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2009 Huddersfield v St Helens, Challenge Cup semi-final

Published in League Express in 2009 ST HELENS 14 HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS 24 The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington    HUDDERSFIELD Giants reached their tenth Challenge Cup final yesterday with a magnificent victory over Cup-holders and Super League leaders, St Helens. Their … Continue reading

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Steve Prescott MBE

In 2009 I met up with the truly inspirational Steve Prescott MBE for Rugby League World. In 2006 Steve Prescott was diagnosed with stomach cancer and given just six months to live. Although his cancer is still classed as terminal, … Continue reading

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Sean Long

Sean Long agreed to the following lengthy interview, which took place in his salubrious Orrell back garden, for Rugby League World. In it he exclusively revealed that he wouldn’t be making himself available for international selection again. After finally leaving … Continue reading

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Paul Wellens

Paul Wellens, Saints’ stalwart fullback, did this interview with me for League Express as part of the paper’s ‘My Life In Rugby League’ series in 2007. Wello is one of my favourite interviewees – an absolute gent and, unlike a … Continue reading

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Paul Sculthorpe

One of the finest players of the modern era, Scully spoke to me for a Rugby League World article midway through 2010. PAUL Sculthorpe claims to be fitter than ever. Fit enough to handle Super League. But the man who … Continue reading

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Paul Loughlin

For Rugby League World’s ‘Blast From The Past’ series in 2008, I spoke Paul Loughlin, the former St Helens, Bradford and Great Britain centre; the man whose try almost won Great Britain the Ashes in 1990. What are you doing … Continue reading

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Paul Clough

Paul Clough, Saints’ home-produced back-rower spoke to me for Thirteen in 2005 when he was just emerging as a young first-teamer. Jason Emery, whose knowledge of Academy Rugby League is untouchable, wrote the introduction and provided me with the questions … Continue reading

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Mike Bennett

‘My Life in Rugby League’ for League Express with Saints’ Mike Bennett in 2008. Bennett is now retired from playing. What has been the highlight of your career to date? I’ll go for two games. The Grand Final in 2002 … Continue reading

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Mick Potter

Mick Potter, who is now coaching Bradford Bulls, did this interview with League Express in 2008 while coaching Catalans Dragons. How did you initially get into Rugby League and then end up at Canterbury Bankstown? I was a soccer player … Continue reading

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Maurie Fa’asavalu

Maurie Fa’asavalu spoke to me in 2008 for Rugby League World about his rather unique international career. He captained Samoa in the 2003 union World Cup before signing for St Helens. In 2007, in a surprising move, he was drafed … Continue reading

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