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Australia extend lead at top of world rankings

Australia extend lead at top of world rankings

Australia have strengthened their positions in the world rankings following their World Cup triumph. The latest standings were released by the RLIF, with the Kangaroos now holding a 347 point advantage. England remain third despite reaching the final, with New

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Ellis and Wellens to conduct first round draw for 2018 Challenge Cup

Ellis and Wellens to conduct first round draw for 2018 Challenge Cup

Former Hull FC captain and back-to-back Challenge Cup winner Gareth Ellis will be joined by England assistant coach, Paul Wellens on Tuesday December 12 (7.00pm) for the first round draw of the 2018 competition. The draw will be conducted at

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Thurston awarded Human Rights medal

Thurston awarded Human Rights medal

NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg has congratulated North Queensland Cowboys co-captain Johnathan Thurston, after he was awarded the 2017 Human Rights Medal. The Test and State of Origin star was given the honour at the Australian Human Rights Commission’s 2017

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Rovers’ anger at fine for crowd trouble

Rovers’ anger at fine for crowd trouble

Featherstone Rovers officials have expressed their disappointment after the club was handed a four-figure fine, following an investigation into a ‘crowd disorder’ incident which occurred during Featherstone’s 2017 Kingstone Press Championship visit of Hull Kingston Rovers. Prior to the game

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Can Rugby League ever succeed in Wales?

Can Rugby League ever succeed in Wales?

Callum Walker looks at the history of Rugby League in Wales and asks whether it can ultimately succeed. Rugby League has a long if sporadic history in Wales. In 1907, the Welsh Northern Union was formed in Wrexham, but the

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Parliament pays tribute to England’s World Cup exploits

Parliament pays tribute to England’s World Cup exploits

Members of Parliament have recognised England’s performance in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. A motion has been tabled by All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group Secretary Marie Rimmer, the MP for St Helens South and Whiston, congratulating the England team

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Widnes terminate Will Matthews’ contract before he plays a game for the Vikings

Widnes terminate Will Matthews’ contract before he plays a game for the Vikings

Widnes have terminated the contract of new signing Will Matthews on compassionate grounds. Having signed for Widnes Vikings in September, Matthews and his family ultimately struggled to make the move from Australia, with a number of personal family factors meaning

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Rugby league Six Nations structure to feature two three-team groups

Rugby league Six Nations structure to feature two three-team groups

This story first appeared in this Monday’s League Express. To ensure you don’t have to wait and get stories like this delivered straight to your smart device every Sunday as soon as the paper is released, simply click here. The

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Great Britain could visit Papua New Guinea and other countries on 2019 tour

Great Britain could visit Papua New Guinea and other countries on 2019 tour

GREAT BRITAIN could visit Papua New Guinea and other Pacific nations on their relaunched tour in 2019, RFL chief executive Nigel Wood has confirmed. Talks about the make-up of the trip – the first fully fledged tour since 1996 –

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Five contenders to be the next England coach

Five contenders to be the next England coach

With Wayne Bennett’s future as England coach up in the air, who could be likely to succeed him in the role if the 67-year-old fails to agree a new contract with the Rugby Football League? Here’s five leading contenders to be

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