Wales chairman calls for RFL to introduce mandatory break for those who play internationals

The chairman of Wales Rugby League believes it is time the Rugby Football League introduced a mandatory four-week break for any player who currently plays in internationals. Chris Thair, the man at the top of WRL, told their official website in a thorough debrief of their World Cup campaign that he would like to see the northern hemisphere follow in…

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Rugby league to return to Anfield as part of three-match England-New Zealand series

England will face New Zealand in Hull, Liverpool and Leeds in next year’s three-match Test series, it has emerged. The Rugby Football League confirmed on Tuesday that the national side would face the Kiwis next autumn – and the venues have now been revealed, too. The series will begin on Saturday the 27th of November in Hull, when the teams…

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Lebanon Federation buoyed by reaction to World Cup

“Unprecedented media coverage of the Cedars’ World Cup campaign will lead to increased support at all levels,” claims Lebanon Rugby League Federation president Mohamed Habbous after the Cedars made the quarter finals for the first time, thereby ensuring their qualification for the next tournament in England in 2021. Before departure to the tournament, LRLF directors Sami Garabedian and Nayef Abisaid…

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Bennett refuses to rule out returning to New Zealand setup

England coach Wayne Bennett has refused to rule out returning to the New Zealand setup. Bennett, who is currently preparing England for Saturday’s World Cup semi-final with Tonga, played a crucial role in the Kiwis’ run to eventually becoming world champions in 2008, when they beat Australia in the final nine years ago. Their shock exit to Fiji in this…

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