Rugby League

Michael Cheika coaching plate 'overloaded' with Los Pumas/Lebanon

By method or madness, the Michael Cheika coaching plate is ‘overloaded’ with his coaching commitments to both Los Pumas and the Lebanon rugby league team. Astonishing in a way, yet bizarre when in the context of how critical the Autumn Nations series is for Argentina, just one year out from a Rugby World Cup in […]

NRL's biggest hitters: Parramatta Eels player Reed Mahoney passes the ball on February 26, 2022
Edward Munro-Martin - Mar 9, 2022

The NRL’s biggest hitters in this article look at the Parramatta Eels, South Sydney Rabbitohs, and Manley Warringah Sea Eagles With the NRL 2022 season kicking off this week we run through the teams shaping up to be the league’s title contenders that could be crowned premiers come October. Does your team look like one […]

NRL Big Hitters: Syndey Rooster's Sam Walker watches on during a NRL training session in Sydney, Australia
Edward Munro-Martin - Mar 8, 2022

A look at the NRL’s big hitters starts with the Sydney Roosters, Penrith Panthers, and the Melbourne Storm. With the NRL 2022 season kicking off this week we run through the teams shaping up to be the league’s title contenders that could be crowned premiers come October. Does your team look like one of the […]

Sad passing of power-wingers, All Blacks Inga Tuigamala and Joeli Vidiri

With the sad passing of power-wingers, All Blacks Inga Tuigamala and Joeli Vidiri, the tragedy of their early deaths highlighted men’s health and also reflected on their huge impact on the modern game. The news hit within 24 odd hours, and it was reported that Diabetes complications led to the death of Tuigamala, but to […]

A Rugby League World Cup match ball

Mike Castle is the current Canada Ravens head coach, and a very experienced coach in North America and over in Europe and the United Kingdom. He will lead the team to the 2021 Rugby League World Cup next year, which will take place in October. Castle will look to replicate the success the Ravens had in […]

Rugby league club are fighting climate change
Elizabeth Cartwright - Jan 19, 2022

Keighley Cougars, a Rugby League Club up North are leading the fight against climate change off the pitch. They are becoming the first sports club in the world to plant a tree for every shirt the club sells during the league season. A Rugby league club are fighting climate change. The Cougars, who play in […]

Catalan Dragons head coach Laurent Frayssinous on March 28, 2013

ANALYSIS – It is official, the French Rugby League will host the 2025 Rugby League World Cup (including both men and women). They have hosted the Rugby League World Cup in 1954, 1972, 2000, and 2013. However, the last time France hosted a Rugby League World Cup as the lone host was in 1972. French […]

Rugby Canada's fly-half, Harry Jones passes the ball on July 26, 2021

The 2021 overview of Canadian rugby of both codes is mixed. There were some absolute highs with the formation of a new pro rugby league in Canada. However, there were also some low points, which were highlighted by Rugby Canada failing to qualify for the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Canadian rugby –  Rugby union Toronto […]

Toronto Wolfpack fans wear wolf costumes in Toronto, Ontario

The 2022 NARL season will start on May 21. This will be the inaugural season of the NARL. There are also exciting plans with the league beyond 2022. 2022 NARL season starts on May 21 We’ll be sharing more over the next few weeks. Let’s go 2022! #NARL #NArugbyleague — North American Rugby League […]

Farrell's Ireland
Alastair Telfer - Nov 15, 2021

Rugby works in cycles. You rise, you peak, and then you decline. Then it is followed by a rebuild and the cycle continues again. The greatest peak at a Rugby World Cup. Something Farrell’s Ireland are striving to emulate. On Saturday, Ireland arguably put together the greatest performance an Irish side has produced against the […]

The Canada Grizzlies Masters rugby league

The Canada Grizzlies are a national masters rugby league team representing Canada, according to They play in the United Kingdom this month, participating in the upcoming masters’ World Cup festival in the UK from November 14. Canada Grizzlies Masters rugby league UK tour starts Beginning their planning for the Masters festival required the Canada […]

Super League Grand Final Rugby League match ball at Old Trafford

ANALYSIS – For RFL Ottawa Aces XIII fans, it was not the best news to hear. The RFL Ottawa Aces are no more and will relocate permanently to England. RFL Ottawa Aces XIII move permanently to England Please read this important announcement from our club. — Ottawa Aces (@ottawaaces) October 22, 2021 In […]

