‘There’s more to life than rugby’ – three of the biggest Championship acquisitions for 2020 explain how part-time rugby has given them a new lease of life

It is the moment every professional rugby league player supposedly dreads. The dream of being a full-time player is over, and it is time to…

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Gareth Walker talks to two new Super League signings who benefited from a Championship apprenticeship

In the modern game, the most common route to becoming a Super League player is through the junior systems at a top-flight club. Players join…

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Schoey’s not a fan of Belgrade’s League 1 ambition

Red Star Belgrade playing in League One? Do me a favour. Please can someone at the Rugby Football League explain exactly what they will bring…

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Kenny Edwards is nine months sober after becoming an alcoholic aged 12

Kenny Edwards was an alcoholic when he was 12 years old. In his own words, he lived by the streets of New Zealand. That meant…

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Painkillers and operations thirteen years on, Barrie McDermott is still feeling the effects of his rugby league career

Most mortal beings would struggle to handle a single day in the life of a rugby league player. The sheer ferocity of a tackle, the…

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Six young stars set to shine outside Super League

Last week’s League Express noted how positive it would be for another Matty Ashton to emerge from outside the top flight in 2020. Ashton went…

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Garry Schofield says Wigan need a strong 2020 season

So Jackson Hastings has finally been spotted in Wigan – and given all the speculation over whether he was having second thoughts about his switch…

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Even Jermaine McGillvary didn’t expect his career to be successful

On Sunday, one of the most unlikely careers of the modern era will be celebrated at the John Smith’s Stadium. Huddersfield will pay tribute to…

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The most significant moments in Rugby League in 2019 (10 to 1)

It’s the final countdown!! 10 St Helens appoint Kristian Woolf In early September St Helens announced that Kristian Woolf would replace Justin Holbrook as head…

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Six players returning from injury we’re excited to see in 2020

They’ve been on the sidelines, but will be back in 2020.

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