10:35am Thursday 18th September 2014
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THERE have been a lot of big announcements in rugby league this past eight days. Most of them have merit and will enhance the profile of the sport which will have plenty of competition from the pull of the 15-man game in World Cup year.
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Do you remember Fulham's first ever game in rugby league in September 1981? The novelty value of this 'new' sport in the capital saw a near five figure gate crammed into Craven Cottage to watch the team's opening second division match.
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4:24pm Wednesday 19th February 2014
Sam Burgess was arguably one of England’s poster boys of the recent Rugby League World Cup; a player that was also pretty central to helping Steve McNamara build a team that can challenge the Australians again.
4:09pm Wednesday 4th September 2013
As someone who has frowned, moaned and written critically at most of the add-ons, gimmicks and adornments that have changed the complexion and character of rugby league since 1996, I am glad that this week I can actually write something positive.
11:23am Thursday 4th July 2013
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8:00am Saturday 30th March 2013
SAY what you want about the Super League Grand Final and set off as many fireworks you want into the sky above the Theatre of Dreams, but for me the Challenge Cup is still the trophy with all the magic.
4:16pm Thursday 28th March 2013
3:08pm Wednesday 20th March 2013
EASTER is nearly upon us so get used to coaches answering the perennial old chestnut ‘Are two games in four days too much on the players?’ Everybody knows Super League is a high octane, physically demanding sport and nobody disputes it must be tough recovering from one physically and mentally demanding 80 minutes then bouncing into another after a two-day recovery.
9:10am Friday 15th March 2013
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10:41am Thursday 28th July 2011
Anybody expecting marquee signings like Greg Inglis, Johnathan Thurston or Benji Marshall to be heading to Super League or to see Darren Lockyer coming for a swansong should acquaint themselves with the currency board outside the post office in Bridge Street.
11:41am Thursday 21st July 2011
11:06am Thursday 14th July 2011
THE sound of Saints skipper James Graham getting it in the neck from the Wakefield fans for talking to the referee on Sunday showed that some of the seeds scattered recently are beginning to bear a bitter fruit.
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11:32am Thursday 27th January 2011
THIRTEEN years ago a confused 20-foot minke whale – dubbed Widnes Willy by the media - was beached on the sludge of the Mersey at Hale Bank before the collective efforts of the RSPCA, fire service and other volunteers saw the six-tonne mammal towed out to the Irish Sea.
12:32pm Thursday 13th January 2011
10:15am Thursday 28th February 2008
I am barely into my 40s and have spells where I think I am turning into a grumpy old man. Evidence of that came in the off-season where I grumbled to all and sundry that I did not like this game as much as I used to.
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