NRL clubs set to release players for Denver Test following dialogue with RFL

The proposed Test match between England and New Zealand in Denver has moved a step closer after extensive dialogue between the RFL, New Zealand and Australia officials. NZRL chairman Reon Edwards and the RFL management team held discussions on Tuesday with all 16 NRL clubs, the RLPA, the RFL and NRL executives. Despite the game on June 23rd being sanctioned…

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Inaugural European Match Officials Panel formed

The first European Match Officials Panel has been formed to deal with appointments for sanctioned international fixtures in the jurisdiction of the RLEF, as well as managing international development and performance pathways for referees and touch judges. The MOP comprises of RLEF match official manager Tom Mather, Federation Française de Rugby XIII’s Mohamed Drizza and the Rugby Football League’s Steve…

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Wakefield coach Chris Chester in frame for vacant Scotland role along with Duffy

Wakefield coach Chris Chester has emerged as one of the leading candidates to become the new Scotland head coach, League Express can reveal – and he is likely to be supported in the role by leading Championship coach John Duffy as co-head coach. Sources have told League Express that Chester, who has impressed during his two years in charge at…

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Rotterdam Nines – Details Announced

Nine sides from six countries will take to the field for the annual Rotterdam Nines tournament, to be held on 14th April. Amsterdam Cobras, Harderwijk Dolphins and the hosts Rotterdam Pitbulls represent the Netherlands, North Brussels Gorillas join from neighbours Belgium, TSV Karlshofen and Ost Westfalen come from Germany, Eastern Europe sides Krupka Dragons (Czech Republic) and Ragbi Klub Dorcol…

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Five potential franchises that could have a massive impact on Rugby League

Since Super League’s formation as the Northern hemisphere’s luxury competition, The Rugby Football League has continued to evolve from its Northern Union roots and transform the game into a global spectacle. Here, Ryan Booth takes a look at five prospective franchises that would positively influence the sport’s long-term future. 1. New York The formation of Toronto Wolfpack two years ago sparked…

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