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Super League awards: the complete review of the 2018 season | Aaron Bower

Catalans Dragons created history, John Bateman was a force at Wigan and the Shaun Wane story had a very happy endingBen Barba may have won the Man of Steel award, but it is hard to imagine Wigan going all the way to Old Trafford and lifting the Super L…

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The more England beat New Zealand, the less they fear NRL players

England have overcome their inferiority complex about the NRL. Their next task is to demolish Australia’s unbeatable auraBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredHaving won their last two games against New Zealand, England should have no inferiority com…

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What next for Wigan and Warrington after the Super League Grand Final?

Warrington’s title drought goes on for another year, but will Wigan be vulnerable next season after their triumph?By Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredGritty, nerve-wracking and desperate it might have been but, remove the extraordinary emotional so…

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Shaun Wane gets perfect parting gift as Wigan beat Warrington in Grand Final

• Wigan 12-4 Warrington• Dominic Manfredi brace gives Wigan fifth Super League titleFor Wigan, the Super League title for the fifth time. For their coach, Shaun Wane, and his group of departing stars, the fairytale finale in cherry and white they had d…

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Super League Grand Final 2018: Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves – live!

Updates from the 6pm BST kick-off at Old TraffordShaun Wane: ‘I don’t cry much but I’ve just got upset then, haven’t I?’Email James your thoughts or via Twitter @piercy360 6.27pm BST 21min: Warrington 15m out and popping the ball around centrefield. So…

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Shaun Wane: ‘I don’t cry much but I’ve just got upset then, haven’t I?’

Wigan’s coach, facing the Grand Final against Warrington, is aiming to leave his beloved club with a fifth major trophyIt is often a thankless task trying to get a read on the stony-faced Shaun Wane and his emotions, but as the record buttons were pres…

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Steve Price’s Warrington primed to finally end a 63-year title drought

The underdogs are looking to spoil Shaun Wane’s farewell party with Wigan at Old TraffordThe emotion driving Wigan’s pursuit of a fifth Super League title in Saturday’s Grand Final has dominated most of the headlines before the season-ending finale at …

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Sam Tomkins keen to go out with a Grand Final bang for beloved Wigan | Aaron Bower

As the full-back prepares to face Warrington in his last game, he reminisces about how hard he found it as a youngster to satisfy Shaun Wane, who is also bowing out of WiganFrom the moment Sam Tomkins burst on to the rugby league landscape in 2008, the…

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St Helens’ departing Ben Barba is Super League’s 2018 Man of Steel

• Barba, 29, becomes sixth Australian to win award• Wigan’s Shaun Wane named coach of the yearBen Barba has been named Super League’s 2018 Man of Steel. The 29-year-old full-back, who will leave St Helens at the end of this season to join the NRL side …

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London beat Toronto in Million Pound Game for place in Super League

• Toronto Wolfpack 2-4 London Broncos• Two goals from Jarrod Samutt secure promotionSuper League will have a presence in the capital next year for the first time in four years, after London defeated Toronto in arguably the most important, cosmopolitan …

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Towering Toronto Wolfpack set to grow rugby league in Europe’s cities

The man behind Toronto’s rapid rise to the Million Pound Game says the transatlantic team are at the cutting edge of sport and ready to play in Copenhagen, Dublin and NiceHeard the one about the Australian who founded a Canadian rugby league team to pl…

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Sam Tomkins stars to help Wigan into Grand Final against Warrington

• Wigan 14-0 Castleford• Shaun Wane may have perfect farewellWigan will face Warrington in next weekend’s Super League Grand Final after the Warriors defeated Castleford to keep alive the possibility of the perfect farewell for their departing coach, S…

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Warrington in Grand Final dreamland after Tom Lineham downs St Helens

• St Helens 13-18 Warrington• Tom Lineham’s second-half brace settles topsy-turvy semi-finalWarrington moved to within one victory of their first championship in over 60 years after ending the title hopes of St Helens following an absorbing, seesaw pla…

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Toronto eye Super League as Gareth O’Brien floors Leeds with drop-goal

• Leeds Rhinos 16-17 Toronto Wolfpack• Canadians in touching distance of place in eliteToronto and Widnes do not have much in common at first glance, not least when their respective histories in rugby league are factored in. But on Sunday afternoon Can…

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Six clubs battle for Super League places as Qualifiers reach crazy climax

Leeds, Salford, Toronto, Hull KR, Toulouse and London Broncos are all aiming to secure their Super League statusBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredThis week will take some beating for entertainment: four games to decide six clubs’ future. Any of t…

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Leeds overcome Halifax to all but confirm Super League place

• Halifax 6-34 Leeds Rhinos• Leeds top of Qualifiers with one game leftThis 80-minute performance was a microcosm of Kevin Sinfield’s brief reign and a sign of the size of the task that he and the incoming coach, David Furner, have in rebuilding Leeds …

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Leeds overcome Halifax to all but confirm Super League place

• Halifax 6-34 Leeds Rhinos• Leeds top of Qualifiers with one game leftThis 80-minute performance was a microcosm of Kevin Sinfield’s brief reign and a sign of the size of the task that he and the incoming coach, David Furner, have in rebuilding Leeds …

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Leeds overcome Halifax to all but confirm Super League place

• Halifax 6-34 Leeds Rhinos• Leeds top of Qualifiers with one game leftThis 80-minute performance was a microcosm of Kevin Sinfield’s brief reign and a sign of the size of the task that he and the incoming coach, David Furner, have in rebuilding Leeds …

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Ben Barba’s silky double caps impressive St Helens win at Warrington

• Warrington 14-34 St Helens• Douglas, Grace, Lomax and Richardson also score for visitorsSt Helens and their star full-back Ben Barba showed signs of returning to their impressive early-season form as they convincingly dispatched Warrington in advance…

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Ben Barba’s silky double caps impressive St Helens win at Warrington

• Warrington 14-34 St Helens• Douglas, Grace, Lomax and Richardson also score for visitorsSt Helens and their star full-back Ben Barba showed signs of returning to their impressive early-season form as they convincingly dispatched Warrington in advance…