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#Rugby League

# rugby-league - Friday 12 February, 2021

Gavin Henson will be a target in rugby league, says former coach
# Transition
# Transition

Gavin Henson will be a target in rugby league, says former coach

Feb 12th 2021, 9:00 PM 12,420 Views 1 Comment

The ex-Wales international is coming out of retirement to play for third-tier part-timers West Wales Raiders.

# rugby-league - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Michael Cheika appointed Lebanon head coach for Rugby League World Cup
# The Old Country
# The Old Country

Michael Cheika appointed Lebanon head coach for Rugby League World Cup

Nov 19th 2020, 8:55 PM 11,152 Views 9 Comments

The Cedars will face Ireland in Group C at next year’s tournament, which will be hosted by England.

# rugby-league - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

52,000 in attendance as Queensland regain State of Origin title
# State Of Origin
# State Of Origin

52,000 in attendance as Queensland regain State of Origin title

Nov 18th 2020, 1:53 PM 8,990 Views 0 Comments

Origin final played in front of the largest sporting crowd in the world during the global pandemic.

# rugby-league - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Ex-All Blacks coach Hansen links up with struggling Australian rugby league side
# Quite A Coup
# Quite A Coup

Ex-All Blacks coach Hansen links up with struggling Australian rugby league side

Oct 29th 2020, 11:16 AM 6,662 Views 0 Comments

The World Cup-winning Kiwi will work as a high-performance consultant at the Canterbury Bulldogs.

# rugby-league - Friday 24 July, 2020

Sonny Bill Williams set for shock Sydney return
# Rugby League
# Rugby League

Sonny Bill Williams set for shock Sydney return

Jul 24th 2020, 7:59 AM 10,879 Views 4 Comments

The 34-year-old switched codes to sign a lucrative two-year deal with Toronto Wolfpack late last year.

# rugby-league - Friday 3 July, 2020

'Respectful' Folau rewarded with contract extension by Catalan Dragons
# New Deal
# New Deal

'Respectful' Folau rewarded with contract extension by Catalan Dragons

Jul 3rd 2020, 11:51 AM 6,367 Views 3 Comments

The 31-year-old was sacked by Rugby Australia in May 2019 over a homophobic social media post.

# rugby-league - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Rugby could work as a summer sport, according to RFU chief
# Changes
# Changes

Rugby could work as a summer sport, according to RFU chief

Jun 7th 2020, 9:27 AM 5,626 Views 11 Comments

Sweeney did not rule out next year’s Lions tour of South Africa being rescheduled.

# rugby-league - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Australian rugby league makes return with virtual crowd noise
# Behind Closed Doors
# Behind Closed Doors

Australian rugby league makes return with virtual crowd noise

May 28th 2020, 3:48 PM 4,301 Views 3 Comments

The Eels made it three wins from three in 2020 as the season got going again.

# rugby-league - Monday 23 March, 2020

'We're ready for the worst' - Fears over future of cash-strapped NRL as season is suspended
# Inevitable
# Inevitable

'We're ready for the worst' - Fears over future of cash-strapped NRL as season is suspended

Mar 23rd 2020, 12:10 PM 3,869 Views 0 Comments

Australia’s National Rugby League has been postponed two rounds into the new campaign.

# rugby-league - Sunday 16 February, 2020

Super League investigating rainbow flag claim after controversial Folau makes debut
# Issue
# Issue

Super League investigating rainbow flag claim after controversial Folau makes debut

Feb 16th 2020, 8:06 PM 45,377 Views 45 Comments

The player scored an early try on his first rugby league outing since 2010.

# rugby-league - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Super League clubs vote for power to block controversial signings following Folau move
# Israel Folau
# Israel Folau

Super League clubs vote for power to block controversial signings following Folau move

Feb 5th 2020, 4:34 PM 5,577 Views 16 Comments

Australian’s move to the Catalans Dragons has caused controversy in rugby league.

# rugby-league - Monday 23 September, 2019

'This has never been discussed' - Doubts cast over Folau's rugby league return with Tonga
# Found Work
# Found Work

'This has never been discussed' - Doubts cast over Folau's rugby league return with Tonga

Updated Sep 23rd 2019, 6:13 PM 32,630 Views 66 Comments

The Aussie was sacked by Rugby Australia in May for expressing homophobic views.

# rugby-league - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Rugby League player injured by pre-game firework
# Issue
# Issue

Rugby League player injured by pre-game firework

Sep 14th 2019, 11:07 AM 6,155 Views 1 Comment

Joseph Leilua was unable to start the NRL Finals showdown at AAMI Park due to damage done by pre-game pyrotechnics.

# rugby-league - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Brain disease found in two Australian rugby league players
# Study
# Study

Brain disease found in two Australian rugby league players

Jun 27th 2019, 12:14 PM 26,908 Views 12 Comments

They said the unnamed subjects were both middle-aged former professionals.

