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RFL approves concussion-detecting mouthguards across rugby league
The initial plan was for the mouthguards to be used in Super League only from 2022 but they will also now be adopted in the Women’s Super League and at academy and community level

Aaron Bower

18, Nov, 2021 @1:06 PM

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Modern-day rugby league players at equal risk of brain injuries, says lawyer
A lawyer representing ten former rugby league players in action against the sport’s governing body says today’s players are equally at risk of sustaining brain injuries

Aaron Bower

27, Oct, 2021 @4:18 PM

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Former international players launch concussion legal action against RFL
A group of former international rugby league players have announced their intention to bring legal proceedings against the Rugby Football League, arguing the governing body failed to protect them from the risks of brain damage caused by concussion

Aaron Bower

27, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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World Cup postponement adds to uncertainty over rugby league’s future | Aaron Bower
A sport dependent on communities has been hit harder than most by the pandemic and the delay of the showpiece tournament adds to the financial implications

Aaron Bower

09, Aug, 2021 @1:57 PM

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Rugby League World Cup delay raises Super League and England posers
An extension to the Super League season and last-minute England matches are being considered as it appears inevitable the Rugby League World Cup will be postponed to 2022

Aaron Bower

03, Aug, 2021 @8:27 PM

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Australia’s and New Zealand’s World Cup myopia threatens crisis for rugby league | Aaron Bower
Decision to pull out reflects administrators’ shortsighted prioritisation of the NRL but hope could lie in a revolt by players

Aaron Bower

22, Jul, 2021 @3:42 PM

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Hull KR launch legal action against RFL over refusal of elite academy licence
Hull KR, who are one of three Super League sides not to get a licence, say the decision could harm the wellbeing of their young players and staff

Exclusive by Aaron Bower

29, May, 2021 @3:55 PM

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RFL accused of ‘empty gestures’ after Tony Clubb ban for racist abuse
The Rugby Football League have been accused of making ‘empty gestures’ by the only black coach in professional rugby league after Wigan’s Tony Clubb was found guilty of racially abusing an opponent

Aaron Bower

07, May, 2021 @12:25 PM

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Toronto Wolfpack launch hardship fund while RFL threatens legal action
Toronto hope to raise £30,000 for players and staff without pay for seven months while the RFL warns it may take legal steps over unpaid salaries

Aaron Bower

16, Nov, 2020 @4:39 PM

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Yvette Cooper calls for government help to ensure rugby league clubs survive
The Labour MP Yvette Cooper, whose constituency includes Castleford Tigers, has called on the government to provide support for rugby league clubs to get through winter

Aaron Bower

07, Oct, 2020 @11:21 AM

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UK government ready to rescue up to eight sports facing financial black hole
A rescue package is to be set up by the government to help up to eight sports facing financial black hole because of the continued absence of fans

Exclusive by Sean Ingle, Ben Fisher and Robert Kitson

22, Sep, 2020 @3:52 PM

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RFL chief says sport needs 'good, hard look at itself' on 125th anniversary
The Rugby Football League’s chief executive, Ralph Rimmer, is wary of the need for ‘reshaping’ in the game, which he said he would like to be ‘the biggest summer sport in the UK’

Aaron Bower

28, Aug, 2020 @5:00 PM

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