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Brian Noble defends Toronto shifting a home game to London

TORONTO director of rugby Brian Noble has defended the Wolfpack's decision to shift a home game to London. The Canadian club has attracted criticism for...

Whitehead: We expected to be in the fat club

ELLIOTT Whitehead says Canberra' World Cup players "probably expected" to be in coach Ricky Stuart's so-called fat squad. Whitehead, New Zealanders Jordan Rapana and Joe...

England ready to confirm Denver Test despite NRL club protests

ENGLAND say they are set to confirm a June 23 Test against New Zealand in Denver despite the protests of NRL clubs. Attempts to prepare...

No Betts: England assistant doesn’t know if Wayne Bennett is staying on

WAYNE Bennett's assistant coach in the England set-up, Denis Betts, has no idea if the Brisbane mentor will stay on. (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"); Bennett was off contract...

Blair: Blame Kiwis leadership group for World Cup shocker

NEW Zealand captain Adam Blair says the Kiwis leadership group players may not have done their jobs properly during last year's failed World Cup...

Nigel Wood RLIF Appointment Confirmed

NIGEL Wood's appointment as chief executive of the Rugby League International Federation has been confirmed. The news comes just three days after Wood stood down...

Discord: How will Nigel Wood be remembered?

By STEVE MASCORD IT’S customary, even compulsory, when a leader departs an organisation to assess his or her legacy. If I was a tech roundsman and...

Nigel Wood steps down as Rugby Football League CEO

By STEVE MASCORD NIGEL Wood has stood down as Rugby Football League chief executive, saying he recognised it was time to go. The news, announced by...

Ryan Bailey Affair Shows Gulf In Media Scrutiny Between Hemispheres

By STEVE MASCORD PROP Ryan Bailey missed most of his debut season with Toronto due to something much more serious than a knee injury, it...

Hawaii match has “zero strategic value” for rugby league in America, says RLWC 2025 man

By STEVE MASCORD A MEMBER of the consortium hosting the 2021 World Cup has described the proposed Australia-Tonga international in Hawaii this October as having...

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Discord: The gentle socialism that’s been nurturing English rugby league

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New IRL eligibility rules crack down on players switching nations

By STEVE MASCORD JACKSON Hastings and Ronaldo Mulitalo are among the players most affected by changes to the International Rugby League eligibility rules announced today. The...

IRL leaning towards nations co-hosting 2025 World Cup

By STEVE MASCORD INTERNATIONAL Rugby League officials are leaning towards several countries co-hosting the 2025 World Cup. The tournament was to be held in the United...

Premium: Ottawa in for 2020 – but what of New York?

By JOHN DAVIDSON IT's the news nobody is particularly surprised by. Ottawa will join the League 1 competition in 2021, the third tier of English rugby...

The Roaring 2020s: Are we ready for a wave of code-breakers?

By STEVE MASCORD IN 2008, then-Penrith chief executive Mick Leary received a letter from the Maltese Rugby League. It was a request for utility star Jarrod...

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