Super League Grand Final and RFL Play-Offs
Sam Drew - Oct 7, 2021

And so we reach the final curtain: rugby league’s domestic season in the northern hemisphere comes to a close this weekend with four immense matches – the Super League Grand Final for both the men and women, plus the promotion play-offs in the Championship and League 1. The wheat has been separated from the chaff. […]

Penrith beat South Sydney and win 2021 NRL Premiership title
Sam Mackeown - Oct 5, 2021

The Penrith Panthers beat the South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-12 to win the 2021 NRL Premiership title on Sunday, in Brisbane. Penrith beat South Sydney and win 2021 NRL Premiership title In winning the 2021 Grand Final, coach Ivan Cleary and his chargers avenged the 2020 loss to the Melbourne Storm. It was a game watched […]

Super League Play-offs - Week 2 fixtures
Sam Drew - Sep 29, 2021

Last week saw the start of the Super League play-offs and the knockouts to reach the elite tier. This week, in the first and second divisions, the first- and second-placed sides enter the fray. Players, fans, and staff alike know that they are just 80 minutes away from the big one. Super League Play-offs – […]

2021 NRL Grand Final
Sam Mackeown - Sep 29, 2021

Here we are, 25 rounds, 200 matches, and 9193 points later. The 2021 NRL Grand Final: Penrith Panthers v South Sydney Rabbitohs. One of the most tumultuous seasons of NRL is down to its final weekend. The Grand Final will take place in Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium after the entire competition moved to Queensland in July. […]

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France's flanker Charles Ollivon celebrates win on November 12, 2022
Connor Dickins - Sep 29, 2021

Are ‘rugby values’ truly superior to those of other sports? Not according to Rugby analyst Robbie Owen (or Squidge Rugby, as preferably known). According to Owen, rugby often pats itself on the back for actions that “other sports can do without needing a round of applause”. Some fans may not like it, but he is […]

England's 'finishers' provide blueprint to beat the Springboks
Charlie Inglefield - Sep 29, 2021

Sir Clive Woodward is not a fan of the expression ‘Finishers’. His understandable argument is that all players should be capable of playing 80 minutes. But with all due respect to Sir Clive, England’s finishers nearly pulled off a remarkable victory over the All Blacks on Saturday. Messrs. Dave Ribbans, Mako Vunipola, Will Stuart, Freddie […]

Suspensions to Antoine DuPont/Pieter-Steph du Toit for red cards

With suspensions announced for star players Antoine DuPont and Pieter-Steph du Toit, it comes at the wrong time for World Rugby. The last fully contested weekend of the Autumn Nations Series was bereft of two superstars that are both former recipients of World Rugby men’s Player of the Year. It is bad timing, especially for […]

Russell and Townsend
Thomas Booth - Sep 29, 2021

Russell and Townsend, “Strange bedfellows?” At the time of writing this, Finn Russell is tearing it up at Murrayfield against Argentina. Admittedly, Los Pumas are depleted in numbers due to ill-discipline. Having said that, the players (Russell included) can only play against what they are presented with on the day. Darcy's at the double 🤩 […]

England can beat the All Blacks with a bit of unpredictability
Charlie Inglefield - Sep 29, 2021

England put on a much-improved performance against Japan after their limp display over the Pumas. An error-ridden Japan were poor, allowing England to rediscover their confidence ahead of this Saturday’s huge clash where they intend to beat the All Blacks. New Zealand, by contrast, was taken all the way by a brave Scottish team before […]

France Wins Bronze Medal over Rugby Canada in Auckland, New Zealand

This Saturday on the last day of the World Cup, France wins bronze medal at Eden Park. This was France’s third-straight bronze medal, and while disappointing not to appear in the Cup final, they completed a confidence-boosting win. Rugby Canada finished in fourth place [for the fourth time] and must look closely at this result. […]

RWC2023 headquarters staff under investigation by French authorities

Staff at the French Rugby RWC2023 headquarters are under investigation by authorities, with news that the France 2023 Ethics Committee was continuing its inquiry into the operation. Reuters stated that ‘Claude Atcher, the chief executive officer of the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France [organization], has been sacked after a report by the French Labour […]

USA Eagles/Portugal RWC Playoff qualification match

After two rounds of RWC playoff qualification matches completed, two out of the four sides in this knockout tournament remain; the USA Eagles and Portugal. And one last game is scheduled for  Friday, November 18. Qualification for the 2023 Rugby World Cup (RWC) is limited to 24 sides, and just one place remains in Pool […]