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Strictly dazzling opening for World Cup

🕔12:10, 16.Oct 2013

Rugby League World Cup 2013 organisers have confirmed details of the hotly-anticipated Opening Ceremony at the Millennium Stadium on October 26. Involving specially-designed lighting, original music, and a dance extravaganza created by some of the UK’s leading choreographers, the spectacular

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England Academy stars aiming high

🕔12:08, 15.Oct 2013

England Academy coach John Winder has challenged his young stars to raise the bar even higher when they face Wales Academy in the second junior Test at Taffs Wells RFC near Cardiff on Friday night. The English youngsters delivered an

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Scotland coach prepares winning mix

🕔12:07, 15.Oct 2013

Scotland coach Steve McCormack is preparing for the arrival of his NRL stars on Thursday to add the final ingredients to what he hopes is a winning mix at RLWC2013. The ten-year veteran coach oversaw his first training session of

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Adamson and Middlehurst stick with Crusaders

🕔12:06, 14.Oct 2013

The second row partnership of Toby Adamson and Gary Middlehurst will stay intact at North Wales Crusaders for 2014 after both players signed contract extensions with the club. Both played a vital role in Crusaders’ double success last term –

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Rugby League mourns Ron Earnshaw

🕔12:05, 14.Oct 2013

The RFL has sent its condolences to  the family of Ron Earnshaw, the President of Batley Bulldogs who died on 12th October after a long illness. Mr Earnshaw had a 70-year association with Batley and held a wide variety of

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Whiting signs new deal at Hull

🕔07:04, 12.Oct 2013

Hull FC’s Richard Whiting is to stay with the club until at least the end of 2016 after signing a new-two year contract extension. Speaking to, Whiting said, ³This is my club, it¹s my home and I am very

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Last Tackle

🕔14:19, 11.Oct 2013

First published in Rugby League World, Issue 391 (Nov 2013) If there is a better day of Rugby League anywhere in the world than the Championship Finals, I wish someone would steer me in the direction of it. We are

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Eagles capture Ben Jones

🕔12:03, 11.Oct 2013

Sheffield Eagles have announced the signing of prop forward Ben Jones on a one year deal from fellow Championship side Dewsbury Rams. Jones, 25, has previously played at Super League level with the then named Harlequins after coming through the

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Chase relishing first Salford outing

🕔12:02, 11.Oct 2013

England international and new Salford Red Devils player Rangi Chase has expressed his excitement ahead of playing in his new club home when England face Italy at Salford City Stadium in a Rugby League World Cup 2013 warm-up match on

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Wolves bolster senior Academy

🕔12:01, 11.Oct 2013

Warrington Wolves have promoted seven rising stars to the U19s Academy ahead of the 2014 season. Brad Stanway (Rylands), James Jones (Rylands), Andrew Philbin (Culcheth), Ben Stansfield (Ince Rose Bridge), Declan Kay (Shevington Sharks) and junior internationals Harvey Livett (Rylands)

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