Elstone admits to concerns over Toronto credentials in Super League

Robert Elstone has admitted Super League and the RFL are seeking assurances over Toronto’s credentials to play in Super League – but says any decision on whether they will be admitted into the competition if they secure promotion must be made before the Championship play-offs finish. It has been widely speculated that the Wolfpack are under extra scrutiny in regards…

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Swinton rebrand will save the Lions from ‘dying’, insists Andy Mazey

Swinton Lions would have ‘died’ without taking the bold step to rebrand the club next season, says chairman Andy Mazey. The Championship side confirmed last week that they have launched an application with the RFL to be known as Manchester Lions in 2020, and Mazey has launched an impassioned defence of the move, saying the club’s future rested on trying…

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Play-off mentality starts early for Stefan Ratchford and Warrington

The play-offs start this weekend for Warrington Wolves, according to fullback Stefan Ratchford. Having lost six consecutive Super League games either side of their successful Challenge Cup campaign, the Wire have surrendered their commanding position in second place to face an almighty scramble just to make the end-of-season play-offs later this month. They finish the regular season with games against…

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Richard Agar admits to ‘positive’ talks as he closes in on permanent Leeds job

Richard Agar appears set to become the permanent head coach of Leeds Rhinos after admitting he has held positive talks with Gary Hetherington and Kevin Sinfield about the role. Agar has been in interim charge for a number of months, and has guided the Rhinos to Super League safety after taking charge following Dave Furner’s sacking. And he told Sky…

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Lolohea says he’s found happiness again at Salford ahead of Headingley return

Tui Lolohea admits he has rediscovered his happiness at Salford Red Devils as he aims to move his new club another step closer to the play-offs when he returns to his former side this weekend. Lolohea returns to Leeds on Friday for the first time since switching from the Rhinos to the Red Devils earlier this season, in a deal…

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Newcastle’s Kingston Park confirmed as final host venue for 2021 World Cup

Newcastle Thunder’s Kingston Park will replace West Cumbria’s Allerdale stadium as a host venue for the 2021 World Cup following the council’s decision to withdraw their bid to host matches following their decision to reconsider plans for a new stadium in Workington. Kingston Park will host three men’s fixtures in 2021, adding another North East venue to the tournament, with…

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