Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Vikings take out League Express advert to apologise to Tigers

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Widnes Vikings purchased a full-page advertisement in this week’s League Express newspaper to apologise to Castleford Tigers for their fans’ involvement in a disgraceful pitch invasion following their semi-final defeat to the West Yorkshire club. The page read: “Congratulations, Castleford Tigers. “Widnes Vikings would like to take this opportunity to apologise to each and every person or organisation with a ... Read More »

Challenge Cup: Phil Bentham to referee final

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Phil Bentham will referee Saturday’s Challenge Cup final between Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers, the RFL have announced today. It will be Bentham’s third Wembley appearance following his Challenge Cup final debut in 2011 and last year’s final. He will be assisted by touch-judges Joe Cobb and Robert Hicks, while Ben Thaler will be the video referee alongside video referee ... Read More »

Arundel praises Lowes impact

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On-loan Bradford centre Joe Arundel believes the Bulls may not have been relegated if Francis Cummins had been replaced by James Lowes earlier in the season. Cummins was relieved of his duties on June 16, with club legend Lowes named as his replacement just over a week later. Since his arrival, the Bulls have improved significantly and have won their ... Read More »

I’ve failed Hull FC so far, says captain

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Hull FC captain Gareth Ellis believes his side’s lack of recent silverware means he has been a failure at the club. The former Great Britain star, 33, joined the Airlie Birds at the start of 2013 with big ambitions. “I’ve failed on my assignment here to be part of the success of the club – winning silverware or putting us ... Read More »

Broncos winger Keiran Dixon to join Hull Kingston Rovers

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London Broncos winger Kieran Dixon will join Hull Kingston Rovers next season. League Express understands that the deal has been done, and that Dixon has passed a medical with the Robins. 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 Dixon, who played for ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos boss names cup final side

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In an extraordinary twist at Monday’s Challenge Cup Final press conference, Leeds Rhinos boss Brian McDermott took the unusual step to name his team for the match – five days before the game. McDermott told a packed press conference that he has a near fully fit squad to select from, and went as far as to actually tell reporters the ... Read More »

James Lowes proud of “brilliant” Bradford

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Bradford coach James Lowes last night hailed the efforts of his players after the Bulls came from behind to record a third-straight Super League victory. The Bradford chief looked on as the Provident Stadium side overturned a two-try deficit to seal a win over play-off hopefuls Hull FC. The Bulls trailed 12-0 following a one-sided opening but were back within ... Read More »

Danny Addy signs two-year contract extension at Bradford

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Scotland international Danny Addy has become the latest Bradford Bulls player to commit his future to the relegated club after agreeing a new two-year contract. The 23-year-old utility player says he dismissed interest from other First Utility Super League clubs to join team-mates Dale Ferguson, Lee Gaskell, Adam Sidlow, Tom Olbison and Adam Henry in re-signing for the Bulls. “Bradford ... Read More »

Video highlights: Hull Kingston Rovers v Wigan Warriors

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Extensive video highlights from Thursday’s Super League round 24 clash between Wigan Warriors and Hull Kingston Rovers. Click here to read the full report. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on or free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and features, subscribe to League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can ... Read More »

Video highlights: St Helens v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

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Extensive video highlights of Friday’s Super League round 24 clash between table-toppers St Helens and Wakefield Wildcats. Click here to read an in-depth report. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on or free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and features, subscribe to League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can ... Read More »

Super League: Albert Goldthorpe team of the weekend

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Every week in League Express newspaper, three stand-out players from all seven Super League matches are awarded points (ranging from one to three depending on their influence on that particular game) that decide who wins the prestigious Albert Goldthorpe medal – an annual accolade created by the newspaper to reward the fairest and best player of the season. *YOU CAN ... Read More »

Finn ready to light up Wembley

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This time last year Liam Finn was plying his trade in the Kingstone Press Championship with Featherstone Rovers – 12 months on, the half-back is hoping to play a key role in helping his former club’s arch-rivals lift the most coveted trophy in Rugby League, the Tetley’s Challenge Cup. Since leaving Featherstone, Finn has provided compelling proof of the depth ... Read More »