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The Roaring 2020s: How will history judge rugby league’s decisions during this crisis?

By STEVE MASCORD THE hardest time to look at history objectively is when you’re in the middle of it. One of the more twee and dismissive things...

Remi Casty refuses to travel to Wigan or even train for this weekend’s match

CATALANS captain Remi Casty refuses to even train for Sunday's away clash with Wigan in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking in the Independent newspaper,...

Archive: The unpredictable & bizarre hazards of an interrupted season (1996)

Arguably the last time the Australian premiership was interrupted by external forces was in round one 1996, when Super League players refused to play and...

Discord: Signs of illness

By STEVE MASCORD BRITISH rugby league folk are actually pretty tolerant of outsiders coming in and telling them what they’re doing wrong. Maybe it’s that northern good...

Super League coach sacked on live TV

SUPER League coach, Hull FC’s Lee Radford, was tonight sacked on live TV. With his side having been beaten 38-4 by Warrington Wolves as KCOM Stadium,...

The Roaring 2020s: The best of times, the #?*& of times…..

By STEVE MASCORD IT was (simply) the best of times … it was the worst of times. Let’s have a look at the last four days in...

Three NRL clubs to play in New York next February, says new team

By STEVE MASCORD NEW York City Rugby League has announced at its formal launch in Liverpool that three NRL clubs will visit the Big Apple for...

Eric Perez unveils 2021 League 1 expansion team Ottawa Aces

RUGBY league's second trans-Atlantic expansion team will be known as the Ottawa Aces with black and red their colours, it was announced at a media...

Discord: The limits of patriotism

By STEVE MASCORD NEW England coach Shaun Wane would be among the people most disquieted about international sport becoming more and more like a club competition. From...

Woolford cross over “three Easters”

HUDDERSFIELD Giants coach Simon Woolford says the number of early season postponements affecting his team means the Giants will be subjected to the equivalent of...

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Archive: An airport, a hangover and Brad Fittler (2002)

By STEVE MASCORD GET on the plane NOW!" The worst nightmare of a Yorkshire schoolteacher has just occurred. Ferrying 20 children on a sporting tour...

The Roaring 2020s: One out of three proposed NRL gimmicks for a restarted season is a good idea

By STEVE MASCORD A BEST of three grand final series. A wildcard finals play-off. The “wooden bowl”. The NRL is considering some wild and whacky proposals...

European Federation boss quits

THE general manager of rugby league’s European Federation has stepped down, the organisation insisting his decision has nothing to do with the Covid-19 crisis. Chris...

We Must Give Our Juniors Back Their “Lost 12 Months”

By SCOTT WOODWARD RUGBY League cannot afford to lose 12 months of the elite pathways competitions - are the ingredients that make up the NRL...

Konrad Hurrell appointed to help find new administration in Tonga

By STEVE MASCORD LEEDS star Konrad Hurrell has been appointed the players representative in a group tasked with finding new leadership for rugby league in...

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