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Rob Burrow: ‘I’ve had such a wonderful life. I want to make the most of the time I have left’

The Leeds Rhinos stalwart and his wife Lindsey look back at his storied career and share their heartfelt journey since he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease Rob Burrow can no longer talk and yet, on a rainy bank holiday evening at home in Pontefr…

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RFL accused of ‘empty gestures’ after Tony Clubb ban for racist abuse

Wigan player was given minimum sanction for offence‘The RFL have let us down … it makes a mockery of it’The Rugby Football League have been accused of making “empty gestures” and lacking common sense in their attempts to tackle racism by the only black…

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Tony Williams loses contract with US club over comments backing former NRL teammate Jarryd Hayne

Williams targeted Hayne’s victim on Instagram, questioning the woman’s truthfulness and the justice systemFormer NRL player Tony Williams has been sacked by a US rugby league team for comments he made in support of his former teammate Jarryd Hayne afte…

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Jarryd Hayne sentenced to five years and nine months in prison for rape of a woman in 2018

Former NRL player to spend at least three years and eight months in jail following conviction in MarchTwo-time NRL player of the year Jarryd Hayne will spend at least three years and eight months in prison for the rape of a woman in 2018. Hayne on Thur…

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Jarryd Hayne sentenced to five years and nine months in prison for rape of a woman in 2018

Former NRL player to spend at least three years and eight months in jail following conviction in MarchTwo-time NRL player of the year Jarryd Hayne will spend at least three years and eight months in prison for the rape of a woman in 2018. Hayne on Thur…

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Wigan’s Tony Clubb handed eight-game ban for racial abuse of Andre Savelio

Forward handed minimum suspension by RFLTribunal: ‘We do not find that he is a racist’The Wigan forward Tony Clubb has been suspended for eight games by the Rugby Football League after being found guilty of racially abusing Hull’s Andre Savelio, but an…

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Timana Tahu: ‘There’s no such thing as a safer tackle. All we can do is try to lower the risk’ | Emma Kemp

The dual-code rugby star suffered a serious concussion 20 years ago and is now at the forefront of research into tackling techniques It was in a City-Country rugby league game in 2001 that Timana Tahu had a light-bulb moment. Or perhaps, more accuratel…

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Wigan’s Tony Clubb charged with using racist language in Super League game

RFL charges prop over incident with Hull’s Andre SavelioClubb will answer charge at independent tribunal on TuesdayThe Wigan Warriors prop Tony Clubb has been charged with using racist language by the Rugby Football League (RFL). Clubb was suspended by…

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Wigan suspend Tony Clubb pending outcome of racism investigation

Clubb accused of racially abusing Hull’s Andre Savelio ‘We take the accusations very seriously,’ insist WiganWigan have suspended the prop forward Tony Clubb pending the outcome of an investigation into alleged racism.The Hull second-rower Andre Saveli…

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Wigan’s narrow win over Hull marred by racism allegation

Tony Clubb placed on report over alleged racist remarkZak Hardaker kicks crucial penalty in 16-14 victoryThe Wigan coach, Adrian Lam, has promised the club will address any allegations of racism “head on” after one of his players, Tony Clubb, was place…

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Wigan’s narrow win over Hull marred by racism allegation

Tony Clubb placed on report over alleged racist remarkZak Hardaker kicks crucial penalty in 16-14 victoryThe Wigan coach, Adrian Lam, has promised the club will address any allegations of racism “head on” after one of his players, Tony Clubb, was place…

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Wigan’s narrow win over Hull marred by racism allegation

Tony Clubb placed on report over alleged racist remarkZak Hardaker kicks crucial penalty in 16-14 victoryThe Wigan coach, Adrian Lam, has promised the club will address any allegations of racism “head on” after one of his players, Tony Clubb, was place…

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How to stop State of Origin sucking oxygen from the NRL | Matt Cleary

The world’s premier rugby league competition has almost become an audition for a three-game mid-year seriesWithout the great Tom Trbojevic, Manly were zero-and-four, rudderless and hopeless. Since his return, the influence of this one-man force of natu…

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NRL floats idea of conference system in potentially huge shake up for rugby league

Sydney and non-Sydney conferences part of discussionIdea is part of plan to expand competition to 18 teams The NRL is considering the biggest shake up in the competition’s 113-year history, floating the possibility of conference systems to several club…

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NRL floats idea of conference system in potentially huge shake up for rugby league

Sydney and non-Sydney conferences part of discussionIdea is part of plan to expand competition to 18 teams The NRL is considering the biggest shake up in the competition’s 113-year history, floating the possibility of conference systems to several club…

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Sports quiz of the week: Ronnie O’Sullivan, Ryan Mason and Hull KR

Who started quickly? Who is still going? Who held out? It has been a strange week. Somehow Spurs were briefly involved in a breakaway league that has the words “European” and “Super” in its title. Spurs have never won the European Cup. When did they la…

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NRL star Latrell Mitchell praised for reporting online racist abuse as two NSW men charged

NRL chief executive Andrew Abdo lauded Mitchell’s leadership and said the competition would not tolerate racist trolling of playersCatharine Lumby expresses concern over league leadershipThe NRL says it will continue to refer racist online trolling of …

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Wigan hand Castleford a French lesson as they extend unbeaten season run

Wigan 22-12 CastlefordTwo tries from Bevan French inflict first Tigers defeat in 2021Wigan maintained their unbeaten start to the Super League season as two tries from Bevan French helped to inflict a first defeat of 2021 on Castleford Tigers.The two s…

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Jake Mamo’s late try salvages draw for Warrington at Hull FC

Hull FC 14-14 WarringtonGolden point extra time fails to produce winnerHull FC and Warrington played out the first draw of the Super League season, with the hosts preserving their unbeaten start under Brett Hodgson after neither side were able to strik…

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Rugby league’s female players eager to make most of Super League return

Sunday sees the first elite women’s rugby league matches since 2019 after last year’s competition was wiped out by Covid-192021 is a significant year for everyone involved with rugby league, but for the sport’s leading female athletes, the next few mon…