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NRL Island: Queensland resort manager reveals plan to rescue coronavirus-hit season

Resort 40km off Brisbane could house 500 players and staffAll games would be played in QueenslandManager promises thorough isolation from Covid-19It may sound like a desperate pitch for a bad reality TV show, but the NRL season may yet be saved after a…

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Leeds Rhinos chief says Challenge Cup final may move from Wembley

Change of date for showpiece means venue in doubt Super League season may have to run into 2021Super League may have to extend the season into next year to fulfil contractual obligations and the Challenge Cup final may have to move from Wembley.Many wi…

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Coronavirus crisis forcing Hull KR’s Mose Masoe to leave hospital early

Hull KR prop: ‘I’m not really ready to go home at all’Masoe is recovering from a career-ending spinal injuryHull KR’s Mose Masoe has been told he will have to leave hospital in the next 72 hours and continue his rehabilitation from a career-ending spin…

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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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Former Widnes and Great Britain centre Frank Myler dies aged 81

Myler led Widnes to glory as a player and a coach Last captain to lead Great Britain to victory on an Ashes tour The former Widnes and Great Britain centre Frank Myler, the captain of the last Ashes-winning team, has died after a long illness at the ag…

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Former Widnes and Great Britain centre Frank Myler dies aged 81

Myler led Widnes to glory as a player and a coach Last captain to lead Great Britain to victory on an Ashes tour The former Widnes and Great Britain centre Frank Myler, the captain of the last Ashes-winning team, has died after a long illness at the ag…

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NRL player pay cuts loom after staff and coaches stood down

Tiered approach to salary cuts could be appliedCoaches John Morris and Paul Green ordered to take leaveFringe NRL players are at the forefront of a predicted percentage pay cut during the season’s suspension, chief executive Todd Greenberg says. Every …

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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 clubs consider putting players on unpaid leave

Super League planning on introducing furloughingRobert Elstone: ‘Everybody is working together to find solution’Rugby league players could be placed on unpaid leave as clubs battle to survive the financial onslaught of the coronavirus.Super League and …

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Rugby league clubs consider putting players on unpaid leave

Super League planning on introducing furloughingRobert Elstone: ‘Everybody is working together to find solution’Rugby league players could be placed on unpaid leave as clubs battle to survive the financial onslaught of the coronavirus.Super League and …

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My favourite game: Wigan-Hull, Challenge Cup final 1985 | Paul Wilson

Wigan won the final but all of rugby won the day in an unforgettable match featuring two legendary KangaroosBack when the earth was young the rugby league season would be played out on an assortment of northern mud heaps in winter before the Challenge …

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Australian sport braces for widespread cuts as financial crisis hits

AFL staff cut by 80%; players offer to take 50% pay cutA-League players out of contract at end of MayThe huge financial cost of the coronavirus outbreak is being felt in the major football codes as Australian sport braces itself to feel the full impact…

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NRL strives to push on with season as it closes offices due to Covid-19

Hundreds of staff forced to take annual leaveCost-cutting measure to remain in place until 1 MayThe NRL has announced it will close its offices from Tuesday until at least 1 May, forcing hundreds of staff across all departments to take annual leave.In …

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NRL strives to push on with season as it closes offices due to Covid-19

Hundreds of staff forced to take annual leaveCost-cutting measure to remain in place until 1 MayThe NRL has announced it will close its offices from Tuesday until at least 1 May, forcing hundreds of staff across all departments to take annual leave.In …

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Coronavirus leaves Super League facing 13-team season next year

Relegation would be unfair this year, says Wakefield chief‘We’ve got to be open-minded with everything’Coronavirus latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageSuper League may have to consider the possibility of running a 13-team league in 2021, w…

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Coronavirus leaves Super League facing 13-team season next year

Relegation would be unfair this year, says Wakefield chief‘We’ve got to be open-minded with everything’Coronavirus latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageSuper League may have to consider the possibility of running a 13-team league in 2021, w…

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Coronavirus leaves Super League facing 13-team season next year

Relegation would be unfair this year, says Wakefield chief‘We’ve got to be open-minded with everything’Coronavirus latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageSuper League may have to consider the possibility of running a 13-team league in 2021, w…

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AFL suspends season and cancels AFLW amid coronavirus crisis

All matches called off until 31 MayAFLW season ends without a premiership awardedNRL and A-League under pressure to followFollow the latest coronavirus updates hereThe 2020 AFL season has been postponed after just one round and the AFLW competition can…

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Toilet roll keepie-uppies: sports stars’ coronavirus lockdown challenge – video

With the sporting calendar on hold during the coronavirus pandemic, football stars around the world are challenging each other to perform tricks with loo roll as part of the #stayathomechallenge to encourage fans to practise social distancing Continue …

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RFL admits clubs are under threat after suspending season over coronavirus

Rugby league suspended until 3 April at earliest‘I don’t think we can deny there is a threat to many clubs’The Rugby Football League’s chief executive, Ralph Rimmer, has conceded the future of many clubs could be under threat after it was unanimously a…