no further action” on Zak Hardaker

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The RFL has confirmed that no further action will be taken on Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker following an investigation into allegations of homophobic abuse made on a St Helens player during a match in late August. The game’s governing body said in a statement: “Details of the investigation were presented to the RFL Match Review Panel which concluded that ... Read More »

Dragons coach slams Dream Team selection process

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Catalan boss Laurent Frayssinous has questioned the system used to select Super League’s Dream Team after it was confirmed yesterday that in-form Dragons full-back Morgan Escaré had been overlooked. The young French star, who was one try shy of topping the league’s scoring charts, was edged out by Rhinos sweeper Zak Hardaker in the media vote. Frayssinous told this week’s ... Read More »

Rugby League to hit Indian cinemas next month

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Rugby League is to make its big screen debut in Indian cinema next month, the RFL has revealed. Our sport is set to feature in a new film ‘Govindudu Andarivadele’ about a boy of Indian heritage who is brought up in England. He happens to play rugby and is the star of the team so the production came to the ... Read More »

Crusaders offer coaching role to Michael Monaghan

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North Wales Crusaders have offered Warrington hooker Michael Monaghan the vacant coaching job at the club. Monaghan emerged as a surprise late contender for the position as part of a proposed partnership with the Wolves. This article originally appeared in this week’s edition of League Express newspaper. Click here to download the digital version to your computer, smartphone or tablet ... Read More »