Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Rugby League News

Official Super League Dream Team revealed

Daryl-Clark

The most competitive First Utility Super League season of all is reflected in the selections of the 2014 Dream Team, the 13 players deemed to be the biggest stars of a year to remember for all Rugby League fans. The all-English Dream Team is drawn from seven clubs and features eight debutants as well as Jamie Peacock, the Leeds Rhinos ... Read More »

Goldthorpe Medal: Final tables confirmed

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Both the individual and team tables for the 2014 Albert Goldthorpe Medal were finalised when Super League completed its 27th round of the season at the weekend. As revealed last week, Huddersfield Giants stand-off Danny Brough was the overall winner with a round to spare, grabbing his third prestigious medal and the second in two years. His closest competitor was ... Read More »

Cougars and Eagles to take joint action against RFL

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Keighley and Sheffield are prepared to take joint action against the RFL over the non-punishment of other Championship clubs for fielding ineligible players, and the Cougars say they are waiting for answers from the game’s governing body over a host of pertinent questions. In this week’s League Express, Gareth Walker chats to Keighley Chairman Gary Fawcett, who has been in ... Read More »

Super League: Albert Goldthorpe team of the week

Morgan Escare

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 »

St Helens react to table-topping success

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St Helens have issued the following statement, with club captain Paul Wellens and CEO Mike Rush reacting to their League Leaders Shield triumph. Rush said: “The Shield is the culmination of a season where Nathan Brown, his coaching staff and all the players have worked hard often in times of adversity. They came together as a team and deserve all ... Read More »

Super League play-offs: Week One Schedule

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After Castleford’s defeat against Catalan ensured St Helens would finish top of Super League 2014, the schedule for the first week of the play-offs has been confirmed. Only Leeds knew their final position in the table heading into the weekend’s fixtures, and they will play a sudden death encounter against Catalan, with the loser knowing their season comes to an ... Read More »

Dragons end Tigers’ leadership dream

Catalan Dragons brought Castleford Tigers’ dreams of winning the League Leaders’ Shield to a cruel end in Perpignan on Saturday, subjecting the Tigers to a 28-6 defeat at the Stade Gilbert Brutus. The first 29 minutes of the game were evenly contested, with neither side finding it easy to break through in a game played in good conditions and fought ... Read More »

Bulls fight back to beat Broncos in London

Bradford Bulls halfback Luke Gale scored four tries as the Bulls fought back in a topsy-turvy encounter at The Hive today to emerge with a 36-46 victory against London Broncos. Gale, playing his last game for the Bulls before joining Castleford next season, gave a great display of support play, and the Bulls’ other star was prop forward Manase Manuofakoa, ... Read More »

Brown heartened by St Helens performance

Nathan-Brown

St Helens head coach Nathan Brown refused to be too downbeat despite the race for top spot slipping out of their hands on Friday – insisting that if his side show the same level of commitment next week, they will be just fine. A Castleford win in the South of France later on Saturday will see the Saints end the ... Read More »

NRL: Late Penrith show sees off defending champions

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Penrith Panthers advanced to week three of the NRL play-offs in the most dramatic fashion, as Jamie Soward’s 80th minute drop-goal saw them consign defending champions Sydney to a shock defeat. The Roosters were leading 18-12 heading into the final three minutes, before an incredible try for the Panthers pulled the game level. With the ball seemingly bouncing dead, Dallin ... Read More »