Cards, Bans and Refs – League Express Mailbag 26 February 2024

INCONSISTENCIES CAUSING CONFUSION Would someone please appraise Rohan Smith, the Leeds Rhinos coach, of the reasoning behind the head-contact rules. His complaints of dubious tackles…

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Show respect to Harry Sunderland Trophy winners

Former St Helens and Warrington player ADAM FOGERTY wrote this letter to League Express in response to the decision by the RFL to rename the…

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Sam Burgess on Warrington Wolves challenge, improvements, captaincy, recruitment and more

SAM BURGESS spoke to the Rugby League media recently about a range of topics, from the challenge on his hands as Warrington Wolves head coach…

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Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup Final 2021

Match of my Years: Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup Final 2021

FUTURE TENSE Stephen Ibbetson doesn’t have far to look back to find an encounter that will live long in the memory and also influence the…

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Conor Fitzsimmons

Conor Fitzsimmons has experienced the highs and lows of being a professional rugby league player, but now he has his sights set on reaching Super League with York Knights.

“The club are doing a lot of things right off the field, and I think by having Hendo here on a long-term contract, the Knights…

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Maxime Stefani

It’s tough to make it to the top in rugby league, particularly in France where rugby union is so strong. So what makes a young French player choose the path towards a professional contract?

TAKE IT TO THE MAX Rugby League World talks to 25-year-old second-row Maxime Stefani who turned pro last year with Toulouse Olympique and has been…

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Ash Handley

“My debut was probably the worst game I’ve ever had for Leeds, so at that moment in time I probably wasn’t thinking I’d still be here today.” – Ash Handley

“As captain, in everything you do you need to be thinking ‘Is this the right thing to do for the team?’. You have to put…

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Amy Daniels

“I was thinking ‘I’m in my 30s, I can’t be doing this’, but I went for that first trial and it all went from there.” – Amy Daniels

LATE STARTER Amy Daniels’ stint in rugby league may have been a brief one, but it has certainly been productive as she has played her…

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James Simpson MBE

“It’s my job to make the players adaptable, so they can face whatever is in front of them.” – James Simpson MBE

RIDING HIGH England Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup hero James Simpson MBE has now switched his focus to coaching and the results are already impressive….

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Our journey around the villages, towns and cities that have rugby league running through their veins heads north of the border to Scotland.

BREAK FOR THE BORDER IT’S PRODUCED a World Cup-winning captain and hosted two Challenge Cup finals, but can rugby league ever take root in Scotland?…

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