Where (Alau) Eagles Dare

It puts a Thursday night trip across the M62 into perspective when you discover the lengths people have to go to in order to enjoy…

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The Self-Isolation Chronicles: Halifax

1. Frank Watene post-rugby career has involved paintballing and St John’s Ambulance. Former Halifax cult hero Watene still resides in the town, after retiring in…

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The Self-Isolation Chronicles: London Broncos

1. Eddie Battye was a buffalo farmer. Battye was like a bull in a china shop in causing damage to Super League defences upon London…

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The Norwegian internationals who couldn’t be any different or more alike

Norwegian Rugby League internationals Dan Horne and Daniel Daatland have quite a lot in common. They almost share a first name, they went to school…

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Garry Schofield has strong doubts about the Ashes series, but he is pleased to see Shaun Wane’s getting his coaching team organised

It’s good to see Shaun Wane get his England backroom team in place. But despite his optimistic comments, I really can’t see the Ashes series…

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The Self-Isolation Chronicles: Whitehaven

1. Head coach Gary Charlton once received a life-ban from Rugby League. During a first spell at Whitehaven in 1989, in his playing career, Charlton…

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Simon Says: Woolford’s Giant turnaround

Before the season came shuddering to a halt, Huddersfield Giants were enjoying a hugely positive start in Super League, in contrast to last year. What’s…

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The Self-Isolation Chronicles – Sheffield Eagles

1. The club made a serious attempt to sign Jonah Lomu. Sheffield have been known for an audacious signing attempt, with their famous play to…

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Eight Days a Week: Fixture Cramming 1980s style

When the sport resumes after the current hiatus, how to fit all the ‘lost’ games into the available time left in the calendar is going…

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The Self-Isolation Chronicles: Bradford Bulls

1. They once relied on a team of volunteers to beat London Broncos. Naturally, in a weird and wonderful list of Bradford Bulls stories, a…

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