COLUMN: Is rugby league in increasing danger of missing the boat with New York RL?

In rugby league terms, seven or eight months ago feels like a lifetime away right now. Back then, Danny McGuire was saying his farewells to Leeds, England were preparing for a World Cup campaign which would ultimately take them to the final, and the sport was in a state of confusion about its long-term structure and leadership direction – so…

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TV Times: The changing face of Rugby League broadcasting

MATTHEW SHAW (pictured), a regular broadcaster on both television and radio, working for Premier Sports and BBC Radio Leeds, looks at Rugby League’s current coverage, and what the future may hold TECHNOLOGY is continually evolving and while becoming more accessible, can also be hard to grasp. The media industry is in the middle of that challenging mix, with new developments…

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OPINION: League 1 is stronger than it’s ever been: de-regulating it would be a disaster

At first, the sentence ‘de-regulation of League 1 on the cards’ may have passed a few people by. When the story first appeared in League Express several weeks ago, I wouldn’t be surprised if a few people were quickly trying to find out what on Earth de-regulation was. Of course, now most people are aware of what the proposed plans…

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COLUMN: Does British rugby league have an inferiority complex doing more harm than good?

Of the many phrases I hear coaches and players say on a regular basis, one that sits somewhere near the top would be ‘ only worry about what you control’. It’s a sound phrase, with credible reasoning behind it that applies to life in general, not just rugby league or sport. It’s pointless getting upset about things which you can’t…

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A fitting tribute to the Tigers’ 2017 season

Martyn Sadler, the editor of League Express, has written the foreword to ‘Cas Tigers: the Breakthrough Year’, which has been newly published by League Publications Limited. With the book now in the shops, here is what he has to say about the new book. Castleford Tigers created history in 2017, finishing at the top of the league for the first…

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A great World Cup deserves better planning

MARTYN SADLER, the editor of League Express, criticises the faulty planning behind the allocation of fixtures for the World Cup. This weekend we are at the quarter-final stage of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup and the tournament is hotting up. Earlier today the Aussies looked tremendous in beating Samoa 46-0, while tomorrow (Saturday) we will see two matches in…

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