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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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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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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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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…

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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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Super League shutdown looms after Toronto coronavirus fears

• Four players experience symptoms of virus• Clubs meet on Monday to discuss way aheadSuper League newcomers Toronto Wolfpack have suspended training and stood down their entire UK-based staff after four players experienced symptoms of coronavirus.The …

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Castleford cast off ‘eerie feeling’ to defeat St Helens

Castleford 28-14 St HelensFans critical of decision to play during coronavirus outbreakFor 80 minutes at least everything felt normal. The roar when Derrell Olpherts scored a sensational one-handed try was what one would expect in this part of the worl…

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Wakefield CEO fears ‘astronomical’ impact upon some rugby league clubs

Michael Carter says of coronavirus effects: ‘I dread to think what going behind closed doors might do for the sport’As the rest of the sporting world shuts down, rugby league is – for now at least – still open for business. Yet it seems inevitable that…

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Wakefield CEO fears ‘astronomical’ impact upon some rugby league clubs

Michael Carter says of coronavirus effects: ‘I dread to think what going behind closed doors might do for the sport’As the rest of the sporting world shuts down, rugby league is – for now at least – still open for business. Yet it seems inevitable that…

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RFL insists fixtures go ahead despite Leeds pulling out of Catalans game

Leeds halt travel after player shows coronavirus symptomsRFL has made no commitments beyond this weekendSuper League is considering approaching Sky Sports with a proposal to show all their games live after cancellations due to coronavirus having create…

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Jackson Hastings fires Wigan back to the top despite Hull KR resistance

Wigan 30-16 Hull KRWigan show they are the team to beat under Adrian LamWigan returned to the top of Super League and underlined their early-season position as the team to beat, although they were given a stern test by an injury-hit, resilient Hull KR …

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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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Israel Folau impresses as Catalans Dragons fight back to shock Hull FC

Hull FC 29-34 Catalans DragonsJames Maloney’s late try completes comebackFor all the hype and expectation surrounding Israel Folau before his first game in England as a Catalans Dragons player it was another marquee name wearing blood and gold who stol…

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Hull FC proud to fly the rainbow flag as Israel Folau comes to town

Club stay focused on game rather than first Super League appearance in England for Catalans’ controversial AustralianThe rainbow flags will be flying with pride outside the Kcom Stadium on Sunday to welcome Israel Folau for his first rugby league game …

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Sydney Roosters are World Club champions after Manu mauls St Helens

• St Helens 12-20 Sydney Roosters• Joseph Manu takes game away from hosts in second halfSydney Roosters will wake up on Sunday morning and know they were in a battle with the Super League champions, St Helens; but in the end this was a familiar outcome…

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Budget cuts for second-tier clubs are worrying – for rugby union and league

The RFU’s decision to slash funding for Championship clubs sets a worrying precedent for rugby leagueBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredThe RFU’s decision to slash funding for teams in the Championship – the second tier of English rugby union – wi…