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NRL urged to become more committed to World Club Series

IT IS remarkable what a mere 160 minutes of action can do to improve the mindset of people involved in British rugby league.


Home comforts could provide missing attacking impetus for Leeds Rhinos

FRUSTRATED Tom Briscoe admits Leeds Rhinos’ attacking failings are heaping pressure on the squad’s defensive workload.

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Warrington Wolves' Ryan Atkins  is congratulated after scoring his team's second try against Brisbane Broncos on Saturday night. Picture: Dave Howarth/PA.

Super League’s triumph gives World Cup hope to England

LEEDS Rhinos’ chief executive Gary Hetherington believes Super League’s stunning World Club Series success has potentially unnerved holders Australia ahead of the World Cup later this year.

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Hull FC's Marc Sneyd kicks for goal earlier this year at Wakefield Trinity. Picture: Alex Whitehead/

Success convinces Marc Sneyd to stick around with Hull FC

HULL FC head coach Lee Radford believes Marc Sneyd can fulfil his England ambitions having signed a new two-year deal at the KCOM Stadium.

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Thomas Minns of Hull KR.

Rochdale 18 Hull KR 28: Tim Sheens looks for attacking improvements

Tim Sheens saw his Hull KR side go top of the league after beating Rochdale 28-18 but still believes they can sharpen up in attack.

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Rugby league round-up: Keighley win, but defeats for Doncaster, York, Hunslet and Dewsbury

Rugby league round-up: Keighley win, but defeats for Doncaster, York, Hunslet and Dewsbury

Two tries from Andy Gabriel helped Keighley Cougars overcome a 12-4 interval deficit to beat Doncaster 30-22 yesterday in the Ipro Sport Cup.

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Josh Walters.

Josh Walters hoping to keep his Leeds Rhinos spot following late call-up

IT IS not often the 18th man gets called into action but Josh Walters did so for Leeds Rhinos on Friday – which then had a knock-on effect for Featherstone Rovers yesterday.

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Former Leeds star Lee Smith.

Swinton 28 Bradford 35: Bulls beat Lions as Lee Smith eyes new challenge

Former England international and three-time Grand Final winner Lee Smith is hoping his experience can help revive the fortunes of Bradford.

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Jon Sharp.

Batley 6 Featherstone 32: Sharp praises Rovers after taming Bulldogs

AN emphatic 32-6 win at Batley Bulldogs emphasised Featherstone Rovers’ top-four credentials in the Championship.

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James Saltonstall

Halifax 42 Sheffield Eagles 16: Saltonstall triple inflicts heavy loss on Eagles

Halifax opened their Championship account at the third attempt with winger James Saltonstall scoring three tries as they thrashed Sheffield 42-16 at the Shay.

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Leigh 14 Leeds Rhinos 17: Defence on top as Rhinos ruin Centurions return

IT is an old adage but defences win matches just as Leeds Rhinos were reminded so joyfully last night.

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Liam Botham

Liam Botham avoids driving ban after legal mix-up

FORMER RUGBY player Liam Botham has successfully avoided a driving ban after an administrative mix-up.

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WORLD-BEATERS: Wigans Brian Case, Joe Lydon, Richard Russell, Steve Hampson and Andy Goodway after 1987 World Club Challenge win over Manly. (Picture: Frank Orrell)

Wigan v Cronulla: Russell turns back clock to when Wigan ruled the world

CASTLEFORD TIGERS fans will remember Richard Russell as the robust and creative hooker who played more than 100 games for them in the 1990s.

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Wigan Warriors' Liam Farrell ahead of the World Club Challenge. (Picture: Paul Heyes)

Dave Craven: Home win needed for the good of domestic and global game

HOW British rugby league could do with a night of World Club Challenge glory right now.

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Mudbath: The dire conditions certainly played a part in Batleys game with Halifax last week.

Conditions will be key in local derby – Sharp

WHOEVER handles the conditions better will come out on top in tomorrow’s crunch West Yorkshire derby at Mount Pleasant (3pm).

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Hull Kingston Rovers assistant James Webster.

Webster is wary of the upstart Hornets

HEADING into the third game of the season most people would have expected Hull KR to be at the top of the Championship and certainly not Rochdale Hornets.

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Huddersfield Giants guilty of under-estimating Salford, concedes Alex Mellor

TWO-TRY Alex Mellor believes his Huddersfield Giants side may have “under-estimated” Salford Red Devils having wasted a perfect chance to rack up back-to-back wins.

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Matt Parcell expecting touch of deja vu when Leeds Rhinos face Leigh

LEEDS RHINOS hooker Matt Parcell can be forgiven for not knowing too much about tonight’s opponents Leigh Centurions.

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Huddersfield centre Alex Mellor scored his first two tries since joining the club from Bradford Bulls but ended up on the losing side last night (Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe).

Huddersfield Giants 20 Salford Red Devils 30: Old failings are back to haunt Giants

IT MAY be a new season, just two games old in fact, but Huddersfield Giants still have so many of their old ailments dogging them.

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England head coach Wayne Bennett (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire).

Wayne Bennett will only stay in charge if he has put England on the right lines after World Cup

ENGLAND rugby league coach Wayne Bennett says he does not want to open contract talks with the Rugby Football League until after the World Cup and then only if he is “delivering.”

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