# rugby-league - Monday 15 April, 2019

Gatland's assistant Edwards pulls out of Wigan Warriors head coach role
# U-turn
# U-turn

Gatland's assistant Edwards pulls out of Wigan Warriors head coach role

Apr 15th 2019, 12:39 PM 5,736 Views 1 Comment

‘This is not about money, this is about Wigan Warriors getting the best man for the job which, at the moment, I feel is not me.’

# rugby-league - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

Former NRL star Holmes the latest to cross codes and signs deal with NY Jets
# New Challenge
# New Challenge

Former NRL star Holmes the latest to cross codes and signs deal with NY Jets

Apr 9th 2019, 1:56 PM 4,665 Views 0 Comments

Australian Valentine Holmes, 23, follows former rugby union player Christian Wade to the States.

# rugby-league - Sunday 24 March, 2019

Wasps reveal Edwards talks amid confusion over Wales coach's future
# Rugby League
# Rugby League

Wasps reveal Edwards talks amid confusion over Wales coach's future

Mar 24th 2019, 9:44 AM 8,265 Views 9 Comments

Shaun Edwards had been expected to join Wigan Warriors as head coach for the 2020 Super League season.

# rugby-league - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Australia rugby league player charged over sex tape scandal
# NRL
# NRL

Australia rugby league player charged over sex tape scandal

Mar 5th 2019, 12:20 PM 9,939 Views 0 Comments

Penrith’s Tyrone May was charged by police today.

# rugby-league - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

'Where we see violence against women we'll act in the strongest terms' - NRL star kicked out of the sport
# Exit Door
# Exit Door

'Where we see violence against women we'll act in the strongest terms' - NRL star kicked out of the sport

Feb 5th 2019, 9:50 AM 8,295 Views 8 Comments

Ben Barba was sacked by his club and has now been deregistered by the NRL.

# rugby-league - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Ex-Arsenal and England captain Tony Adams to become new president of Rugby Football League
# Rugby League
# Rugby League

Ex-Arsenal and England captain Tony Adams to become new president of Rugby Football League

Dec 12th 2018, 4:00 PM 8,258 Views 4 Comments

Adams has become closely linked to the game’s welfare programmes through the Sporting Chance charity he founded in 2000.

# rugby-league - Saturday 27 October, 2018

'Keith Earls would've been a massive inspiration coming from a similar area to me'
# Code Hopper
# Code Hopper

'Keith Earls would've been a massive inspiration coming from a similar area to me'

Oct 27th 2018, 7:50 AM 15,683 Views 6 Comments

Ballynanty man Ed O’Keeffe has switched from rugby union to league.

# rugby-league - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Storm captain: Retiring rugby league legend Slater 'deserved more respect' than boos in final game
# Booing Out
# Booing Out

Storm captain: Retiring rugby league legend Slater 'deserved more respect' than boos in final game

Sep 30th 2018, 7:40 PM 10,861 Views 8 Comments

Billy Slater was booed by fans in his final match at the NRL Grand Final, which left Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith disappointed.

# rugby-league - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Catalans stun Wembley to become first non-English side to win Challenge Cup
# Rugby League
# Rugby League

Catalans stun Wembley to become first non-English side to win Challenge Cup

Aug 25th 2018, 7:23 PM 11,684 Views 1 Comment

The French side made history on Saturday.

# rugby-league - Friday 24 August, 2018

Sonny Bill Williams ends speculation over NRL return, and targets 2019 World Cup
# Sbw
# Sbw

Sonny Bill Williams ends speculation over NRL return, and targets 2019 World Cup

Aug 24th 2018, 10:20 AM 8,405 Views 8 Comments

‘I can’t believe these kinds of rumours still float around.’

# rugby-league - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Wakefield prop gets 20-month ban over positive test for cocaine
# Rugby League
# Rugby League

Wakefield prop gets 20-month ban over positive test for cocaine

Aug 23rd 2018, 8:15 PM 3,640 Views 1 Comment

UKAD have back-dated the ban, leaving Adam Walker suspended until March.

# rugby-league - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

'Most suspended player' in Australian rugby league handed 10-year ban until 2028
# John Hopoate
# John Hopoate

'Most suspended player' in Australian rugby league handed 10-year ban until 2028

Aug 15th 2018, 5:29 PM 19,390 Views 10 Comments

John Hopoate, 44, has previously served a total of 45 weeks of suspensions in his NRL career.

# rugby-league - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

Long-term Gatland assistant Edwards will return to rugby league after World Cup
# Minister Of Defence
# Minister Of Defence

Long-term Gatland assistant Edwards will return to rugby league after World Cup

Aug 8th 2018, 9:13 PM 7,041 Views 1 Comment

Wigan Warriors have announced that Edwards will take up a head coach role from 2020.

