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Welcome to 2014 – but is something missing?

Welcome to 2014 – but is something missing?

Doesn’t the dawn of a New Year fill us all full of optimism, as we look forward to brighter days and nights ahead, and think about what the fledgling year will bring. In Rugby League it’s good to look ahead

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What to look forward to in 2014

What to look forward to in 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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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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