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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…

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St Helens and Hull FC to allow rainbow flag protests over Israel Folau

Hull FC 18-32 St HelensJonny Lomax orchestrates Saints’ five-try winTwo of Super League’s biggest clubs have confirmed they have no objection to supporters bringing rainbow flags to their fixtures against Israel Folau’s Catalans Dragons: including the …

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St Helens and Hull FC to allow rainbow flag protests over Israel Folau

Hull FC 18-32 St HelensJonny Lomax orchestrates Saints’ five-try winTwo of Super League’s biggest clubs have confirmed they have no objection to supporters bringing rainbow flags to their fixtures against Israel Folau’s Catalans Dragons: including the …

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Israel Folau marks debut with try in Catalans Dragons’ win over Castleford

• Catalans Dragons 36-18 Castleford• Folau scores six minutes into first Super League gameIsrael Folau made a winning debut for Catalans Dragons, scoring a try with his first touch of the game as his new side secured their first win of the season. The …

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Israel Folau marks debut with try in Catalans Dragons’ win over Castleford

• Catalans Dragons 36-18 Castleford• Folau scores six minutes into first Super League gameIsrael Folau made a winning debut for Catalans Dragons, scoring a try with his first touch of the game as his new side secured their first win of the season. The …

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Israel Folau debut gives rugby league the spotlight it craves, but at a cost | Aaron Bower

A sport long afflicted by a crisis of confidence has been wrestling with its conscience since the Australian’s arrival – his Catalans debut is set to prolong the controversyHow does a sport get everything it has ever wanted without courting some contro…

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Artful French tames Wolfpack as Wigan extend Toronto’s miserable run

• Wigan Warriors 32-10 Toronto Wolfpack• Bevan French inspires victory over injury-hit CanadiansToronto’s winless start to their first season in Super League continued – as did their growing injury crisis – after a Bevan French-inspired Wigan inflicted…

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Artful French tames Wolfpack as Wigan extend Toronto’s miserable run

• Wigan Warriors 32-10 Toronto Wolfpack• Bevan French inspires victory over injury-hit CanadiansToronto’s winless start to their first season in Super League continued – as did their growing injury crisis – after a Bevan French-inspired Wigan inflicted…

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Israel Folau to make Super League debut for Catalans against Castleford

Folau has not played rugby league for nearly 10 yearsSigning for Catalans has proved hugely controversialIsrael Folau will make his Super League debut on Saturday after his controversial signing for Catalans Dragons. Related: Israel Folau: shock and ou…

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Warrington outplay scoreless St Helens to put pressure on Kristian Woolf

• Warrington 19-0 St Helens• First defeat without a point for champions since 2016One win from the opening two games of a Super League season is nothing ordinarily worth shouting about. But when the calibre of opposition and the circumstances Warringto…

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Catalans chairman snubs Super League meeting to discuss Israel Folau

• Bernard Guasch fails to show for crunch meeting in Salford • Folau in contention for Catalans debut at Wakefield on SundayThe Catalans Dragons chairman, Bernard Guasch, was conspicuous by his absence at a meeting of Super League clubs in Salford, whe…

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Israel Folau ‘grateful’ for chance but Super League clubs unhappy

• Folau’s signing at the top of agenda as clubs meet on Wednesday • ‘I’ve missed that team camaraderie and team environment’Israel Folau has admitted he is grateful for the opportunity to resurrect his rugby career with Catalans Dragons as Super League…

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Wigan’s Gabriel Hamlin banned for two years after positive cocaine test

• Australian prop failed test in February 2019• Ukad halved possible four-year ban for 23-year-oldThe former Wigan prop Gabriel Hamlin has been given a two-year ban after testing positive for cocaine.The 23-year-old former South Sydney forward was susp…

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Sonny Bill Williams’s return ends in defeat as Castleford beat Toronto

• Toronto 10 Castleford 28• Williams plays 54 minutes in first game since 2014Sonny Bill Williams’s first game of rugby league for 1,956 days was, in many ways, symptomatic of his new side Toronto Wolfpack’s overall performance as their Super League de…

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Toronto and Williams arrive in RFL on a mission to stay the distance | Aaron Bower

With the former All Black Sonny Bill Williams on board the Wolfpack are viewing this as just the startLate April, 2016. A handful of reporters are crammed into a small room at the University of Leeds to learn more about what many people have deemed the…

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Super League clubs endorse legal action warning to Catalans over Folau signing

• Clubs fear sponsorship losses after controversial player’s arrival• Up to seven clubs have supported letter sent to French clubSeveral Super League teams have backed a letter from one club owner to Catalans Dragons warning them of potential legal act…

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Wigan make Warrington pay after Chris Hill’s red card in Super League opener

• Wigan 16-10 Warrington• Wolves captain sent off for high tackle on Sam PowellIt was never likely to be dull, was it? Following an off-season that has produced high-profile arrivals, Royal involvement with the Rugby League World Cup and the Israel Fol…

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Super League breaks new boundaries but Folau signing crosses a line | Aaron Bower

Catalans Dragons’ crassness takes the shine off the launch of the new seasonThings rarely stand still in rugby league for too long. Super League began amid a blaze of glory in Paris in March 1996 and, on Thursday, the 25th edition of the competition wi…

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Super League breaks new boundaries but Folau signing crosses a line | Aaron Bower

Catalans Dragons’ crassness takes the shine off the launch of the new seasonThings rarely stand still in rugby league for too long. Super League began amid a blaze of glory in Paris in March 1996 and, on Thursday, the 25th edition of the competition wi…