Hull KR triumph over Castleford Tigers shows youthful enthusiasm beats jaded experience

Only three weeks ago the mood down the Lane was one of great optimism for the new season. Castleford Tigers had a new coach and…

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Five things to look out for this weekend in the Betfred Challenge Cup

1) Navy set sail for Batley and history It’s been a headline-grabbing run to the fourth round of the Challenge Cup for the Navy, who…

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Obituary: Johnny Whiteley – Hull’s favourite son

JOHNNY WHITELEY (November 20, 1930 – February 13, 2022) The flood of tributes paid to Johnny Whiteley reflect not just his achievements as a player…

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Talking Rugby League: Rest in peace, Johnny Whiteley

Johnny Whiteley’s death was not reported until last Monday, which was too late for inclusion in last week’s edition of League Express. Although I knew…

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Championship Focus: Why Premier Sports coverage is so welcome

I have two very mixed emotions about Premier Sports’ coverage of the Championship this season. On the one hand, I’m delighted to be able to…

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Talking Rugby League: Can Toulouse Olympique recruit to survive?

There have been many positive things about the start to the new season, with the arrival of Channel 4 perhaps being the most positive thing…

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Talking Grassroots: Summer competitions are on their way

Just as the first sighting of the cuckoo signals the arrival of spring, so last week’s announcement of fixtures in the Yorkshire Youth & Junior…

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The Garry Schofield Column: Contrasting fortunes for Daryl Powell and Lee Radford

GARRY SCHOFIELD sees danger signals for Castleford Tigers Talk about a tale of two coaches. With two wins out of two, it’s been a great…

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Super League Round 2: Albert Goldthorpe Medal points

Here’s who got the Albert Goldthorpe Medal points this week as the best performers in each Super League match… Warrington Wolves 34-10 Castleford Tigers Peter…

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UpFront: Are artificial pitches the answer as grass takes a hammering?

Back in 1972, future England football manager Terry Venables co-wrote ‘They Used to Play on Grass’, a novel predicting the wholesale use of artificial sports…

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