Rugby League Heroes: David Barends

David Barends was one of many South Africans who was denied the chance to fulfil his potential because of the appalling apartheid regime. Hailing from…

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Laurent Lucchese: Super League’s Number One Player

The first name on Super League’s first-ever teamsheet was that of Laurent Lucchese, the Paris St Germain fullback in that wonderful opening-night victory over Sheffield…

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Tawera Nikau: The Tiger who overcame tragedy

A brilliant loose forward from the late 1980s to the early 2000s, Tawera Nikau made a huge impact at Castleford, Cronulla, Melbourne and Warrington after…

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Nikau to play in PDRL World Cup

Kiwi legend Tawera Nikau will be the headline attraction of the Physical Disability Rugby League World Cup, which is due to be staged in the…

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Rugby League Heroes: Neil Holding

Neil Holding played 343 times for St Helens between 1977 and 1989, scoring 145 tries. He was the first-choice scrum half for the Lions on…

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Rugby League Heroes: Ikram Butt (Part 2)

In part two of our interview with the former England winger Ikram Butt, he discusses his professional playing days, his time in prison and the…

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Rugby League Heroes: Ikram Butt (Part 1)

Richard de la Riviere speaks to a former player who came from an untypical Rugby League background There are few Rugby League personalities with a…

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Rugby League Heroes: Barrie McDermott

The prop from Oldham enjoyed three seasons with his hometown club, one with Wigan and eleven for Leeds before he signed off with a year…

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Rugby League Heroes: Graeme West

The Kiwi who made a career in Wigan The giant Kiwi Graeme West signed for Wigan in 1983 and gave the club 14 years of…

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Sinfield smashes Burrow fund target

As League Express went to print on Sunday night, Kevin Sinfield’s seven marathons in seven days had raised nearly ten times the amount it set…

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