Steve Mascord

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...

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...

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...

Hasler “Didn’t Want Moses”, Says Dib

JAMES Tedesco and Aaron Woods were willing to take pay cuts if Mitchell Moses was brought to Canterbury but the Bulldogs' former coach Des...

All Blacks captain called in to toughen up Warriors’ mentality

NEW Zealand rugby union captain Kieran Read has crossed the code demarkation line to address the Warriors on mental toughness. Read, who has played 109...

RLPA’s Carvell: Second match of Easter weekend “always really, really poor”

RUGBY League Players Association British boss Garreth Carvell has weighed in on the sensitive topic of the double Super League round at Easter, saying...

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...

Discord: Rugby league should be biting off Eddie Hearn’s hand

By STEVE MASCORD CREDIT where it's due. The weekend's story about boxing promoter Eddie Hearn showing an interest in rugby league came from a Twitter tip-off...

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...

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

By STEVE MASCORD I AM betting what dominated my thinking as I watched Hull KR bravely battle Castleford before succumbing by 20 is not what...

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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