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Maroons looking for new State of Origin coach with Kevin Walters set for Broncos

Walters reportedly signs two-year deal with BrisbaneQueensland left without coach for November seriesQueensland will need to find a new coach for this year’s State of Origin campaign, with Kevin Walters’ appointment at NRL club Brisbane imminent.The 52…

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Maroons looking for new State of Origin coach with Kevin Walters set for Broncos

Walters reportedly signs two-year deal with BrisbaneQueensland left without coach for November seriesQueensland will need to find a new coach for this year’s State of Origin campaign, with Kevin Walters’ appointment at NRL club Brisbane imminent.The 52…

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St Helens crush Wigan after Adrian Lam fields youngsters to keep cup side sharp

Wigan 0-42 St HelensWigan suffer derby humiliation with frontline players restedWigan’s youngsters were no match for St Helens, who leapfrogged their great rivals at the top of the table after taking full advantage of a much-changed Warriors side with …

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NRL set for bunker changes next season after successful final-round trial

Significant results gleaned from two weekend gamesLeague will meet in off-season to make decisionThe NRL could implement a new bunker policy as soon as next year after they declared their final-round experiment a success.Under protocols trialled in two…

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Predictable NRL season moves into finals where anything can happen | Maria Recouvreur

With the home-and-away season now completed, we assess the chances of the eight finalistsThe 2020 NRL top eight was locked in a few weeks ago but following the weekend’s regular-season ending round, the final positions of those clubs who still harbour …

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Leeds Rhinos outclass Hull KR but win is marred by Harry Newman’s broken leg

Hull KR 16-41 Leeds RhinosLeeds’ Harry Newman suffers double leg breakLeeds Rhinos are quietly building towards the business end of the Super League season, but as is fast becoming the case in this ultra-demanding, congested campaign, wins like these a…

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Sport by sport: what new lockdown regulations will mean in UK

An extended period without spectators will leave many sports clubs and governing bodies facing an uncertain futureRugby union remains among the most vulnerable major sports if the pandemic continues to prevent spectators from attending major games. The…

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UK government ready to rescue up to eight sports facing financial black hole

Bailout needed because of delay to return of fansMatchday revenue crucial to survival of clubsSport has been warned the pause in the return of crowds, which was announced by the government on Tuesday, could last throughout winter – and even until the s…

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Warrington edge out St Helens in Challenge Cup thriller

Quarter-final: Warrington 20-18 St HelensJosh Charnley double puts Wolves into semi-finalsWarrington kept their hopes of retaining the Challenge Cup alive after eliminating the Super League champions, St Helens, in a high-quality quarter-final. They al…

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Celebrating 40 years of professional rugby league in London

London Broncos are not nearly as popular as Fulham were in 1980 but their longevity should be applaudedBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredLondon Broncos are celebrating their 40th birthday this week, making them old enough for a mid-life crisis. I…

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Celebrating 40 years of professional rugby league in London

London Broncos are not nearly as popular as Fulham were in 1980 but their longevity should be applaudedBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredLondon Broncos are celebrating their 40th birthday this week, making them old enough for a mid-life crisis. I…

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Celebrating 40 years of professional rugby league in London

London Broncos are not nearly as popular as Fulham were in 1980 but their longevity should be applaudedBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredLondon Broncos are celebrating their 40th birthday this week, making them old enough for a mid-life crisis. I…

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Hull sink Castleford to progress but schedule takes its toll on players

Castleford 16-29 Hull FCBoth coaches speak out on impact of volume of matchesHull FC recorded their second victory in four days to set up a Challenge Cup quarter-final with Wigan Warriors, after eliminating Castleford in a game which served as a remind…

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Hull FC hang on for victory against Wakefield but play-offs look out of reach

Hull FC 26-23 Wakefield TrinityHull survive Wakefield fightback despite being a man downHull FC kept their slim hopes of a place in Super League’s play-off places alive by holding off a late fightback from a Wakefield side returning from an extended la…

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Super League points system switch lifts Catalans to top of table

Win percentage will be used to counter postponed gamesFinal top four must have played at least 15 matchesSuper League has radically changed the way this season’s final league table will be determined, moving to a win percentage system for the first tim…

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Super League points system switch lifts Catalans to top of table

Win percentage will be used to counter postponed gamesFinal top four must have played at least 15 matchesSuper League has radically changed the way this season’s final league table will be determined, moving to a win percentage system for the first tim…

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Super League points system switch lifts Catalans to top of table

Win percentage will be used to counter postponed gamesFinal top four must have played at least 15 matchesSuper League has radically changed the way this season’s final league table will be determined, moving to a win percentage system for the first tim…

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Greg Minikin’s hat-trick for basement side Hull KR stuns leaders Wigan

Hull KR 34 Wigan 18First Super League win for Hull KR since JanuaryGiven the gradual improvement in Hull Kingston Rovers’ performances post?lockdown, perhaps this had been coming. No side has had a tougher resumption to Super League than them, with gam…

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Andrew Abdo handed full-time NRL CEO role after impressing during Covid shutdown

South African had been in role on interim basis‘No better person’ to lead rugby league into futureAndrew Abdo will be the NRL’s chief executive on a full-time basis, after acting in an interim capacity since April. Abdo had been favourite for the role …

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Andrew Abdo handed full-time NRL CEO role after impressing during Covid shutdown

South African had been in role on interim basis‘No better person’ to lead rugby league into futureAndrew Abdo will be the NRL’s chief executive on a full-time basis, after acting in an interim capacity since April. Abdo had been favourite for the role …