Rugby League World: Ah Van Hailing

Tossed away after the 2018 season, after seven years of service to Widnes Vikings, 31-year-old Patrick Ah Van was staring into the face of the abyss. After the first off-season in his entire career he was unemployed, watching his former employers almost crumble financially, he headed to play in France’s Elite Two for Villeghailhenc-Aragon XIII. Widnes were no strangers to…

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Mick Scott: Halifax’s humble legend 32 years on from Challenge Cup success

Rugby League World’s Time Machine takes a trip back thirty years to 1987 when Halifax were at the peak of their powers, winning a memorable Challenge Cup final at Wembley. It’s in a quiet corner of a once vibrant Halifax pub that I meet up with Mick Scott. The Plummet Line was home to Halifax fans of the ’80s and…

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Quickfire Q & A with Jermaine McGillvary

England and Huddersfield Giants wing sensation Jermaine McGillvary steps up to answer questions from the Rugby League public. And it all kicks off with a leading question from a former team-mate… @keithmason106: Who did you look up to most when I was at the Giants, Jerry? There was a few. David Hodgson. I was new to the game. When I…

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Retchless remembers Broncos’ semi-final triumph

Former London Broncos forward Steele Retchless relived some of the top moment of his career, in a catch-up interview with Rugby League World magazine. Retchless was named in the 1998 Super League Dream Team, a year before scoring the decisive try in the club’s Challenge Cup semi-final victory over Castleford Tigers, to book their place in the final at Wembley…

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Scandi Rangers

In the light of the Norwegian Government officially recognising Rugby League as a sport, here’s Rugby League World’s latest article, from the May edition, which tells of a connection between Scandinavia and Saddleworth Rangers. I’m sure, by now, we’re all quite familiar with the affectionate relationship between Rochdale Hornets and Fiji. It’s one of Rugby League’s better told tales of…

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