Talking Rugby League: Why are Yorkshire clubs struggling to match Lancashire?

WHY do the clubs on the western side of the Pennines seem to be so much more successful than those on the east? After eleven…

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Talking Rugby League: What are IMG doing?

WE are ten rounds into the Super League season and we look at the league table and see six teams all level at the top,…

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Talking Rugby League: Who could replace Lewis Dodd – and why St Helens face age problem

ST HELENS halfback Lewis Dodd is a confident young player whose future from next season appears to be with South Sydney Rabbitohs in the NRL….

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The five rugby league games you must watch in May

Sunday, 12th May AB Sundecks 1895 Cup semi-final Bradford Bulls v Wakefield Trinity Bartercard Odsal Stadium, Bradford (3.00pm) We are one step away from Wembley…

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Talking Rugby League: Ten-point plan to restore the magic of the Challenge Cup

IN last week’s issue of League Express I wrote about the reduced appeal of the Challenge Cup in recent years and I examined some causes…

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Final Whistle: The Rugby League rules I’d like to see changed

RUGBY LEAGUE today is not the same game as it was when I was growing up. It looks and feels different. The changes we have…

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Talking Rugby League: Where has the magic of the Challenge Cup gone?

THE Challenge Cup is the oldest trophy in Rugby League, having been contested annually since the first final in 1897. For much of the game’s…

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Talking Rugby League: Could France finally give England a good game?

IT WAS a remarkable fact for those of us who yearn for a strong French international team that Catalans Dragons defeated St Helens 14-8 on…

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Talking Rugby League: How English signings are performing in the NRL

I’M sure that Shaun Wane will be watching the progress of the latest batch of Englishmen to join NRL clubs with great interest. It’s interesting…

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Talking Rugby League: What’s been the tackle of the season so far?

IN the weekend’s Super League matches we saw two outstanding examples of brilliant tackles, but of quite different types. In the game between Leeds and…

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