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Devastating Catalans prove too much for Wigan at enthusiastic Camp Nou

• Catalans Dragons 33–16 Wigan Warriors • Record crowd in Barcelona revels in five-try drubbingFor a sport that has spent the majority of its existence confined largely to the M62, the significance of what Catalans Dragons have achieved in the past yea…

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Devastating Catalans prove too much for Wigan at enthusiastic Camp Nou

• Catalans Dragons 33–16 Wigan Warriors • Record crowd in Barcelona revels in five-try drubbingFor a sport that has spent the majority of its existence confined largely to the M62, the significance of what Catalans Dragons have achieved in the past yea…

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Castleford makes sure Leeds’ shambolic start to season continues

• Leeds 8-30 Castleford• Tigers ruin Headingley’s grand re-openingThere have certainly been some significant games in the recent history of Leeds Rhinos, but arguably none have been as important as next Saturday’s game with London Broncos at the Magic …

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Morgan Escaré helps Wigan overcome boos and London Broncos

• Wigan 18-8 London Broncos• Home side’s two second-half tries turn match roundWhat to make of the reigning Super League champions? Not even the most optimistic Wigan supporter would claim this looks anything like a side capable of defending their titl…

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Leeds Rhinos hold on to defy late fightback by Hull Kingston Rovers

• Leeds 28-24 Hull KR• Ash Handley tries help lift Leeds off foot of Super League tableThis is already resembling a real rollercoaster season for the eight-times Super League champions, Leeds: and if one display thus far can be identified as a microcos…

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Super League’s Easter fixture rush harms players and hinders fans

Catalan Dragons boss Steve McNamara says the current schedule is a ‘neglect of player welfare’. This is how to fix itBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredMissed your Thursday night dose of Super League? Blame the Easter weekend. Looking forward to a…

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Wakefield delight coach Chris Chester with narrow win over Leeds

• Wakefield 26-24 Leeds • Wakefield’s Lee Kershaw marks Super League debut with a tryWakefield Trinity have had their fair share of hardship throughout the Super League era. For over 20 years one of the sport’s most famous clubs have been dwarfed by th…

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Castleford’s Cory Aston finally breaks out of his famous father’s shadow

The 24-year-old half-back waited a long time to play in Super League but a try-scoring debut shows his future is full of promisePatience is not an attribute that often springs to mind when thinking of rugby league players but it is a trait Cory Aston p…

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St Helens open up gap at top of Super League with impressive win over Wigan

• Wigan 10-36 St Helens• Tom Davies breaks leg on miserable day for WarriorsSt Helens underlined the growing chasm between themselves and the reigning champions, Wigan, by opening up a four-point lead at the top of the Super League while also consignin…

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Castleford hold off Wakefield charge to stay in Super League top three

• Castleford 28-26 Wakefield• Tigers survive frantic end after leading 28-8 in second halfCastleford survived a late fightback from Wakefield to continue their recent dominance over their local rivals and strengthen their grip on a place inside Super L…

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Lachlan Coote eyes derby win to extend impressive St Helens form

• Full-back tipped for Man of Steel award• St Helens top of Super League before Wigan clashLachlan Coote has been in England a matter of only months but it is clear he has transitioned into life as a Super League player fairly seamlessly given his form…

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The rugby league coach tackling the colostomy bag stigma

Paul Anderson, who won multiple titles after stoma surgery, is telling his story to support a remarkable new rugby league teamBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredPaul Anderson was fearsome. Nudging 20 stone, bald as a boulder, snarling and staring …

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Shaun Edwards confirms turning down Wigan Warriors head coach role

• Englishman cites lack of preparation time for decision• Coach is expected to remain with Wales rugby set-upWigan Warriors have confirmed that Shaun Edwards will not be the club’s head coach next year, as he instead closes in on staying with the Wales…

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O’Loughlin determined to transform Wigan’s faltering title defence

Captain confident he will be fit to lead Warriors in Easter period that could transform faltering defence of Super League titleSean O’Loughlin is no stranger to creating history but for the Wigan captain there is extra significance in ensuring his body…

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Regan Grace goes solo to put St Helens in try heaven against Warrington

• St Helens 38-12 Warrington• Winger steals limelight as St Helens storm to topSt Helens produced a ruthless display to inflict a second defeat of the season on Warrington and return to the top of the Super League table at the expense of the visitors i…

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Ottawa and New York face race to be admitted into rugby league for 2020

• RFL admits schedule ‘very tight’ after bids go in on Thursday• ‘A decision will be needed quickly, but we can’t rush it’The Rugby Football League has admitted the schedule would be “very tight” to accommodate the request of both Ottawa and New York t…

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Konrad Hurrell scores four tries but ragged defending sinks Leeds at Hull KR

• Hull KR 45-26 Leeds• Hull KR take full advantage to run in seven triesOne step forward, a dozen back for Leeds. If the dramatic victory over Castleford provided hope, this was another emphatic reminder that, with over a third of the season gone, pull…

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Wigan rout Catalans as Zak Hardaker opens try account in second-half salvo

•Wigan 42-0 Catalans• Wigan coach Adrian Lam lauds Hardaker’s leadership qualitiesThis was a day which had a distinct feel of nostalgia for anyone involved with Wigan Warriors, but it presented an encouraging glimpse into the future for the Super Leagu…

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Sam Tomkins: ‘Wigan has been my home for years so it’s going to be odd’

Catalans Dragons are at the DW Stadium on Sunday, when a familiar face will be returning as a visiting player for the first timeWith a slow start to the defence of their Super League title and continued uncertainty over whether Shaun Edwards will take …

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Sam Tomkins: ‘Wigan has been my home for years so it’s going to be odd’

Catalans Dragons are at the DW Stadium on Sunday, when a familiar face will be returning as a visiting player for the first timeWith a slow start to the defence of their Super League title and continued uncertainty over whether Shaun Edwards will take …