Sunday, October 26, 2014
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WATCH: England get their Four Nations squad photo

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As the buildup to the Four Nations continues with England landing in Australia earlier this week, check out this video courtesy of our friends at Super League TV. One of the first formalities for any team who is on tour is the traditional squad photo, and England had theirs taken at their Queensland camp. Watch the video below to (hopefully) ... Read More »

Wellens planning to carry on playing

Paul-Wellens

St Helens star Paul Wellens has indicated he wants to continue playing next season – and says that with such a young squad in place, their Grand Final success last weekend can be the start of something huge for the club. The Saints won their first Grand Final in eight years last Saturday – with Wellens having experienced the heartache ... Read More »

Hall of Fame members revealed

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Two of the greatest players in Rugby League history will today be inducted into the sport’s most exclusive club, the Rugby League Hall of Fame. Willie Horne, the most celebrated player ever to emerge from Barrow, and former Castleford and Great Britain legend Malcolm Reilly OBE will be formally inducted into the Hall of Fame at a celebration dinner in ... Read More »

Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year: The candidates

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In this week’s edition of League Express, our weekly poll exclusively revealed the candidates which comprise the shortlist for the Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year Medal. Previously won by stars such as Sam Tomkins and John Bateman, the medal rewards the best “rookie” to have appeared in Super League across a season. To qualify, players must have played fewer ... Read More »

Championship: Keighley Cougars to force emergency EGM

Can Keighley Cougars come straight back up after relegation in 2014?

Keighley Cougars say they now have enough clubs’ support to force an emergency general meeting at the RFL, including some that want to push for a vote of no confidence in the game’s governing body. They also insist that they will not allow the issue over ineligible dual-registration players to fade away. And Chairman Gary Fawcett now believes that there ... Read More »

11 Super League players in Top 100 players in the world

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11 players from Super League have been placed amongst the top 100 Rugby League players in the world – with two Englishmen making the top ten. In the annual study conducted by leading Australian magazine Rugby League Week, South Sydney’s Greg Inglis came out on top when it came to the very best player in the world – a title ... Read More »

Wales name team for Scotland opener in European Cup

Wales

Wales have named their 17 to face Scotland in tonight’s European Championship opener against Scotland, which takes place at Workington Town’s Derwent Park this evening (8pm). Rather than naming their team an hour before kick-off, boss John Kear has chosen to publicly pick his side for the match well in advance, and there is only one Super League player in ... Read More »

Could Inglis follow Hayne to a different code?

Greg-Inglis

After Sam Burgess and Sonny Bill Williams departed the NRL for rugby union, Australian Rugby League was dealt another catastrophic blow this week, when another major star, Jarryd Hayne, announced he would be leaving to try his hand at NFL football. Inevitably, that meant that another of the NRL’s major stars – South Sydney man Greg Inglis – would face ... Read More »

Tony Smith: We’re not looking overseas

Tony-Smith

Warrington head coach Tony Smith is looking to add one to two more players to his squad for 2015, but he says the Wolves won’t be looking down under. Warrington have been linked with a number of NRL stars and they have two free visa spots with the departure of Australians Michael Monaghan and Trent Waterhouse. But Smith told League ... Read More »

Alex McKinnon leaves hospital to continue rehab

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Some good news from the NRL today, as former Newcastle Knights man Alex McKinnon has been released from hospital for the first time since suffering a severe spinal injury in an NRL game back in March. McKinnon posted on his official Instagram page that he had finished his inpatient rehab, and posted a picture of himself and his fiancee Teigan ... Read More »

VIDEO: Rugby union howler; referee awards “own try”!

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Naturally, we like to focus on all things Rugby League here at TotalRL.com. After all, it’s what we specialise in! But having had this video brought to our attention on social media, we simply felt compelled to share it with you. Referees – and video referees, for that matter – get a lot of stick at times. Some of it ... Read More »

TOTALRL TV: Super League Grand Final Wrap

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TotalRL TV takes a look at the 2014 Super League grand final between St Helens and Wigan, reviewing all the talking points from Old Trafford including the Ben Flower incident. League Express editor Martyn Sadler and reporter John Davidson sat down to talk about the game that made headlines around the world, from Colombia to Calcutta, and give their verdicts ... Read More »