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  • Anfield Set To Host Four Nations Final

    The Rugby Football League (RFL) has confirmed that Anfield is in the running to host the final of the Four Nations in November. Liverpool FC’s home will have a capacity of almost 54,000 by that time as work on the new Main Stand will have been completed and it has hosted rugby league before with the World Club Challenge attracting a crowd of 20,152 on a Tuesday night in 1991 and St Helens also staging a league game there in 1997. The Olympic Stadium in London, which was filled with 44,393 rugb...

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  • England RL Host Kiwis In Three Tests Next Autumn

    ... Four Nations 12 months ago and will be hoping for a repeat of the 2015 series, when Sean O’Loughlin led the team to a 2-1 series win. The opening game of the series will take place at the KCOM Stadium in Hull on Saturday, October 27 (14:30) then go to Anfield in Liverpool for the second test on Saturday, November 3 (14:30). The series will conclude on Sunday, November 11 (15:00) at Elland Road in Leeds. Elland Road hasn’t hosted international rugby league since the 2011 Four Nations final b...

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  • Barwick To Chair Liverpool 2026 Bid

    RFL chairman, Brian Barwick is to chair Liverpool’s bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2026. The chance may come four years earlier in 2022 should the UK host the event following Durban’s recent withdrawal. The former head of BBC Sport, controller of ITV Sport and chief executive of the Football Association will lead ‘Team Liverpool’. Brian Barwick said: “Having worked in and around sport most of my adult life, the chance to lead the work for my home city of Liverpool to host the Co...

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  • Liverpool St Helens see the light

    Hosting a brand new floodlit competition for the benefit of local rugby clubs in the North West is one of the ways in which officials of Liverpool St Helens Football Club intend putting £10,000-worth of energy credits from SSE Rugby to good use. The oldest ‘open’ rugby club in the world has been awarded the funding after making a strong case in its submission to SSE Rugby, and Liverpool St Helens Director of Rugby Martin Jones says the £10,000 could not have arrived at a better time. Forme...

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  • Ladbrokes Sponsor Four Nations

    The RFL has announced an agreement with leading bookmakers Ladbrokes that will see them become the official title sponsor of this year’s Four Nations tournament. Already title sponsor of the Challenge Cup and a First Utility Super League partner in 2016, Ladbrokes are extending their partnership with rugby league into the international game which will see them strengthen their presence in the UK and Australian markets. Kicking off on Friday, October 28 in Hull, the Ladbrokes Four Nations featu...

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  • Dutton Acknowledges Four Nations Failings

    Rugby league’s Four Nations tournament director Jon Dutton has given the tournament a score of seven out of 10 and admitted he was disappointed with some of the attendances. A total of 153,664 fans went through the turnstiles for the seven matches in the Four Nations at the KC Lightstream Stadium, John Smith’s Stadium, Ricoh Arena, Zebra Claims Stadium, London Stadium and Anfield, which means they were at just 68 per cent of capacity overall. A better performance by England would have booste...

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  • BBC To Broadcast England V Kiwis Series

    ... three times in the UK with all matches playing out live on BBC TV, radio and online. The KCOM stadium in Hull will host the opener to the series as England face New Zealand on Saturday 27rd of October (2:30pm). International rugby league will return to Anfield in Liverpool for the second Test on Saturday 3rd of November (2:30pm) before the series concludes on Sunday 11th of November (3pm) at Leeds United’s Elland Road. Commenting on the new deal Barbara Slater, director of BBC Sport said: “...

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  • Lancashire Clubs Favour Local Leagues

    A meeting held at Wigan RUFC last week has resulted in 24 Lancashire clubs proposing to resign from the RFU English Clubs Championship according to the Talking Rugby Union website. The proposal has come about due to certain clubs at Level 7, 8 and 9 having to travel upwards of six-hour round trips within the RFU leagues. At the demand of several clubs, a two-league structure has been proposed to accommodate these clubs and assist them in playing more local rugby against clubs within the Lancashi...

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  • RDA To Sell England And Super League International TV Rights

    ... and largest free-to-air broadcaster, which follows the success of the 2017 RLWC. There are several leading PNG players at Super League clubs. England’s series against New Zealand will be played on 27th October at KCOM Stadium in Hull, 3rd November at Anfield in Liverpool, and 11th November at Elland Road in Leeds. Ralph Rimmer, interim CEO, RFL, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome RDA into rugby league, to support us in increasing the number of people who watch the sport via our national tea...

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  • Crabbie's Grab St Helen's Away Kit

    St Helens have agreed a new partnership with Halewood Wines & Spirits which will see Crabbie's become its official away kit partner for the next three seasons. The international drinks company will feature on the away kit and players training wear until 2019, whilst its Willow Water brand will appear on the junior replica jerseys. Crabbie's will become the Official Ginger Beer to the Saints and feature in a number of other exciting promotions and events that will benefit the club's members a...

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