Rangi Chase: Where did it all go wrong?

When in August 2017, it was announced that Rangi Chase had been suspended by his newest club Widnes Vikings for a failing a drugs test taken after a game in July, very few among the rugby league fraternity were surprised. It was the final act of a rugby league career that has been filled with […]

England Rugby League World Cup Squad: The Five Most Glaring Omissions

Last week, Wayne Bennett named his 24-man England World Cup Squad. Despite their awful season, Warrington Wolves have four representatives whilst Castleford Tigers, on the back of such an outstanding year, have just two. Some of Bennett’s choices are unwarranted. Kevin Brown, for example, has done nothing to deserve his place whilst the 35-year-old Australian, […]

Drugs Are Bad: Does Rugby League Have A Problem?

Following Zak Hardaker’s provisional suspension by the Rugby Football League (RFL) for failing a drugs test, the one question being banded around the rugby league fraternity is, does rugby league have a drugs problem? For Hardaker, news of his failed drugs test could not have come at a worse time for either himself or his […]

Why Castleford Must Win the Grand Final For the Sake of Rugby League

Castleford Tigers go into this week’s Grand Final against Leeds Rhinos looking for a ninth straight win against their big-city rivals. The Tigers went into their semi-final play-off against St Helens last Thursday having finished top by a Super League-record ten points and a massive 17 in front of the Saints. The fact that Leeds […]

Making history: Castleford Tigers on cloud nine

A warm, pleasant evening greeted the Mend-a-Hose Jungle last Thursday as Castleford Tigers hosted their local rivals, Wakefield Trinity, in a highly-anticipated clash that saw the Tigers finally being crowned as deserved league leaders. In their 91-year history, Castleford Tigers have never had a team that has finished top of the league, whether that be […]

Setting a rugby league legacy: Andy Lynch closes on heroic milestone

Aged 37 and in his last season with his home-town club, Castleford Tigers, Andy Lynch is favourite to break Kevin Sinfield’s record of Super League appearances, which currently stands at 454. An absolute workhorse that is in the mould of the “good old-fashioned prop forward”, no one can begrudge Lynch the coveted achievement. Andy Lynch […]

The Super League Grand Final overshadows the real prize

Long before the regular season’s final weekend, Castleford Tigers knew they would finish top in a Super League season for the first time ever. With a 10-point gap separating them and their bitter rivals, the Leeds Rhinos, the Tigers will, also, almost certainly be awarded the League Leaders’ Shield in the first few round of the “Super 8 Play-Offs”. The […]