COLUMN: Abuse of referees from supporters is unacceptable – but is criticism?

COLUMN: Abuse of referees from supporters is unacceptable – but is criticism?

Another week, another referee debate. It’s unfortunate really that referees are thrown into the spotlight so often – I guess the media are perhaps more guilty than most: especially the ones who writes columns about them! But this isn’t a

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COLUMN: What will earlier kick-off times in Super League next season achieve?

COLUMN: What will earlier kick-off times in Super League next season achieve?

Super League will revert to 7:45pm kick-off times next year, stepping away from the conventional 8pm time-slot. It’s something that has been mooted and discussed for quite some time – but it now looks like it’s firmly in place to

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THE BIG DEBATE: Should relegation from League 1 be introduced?

THE BIG DEBATE: Should relegation from League 1 be introduced?

It’s time for our weekly big debate on TotalRL.com – and with the Super 8s getting underway this week, we’re taking a look towards the bottom end of the league structure to get you talking. League 1 has been in

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COLUMN: Central contracts are a good step forward: but should all clubs get access?

COLUMN: Central contracts are a good step forward: but should all clubs get access? Updated

Like most things in rugby league, the issue of the Rugby Football League opting to centrally contract a select group of players is going to massively divide opinion. First of all, I think it’s a huge step forward in regards

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COLUMN: Only the players can halt the increasingly dire fixture backlog

COLUMN: Only the players can halt the increasingly dire fixture backlog

Look, here’s the black and white of it all: we play too many games of rugby league in this country. The debate surrounding¬†player welfare and fixture congestion has – rightly – reared its ugly head again this week after most

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COLUMN: Magic Weekend is great.. but what’s the event’s end game?

COLUMN: Magic Weekend is great.. but what’s the event’s end game?

Over the last 11 years, Magic Weekend has more than merited its place on the domestic rugby league calendar. Having been as both a supporter and then in a working capacity, it is definitely one of the highlights of the

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COLUMN: Do the RFL need to make reserve grade compulsory once again?

COLUMN: Do the RFL need to make reserve grade compulsory once again?

It’s the elephant in the room which simply will not go away: and that’s why the RFL now need to step in and take matters into their own hands when it comes to reserve grade rugby league. The issue reared

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COLUMN: Super League Nines is now more viable than ever.. and here’s who should run it

COLUMN: Super League Nines is now more viable than ever.. and here’s who should run it

If Wednesday’s news that the Nines World Cup is set to finally become a reality in 2019 didn’t strike a chord with Super League, I’m not sure what will. Rugby league, in my opinion at least, has been blessed with

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ANALYSIS: How Castleford’s defence is reaching title-winning form at last

ANALYSIS: How Castleford’s defence is reaching title-winning form at last

The 7th of May 2013 may not immediately strike a chord with too many Castleford fans on first glance, but it really should do – as that was the day the club’s present and long-term future took a significant turn

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COLUMN: Morgan Escare’s career revival is a great lesson for young players

COLUMN: Morgan Escare’s career revival is a great lesson for young players

It’s hard to look anywhere other than Super League leaders Castleford if you’re wanting a feel-good rugby league story at the minute. But if you delve deeper into what’s going on, there’s plenty to be excited about. There have been

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