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Jackson Hastings repays Salford’s faith in turning down Wigan

NRL bad boy seizes chance to resurrect career in England and is happy to be among Red Devils in Super LeagueThe bruises on Jackson Hastings’ body after another brutal training session are easily noticeable as he sits down to discuss a rollercoaster 12 …

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Wigan admit they will not stop Shaun Edwards from coaching elsewhere

• Only an ‘oral agreement’ is in place between the parties• Edwards has asked for more time to consider his optionsWigan Warriors have revealed they will not stand in Shaun Edwards’ way if he wishes to take up another coaching opportunity instead of hi…

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How rugby league for players with learning difficulties may change lives | Aaron Bower

The Learning Disability Super League, to be launched in May, has been hailed as a ‘gamechanger’ for the sportOne of rugby league’s enduring qualities is that it remains at the heart of communities across its traditional base in the north of England. Ye…

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Castleford return to winning ways with narrow victory over Salford

• Tigers edge Salford 24-20 at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle• Cas go level with Warrington in second spotCastleford returned to winning ways as they came through a stern examination to edge Salford 24-20 at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.The Tigers suffered their fir…

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London Broncos produce late turnaround to deepen gloom for Leeds

• Leeds 16-18 London Broncos• Last-gasp tries from Fozard and Lovell stun lowly RhinosIt is still surely too early to suggest that both Leeds and Wigan are in any sort of relegation battle this season, but in the Rhinos’ case in particular, it is becom…

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Wakefield switch sights to glory after fighting off threat of ruin

Six years after almost going bust one of Super League’s most competitive sides sense this could be their year for a trophyWidnes’s financial crisis serves as a stark reminder that money troubles are never far away in rugby league. But for a lesson in h…

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Jake Mamo leads Warrington fightback to end Castleford’s unbeaten run

• Warrington 24-10 Castleford• Warrington level with Castleford in the tableThis always felt like a night when we would learn plenty about the title credentials of both Warrington and Castleford and, in the end, that was exactly what we got. For the Wo…

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Shock and awe as wounded Wigan sent packing by London Broncos

Champions are still on zero points and the pressure is building after surprise defeat at the Super League relegation favouritesBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredLosing to Sydney Roosters is one thing. Going down to relegation favourites London Br…

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Shock and awe as wounded Wigan sent packing by London Broncos

Champions are still on zero points and the pressure is building after surprise defeat at the Super League relegation favouritesBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredLosing to Sydney Roosters is one thing. Going down to relegation favourites London Br…

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Vikings repay support with interest and give Widnesians reason to hope | Aaron Bower

Two days after they were saved from administration, Widnes gave their biggest crowd for years something to cheer about with a dominant victory over FeatherstoneSport can do strange things to many people. It can divide us, it can unite us, and it can re…

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Million Pound Game hero Sammut ready for capital return with Wigan

After a whirlwind six months the Malta international will return to a hero’s reception at London Broncos, who he guided to promotion before leaving for family reasonsTo suggest there will be mixed emotions for Jarrod Sammut this weekend is somewhat of …

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James Roby key as unbeaten St Helens go top of the table with win over Salford

• Salford 4-26 St Helens• Roby scores twice as injuries pile up for Red DevilsThere was a time not so long ago when St Helens fans wondered how they would cope without their iconic hooker, Keiron Cunningham, when he retired in 2010. Such was his impact…

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Hull FC’s Marc Sneyd secures long-awaited victory over Wigan

• Wigan 22-23 Hull FC• Scrum-half drops a goal to seal golden point win in extra timeAs the Hull FC coach, Lee Radford, embraced each of his players after a historic afternoon in the Lancashire sunshine, the celebrations perhaps told their own story. H…

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Hull FC’s Sika Manu: ‘I remember seeing roofs torn off buildings’

A year on since Cyclone Gita hit Tonga, the forward talks of those dark days and a brighter future in EnglandThe Super League season is barely a month old and there is already talk of a crisis at Hull FC. The Black and Whites have lost their opening tw…

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Why the future of the World Club Challenge must be secured

Sunday night was a big success. The Super League and NRL should be working together to ensure this contest lives on By Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredAnyone doubting the status of the World Club Challenge should have seen the evidence in Wigan on…

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Brett Morris hat-trick powers Roosters past Wigan in World Club Challenge

• World Club Challenge: Wigan 8-20 Sydney Roosters• Sydney side start superbly and ride second-half pressureSydney Roosters underlined their dominance as rugby league’s best club side, withstanding a spirited fightback from the Super League champions, …

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Super League v NRL: is the northern hemisphere bridging the gap? | Aaron Bower

As Wigan prepare to face Roosters in a World Club Challenge tournament set for a further revamp, Super League needs to demonstrate the English game’s healthIt is said that the more things change, the more they stay the same, and never has that mantra b…

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Location, format and timing of ‘undervalued’ World Club Challenge up for debate

• Location, format and timing of event up for debate • ‘It’s the best against the best – there has to be more potential’The Super League chief executive, Robert Elstone, has hinted that major changes to the location, format and scheduling of the World …

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Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook secures late St Helens win against Wakefield

• Wakefield 18-24 St Helens• Two wins in first two games for SaintsLouie McCarthy-Scarsbrook’s late try continued St Helens’ winning start to the Super League season at the expense of Wakefield, who were arguably unfortunate not to emerge with at least…

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London Broncos’ Eddie Battye goes from buffalo farmer to Super League

The prop has gone from buffalo farmer in Yorkshire to cult hero in London as his promoted club strive to stay among the eliteEddie Battye is used to busy weeks but none may have been quite like the one just gone. Last Sunday the 27-year-old made his Su…