Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup Final 2021

Match of my Years: Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup Final 2021

FUTURE TENSE Stephen Ibbetson doesn’t have far to look back to find an encounter that will live long in the memory and also influence the…

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Conor Fitzsimmons

Conor Fitzsimmons has experienced the highs and lows of being a professional rugby league player, but now he has his sights set on reaching Super League with York Knights.

“The club are doing a lot of things right off the field, and I think by having Hendo here on a long-term contract, the Knights…

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Maxime Stefani

It’s tough to make it to the top in rugby league, particularly in France where rugby union is so strong. So what makes a young French player choose the path towards a professional contract?

TAKE IT TO THE MAX Rugby League World talks to 25-year-old second-row Maxime Stefani who turned pro last year with Toulouse Olympique and has been…

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Ash Handley

“My debut was probably the worst game I’ve ever had for Leeds, so at that moment in time I probably wasn’t thinking I’d still be here today.” – Ash Handley

“As captain, in everything you do you need to be thinking ‘Is this the right thing to do for the team?’. You have to put…

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Amy Daniels

“I was thinking ‘I’m in my 30s, I can’t be doing this’, but I went for that first trial and it all went from there.” – Amy Daniels

LATE STARTER Amy Daniels’ stint in rugby league may have been a brief one, but it has certainly been productive as she has played her…

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James Simpson MBE

“It’s my job to make the players adaptable, so they can face whatever is in front of them.” – James Simpson MBE

RIDING HIGH England Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup hero James Simpson MBE has now switched his focus to coaching and the results are already impressive….

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Our journey around the villages, towns and cities that have rugby league running through their veins heads north of the border to Scotland.

BREAK FOR THE BORDER IT’S PRODUCED a World Cup-winning captain and hosted two Challenge Cup finals, but can rugby league ever take root in Scotland?…

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Paul Rowley

“People like to find fault in things rather than enjoy the good times, and as a sport we can be overcritical and seek perfection.” – Paul Rowley

DEVILS IN THE DETAIL Salford Red Devils coach Paul Rowley refuses to allow a few narrow defeats to overshadow a successful season and he remains…

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BARLA Handbook

A Blast from BARLA’s Past

Our grassroots rugby league correspondent Phil Hodgson has been decluttering at home and unearthing an old BARLA Handbook prompted some thoughts on the state of…

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Rob Tanielu

“It was the end of my rugby league career when the surgeon told me that I could possibly end up a paraplegic if I kept playing.”

TALL STORIES Rob Tanielu has played alongside some of the greats in the NRL, but his own career was cut short by injury. Standing at…

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