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Salford in talks about playing Super League match in New Jersey

• Club hopeful of overcoming opposition from RFL and other teams• Catalan Dragons have said they are willing to take part in projectSalford are in discussions with the consortium behind the bid to introduce a New Jersey-based side into the Rugby Footba…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/mar/18/salford-super-league-new-york

Luke Gale and Castleford gearing up for another Grand Final tilt

The reigning man of steel hopes a tough run of fixtures starting with Wigan will show Castleford can repeat last season’s heroicsLuke Gale believes Castleford’s run of games that begins with Sunday’s visit of Wigan will illustrate just how capable last…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/mar/17/luke-gale-castleford-wigan

Ash Handley grabs two tries as Leeds end St Helens’ winning start

• St Helens 20-28 Leeds• Super League champions beat leaders after thrilling fightbackThe Leeds centre Ash Handley maintained his remarkable try-scoring record against St Helens as the Super League champions ended Saints’ 100% record this season.The sc…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/mar/16/st-helens-leeds-match-report-16-march

Sam Tomkins inspires Wigan to second-half victory over Wakefield

• Wigan 30-18 Wakefield• Wigan posted their fourth victory in five games this seasonWigan Warriors continued their impressive start to the season by ending Wakefield Trinity’s unbeaten record and moving into second place on the Super League table.Quest…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/mar/11/wigan-wakefield-super-league-match-report

Wakefield keep up 100% record as Ben Jones-Bishop sinks Huddersfield

• Wakefield 22-4 Huddersfield• Trinity win opening four top-flight games for first time in 73 yearsFor the first time since 1945, Wakefield Trinity have won their opening four league games in the top flight as they continue to suggest they could b…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/mar/04/wakefield-huddersfield-super-league-match-report

Eddie Hearn offers to lead Super League revolution

• Boxing promoter offers help in raising profile of rugby league• Hearn says he ‘learned a great deal about the sport’ in RFL meetingEddie Hearn insists he and Matchroom Sport have the capability and the confidence to transform rugby league’s profile i…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/mar/03/eddie-hearn-rugby-league-rescue-super-league-talks

What next in rugby league’s obsessive pursuit of the perfect structure?

London Broncos defy the odds; Toronto Wolfpack suffer a shock; and a rugby league player excels at the Winter OlympicsBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredRugby League’s obsessive belief that changing how many teams are in each division is the root …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/no-helmets-required/2018/feb/27/rugby-league-structure-super-london-toronto-winter-olympics

Castleford dismiss Zak Hardaker after failed drug test

• Full-back tested positive for cocaine in 2017• Hardaker awaits judgment from UK Anti-DopingZak Hardaker is a free agent as he waits to discover his punishment for failing a drug test in September. The former Leeds and England full-back was dropped by…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/feb/21/castleford-dismiss-zak-hardaker-failed-drugs-test-cocaine

Shaun Lunt marks 300th game with try as Hull KR beat Catalans Dragons

• Hull KR 23-4 Catalans Dragons• Catalans without win in Super League since JulyHull Kingston Rovers recorded their first victory since promotion back to Super League with this comfortable victory against a lacklustre Catalans Dragons side.The Robins h…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/feb/15/hull-kr-catalans-dragons-super-league-match-report

Castleford delighted to resist spirited late rally from Widnes

• Castleford 13-12 Widnes• Tigers bounce back from St Helens mauling for first win of 2018In the run-up to this game the Castleford coach, Daryl Powell, insisted he would have taken even the narrowest of victories as long as it meant the Tigers’ season…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/feb/11/castleford-widnes-super-league-match-report

Why is there a Super League game in Wollongong? How about why not? | Matt Cleary

The bold move to stage an English regular season game in Australia may be a smart one tooThe Super League is coming to Wollongong, the beachside city-suburb in the Illawarra shire an hour south of Sydney and a world away from the M62 corridor in northe…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/feb/09/why-is-there-a-super-league-game-in-wollongong-how-about-why-not

Jimmy Keinhorst inspires Leeds fightback in victory over Hull KR

• Leeds 20-11 Hull KR• Rhinos head to Melbourne on back of second straight winLeeds Rhinos warmed up for next week’s World Club Challenge against Melbourne by extending their unbeaten start to the season, with a Jimmy Keinhorst hat-trick leading them t…

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St Helens’ Mark Percival stuns Castleford with hat-trick of tries

• St Helens 46-6 Castleford• Salford 12-40 Wigan; Hull KR 6-28 WakefieldSt Helens brought last season’s grand finalists Castleford down to earth with a bump on the opening Betfred Super League weekend.Saints thumped Cas 46-6 at the Totally Wicked Stadi…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/feb/02/st-helens-mark-percival-stuns-castleford

Super League 2018 team-by-team guide: glory for resurgent St Helens?

Can Castleford challenge again? How will Leeds fare without McGuire and Burrow? And can Widnes survive? Our guide to what to expectLast season 1st (lost Grand Final) Coach Daryl Powell Captain Michael Shenton Related: Super League 2018 kicks off with s…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2018/feb/01/super-league-2018-team-by-team-guide

Rhinos’ rising star Oledzki keen to shine Super League light in native Poland | Aaron Bower

The teenager from Gdansk has enjoyed a rapid rise through the ranks at Leeds and is desperate to continue on the same trajectory as the Rhinos prepare for their Grand Final defenceGdansk is one of the last places you would think of when it comes to rug…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/29/leeds-rhinos-mikolaj-oledzki-super-league-poland

Kato Ottio: Widnes Vikings and Papua New Guinea player dies at the age of 23

• Ottio was due to travel to UK this week after signing from Canberra• Widnes confirm player developed ‘sudden health issue’ in trainingWidnes have announced that their new signing, Kato Ottio, has died at the age of 23. Ottio was due to travel to the …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/08/widnes-vikings-signing-kato-ottio-dies-while-training