NRL to promote Touch Football at Premiership Matches

A form of Rugby League that produced superstars like Benji Marshall and Shaun Johnson will get a massive boost after an agreement between its governing body and the NR that will see Touch Football Australia (TFA) introduce an NRL Touch Premiership, with games to be played as curtain-raisers to NRL games from Round 11 of this year’s competition on Friday 18th…

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Australia win Commonwealth Nines

In an outstanding two days of Rugby League, favourites Australia took all three Gold medals in the Rugby League Commonwealth Championships in Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia on Friday and Saturday, writes Ian Golden. England once again failed to impress and failed to reach the semi-finals for the second tournament in a row, but Wales, who won bronze in 2014, regained…

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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 Human Rights Awards. “As a game, we are incredibly proud of Johnathan’s achievements,” said Greenberg. “He is a true ambassador…

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England Women open with win

England’s Women came from behind twice early on to open their World Cup 2017 account with a win over a determined Papua New Guinea side. The Lioness’ took charge of the game after half an hour with three late tries in the first half securing an 18-8 half time advantage. Match Highlights from @England_RL v @PNGOrchids#ENGvPNG#WRLWC2017 pic.twitter.com/zJX8fgpZTs — RLWC2017 (@RLWC2017)…

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QUARTER FINAL SQUADS NAMED

Captain Frank Pritchard and halfback Ben Roberts, who missed Saturday’s 14-14 draw with Scotland, will return to the Samoa side for Friday’s quarter-final against Australia in Darwin, while lock Leeson Ah Mau has been recalled to the starting line-up. Papua New Guinea coach Michael Marum has also named star five-eighth Ase Boas for Sunday’s quarter-final showdown with England in Melbourne…

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Australia head for quarter-finals with Lebanon victory

Australia will face Samoa in the World Cup quarter-final in Darwin after securing a comfortable 34-0 victory over Lebanon today at the Sydney Football Stadium. Ahead only 10-0 at half-time, the Australian scored two tries in the final five minutes to produce a scoreline that did little credit to the efforts of the Lebanese. In a first-half display that will…

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Meninga names six debutants for ARL Prime Minister’s XIII

Australian coach Mal Meninga has named six debutants as part of the Australian Prime Minister’s XIII to take on Papua New Guinea Prime Minister’s XIII in Port Moresby on Saturday 23 September. Valentine Holmes, Andrew Fifita, Api Koroisau, Dylan Walker, Jack Bird and Paul Vaughan will take their place in the team travelling to PNG next week, with the match…

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