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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...

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. Bennett was off contract after...

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...

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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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