New Super League partner for a new Nigerian club

You might mistakenly be thinking that rivalry between Super League clubs is mainly restricted to the Pennines, in the North of England.  But no; the battle between Leeds Rhinos and Wakefield Trinity has recently taken on an international dimension – in Nigeria. The newly established Nigerian Rugby League is set to launch its inaugural domestic competition this summer.  Leeds Rhinos…

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Ben Flower hopeful Celtic players aren’t picked for Great Britain as token gestures

Ben Flower believes he and other Welsh players are good enough to be selected for Great Britain this autumn, but does not want call-ups to be handed out as token gestures, to fill a potential non-English quota. The composition of Wayne Bennett’s Lions squad for the southern hemisphere tour this autumn is yet to be determined, with it being unclear whether…

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Jones-Bishop wants Jamaica to be playing regularly to maintain World Cup momentum

Ben Jones-Bishop has joined the growing number of Jamaican players heralding the importance of regular fixtures for the Reggae Warriors, on the road to the 2021 World Cup. Jamaica will play at the event for the first time in two years, having qualified through the North American qualifiers at the expense of Canada and the USA. There are currently no…

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PODCAST: The Total Rugby League Show – Episode 6

The latest edition of the Total Rugby League Show is up and running and this week’s big talking points include Wigan’s points deduction appeal, the return of the Great Britain Lions, and a review of last weekend’s results in Super League, Championship and League 1. On this week’s show, host Ben Hughes is joined by League Express Editor Martyn Sadler,…

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Spain qualify more coaches ahead of new Rugby League season

Ahead of the new domestic season which launches in April, the AERL has qualified eight new coaches from Andalusia, after a successful level one course held at Lupión City Hall, in the Jaén region. Candidates from three clubs – Andújar, Baeza and Huelva – took part, in association with ARLA (Rugby League Association of Andalucía). “The course has been very…

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Five non-English players who have a chance of making the Great Britain squad

There’s been plenty of discussion surrounding the potential composition of Great Britain’s squad for the tour of the Southern Hemisphere this year, hasn’t there? Well, in the interest of sparking that debate further, here’s five players we’ve picked out at TotalRL who have represented either Scotland, Ireland or Wales and have a chance of being part of the Lions set-up.…

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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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