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Morgan Escaré guides Wigan past Huddersfield and to home semi-final

• Huddersfield 6-13 Wigan• Wigan guaranteed second place in Super League Related: Super 8s to be scrapped after clubs vote through revamp for 2019 Second place and a home semi-final in the Super League play-offs are Wigan’s after this victory in a lack…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/sep/20/huddersfield-wigan-super-league-super-8s-match-report

Super 8s to be scrapped after clubs vote through revamp for 2019

• Super League get their way over one-up, one-down structure• Leeds beat Salford while St Helens thrash Hull on Friday nightSuper League and British rugby league in general can move forward with confidence, according to two club chairmen, after proposa…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/sep/14/super-8s-to-be-scrapped-after-clubs-vote-through-restructuring-changes-rugby-union

RFL accused of trying to ‘cajole’ smaller clubs over Super League reform vote

• EGM to vote on scrapping Super 8s and changes to funding• Championship clubs fear proposals could threaten financesThe Rugby Football League has been accused of “working underhandedly” with Super League to try to manipulate the outcome of arguably th…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/sep/13/rfl-super-league-reform-smaller-clubs

Relegation took Eloi Pelissier’s house and job. Now he dreams of promotion

Pelissier hit rock bottom when Leigh went down last year but London Broncos could be his ticket back to the Super LeagueBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredThe best story in rugby league right now is not at the top of the Super League, but in the f…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/no-helmets-required/2018/sep/13/eloi-pelissier-leigh-centurions-london-broncos-super-league-relegation

Salford Red Devils close on Super League survival despite Burgess red

• Salford 28-16 Toronto• Luke Burgess dismissed but Red Devils surviveSalford moved a step closer to securing their Super League status after a near-perfect first-half display laid the platform for them to defeat Toronto Wolfpack in an ill-tempered alb…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/sep/08/salford-toronto-super-league-qualifiers-match-report

Wigan cannot repeat St Helens heroics but stay on course for top two finish

• Wigan Warriors 25-10 Wakefield Trinity• Home side secure fifth Super League win in successionWigan moved a step closer to a home semi-final in the Super League play-offs following victory over Wakefield though there was a distinct feeling of after th…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/sep/06/wigan-wakefield-super-8s-super-league-match-report

Craig Hall hat-trick helps Hull KR hand Leeds a first defeat in Qualifiers

• Leeds 36-38 Hull KR• Winger also kicked five goals to record 22 pointsThere are still plenty of twists and turns to come in the Qualifiers but when the dust settles in a month’s time and the remaining four places in Super League for next year are dec…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/sep/01/leeds-hull-kr-super-league-the-qualifiers-match-report

Sean O’Loughlin returns to inspire Wigan to victory over St Helens

• St Helens 10-30 Wigan• Dan Sarginson scores first two tries to set Wigan on their wayOn nights like these, there are really no need for in-depth team talks and pre-match pick-me-ups, but on his final visit to St Helens after an association spanning a…

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Warrington’s Bryson Goodwin racks up five tries in Hull thrashing

• Warrington Wolves 80-10 Hull FC• Wolves achieve highest victory over HullWarrington responded to last weekend’s Challenge Cup defeat to Catalans in convincing fashion, inflicting the heaviest defeat on Hull FC in their history to maintain their own p…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/aug/30/warrington-wolves-hull-fc-super-league-super-8s-match-report

Joel Moon hat-trick helps Leeds Rhinos in their struggle for survival

• London Broncos 32-48 Leeds Rhinos• Leeds close to preserving Super League statusLeeds Rhinos moved a step closer to preserving their Super League status after surviving a rousing fightback from London Broncos at Ealing.This has been a season to forge…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/aug/19/london-broncos-leeds-rhinos-super-8s-match-report

Jamie Jones‑Buchanan: ‘Rugby league and faith is an incredible journey’ | Aaron Bower

The 37-year-old Leeds veteran explains how his Christian faith has underpinned his career and why he would be keen for at least another year playing for his hometown clubGrowing up in a working‑class suburb of Leeds dreaming of becoming a professional …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/aug/15/jamie-jones-buchanan-rugby-league-faith-leeds

Future of Super League Super 8s close to agreement, says Robert Elstone

• Most Super League clubs want Super 8s to be scrapped• We’re hopeful we’ll find something that works for everybody’The Super League’s new chief executive, Robert Elstone, said he and the leading clubs remain committed to replacing the Super 8s play-of…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/aug/14/super-league-super-8s-future-robert-elstone

Danny Tickle calms Hull KR’s late nerves in derby win over Hull FC

• Hull FC 16-20 Hull KR• Huddersfield 40-28 Wakefield; Wigan 25-20 Catalans; Salford 38-22 LeedsThis was dubbed the most pointless Hull derby in over a decade by, of all people, the Hull KR chairman, Neil Hudgell – but even so it felt like a night wher…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jul/27/hull-fc-hull-kr-super-league-match-report

Ryan Hampshire’s late penalty salvages draw for Wakefield at Leeds

• Leeds 20-20 Wakefield• Champions blow lead to extend winless runWakefield produced a remarkable late comeback to claim a draw against the reigning Super League champions, Leeds, and further consign the Rhinos to a likely stint in the Qualifiers this …

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Kevin Sinfield fails to prevent Leeds Rhinos crashing to eighth successive defeat

• Castleford 42-10 Leeds• Jake Trueman inspired for CastlefordIf Kevin Sinfield was not already aware of the size of the challenge in transforming the fortunes of the stuttering Super League champions, he was handed a ruthless indication here.The final…

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Josh Woods’s last-minute drop goal gives Wigan victory over Warrington

• Wigan 13-12 Warrington• Kevin Sinfield returns to Leeds as director of rugbyThe half-back Josh Woods kicked a nerveless drop goal with seconds remaining to ensure Wigan moved four points clear of Warrington in the race for a home semi-final in the Su…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jul/06/kevin-sinfield-leeds-rhinos-returns-director-of-rugby-wigan-warrington