# rugby-league - Monday 30 April, 2018

Rugby league star banned for 14 months over cocaine use
# Banned
# Banned

Rugby league star banned for 14 months over cocaine use

Apr 30th 2018, 2:18 PM 7,769 Views 11 Comments

Zak Hardaker was sacked by Castleford in February.

# rugby-league - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Aussie rugby player has middle finger amputated in bid to solve recurring injury problem
# Ouch!
# Ouch!

Aussie rugby player has middle finger amputated in bid to solve recurring injury problem

Dec 21st 2017, 6:09 PM 11,466 Views 10 Comments

Angus Crichton has gone to desperate lengths to be ready for the start of the 2018 NRL season.

# rugby-league - Saturday 2 December, 2017

Kangaroos edge out England to retain Rugby League World Cup
# Aussie Aussie Aussie
# Aussie Aussie Aussie

Kangaroos edge out England to retain Rugby League World Cup

Dec 2nd 2017, 11:40 AM 6,824 Views 16 Comments

It was the lowest scoring final in the tournament’s history.

# rugby-league - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Super League's Kiwi star Rangi Chase hit with two-year ban for cocaine use
# Suspended
# Suspended

Super League's Kiwi star Rangi Chase hit with two-year ban for cocaine use

Nov 23rd 2017, 4:24 PM 2,706 Views 3 Comments

The half-back failed a drugs test following Widnes Vikings’ Super League loss to Wakefield Trinity in July.

# rugby-league - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Toulon sign NRL star who is currently sidelined from rugby league over failed drugs test
# Shock Move
# Shock Move

Toulon sign NRL star who is currently sidelined from rugby league over failed drugs test

Jan 31st 2017, 6:01 PM 7,266 Views 9 Comments

Ben Barba could make his debut for the club against Lyon on 18 February.

# rugby-league - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

NRL star suspended after testing positive for steroids
# Banned
# Banned

NRL star suspended after testing positive for steroids

Jan 17th 2017, 11:52 AM 4,503 Views 0 Comments

Jarrod Mullen has played 211 matches for Newcastle since making his debut 12 years ago.

# rugby-league - Sunday 1 January, 2017

7 (slightly) alternative sporting events to try get to in 2017
# Tickets There
# Tickets There

7 (slightly) alternative sporting events to try get to in 2017

Jan 1st 2017, 7:30 AM 4,401 Views 0 Comments

There are alternatives to Cheltenham and the Super Bowl.

# rugby-league - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

'The Totally Wicked Stadium' is a strong contender for worst sponsorship deal ever
# What's In A Name
# What's In A Name

'The Totally Wicked Stadium' is a strong contender for worst sponsorship deal ever

Nov 30th 2016, 3:12 PM 11,781 Views 8 Comments

We had no plans to go to Langtree Park – and we certainly won’t be going now.

# rugby-league - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

One of rugby league's biggest stars released by club after failing drugs test
# Time Away
# Time Away

One of rugby league's biggest stars released by club after failing drugs test

Nov 8th 2016, 8:48 AM 11,741 Views 6 Comments

The fullback reportedly tested positive for cocaine days after the Sharks won the NRL.

# rugby-league - Monday 12 September, 2016

Australian rugby league player dies after tackle
# RIP
# RIP

Australian rugby league player dies after tackle

Sep 12th 2016, 8:18 AM 14,533 Views 0 Comments

Grant Cook was playing for the Murwillumbah Mustangs in a regional New South Wales game.

# rugby-league - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Rugby League's World Cup boss resigns after leaving abusive and threatening voicemail
# After The Beep
# After The Beep

Rugby League's World Cup boss resigns after leaving abusive and threatening voicemail

Jul 23rd 2016, 12:29 PM 7,329 Views 9 Comments

“I left a voice message that said I’m really disappointed and pissed off and I’m going to go for you and I was going to tell the world about the lies.”

# rugby-league - Thursday 21 July, 2016

NRL suspend player for sex-tape scandal, consorting with criminals and drug possession
# Code Of Conduct
# Code Of Conduct

NRL suspend player for sex-tape scandal, consorting with criminals and drug possession

Jul 21st 2016, 4:48 PM 8,308 Views 12 Comments

Eight games seems kind of lenient for Corey Norman’s extensive rap sheet.

# rugby-league - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Watch: This agonising, fingertip knock-on proved decisive in epic State of Origin Test
# Game Of Inches
# Game Of Inches

Watch: This agonising, fingertip knock-on proved decisive in epic State of Origin Test

Jun 22nd 2016, 4:00 PM 4,425 Views 0 Comments

Queensland made it 10 series wins from the last 11 but New South Wales had them rattled in the latter stages.

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