Noble confident over Toronto’s Super League credentials

Toronto Wolfpack director of rugby Brian Noble does not envisage any issues with meeting the Super League criteria should the Canadian club be successful in the Championship play-offs. Reports have emerged questioning whether the Wolfpack would be allowed to join the top flight for 2020, with Super League chief executive Robert Elstone confirming they were seeking assurances from the RFL…

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Eddie Battye asks for one more Broncos push

Eddie Battye wants London Broncos to lift one more time for Super League’s Friday 13th relegation shoot-out. The capital club threw themselves a lifeline with Jay Pitts’ dramatic late winner at Hull KR, meaning four clubs now go into today’s final day locked on 20 points. Danny Ward’s side can assure their top flight status by winning at Wakefield, while…

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The time is now

GARETH WALKER looks ahead to a fascinating weekend of action in the Betfred Championship and League One. THIS weekend marks the start of the last two rounds of Championship and League One fixtures, with four key issues still to be decided. There will also be some jostling for crucial play-off places in both competitions, but for ten clubs in particular,…

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Leigh set to lure Bradford playmaker

Leigh Centurions are poised to make Bradford hooker Matty Wildie one of their first signings for 2020. League Express understands that the former Wakefield and Featherstone playmaker is firmly on the club’s radar for next season’s squad. It comes after the Centurions last week signalled their promotion ambitions by signing Junior Sa’u, Mitch Clark and Adam Higson for the Championship…

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Blackpool bound

GARETH WALKER of League Express anticipates a thrilling Summer Bash today and tomorrow RUGBY League fixture planners aren’t always at the top of everybody’s Christmas lists, but you can’t fault their selections for this weekend’s Summer Bash fixtures. Every single one of the seven matches has plenty at stake. They all look evenly-matched contests, with the RFL hoping for a…

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Third Tier Magic

GARETH WALKER of League Express looks ahead to this weekend’s League I contests WHILE attention in the Betfred Championship this weekend switches firmly to the Summer Bash in Blackpool, there is also a full round of fixtures in the increasingly intriguing League One. Eight weeks into the new season, and just five points separate leaders Whitehaven from eighth placed Coventry…

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