Toronto Wolfpack will not return to Super League in 2021

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The Toronto Wolfpack bid to be readmitted back into Super League has been rejected. They were not able to get the votes needed to stay in Super League for next season. Only four votes went in the favour of the Wolfpack franchise. These were the RFL (Rugby Football League), St. Helens, Leeds Rhinos, and the […] READ MORE


The Golden Point: Rugby League around the Globe – the Playoff Picture

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Around the globe, the world of Rugby League is preparing for the run-up to various championships; from the United Kingdom to Australia. In the global context, the North American landscape is currently in-between their ‘road to the Grand Finals’ with both of the conference teams readying for 2018 USARL playoffs in early August. ‘The Golden Point’ […] READ MORE


UK Rugby League Season: World Club Challenge review

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Leeds Rhinos flew the flag for UK Rugby League and the Betfred Super League competition in Melbourne, Australia late last month. The World Club Challenge is used as both a barometer of the ‘North v South’ argument over league supremacy. As well as being a good warm-up for the NRL Premiership. Altogether, it was a win-win […] READ MORE


UK Rugby League Season – Week Two: Key Matches and Results

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The stand out fixture back in Week Two of UK Rugby League would possibly be a candidate for ‘stand out fixture of the entire season’. The Wigan Warriors v Hull FC fixture was ground breaking as it was the first ever Super League game to be played outside of Europe. Wigan gave up home advantage, with the innovative […] READ MORE


UK Rugby League Season – Week One: Key Matches and Results

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At the beginning of February, the action got underway in the 2018 UK Rugby League season. After lots of goings-on off the field, at last the players can take centre stage and wet the appetite for another great season ahead. Last Word on Rugby UK-based rugby league reporter Mike Whitby begins his season long coverage, with […] READ MORE


Rugby League making an Impact in US/Canada Sports Market

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Rugby League is 123 years young and is potentially on the verge of a new age. League is commonly thought of as the poor relation to the more internationally recognisable, marketable and media savvy product Rugby Union. Born from the sport fracturing in the years after William Webb Ellis first ‘picked up the ball’ and […] READ MORE