Wakefield v Hull KR team news: Kirmond returns while Ashurst misses out

Matty Ashurst will miss Wakefield Trinity’s game with Hull KR on Sunday, as Chris Chester makes one change to the 19 that beat Leeds Rhinos last week. Danny Kirmond returns to the squad after recovering from a bicep injury. Meanwhile, Mitch Garbutt is named in Hull KR’s squad after missing their defeat to Castleford through illness. Robbie Mulhern has fallen…

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De Belin legal action held over until next Thursday

St George Illawarra Dragons star Jack de Belin’s legal challenge to the NRL’s planned “no-fault stand down” policy has been held over until next Thursday. The ARL Commission approved the policy against players facing criminal charges that prevents them from taking to the field until legal matters are finalised. They are permitted to continue training with their club. The rule has,…

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NRL launch “new era”

NRL CEO Todd Greenberg launched a “new era” of the NRL alongisde the 16 NRL Club Captains. Among those at the launch, at Bondi Icebergs, were Premiership Co-Captain Jake Friend from Sydney Roosters, Melbourne Storm skipper Cameron Smith, South Sydney Rabbitohs’ Greg Inglis, as well as the new era of stars including Newcastle’s Kalyn Ponga, North Queensland’s Jason Taumalolo and the…

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Ballympics, international sports management consultancy, partner with Nigeria RL

Nigeria with a GDP of $1.21 trillion has the largest economy in Africa according to figures from finance experts Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC). In February the West African nation was named as Africa’s largest economy for the second year in a row. After undertaking an economic re-basing back in 2013 it is emerging as Africa’s economic powerhouse. With this in…

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NRL salary cap could reduce in 2020

The NRL salary cap for 2020 could be reduced as a result of negative off-field behaviour by players. The collective bargaining agreement (CBA) contains a provision which states that “adverse changes” can give the NRL power to hit the players where it hurts, if revenue drops dramatically. The CBA allows for downward revision in the event that NRL revenue reduces…

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