Talking Rugby League: The ten issues for IMG to consider

Three months ago the RFL announced that it would enter into a twelve-year partnership with the IMG Group to re-imagine Rugby League with a view…

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Leeds Rhinos’ battling win over Hull KR shows they are a good outside bet in play-offs

When Leeds Rhinos announced on 21 April this year that Rohan Smith would be the club’s new coach to replace Richard Agar, the club were…

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Talking Rugby League: Credit to the ever-presents in Super League so far this season

Here’s a question for the Rugby League anoraks among our readers. What do the following four Super League players have in common: Joe Westerman (Castleford), Ash…

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Talking Rugby League: Q&A with the man behind England’s new World Cup shirt

Lee Jenkinson is the Chief Executive of Elite Pro Sports, the company that incorporates OXEN, which was commissioned by the RFL to produce the new…

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Wakefield Trinity come of age with superb and vital derby win

Game number 18 of a potential losing streak was probably the most vital of all the derby matches Wakefield Trinity could have gone into, given…

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Talking Rugby League: Should we list a salary cap figure with the matchday squad?

There are some one-sided games cropping up in Super League recently, as well as some very tight matches. The games in Perpignan and Wakefield this…

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Talking Rugby League: Can anyone produce a viable plan for Bradford Bulls’ Odsal Stadium?

Last week Bradford Bulls held a fans forum at Odsal in which their owner, Nigel Wood, the former RFL Chief Executive, released some information about…

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Talking Rugby League: Magic Weekend crowds have fun, but why don’t they increase?

A total of 62,154 supporters attended this year’s Magic Weekend in Newcastle – 36,821 on Saturday and 25,333 on Sunday. That is marginally higher than…

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Time for Lee to break into a smile

MARTYN SADLER reflects on Friday night’s convincing Castleford victory against the stumbling Giants Castleford coach Lee Radford made it clear in an interview earlier in…

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Talking Rugby League: Internationals prove a hit Down Under – so why drop them?

You might have noticed that it was a wonderful weekend in the southern hemisphere if you enjoy watching international and representative Rugby League. For the…

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