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Wigan Warriors urge Shaun Edwards to ‘clarify his intentions’

• Super League club want former player as new head coach• Edwards denied he has signed contract with WiganWigan Warriors say they are aiming to speak with Shaun Edwards as a matter of urgency following comments made by the 52-year-old over the weekend …

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Castleford return to winning ways with narrow victory over Salford

• Tigers edge Salford 24-20 at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle• Cas go level with Warrington in second spotCastleford returned to winning ways as they came through a stern examination to edge Salford 24-20 at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.The Tigers suffered their fir…

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London Broncos produce late turnaround to deepen gloom for Leeds

• Leeds 16-18 London Broncos• Last-gasp tries from Fozard and Lovell stun lowly RhinosIt is still surely too early to suggest that both Leeds and Wigan are in any sort of relegation battle this season, but in the Rhinos’ case in particular, it is becom…

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Broncos set ‘benchmark for effort’ despite defeat in NRL opener

Melbourne Storm 22-12 Brisbane BroncosAnthony Seibold happy with debut outing in chargeWhile they fell short on the NRL scoreboard Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold said his team’s performance in their opening round loss to Melbourne was a “benchmark for …

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Wakefield switch sights to glory after fighting off threat of ruin

Six years after almost going bust one of Super League’s most competitive sides sense this could be their year for a trophyWidnes’s financial crisis serves as a stark reminder that money troubles are never far away in rugby league. But for a lesson in h…

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Jake Mamo leads Warrington fightback to end Castleford’s unbeaten run

• Warrington 24-10 Castleford• Warrington level with Castleford in the tableThis always felt like a night when we would learn plenty about the title credentials of both Warrington and Castleford and, in the end, that was exactly what we got. For the Wo…

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Shock and awe as wounded Wigan sent packing by London Broncos

Champions are still on zero points and the pressure is building after surprise defeat at the Super League relegation favouritesBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredLosing to Sydney Roosters is one thing. Going down to relegation favourites London Br…

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Shock and awe as wounded Wigan sent packing by London Broncos

Champions are still on zero points and the pressure is building after surprise defeat at the Super League relegation favouritesBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredLosing to Sydney Roosters is one thing. Going down to relegation favourites London Br…

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From Barba and Bolton to Moga and May: a timeline of the NRL’s off-season of shame

The arrest and charging of Penrith’s Tyrone May is just the latest in a long list of incidents that have damaged the NRL’s reputation4 September – Pictures are published of Canterbury players dancing nude during their Mad Monday celebrations. The club …

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Great Britain to go back on the road with 2019 southern hemisphere tour

• RFL announces details of first recognised Tests since 2007 • Lions will face New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and TongaThe opponents for Great Britain’s first rugby league tour for more than a decade have been revealed by the Rugby Football League – wit…

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Vikings repay support with interest and give Widnesians reason to hope | Aaron Bower

Two days after they were saved from administration, Widnes gave their biggest crowd for years something to cheer about with a dominant victory over FeatherstoneSport can do strange things to many people. It can divide us, it can unite us, and it can re…

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Million Pound Game hero Sammut ready for capital return with Wigan

After a whirlwind six months the Malta international will return to a hero’s reception at London Broncos, who he guided to promotion before leaving for family reasonsTo suggest there will be mixed emotions for Jarrod Sammut this weekend is somewhat of …

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James Roby key as unbeaten St Helens go top of the table with win over Salford

• Salford 4-26 St Helens• Roby scores twice as injuries pile up for Red DevilsThere was a time not so long ago when St Helens fans wondered how they would cope without their iconic hooker, Keiron Cunningham, when he retired in 2010. Such was his impact…

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ARLC rules for ‘no-fault’ standing down of players charged with serious offences

Jack de Belin will not play until his court case is settledClubs will be able to apply for salary cap reliefJack de Belin will miss the start of the NRL season after the Australian Rugby League Commission unanimously agreed to implement a “no-fault” st…

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NRL star Jack de Belin to miss Charity Shield ‘in the interest of player welfare’

Dragons decide to pull player from game in MudgeeDecision on standing him down to be made this weekJack de Belin will miss this year’s Charity Shield after his club, St George Illawarra, decided to not to include him in the squad “in the interest of pl…

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NRL star Jack de Belin to miss Charity Shield ‘in the interest of player welfare’

Dragons decide to pull player from game in MudgeeDecision on standing him down to be made this weekJack de Belin will miss this year’s Charity Shield after his club, St George Illawarra, decided to not to include him in the squad “in the interest of pl…

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NRL star Dylan Walker allegedly ‘yanked’ fiancee’s pontytail in row over PlayStation

Court hears Manly player was ‘really pissed off’ when Alexandra Ivkovic interrupted his gameNRL star Dylan Walker had a fight with his fiancee about a PlayStation before yanking her ponytail, causing her to fall onto a concrete driveway while holding a…

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NRL star Dylan Walker allegedly ‘yanked’ fiancee’s pontytail in row over PlayStation

Court hears Manly player was ‘really pissed off’ when Alexandra Ivkovic interrupted his gameNRL star Dylan Walker had a fight with his fiancee about a PlayStation before yanking her ponytail, causing her to fall onto a concrete driveway while holding a…

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For moral and reputational reasons, the NRL must act on player behaviour | Nick Tedeschi

A policy change to stand down players charged with serious crimes against women has been far too long in the makingIt is hard to imagine any sport enduring an off season where so much damage has been done. In the build-up to the 2019 NRL campaign, that…

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For moral and reputational reasons, the NRL must act on player behaviour | Nick Tedeschi

A policy change to stand down players charged with serious crimes against women has been far too long in the makingIt is hard to imagine any sport enduring an off season where so much damage has been done. In the build-up to the 2019 NRL campaign, that…