Six of the Best: Magical Wembley final moments

TotalRL.com’s Challenge Cup Final buildup rolls on with our Six of the Best feature – and this week, we could only realistically talk about the Wembley showpiece. Despite a brief sabbatical between 2000 and 2006 due to the rebuilding of the stadium, Wembley is very much the spiritual home of the Challenge Cup, and this Saturday looks like providing one…

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Tyrone McCarthy column: The World Club Series worked

Hull KR and Ireland forward Tyrone McCarthy gives his take on the recently completed World Club Series. So the NRL has kicked off and Super League has seen a full weekend of fixtures played since the World Club Series. Looking at the results we could feel like we have reasons to be disappointed by going down 3-0 to the NRL…

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TRL TV: Chester hails Campese

Hull KR coach Chris Chester has praised the performance of Terry Campese after the stand-off led the Robins to their first win of the Super League season. Campese was prominent as Hull KR fought back to beat Wigan by two points, his kicking game near perfect as the home team rallied from 20-6 behind in the second half to win…

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TRL TV: Wane says Wigan were dumb

Wigan coach Shaun Wane says his team were “dumb” with the ball against Hull KR but is not concerned by their first defeat of the Super League season. Hull KR railed late to edge the Warriors yesterday by two points, eight days after they were pipped 14-12 in extra-time in the World Club Series against Brisbane Broncos. Wigan drew with…

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TOTALRL TV: Super League Grand Final Wrap

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…

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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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Smith targeting week off with Wigan Warriors

Wigan Warriors scrum-half Matty Smith believes the week off that winning in the first week of the play-offs can provide can be important in the long run, and has targeted that by beating Huddersfield Giants in the opening game of the Super League play-offs this evening. The winners of the match that pits second against third on the Super League…

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Wigan Warriors star played on with broken arm

Wigan Warriors hooker Michael McIlorum returns from his two-month injury lay-off against Widnes tonight, hoping to avoid a repeat of what happened the last time he played against the Vikings. Ironically, Widnes were the team that McIlorum last pulled a jersey on to play against, suffering a broken arm in that game and missing a hefty chunk of the season.…

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Wigan Warriors not good enough, says Wane

Wigan Warriors boss Shaun Wane insisted he didn’t see that kind of performance coming from his side, as a late, late Josh Charnley try spared the Warriors blushes against Hull Kingston Rovers. Charnley’s try right on the hooter ensured the Warriors left East Hull with a point, as Matty Smith’s missed conversion meant it finished 14-14 on Thursday night. And,…

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Leigh sign Wigan Warriors’ Hopkins on loan for 2015

Leigh Centurions have continued their recruitment for their full-time campaign in 2015, after securing the signing of Wigan Warriors forward Sam Hopkins on a season-long loan deal. Hopkins, a former Centurions player himself before joining the Warriors at the end of last season, has made several appearances for Leigh on loan this year, but he will spend the entire 2015…

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