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Super League Clubs “Trying To Take Over British Game”

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World Cup Touchstones with Steve Mascord – Top 10 tournament highlights

By STEVE MASCORD 10. Series launch, Brisbane, November 22. (function(t,e,i,d){var o=t.getElementById(i),n=t.createElement(e);o.style.height=250;o.style.width=300;o.style.display='inline-block';n.id='ibb-widget',n.setAttribute('src',('https:'===t.location.protocol?'https://':'http://')+d),n.setAttribute('width','300'),n.setAttribute('height','250'),n.setAttribute('frameborder','0'),n.setAttribute('scrolling','no'),o.appendChild(n)})(document,'iframe','ibb-widget-root-728401771',"banners.itunes.apple.com/banner.html?partnerId=&aId=1000lqwZ&bt=catalog&t=catalog_black&id=728401771&c=gb&l=en-GB&w=300&h=250&store=apps"); THE day after England warm up with a big win against Affiliated States in Perth, it’s...

World Cup Touchstones with Steve Mascord – Week six

By STEVE MASCORD THE day after the final match of the international season always feels like the circus has left town. (function(t,e,i,d){var o=t.getElementById(i),n=t.createElement(e);o.style.height=250;o.style.width=300;o.style.display='inline-block';n.id='ibb-widget',n.setAttribute('src',('https:'===t.location.protocol?'https://':'http://')+d),n.setAttribute('width','300'),n.setAttribute('height','250'),n.setAttribute('frameborder','0'),n.setAttribute('scrolling','no'),o.appendChild(n)})(document,'iframe','ibb-widget-root-728401771',"banners.itunes.apple.com/banner.html?partnerId=&aId=1000lqwZ&bt=catalog&t=catalog_black&id=728401771&c=gb&l=en-GB&w=300&h=250&store=apps"); Adding to that sensation,...

World Cup Touchstones with Steve Mascord – Week five

By STEVE MASCORD THERE’S a flipside to all this, I am assured; a glass half-empty perspective on the emergence of Fiji and Tonga as rugby...

World Cup Touchstones with Steve Mascord – Week four

By STEVE MASCORD I WAS once in New Zealand the morning the All Blacks were eliminated from the World Cup. I don’t know which one...

World Cup Touchstones with Steve Mascord: Week three

By STEVE MASCORD via League Weekly WHILE the World Cup plays out, there are two other epic endeavours running parallel. (function(t,e,i,d){var o=t.getElementById(i),n=t.createElement(e);o.style.height=250;o.style.width=300;o.style.display='inline-block';n.id='ibb-widget',n.setAttribute('src',('https:'===t.location.protocol?'https://':'http://')+d),n.setAttribute('width','300'),n.setAttribute('height','250'),n.setAttribute('frameborder','0'),n.setAttribute('scrolling','no'),o.appendChild(n)})(document,'iframe','ibb-widget-root-485280592',"banners.itunes.apple.com/banner.html?partnerId=&aId=1000lqwZ&bt=catalog&t=catalog_black&id=485280592&c=gb&l=en-GB&w=300&h=250&store=apps"); Englishman Robbie Dolan set off...

World Cup Touchstones with Steve Mascord: Week two

By STEVE MASCORD via League Weekly “WE’VE created a monster” (function(t,e,i,d){var o=t.getElementById(i),n=t.createElement(e);o.style.height=250;o.style.width=300;o.style.display='inline-block';n.id='ibb-widget',n.setAttribute('src',('https:'===t.location.protocol?'https://':'http://')+d),n.setAttribute('width','300'),n.setAttribute('height','250'),n.setAttribute('frameborder','0'),n.setAttribute('scrolling','no'),o.appendChild(n)})(document,'iframe','ibb-widget-root-485280592',"banners.itunes.apple.com/banner.html?partnerId=&aId=1000lqwZ&bt=catalog&t=catalog_black&id=485280592&c=gb&l=en-GB&w=300&h=250&store=apps"); That’s the expression that popped immediately into my head as I stood in the home...

World Cup Touchstones with Steve Mascord: Week one

By STEVE MASCORD via League Weekly SO what would you give the opening weekend of the World Cup out of 10? (function(t,e,i,d){var o=t.getElementById(i),n=t.createElement(e);o.style.height=250;o.style.width=300;o.style.display='inline-block';n.id='ibb-widget',n.setAttribute('src',('https:'===t.location.protocol?'https://':'http://')+d),n.setAttribute('width','300'),n.setAttribute('height','250'),n.setAttribute('frameborder','0'),n.setAttribute('scrolling','no'),o.appendChild(n)})(document,'iframe','ibb-widget-root-485280592',"banners.itunes.apple.com/banner.html?partnerId=&aId=1000lqwZ&bt=catalog&t=catalog_black&id=485280592&c=gb&l=en-GB&w=300&h=250&store=apps"); I saw four games...

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