Rugby League; the sport that just keeps giving.
Whilst we finally learnt which four teams would compete in the Super League play-offs, the race for the ‘Million Pound Game’ took a series of dramatic twists that have everyone eagerly anticipating the next two weeks of Rugby League.
Of course, there was so, so much more going on throughout the week, with the retirement of one the most iconic players from the Super League era being announced, another twist in the ongoing video referee debate, and news of a tribute song for a former England captain.
In essence, it was just another week in Rugby League, and by our book, that makes this week’s League Express a must for everyone who follows the great game.
There’s countless reasons to buy this week’s paper, but here are seven of the best that will have you craving for a fix of League Express.
1, Adrian Morley announced that he will finally bring an end to his illustrious career at the end of the season after a career spanning three decades. Not only has Martyn Sadler done a glowing tribute in his regular column ‘Talking Rugby League’, but we’ve got the views from the man himself, who reveals the precise moment he decided to hang up his boots.
2, Its been an ongoing topic of heated debate, but a fully-fledged reserves competition could well be on the verge of a return. Tony Smith has been talking all about it to League Express.
3, Speaking of ongoing debates, Keiron Cunningham didn’t hold back when asked about video referees following St Helens’ victory over Castleford. Both sides felt aggrieved by decisions made in the match, and Cunningham has had enough. An explosive interview with the Saints chief can be found in this week’s paper.
4, When Jamie Peacock retires at the end of the season, he will proudly boast one of the greatest careers of his generation. However, it will hit new heights before it comes to an end after Leeds Rhinos confirmed a special tribute song has been commissioned for their legendary forward. Peacock has had his say on the matter.
5, What does the future hold for Tim Sheens? The man himself has admitted to League Express that he doesn’t know, but Sheens, currently occupying an advisory role at the club, expects it to be revealed in the next fortnight. The thoughts of Sheens and much more from around the Qualifiers and Championship Shield are covered over four pages.
6, There was plenty of significant results across all the divisions this week, and you know too well that we’ve got them all covered. We’ve got the best reaction from all the games, including Halifax’s huge victory over Leigh and Huddersfield’s thrashing of Warrington.
7, And of course, a read of League Express wouldn’t be the same without a look at the Mailbag. Topics ranging from video referees to Lizzie Jones feature this week, with plenty of intriguing letters to cast your eye over.
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