Leeds Rhinos’ Callum McLelland forging own path to top

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“If you ask anyone from around Pontefract and Castleford area who grew up watching Castleford or Leeds, the main aspiration was to be someone like Rob Burrow.” Leeds Rhinos Callum McLelland following in Rob Burrow’s footsteps Leeds Rhinos starlet Callum McLelland was five years old when his idol Burrow appeared in his first Super League […] READ MORE



How rugby players and staff are helping out in the Coronavirus pandemic

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Professional rugby players and staff have worked together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Sadly, the coronavirus pandemic has hurt many people in several different ways. This includes rugby players and teams that have faced uncertainty. However, there have been some players and organizations that have risen to the occasion and are stepping up. Many of […] READ MORE


Toronto Wolfpack: Top Six Road Games in Franchise History

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The Toronto Wolfpack has had numerous road games in its short history. The Wolfpack, which originated in 2016 thanks to Eric Perez and David Argyle has had a successful run on the road from 2017-20. Raheem Bashir, who has long covered Toronto for Last Word on Rugby, picks out some of the best moments in […] READ MORE


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



Paris Saint-Germain – France’s first-ever Super League team

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Paris Saint-Germain Rugby League (commonly known as Paris Saint-Germain Rugby League, and is also known as PSG Rugby League or PSG RL) was France’s first-ever Super League team. They were one of the original 12 Super League teams in 1996 who played at Stade Sébastien Charléty in Paris. It seemed the perfect place to grow […] READ MORE


Rugby League: time to look at Union for expansion tips

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With the Toronto adventure seemingly on life support, rugby league is looking another failed attempt at expansion. The 13 man code could learn a lot from rugby union. Unlike their league cohorts, rugby union has had little trouble expanding with Major League Rugby growing rapidly in the United States. The Top League in Japan doing […] READ MORE


The Toronto Wolfpack Super League status deferred

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The Toronto Wolfpack and their fans will need to wait a bit longer. Their application to return to Super League has been deferred to next month according to Sky Sports. As a result, the Wolfpack has four more weeks to convince Super League. The Toronto Wolfpack Decision Deferred to October The Wolfpack has four more […] READ MORE


The unnatural birth of Professional Rugby and its handicaps now

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Immediately upon becoming professional, Rugby Union went global. The first Professional Rugby competition was Super Rugby, now all but dead in the water. This is the story of how that came about and how the peace deal made then influences rugby’s development now. Rugby, of either code, is a story both of tribalism and exclusivity. […] READ MORE