Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Brown-Wests Tigers link refuses to go away

Saints boss Nathan Brown. ©RLPhotos

Reports in Australia continue to link St Helens coach with the vacant coaching job at NRL side Wests Tigers – with Rugby League Week reporting that Brown is heading up the list of candidates for the job alongside one other man. Current Wests assistants Todd Payton and David Kidwell have been interviewed, but they are not thought to be in ... Read More »

London Broncos announce Luke Adamson signing


London Broncos have announced the signing of Luke Adamson from Championship side Halifax – just as League Express told you this past Monday. Adamson has penned a one-year contract with the Broncos for the 2015 season, and gives them valuable Championship experience ahead of their campaign next season. And boss Joey Grima admits the wealth of experience Adamson brings to ... Read More »

Koukash not interested in Wests Tigers


Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash has confirmed to Australian media that whilst he is still interested in owning an NRL side, it will be not be Wests Tigers. Koukash has made his interest in taking on an Australian side incredibly public over the last few weeks, with the Tigers thought to be one of the clubs on his radar. ... Read More »

Garry Schofield: “Pathetic” Giants won’t stop the rot

One wonders what Paul Anderson has to say about Schoey's comments

League Express columnist Garry Schofield offers his tip for tomorrow night’s play-off clash between Huddersfield Giants and Catalan Dragons… Catalan will not be going to Huddersfield with any ideas of not winning. The Giants’ pack has been found out yet again, and the Dragons forwards will be licking their lips because their pack is very good, and this is where ... Read More »

Millington hoping knockout experience can aid Tigers


Castleford Tigers forward Grant Millington is adamant that the club’s wealth of knockout experience this season can stand them in good stead against Warrington tonight, and says the whole squad are desperate to take the opportunity presented to them tonight. A win for Castleford will ensure they avoid an early end to their season, and put them within just 80 ... Read More »

Monaghan: Wolves need to be better against Castleford


Warrington winger Joel Monaghan believes the Wolves need to up their game to defeat Castleford this evening, but thinks the motivation of ensuring players leaving do so with a bang will see them through. The Australian, who was Super League’s leading try scorer in 2014, grabbed a hat-trick against Widnes last week but wasn’t happy with the overall performance. “It ... Read More »

Australia could pick untested full-back for Four Nations

Australian national coach Tim Sheens. ©RLPhotos

Australia head coach Tim Sheens has revealed he could pick a completely untested full-back for the upcoming Four Nations tournament, in order to leave the likes of Jarryd Hayne and Greg Inglis beefing up the outside backs. Hayne and Inglis are the two obvious choices to replace regular full-back Billy Slater, who will miss the tournament after opting to undergo ... Read More »

Brough still in our plans, says Scotland boss


Scotland head coach Steve McCormack says that Huddersfield star Danny Brough could play for the Bravehearts this autumn. McCormack told League Express: “I’ve spoken to Danny regularly, and I know that he would like to play. “The bottom line is it all depends if he’s fit. We’ll discuss the situation with Huddersfield and Danny, but that’s a discussion that will ... Read More »

Garry Schofield: Cas don’t have another performance in them

Schoey doesn't think Castleford have a chance of making it through their play-off match with Warrington

League Express columnist Garry Schofield reveals his tip for Castleford Tigers v Warrington Wolves tomorrow night… Cas are shot now and they don’t have another performance in them this season. Everything went wrong for them at St Helens and their forwards were completely unable to get on top. The halves, who have been so good this season, weren’t up to ... Read More »

Atelea Vea: “The doctor said I’d never play again”


Rugby League World writer Nigel Wiskar finds out how Atelea Vea defied the odds to forge a top-level Rugby League career… Atelea Vea is on a mission to make the most of his Rugby League career – after being told as a teenager he would never play again. Vea leaves relegated London Broncos shortly to start a two-year deal at ... Read More »

Late kick off designed to “intimidate”, say Rovers


Featherstone Rovers have released a statement outlining their reasons to hold their Championship play-off semi-final with Sheffield Eagles on Sunday at 6.30pm. Rovers chairman Mark Campbell said: “There has been some positive feedback following the announcement but we are also aware that not everyone is happy and some criticism about the match kicking off later than our traditional time of ... Read More »

Former Wire captain Mackey loses battle with cancer


Former Warrington captain Greg Mackey sadly passed away today, aged 52. The Australian, who was diagnosed with bowel cancer in December 2011, lost his battle peacefully. Mackey first joined Warrington in August 1989 and played nine games. Warrington won eight of them and drew the other, culminating in a Lancashire Cup Final victory. He then received a lucrative offer from ... Read More »

Six of the Best: Nation-hopping Rugby League stars


With the climax of the domestic season fast approaching, attention is now starting to turn to the forthcoming international programme this Autumn. The Four Nations will grab the majority of the headlines, with England set to name their squad for the event next Sunday. But as well as that tournament, there is also the hugely anticipated prospect of a European ... Read More »