RFL backs Bulls relocation – but only for one year

The RFL Board of Directors has conditionally approved an application from Bradford Bulls to play home matches at Dewsbury’s Tetley’s Stadium in 2020. But the RFL’s approval is not wholehearted, as a statement issued by the governing body makes clear, and the club will remain in special measures, which mean that it is unable to sign new players. “This permission…

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Souths edge Broncos in thriller

South Sydney Rabbitohs edged Brisbane Broncos 22-20 in an absolute thriller at Suncorp that saw two ex-Broncos in the Rabbitohs line-up sin binned. With James Roberts off the field for a needless forearm smash on Corey Oates, Adam Reynolds opened the scoring with a penalty before Dane Gagai’s try gave Souths an 8-0 lead. David Fifita’s solo try got the…

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Cowboys dent Panthers’ playoff hopes

North Queensland Cowboys dented Penrith Panthers’ hopes of a Finals spot with a 24-10 victory in Townsville. Kyle Feldt got the home side on the board early on but they were pegged back by Brian To’o spectacular effort. The Cowboys made the half-time score 12-4 though when Murray Taulagi scored his first NRL try after a wonder offload from Jordan…

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Archie Bruce to be remembered at Challenge Cup Final.

Rugby League will remember Archie Bruce at Wembley in a minute’s applause ahead of the Challenge Cup Final. The young Batley Bulldogs and Dewsbury Moor player tragically passed away last week after making his professional debut for the Bulldogs in France against Toulouse last weekend. The minute’s applause will be held before the traditional Cup Final anthem, Abide with Me.…

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TotalRL Stats Bulletin – Week 30

It’s Challenge Cup Final weekend so our stats bulletin turns to the Wembley showpiece. Every stat, fact and figure is at your fingertips ahead of the big game on Saturday. As well as that, we have the lowdown on the 1895 Cup Final and the League 1 game on Friday night between London Skolars and Hunslet: The Friday Night Lights.…

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Austin misses out on Wolves’ Wembley squad

Blake Austin has NOT been named in Warrington’s 19-man squad for the Challenge Cup Final. The halfback, Warrington’s star player and a contender for the Man of Steel trophy, picked up an ankle injury in the club’s recent defeat to Catalans, which has left him a doubt for Saturday’s Wembley showpiece. TotalRL understands Austin has suffered a sindesmosis injury which…

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