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What to look forward to in 2014

What to look forward to in 2014

🕔11:46, 3.Jan 2014

  Yesterday and today I have been discussing 2013 and those we have lost. There have also been plenty of newcomers, as always, to brighten up the Rugby League scene. Two young French stars made their debuts in Super League

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A tribute to those lost in 2013

A tribute to those lost in 2013

🕔10:38, 3.Jan 2014

Yesterday, looking back at the Rugby League year that was, we discussed the players moving on in 2014. Then there are those people we have lost for good. Steve Prescott was the most devastating loss to the Rugby League community

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Those who are moving on in 2014

Those who are moving on in 2014

🕔12:37, 2.Jan 2014

At the end of every year it’s time to reflect on the people whose career has come to a close. On the field, this year has seen the end of the respective playing careers of Lee Briers, Stuart Fielden, Paul

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A look back over the year that was

A look back over the year that was

🕔12:33, 2.Jan 2014

And so we come to the start of another year. Inevitably it’s a time to look back over the year that was, and to consider whether it’s been a good or a bad one. With the great success of the

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Talking Rugby League: Let Super League 2014 commence

Talking Rugby League: Let Super League 2014 commence

🕔14:46, 17.Dec 2013

The Super League clubs will hold meetings on 14 January about the governance of their competition, and on 24 January on the structure of the league competitions. At the first meeting I dare say they will discuss how Super League

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Talking Rugby League: Can London Broncos take their chance?

Talking Rugby League: Can London Broncos take their chance?

🕔14:41, 17.Dec 2013

The news about London Broncos having secured a deal to play at Barnet FC’s The Hive stadium broke on Friday afternoon. I’m sure I wasn’t the only person involved in Rugby League to feel a sense of relief at that

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Talking Rugby League: Steve McNamara’s learning curve

Talking Rugby League: Steve McNamara’s learning curve

🕔14:39, 17.Dec 2013

I was glad to see that England coach Steve McNamara will stay in Rugby League in 2014, even though on the other side of the world, rather than going into rugby union with the Bath club, where his former colleague

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Clubs’ survival issues part of the RL narrative

Clubs’ survival issues part of the RL narrative

🕔14:22, 13.Dec 2013

Part of the Rugby League narrative is the constant battle of clubs to survive. We have recently had severe doubts about three clubs coming to the staring line for the 2014 season – London Broncos in Super League, Swinton Lions

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The prospect of England vs the Celtic nations

The prospect of England vs the Celtic nations

🕔14:19, 13.Dec 2013

I don’t know how far the RFL has got in planning the domestic representative season, and whether the idea of playing England versus the Exiles is already cast in stone. But if it isn’t, I would like to propose an

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It is good to see the RFL rejecting gimmicks

It is good to see the RFL rejecting gimmicks

🕔14:16, 13.Dec 2013

I’m very glad to see that the RFL has rubbished the idea that England or Great Britain is being lined up to play a hybrid form of rugby against the touring Australian Wallabies rugby union team next December. After a

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