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Leigh to face Bulls in blockbuster Championship opener

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Champions Leigh Centurions will usher in an extraordinary new era for the Kingstone Press Championship in 2015 with a home fixture against Bradford Bulls at Leigh Sports Village. The showdown between two teams with strong promotion ambitions will provide a mouthwatering start to the new season on Sunday February 15 on the most important opening weekend in Championship history. The ... Read More »

Opening day fixtures for 2015 season

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First Utility Super League 05/02/2015     Widnes Vikings v Wigan Warriors – (8pm SKY) 06/02/2015     St Helens v Catalan Dragons – (8pm SKY) 08/02/2015     Castleford Tigers v Wakefield Wildcats – (3:30pm) 08/02/2015     Huddersfield Giants v Hull FC – (3pm) 08/02/2015     Hull KR v Leeds Rhinos – (3pm) 08/02/2015     Warrington Wolves v Salford Red Devils – (3pm) Kingstone ... Read More »

League 1 to break new Rugby League ground in 2015

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A new name, a new structure, a new knockout tournament and the same trailblazing reputation for expanded horizons will be common themes for Kingstone Press League 1 when Rugby League’s most geographically diverse competition kicks off on the weekend of February 28, 2015. The 14 League 1 clubs, including newcomers Coventry Bears, will battle it out for two promotion places ... Read More »

2015 Super League ushers in exciting new era

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The most exciting era in the history of Rugby League since the sport switched to summer in 1996 will kick off with six fixtures in a new-look First Utility Super League over the weekend of February 5-8 2015. The sport’s flagship competition features 12 clubs from next season, when a league structure allowing for the return of promotion and relegation ... Read More »

VIDEO: Ireland v France

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Ireland pulled off a huge shock in the opening weekend of the Rugby League European Cup yesterday, as they defeated France 22-12 in front of a decent crowd at Dublin’s Tallaght Stadium. And, thanks to the wonders of modern technology, you can watch the game in its entirety below. Read More »

Aston hails “biggest ever” Ireland win

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Ireland coach Mark Aston labelled his side’s win against France in the Rugby League European Cup as “probably one of the biggest in the history of Irish Rugby League”, after they defeated Richard Agar’s men 22-12. His side, containing nine debutants and with only three one hour training sessions together, were never behind and willed on by a vociferous home ... Read More »

Greece and Serbia meet in Balkan decider

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Greece and Serbia will meet at the Makiš Stadium in Belgrade this afternoon (Sunday) to decide the first-ever Balkan Championships. Serbia, with 13 debutants, qualified thanks to a nine-try, 50-0 triumph over Hungary in the inaugural international between the nations; Red Star prop Slobodan Manak, Stefan Nikolić and Milan Ilić each with two tries. “After three official matches and five ... Read More »

VIDEO: England go Jet Boating!

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In the latest video from our friends at Super League TV, check out England spending some downtime ahead of their Four Nations opener against Samoa next weekend. The squad took to the waters on a day off this weekend, and went Jet Boating to let their hair down. As well as that, Warrington’s Chris Hill and Castleford’s Michael Shenton speak ... Read More »

VIDEO: England’s first Gold Coast traning session

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England are now well settled in on their tour of Australia and New Zealand for the Four Nations tournament and, courtesy of our friends at Super League TV, you can see highlights of their first training session on the Gold Coast right here. Read More »

International game needs long-term strategy: Wood

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RLIF chairman Nigel Wood is hoping that a ten-year plan devised by the game will help prevent top Rugby League stars being lured into other sports. Wood, the Rugby Football League chief executive who was voted in as chairman of the International Federation this year, admits the game needs to act to make its international aspect more attractive in the ... Read More »