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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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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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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 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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‘It’s really frustrating’: Catalans Dragons isolate from Super League

Catalans are watching other clubs overtake them in the Super League table as they remain in quarantine for 14 daysBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredEvery team has had it tough since the coronavirus pandemic struck. And then there is Catalans Drag…

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Hull FC dispatch Huddersfield and give Andy Last a memorable first

Huddersfield 12-31 Hull FCHull KR 18-32 St HelensHull FC marked their return to action following a series of positive Covid?19 tests with a 31-12 victory against Huddersfield to give Andy Last his first win as coach five months after his appointment.Th…

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Wigan come back to sink Castleford and stretch lead at top of Super League

Wigan 30-22 CastlefordWarriors continue fine post-lockdown formWigan continue to set the pace at the top of Super League after maintaining their impressive post-lockdown form with a hard-earned victory against Castleford. Games between these two sides …

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RFL chief says sport needs ‘good, hard look at itself’ on 125th anniversary

RFL’s Ralph Rimmer wary of need for ‘reshaping’ rugby league‘Ideally this would be the biggest summer sport in the UK’The chief executive of the Rugby Football League, Ralph Rimmer, says rugby league needs to take a “good, hard look at itself” to ensur…

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Catalans trio test positive for Covid-19 as Super League reschedules again

Catalans Dragons forced to withdraw from weekend fixturesWigan will instead play Castleford, who were on stand-bySuper League has been forced into rescheduling its fixture list at short notice for the second consecutive round, after Catalans Dragons we…

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The life of a rugby league ball: from a rubber tree in India to Super League

Steeden have been making sports gear since 1958, but how do they do it and how were they affected by the pandemic?By Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredHow does a rugby league ball end up getting from the rubber trees of India to a Super League pitch…

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Hull FC and Salford sit out weekend games due to Covid positive tests

Super League fixtures reworked to provide four fixturesHull in self-isolation amid call to switch testing to later in weekHull FC and Salford have stood down from their Super League fixtures this weekend due to a series of positive Covid-19 tests at Hu…

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Rugby league in turmoil after five Hull FC players test positive for Covid

Training sessions cancelled following resultsSalford’s players tested but results not yet received Super League has suffered a major blow just two weeks on from the competition’s resumption, after a number of Hull FC players, who played in Sunday’s fix…

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Wakefield Trinity owner backs players who collectively failed to take a knee

‘There is no way we will isolate someone for religious beliefs’Trinity linked arms and stood in unison in front of Wigan playersThe owner of a Super League club whose players collectively decided against taking a knee has denied anyone involved is raci…

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Super League roundup: St Helens thrash Leeds to keep heat on Wigan

Regan Grace masterclass drives 48-0 maulingSalford beat Hull, Wigan see off WakefieldRegan Grace scored a magnificent hat-trick to help the reigning champions, St Helens, thrash Leeds and move to within two points of Wigan at the top of the Super Leagu…