Elstone critical of Bennett comments

Super League Chief Executive Robert Elstone has criticised comments made by Great Britain and England Rugby League head coach Wayne Bennett, which appear to suggest that players are more likely to gain international selection if they play in the NRL, rather than Super League. In a press conference on Tuesday ahead of the Great Britain Lions tour to New Zealand, Papua New Guinea…

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PODCAST: The Total Rugby League Show – Episode 6

The latest edition of the Total Rugby League Show is up and running and this week’s big talking points include Wigan’s points deduction appeal, the return of the Great Britain Lions, and a review of last weekend’s results in Super League, Championship and League 1. On this week’s show, host Ben Hughes is joined by League Express Editor Martyn Sadler,…

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Lions slip to late Aussie surge

THE BARLA Lions lost their opening game of the Tri-Series in Fiji, against the Australian Affiliated States, 28-20 after having led 20-18 with only a few minutes remaining. BARLA meet Fiji Bati Residents tomorrow (Friday) in the final game of the competition. Full reports on both games will feature in Monday’s League Express. Meanwhile BARLA tour PRO Dave Parkinson reflects: “The…

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A letter from Fiji…

Baby-faced Reece Rushworth is fresh from a match-winning touchdown that helped the BARLA Lions to a 22-20 win over West Fiji on Thursday writes Dave Parkinson. Despite his tender years, Reece has packed a lot of experiences in, from joining York Acorn at 12 to a short stint with Featherstone Rovers academy. Following that, Reece took a hiatus but thankfully…

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