COLUMN: Elstone reveal shows Super League ‘breakaway’ isn’t quite so simple

It’s not uncommon in rugby league for silence to be deafening – but it was especially noticeable on Tuesday night. Sure, Robert Elstone’s return to the sport as head of Super League had been (correctly) revealed by a number of media outlets in the run-up to Everton’s announcement of his departure from the Premier League club on Tuesday: but there…

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RLPA takes its case to Parliament

Last night (15 May) the All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group received a presentation from the Rugby League Players Association (RLPA) in Parliament. Members of Parliament and Peers were joined by associate and honorary members in the Palace of Westminster, and heard from GMB Senior Organiser for Rugby League, Pete Davies, and Garreth Carvell, former Great Britain international and GMB learning…

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Power Rankings: TotalRL’s in-form rankings for w/e May 13

1 St Helens (+1) The Super League leaders are back on top of our rankings – having moved ahead of long-time leaders Toronto after a fantastic Challenge Cup victory over Castleford to move into the quarter-finals. 2. Warrington (+2) It’s now TEN successive victories for Steve Price’s Warrington: who are undoubtedly the form side in the country at present. They…

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RFL invite Hearns to Magic Weekend after further meeting on Tuesday

RFL interim CEO Ralph Rimmer has confirmed both Barry and Eddie Hearn have been invited to Newcastle for this year’s Magic Weekend – after holding further talks with the sports promoters on Tuesday. Rimmer and RFL colleague Mark Foster met Barry in Birmingham, having recently had a high-profile meeting with Eddie in London earlier this year. And Rimmer told League…

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Castleford will do everything possible to keep Adam Milner, insists Daryl Powell

Castleford coach Daryl Powell has insisted the Tigers will do everything in their power to keep Adam Milner at the club – but admits it may be difficult if he wishes to fulfil his NRL ambitions. League Express revealed recently that as many as four Australian clubs – including the likes of Wests and Canberra – are interested in signing…

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This week’s Rugby League Back Chat

Don’t miss Rugby League Back Chat sponsored by TotalRL.com on Freesports TV this Thursday 17th May at 6.15pm. Rod Studd is joined by Hull Kingston Rovers Chairman Neil Hudgell, Featherstone Rovers Chairman Mark Campbell and Martyn Sadler, editor of League Express. Up for debate: Should the marquee player scheme be scrapped, what’s going wrong with the Challenge Cup and are…

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