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‘A can of worms’: questions over plan for Covid vaccine priority for NRL players

NRL supremo to ask government if players can jump the queue as health expert questions the ‘ethical or economic case’ for prioritising playersState-by-state restrictions and lockdown rules explainedNSW Covid hotspots; Queensland Covid hotspotsPfizer Co…

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NRL investigates Corey Norman over alleged Sydney street brawl

Norman and Segeyaro claim racial abuse sparked Cronulla fightDragons cooperating with NRL to seek facts around incidentSt George Illawarra star Corey Norman is being investigated by the NRL’s integrity unit over a street brawl in Cronulla he claims was…

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Covid forces Super League to shrink fixtures and switch Magic Weekend

Fewer games and delayed start to rugby league seasonMagic Weekend and traditional Easter derbies pushed backThe 2021 Super League season will operate with a reduced schedule while the Magic Weekend and traditional Easter derbies are set to be pushed ba…

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Missing rugby league? Fret not. Games in France are streaming for free

If you can’t wait for the return of Super League or the NRL, do yourself a favour and check out the Elite division in FranceBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredSuper League has been delayed until at least late March and the NRL is not kicking off u…

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Jamie Peacock: ‘Success would be if one person changed their mindset’

The former rugby league great has launched a mental health campaign aiming to help people cope with life in lockdown“Finding your purpose after retiring can be difficult,” says Jamie Peacock. The transition out of playing at the highest level is often …

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Sports quiz of the week: Liverpool v Man Utd, Lucas Piazon and Andy Murray

Who scored? Who misbehaved? Who is lending a hand?Ole Gunnar Solskjær takes his Manchester United team to Anfield on Sunday. Who has scored a hat-trick for Liverpool while playing against a team managed by Solskjær?Mo Salah Dirk Kuyt Luis Suárez Fernan…

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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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Leeds’ Stevie Ward ‘haunted’ by future as concussion forces retirement at 27

Ward suffers daily symptoms after two concussions last year ‘I will now try to shine a light on the darker side of the game’Stevie Ward says he is “haunted” about what his long-term health may look like after announcing his retirement at the age of 27 …

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21 for 2021: the unmissable sporting events over the next 12 months

The rearranged Tokyo Olympics and Euro 2020 feature in a crowded calendar capped off by the AshesGiven the 2020 Six Nations concluded on 31 October it is going to feel somewhat bewildering for players, staff and spectators alike when the tournament get…

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21 for 2021: the unmissable sporting events over the next 12 months

The rearranged Tokyo Olympics and Euro 2020 feature in a crowded calendar capped off by the AshesGiven the 2020 Six Nations concluded on 31 October it is going to feel somewhat bewildering for players, staff and spectators alike when the tournament get…

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Rugby league players planning dementia case face battle, lawyer warns

Lawyer Richard Cramer says: ‘There is no clearcut favourite’Significant payouts ‘could be final straw’ financially for the sportA sports lawyer has warned of the “significant hurdles” a group of former rugby league players will need to overcome to moun…

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Kevin Sinfield: ‘To see Rob on the finishing line made it so special’

Former Leeds captain on his seven marathons in seven days and watching friend and ex-teammate Rob Burrow cope with MND‘Throughout all the runs, at different stages, I’d be welling up and choking up,” Kevin Sinfield says when he remembers running seven …

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NRL star Jarryd Hayne set to face retrial on rape charges after jury failed to reach verdict

Jury of eight men and four women was discharged on 7 December after first trial ended in a hung jury Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne, who is accused of attacking a woman in her bedroom, will face a retrial in Sydney on rape charges.Prosecutor Brian Costel…

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Leigh Centurions to replace Toronto Wolfpack in Super League 2021

Selection panel makes choice from six candidatesToronto pulled out of 2020 season due to Covid-19 pandemicLeigh Centurions will play in Super League in 2021 after a selection panel unanimously chose the Lancashire club to replace Toronto Wolfpack in ru…

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Leigh Centurions to replace Toronto Wolfpack in Super League 2021

Selection panel makes choice from six candidatesToronto pulled out of 2020 season due to Covid-19 pandemicLeigh Centurions will play in Super League in 2021 after a selection panel unanimously chose the Lancashire club to replace Toronto Wolfpack in ru…

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NRL set for two-point field goals as raft of rule changes confirmed for 2021

ARLC hopes tweaks will lead to greater entertainment‘Got to give the customer what they want,’ says Peter V’landysA two-point field goal for successful shots beyond 40m will be introduced in the next NRL season as one of multiple rule changes endorsed …

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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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Ryles revels in England role before Autumn Nations final with France

Skills coach utilising experience at Melbourne Storm‘Crossover between rugby union and league increasing’England are meant to be preparing for a rugby union final against France but rarely has rugby league featured more prominently in the pre-match Twi…

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Grand Final like no other is only part of Super League’s dramatic 2020 story

St Helens’s title win was a great spectacle, but this season’s real legacy might be securing the sport’s long-term futureThe final few seconds of the Super League Grand Final will for ever stand as one of the most memorable moments in rugby league hist…

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Welsby’s dramatic late try sinks Wigan and snatches Grand Final for St Helens

Wigan 4-8 St HelensLast-gasp Welsby try sees St Helens retain Super League titleSport possesses the most magnificent ability to transport us away from all of our worries and problems like nothing else and never have we been more thankful for that than …