Spectator who fell ill at England test “recovering”

A supporter who fell ill before Sunday’s Test match between England and New Zealand is recovering in hospital. The incident took place shortly before kick-off at Elland Road, with numerous spectators seen waving for paramedics and calling for someone to ring the emergency services. There was understandable concern following the event, however, the individual was breathing and conscious when he…

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Wood welcomes new chair for RLIF

JOHN GRANT stood down as the chair of the Rugby League International Federation at the annual meeting in York, having served on the board since 2012. Graeme Thompson, who is also on the Rugby League European Federation, was elected as the new chair and Peter Beattie, from the Australian Rugby League Commission, was appointed as deputy chair. Thompson said: “It is an…

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Rimmer happy with RLIF decisions

The Rugby Football League has welcomed the outcomes of this week’s International Federation meeting, which involve England playing a home series against Australia in 2020, and a Great Britain tour to the southern hemisphere next autumn. After a four-day Congress in York, the Federation has approved in principle an eight-year rolling calendar from 2019. “The next three years are vitally…

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