Bulls squad is “Super League standard”, says Ferres

Bradford Bulls managing director Steve Ferres believes the standards the club have set in terms of playing and coaching staff next year is pushing towards the “top end of Super League” in certain aspects, as the club gears up for life in the Championship next year. The Bulls have a 30-strong squad signed up for next season, as well as…

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Hardaker or Escare: Who is Super League’s best No.1?

As seems to be the case every year when it comes to the Super League Dream Team, there are a fair few candidates who have split opinion when it comes to their inclusion – or exclusion – from the side. And this year, most of the talk seems to be based around who should be the full-back for Super League’s…

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Opinion: Has Thursday night Super League run its course?

When British Rugby League undergoes its major restructure in the coming months, one of the biggest areas of concern for those involved in the game is how to solve the age old dilemma of attendances. League Express revealed this week that only four Super League clubs were able to post an increase on their average gates for 2014, with some…

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Reasons to be cheerful for those not in Super League’s play-offs

The play-offs is up and running courtesy of a thumping victory for Wigan Warriors on Thursday night – but that doesn’t mean the other four clubs who will be competing in Super League next year should be forgotten just yet. Hull FC, Hull Kingston Rovers, Salford Red Devils and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats will all carry ambitions of making the top…

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Matty Smith signs four-year deal at Wigan Warriors

Wigan Warriors half-back Matty Smith has put pen to paper on a new four-year deal with the club, ensuring he will remain with the Warriors until at least the end of the 2018 season. Since signing from Salford Red Devils in July 2012, Smith has become an integral part of Shaun Wane’s side; winning the Lance Todd Trophy in the…

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Leeds Rhinos admit “concern” after Aiton contacted by ASADA

Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington has said that hooker Paul Aiton has finally been contacted by the Australian Anti-Doping Agencey (ASADA), and admits there is “concern” over a potential ban for the star after new reports emerged Down Under. Aiton was named as one of 17 past and present Cronulla Sharks players who were facing investigation over the club’s…

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Huddersfield boss admits performance was “embarassing”

Huddersfield Giants boss Paul Anderson pulled no punches after his side’s 57-4 play-off defeat to Wigan, admitting it was “embarassing” for a number of reasons. The Giants were far from their best on Thursday night, slipping to their first defeat against the Warriors this season. And boss Anderson has pledged to do everything he can to repay the club’s supporters…

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We’ve proven we can win without Danny Brough, says Ferres

Huddersfield Giants star Brett Ferres believes the club have proven they can cope without key half-back Danny Brough – admitting it is great to finally dispel the myth they can’t play without their captain. The Giants cemented a top-four finish without needing the services of Brough last weekend, who was sidelined due to injury. Huddersfield ensured they would finish in…

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