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  1. Martyn Ridyard became only the third ever player to score 2,000 points for Leigh in his side’s 34-22 win over Widnes Vikings on Sunday. Ridyard’ third goal of the game helped him achieve the landmark which adds him to the illustrious duo of John Woods and Jimmy Ledgard. “I’m really pleased for Martyn,” said club legend Woods. “It’s a great… View the full article
  2. Chris Chester has admitted to succumbing to emotion after witnessing his Wakefield Trinity side take a significant step towards Super League survival. Trinity ended a run of five successive losses – and just one victory in their last eleven league games – with a 38-10 win at Hull KR that keeps their heads firmly above water in the battle to… View the full article
  3. Despondent Simon Woolford admitted that his side is in a rut after the Giants were dragged further into the relegation dog fight on Sunday. The Giants were nilled at home for a second game running as they went down 24-0 to Castleford, a result that leaves them joint bottom of Super League with three games to go. Another inept offensive… View the full article
  4. Daryl Powell thinks Castleford are only “scratching the surface” with their current performances, despite sitting two points off second place. The Tigers kept their play-off hopes alive with a 24-0 win over Huddersfield on Sunday, a victory that leaves them just a win behind Challenge Cup finalists Warrington. Castleford, on paper, have the toughest run-in of the play-off chasers, with… View the full article
  5. BRADFORD BULLS Chairman ANDREW CHALMERS answers questions from League Express about the move to Dewsbury and the future of the club. LE: In taking your club out of the city of Bradford, how do you anticipate it will affect your attendances and season ticket sales? AC: Leaving the City of Bradford is a disappointment. But staying would have far worse… View the full article
  6. It’s Challenge Cup final week – and while the majority of teams in world of Rugby League will have a week off, there’s no stopping us at League Express! Here’s what’s inside: Odsal inevitably is high on the agenda this week. Bradford fans, we’ve an in-depth, exclusive Q&A with owner Andrew Chalmers on why he’s decided to not only leave the stadium, but leave the city altogether. As well as that, we’ve spoken with more of the Bulls’ hierachy about the financial implications of leaving Odsal in another exclusive interview. There’s also a strong message from a prominent local politician, too. We’ve also got an exclusive interview with Eric Perez – who not only updates us on the latest concerning Ottawa, but has some STRONG words for critics of Canadian rugby league. St Helens are preparing for Wembley this weekend, but we’ve got an update on their coaching situation: and one contender who WON’T be Justin Holbrook’s replacement. And what of Ian Watson? The Salford coach is being linked with the role at the Saints – but we’ve an update on whether there has been contact between the parties. Into the transfer market, anyone? Yes? Good – because we’ve news of a new arrival at Hull Kingston Rovers for 2020. There’s a huge preview of this week’s Challenge Cup final – including an emotional interview with Ben Westwood ahead of his final Wembley appearance. There’s news of a new arrival at York City Knights – who beat the transfer deadline to snap up a new signing.. ..while we’ll tell you the new man lined up to take charge at League 1 side Workington Town. And, on a much sadder note, we have an interview with Danny Maun about Archie Bruce, the young player who died over the weekend after making his debut for Batley Bulldogs. We send our condolences to Archie’s family. In shops Monday and online at www.totalrl.com/le now
  7. WAKEFIELD gave their Super League survival hopes a shot in the arm with a 38-10 win at relgation rivals Hull KR. But Huddersfield remain firmly in danger after 24-0 home defeat by Castleford. Jacob Miller, above, and Ryan Hampshire each crossed twice for Trinity, who are now two points above Huddersfield, Hull KR and London Broncos with three rounds to… View the full article
  8. Batley Bulldogs player Archie Bruce, 20, has been found dead in his hotel bedroom early this morning after making his debut for the Bulldogs in their match against Toulouse the previous evening. “Archie’s immediate family have been informed,” a statement from the RFL, on behalf of the Bulldogs, read. “Batley Bulldogs, the RFL and the RFL Benevolent Fund will be… View the full article
  9. Wigan secured a comfortable 20-6 victory tonight over Warrington Wolves at the DW Stadium to move level on points with the Wolves in the Super League table. Wigan took an 18-point lead in the first half with three tries, all converted by Zak Hardaker. The first was scored by winger Bevan French – his first try for Wigan – when… View the full article
  10. The leader of Bradford Council has expressed huge disappointment over the news that Bradford Bulls have announced plans to leave the city and move to Dewsbury in 2020 – and insists the Council still want to try and resolve the issue to prevent them moving out of Bradford. Andrew Chalmers confirmed on Thursday that the Bulls, amidst mounting, unsustainable costs… View the full article
  11. Brisbane Broncos moved a step closer to the NRL playoffs with a key 24-12 win over fellow playoff hopefuls Penrith Panthers. It looked as if Brisbane had suffered a poor start when Jake Turpin was sent to the sin bin for a swinging arm on Dylan Edwards but when the halfback returned, his side were 6-0 up thanks to Kotoni Staggs’… View the full article
  12. An excellent second-half performance from Parramatta Eels, featuring Hull FC-bound Manu Ma’u, saw them comfortably past bottom side Gold Coast Titans, 36-12. The Titans performed fairly well in the first half but they couldn’t stop the Eels pulling away to a 12-0 lead after 23 minutes. Daniel Alvaro cleaned up a kick and dummied his way over before Mitchell Moses… View the full article
  13. Hull FC have confirmed the signing of Samoan international Ligi Sao on an initial two-year deal ahead of the 2020 season. The 26-year-old joins the Black and Whites from the New Zealand Warriors and becomes the club’s seventh major signing ahead of next season as Lee Radford continues his overhaul of the Hull squad. Auckland-born Sao has made 44 NRL… View the full article
  14. Rugby League continues to power on through to the business end of the season and the week’s fixtures kick off with a clash of two form teams in Leeds and St Helens on Thursday night before Warrington and Wigan do battle on Friday. Five fixtures follow on Saturday including a key game in the playoff race between Hull FC and Salford… View the full article
  15. Dave Fifita will miss Wakefield’s relegation run-in due to a foot injury. The prop has been playing through the pain for a number of weeks, but Trinity have made the move to put Fifita under the knife despite their battle against the drop. Chris Chester confirmed Fifita will now miss the rest of the season, missing key games against Hull… View the full article
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