COLUMN: How do you solve a problem like the video referee? Here’s some ideas..

There are undoubtedly hundreds of potential solutions when it comes to the video referee issue plaguing rugby league at present. To some, the video referee perhaps isn’t even a problem. But when you’ve got 80-minute games taking over two hours, continuous stop-start affairs and the fizz being taken out of the sport we all know and love, it seems pretty…

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Four more players inducted into Leeds Hall of Fame – including our own Schoey!

Four more greats have been inducted into the Leeds Rugby League Hall of Fame – including our very own Garry Schofield. Schofield is the first player from the so-called modern era to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, with Schoey joining legendary captain Joe Thompson, half-back Jeff Stevenson and iconic fullback Bev Risman. They join inaugural members John Holmes, David…

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European Championship to return this year to determine World Cup qualifiers

The next stage of qualification for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup has been revealed for Europe and the Americas. France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales will meet in the 2018 European Championship, over three weekends in October/November, with the top two automatically qualifying for the main tournament – joining the eight quarter-finalists from 2017. The nations finishing third and fourth…

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Chester calls for “urgent” meeting with officials regarding obstruction rule

Wakefield Trinity coach Chris Chester has called for an urgent meeting between Super League coaches and match officials to fix up the confusion surrounding the obstruction rule. The competition’s 12 coaches are due to meet next month for a regular briefing on issues in the game – which will inevitably include obstruction, given the controversy and lack of clarity concerning…

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Garry Lo leaves Castleford after requesting release from Super League club

Winger Garry Lo has left Castleford. The Papua New Guinea international, who made a solitary appearance for the club in their recent defeat at Wigan, has requested his release from the Super League side with immediate effect. And in a brief statement issued on Sunday lunchtime, the Tigers confirmed they had agreed to release the winger to ‘allow him to…

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Kear expects response from West Wales side who need patience from the game, says Kear

They were on the wrong end of a record-breaking defeat last week – and John Kear insists he is preparing his Bradford side for a backlash on Sunday from a West Wales Raiders side who need patience and support to grow. The Raiders head to Odsal off the back of a 144-0 loss at York – and without former coach…

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