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World Cup legacy to benefit whole sport – Wood

RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood is predicting that Rugby League World Cup 2013 will make a positive impact on the whole sport and leave a lasting for every Rugby League club and player in the UK. The 14-nation tournament, formally launched at Old Trafford today, opens on Saturday with a spectacular opening ceremony beneath the closed roof of Cardiff’s Millennium ... Read More »

RLIF announces Rugby League World Cup 2017 bid timetable

The Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) have announced details of the next stage of the bidding process for Rugby League World Cup 2017. Following a request for expressions of interest in hosting the 2017 tournament, these were received from South Africa along with a joint approach from Australia and New Zealand. Both were approved and formal bids are now expected ... Read More »

Four Rugby League legends to enter Hall of Fame

The RFL has announced that four of the greatest players in Rugby League’s history are to be inducted into the sport’s most exclusive club, the RL Hall of Fame. The inductions will take place at the Rugby World Cup 2013 Celebration Dinner at Huddersfield on Friday November 1 when the quartet will have their places alongside the 17 existing members ... Read More »

Lebanon start on road to 2017

For the first time Lebanon will enter teams at four different age groups when they face Australian Fiji on Saturday 19th October 2013, in the inaugural Hayne/Mannah Cup at Club Alitalia Lansvale. The debut of the Cedars U18s will complete the pathway from U16 to Open Age. LRLF COO Remond Safi said, “We can now start to build our team ... Read More »

Northern Rail Cup future in doubt

The RFL have confirmed that the future of the Northern Rail Cup is under review. Northern Rail’s contract as competition sponsors ended following the 2013 final in July and with the sport’s league structure set to be remodelled from 2015 as part of the ongoing Policy Review, a decision is being considered about its place in the 2014 Kingstone Press ... Read More »

Scotland name squad for Kumuls clash

Scotland coach Steve McCormack will hand debuts to six players tomorrow when the Bravehearts take on Papua New Guinea in a pre-World Cup friendly at Featherstone Rovers (KO 2pm). Appearing for the first time will be NRL duo of North Queensland centre Kane Linnett and Gold Coast prop Luke Douglas, both of whom are coping with jet-lag having arrived from ... Read More »

Fans can be the power behind the World Cup

First published in League Express, Monday 14th Oct 2013 In a guest column, Rugby League World Cup General Manager Sally Bolton urges League Express readers to buy their World Cup tickets before it is too late. As the start of Rugby League World Cup 2013 draws nearer, our vision of success for each match becomes more vivid, and we’re extremely ... Read More »

What a game! And now for the World Cup!

League Express Editorial, Monday 7th Oct 2013 Wow! What away to finish this season! Whatever the debate about the eight-team play-off system, the 12s plus three eights, referees, spidercams, too many/not enough TV presenters etc, can we all agree Saturday night’s Super League Grand Final was one heck of a game? Wigan and Warrington produced a contest high on skill, ... Read More »

A Grand day out

League Express Editorial, Monday 30th Sept 2013 Rugby Football League chief executive Nigel Wood hailed Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championships Finals Day as one to remember. It certainly will be for supporters of Sheffield Eagles, Rochdale Hornets and Leigh Miners Rangers after their victories in the triple header at Leigh Sports Village. The Eagles’ comeback win over Batley meant they became ... Read More »

Do we really need to get smaller?

League Express Editorial, Monday 23rd Sept 2013 On Wed 18 Sept, League Express held its annual Albert Goldthorpe Lunch at Headingley, and we were delighted to make the Gold Medal award to Huddersfield’s Danny Brough and the silver medal to Hull FC’s Tom Lineham as the Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year. It was a wonderful occasion for an award ... Read More »