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John Terry lined up to help England’s Rugby League World Cup preparations

Shaun Wane to tap into ‘really smart’ former Chelsea captain‘He’s got a real understanding – he loves the game’John Terry will play a surprising role in England’s plans for this autumn’s Rugby League World Cup, after the head coach, Shaun Wane, reveale…

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Kevin Sinfield hopes marathon fundraising efforts can help find MND cure

Former England captain runs seven marathons in seven daysSinfield raises £1.2m in support of former teammate Rob Burrow The former Leeds Rhinos and England rugby league captain, Kevin Sinfield, is hopeful his fundraising efforts to support his former t…

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Expect a fan-friendly experience at next year’s Rugby League World Cup

The three tournaments – the men’s, women’s and wheelchair events – have been scheduled to suit supporters’ schedulesBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredWith six of next season’s Premier League stadiums hosting games, no one can accuse Rugby League …

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Days 500, games zero: England devise new battle plan for RL World Cup | Aaron Bower

With no Ashes to hone England for next year’s World Cup, training camps will become more important than ever for Shaun Wane’s squadThe prospect of an England side spending the 500 days leading up to a home World Cup without a single game is certainly u…

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Days 500, games zero: England devise new battle plan for RL World Cup | Aaron Bower

With no Ashes to hone England for next year’s World Cup, training camps will become more important than ever for Shaun Wane’s squadThe prospect of an England side spending the 500 days leading up to a home World Cup without a single game is certainly u…

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Revived Ashes series in England cancelled ‘with great reluctance’

Australia due for three-Test tour in October and NovemberSeries last played in 2003 may be rescheduled for 2022 England’s three-match Ashes series against Australia in October and November has been cancelled “with great reluctance and disappointment”.T…

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Key workers to be given 20,021 free tickets to Rugby League World Cup

Frontline staff will be thanked for their dedication during the coronavirus pandemic at the tournament in England next yearBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredThe decision to move the Olympics and the European Championship to 2021 could have Jon Du…

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What next for the Super League, Challenge Cup and England fixtures?

The coronavirus pandemic could lead to a complete reboot of how rugby league is organised – starting next yearBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredWhen the time comes that rugby league can shape a fixture list for the rest of 2020, they will have to…

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Rugby league’s new eligibility rules affect England and the Man of Steel

The ‘very patriotic’ England boss Shaun Wane has picked his first squad and it is not good news for Jackson HastingsBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredIf new England coach Shaun Wane gets to meet his squad for the first time next Monday at Old Tra…

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Wigan’s Zak Hardaker puts bad times in the past and targets World Cup role

Full-back is rejuvenated at Wigan after ban and arrest had put career in doubt having found happiness away from rugbyAnyone who has seen Zak Hardaker perform during the opening month of the new Super League season will know there is a swagger to his ga…

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Shaun Wane is appointed as new England rugby league head coach

• Former Wigan coach Wane succeeds Wayne Bennett• RFL rugby director Kevin Sinfield resigns from postThe former England captain Kevin Sinfield has quit the Rugby Football League following the appointment of Shaun Wane as the new head coach.Wane, the 55…

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Natalie Harrowell, England rugby league international, dies aged 29

Featherstone Rovers forward won Woman of Steel 2019Tributes come from clubs and RFL chief executiveThe Featherstone Rovers Ladies and England international rugby league forward Natalie Harrowell has died, aged 29.Harrowell won three caps for her countr…

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Rugby league has become competitive – but only in the southern hemisphere

While the rise of Samoa, Fiji and Papua New Guinea is brilliant, the wealthiest investors are in Europe and North AmericaBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets Required“You all need to have a good look at what’s happened with the international game over the l…

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Wayne Bennett has failed as Great Britain Lions coach

Three straight defeats in New Zealand is bad enough, but Bennett has not even grasped what make the Lions specialBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredThere is no shame in losing to the Kiwis in New Zealand. It has happened to the last 11 British int…

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Wayne Bennett has failed as Great Britain Lions coach

Three straight defeats in New Zealand is bad enough, but Bennett has not even grasped what make the Lions specialBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredThere is no shame in losing to the Kiwis in New Zealand. It has happened to the last 11 British int…

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Great Britain’s tour reaches new lows with heavy loss to New Zealand

Kiwis win 23-8 to keep Lions winless on South Pacific tourHooker Josh Hodgson scores GB’s only try of the matchWe are expanding our coverage of New Zealand. Please help us by supporting our independent journalismThere can no longer be any reasonable ar…

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Kiwis hold on for dramatic victory against Great Britain

New Zealand 12-8 Great BritainLions suffer their second defeat in a row in southern hemisphere tourGreat Britain’s tour to the southern hemisphere has gone from bad to worse, going down 12-8 to New Zealand in a scrappy encounter at Eden Park for their …

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Ultimate warrior Sam Burgess retires as one of England’s best rugby league exports | Nick Tedeschi

The Rabbitohs forward was fearless in everything he did on the field, an enforcer from what seems like a bygone eraIt was a true testament to Sam Burgess’ authenticity that he remained as popular and respected in the game amongst both players and fans …

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Japan and New Zealand have higher goals after showcase weekend | Robert Kitson

Hosts and World Cup favourites eye semi-final spots while England and Wales also have their tails up for the quarter-finalsFor many years one of the staples of family entertainment on television was the art of plate spinning. The most impressive exampl…

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Jodie Cunningham: ‘Rugby league has made my life better a million times’

The St Helens and England full-back on the future of women’s rugby league, the 2021 World Cup and the art of punditryBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredJodie Cunningham is rather busy. As well as playing full-back for St Helens and England, the 27…