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  • Brisbane Broncos Offer To Save Series

    The Brisbane Broncos have stepped up to rescue the World Club Series after Melbourne Storm and other NRL clubs declined to participate in the cross-hemisphere runners-up fixture in the UK between NRL and Super League clubs on February 16th and 17th leaving Warrington Wolves without opposition. The main event between champions Wigan and Cronulla is not in doubt. Broncos coach Wayne Bennett said this week that he assured the Rugby Football League he would be keen to take up an invitation if extend...

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  • Toulon and Bulls Set To Sign Up For Brisbane 10s

    Reports from the southern hemisphere suggest that Super Rugby's global 10s tournament in Brisbane will be officially launched next month, with sign-off on the last remaining contracts imminent. The two-day, 10-a-side tournament billed as the Brisbane Global 10s will be staged at Suncorp Stadium on February 11th and 12th, 2017 after New Zealand-based, Duco Events secured multimillion-dollar Brisbane council and Queensland government funding for the next four years. The event will feature up to 50...

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  • London Calling For NRL Opener In 2016?

    The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that North Queensland, Brisbane and Sydney Roosters officials are considering a proposal to open the 2016 NRL season with a match in London. While the odds are against the match going ahead next season, the fact it is again being discussed shows the NRL is moving closer to staging a premiership fixture in the northern hemisphere. The Cowboys, Broncos and Roosters will travel to Britain next February for the World Club Series and it has been suggested that t...

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  • Lions Packages On Sale

    ... possible like never before.” The full fixture list of the tour can be found below: Date Match Match Location Sat 1 June 1 Lions v Barbarians Hong Kong Wed 5 June 2 Lions v Western Force Perth Sat 8 June 3 Lions v QLD Reds Brisbane Wed 12 June 4 Lions v Combined Country Newcastle Sat 15 June 5 Lions v NSW Waratahs Sydney Tue 18 June 6 Lions v ACT Brumbies Canberra Sat 22 June 7 Lions v Australia Brisbane Tue 25 June 8 Lions...

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  • RLWC 2017 Dates Revealed Before Next Week's Draw

    ... Cup in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea is likely to start on October 27th and finish on December 2nd when the official draw is made next week it has been revealed. The draw for the 2017 tournament will be made simultaneously at events in Brisbane and Auckland next Tuesday, July 19. The World Cup organisers' chief executive Michael Brown and chairman George Peponis will be joined by coaches Mal Meninga (Australia), Stephen Kearney (New Zealand) and Michael Marum (PNG) and captains Ca...

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  • Attendances Strong For World Club Series Whitewash

    ... to the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the weekend’s main event, compared to the 12,008 attendance at St Helens’ first home Super League game against Catalan Dragons. 20,842 people were at the DW Stadium to witness Wigan Warriors' narrow defeat by the Brisbane Broncos, whilst there were 13,080 at the Halliwell Jones Stadium as St George Illawarra Dragons beat the Warrington Wolves, meaning a total of 51,902 fans in attendance across the series. There were also 330,000 TV viewers, both live on Sk...

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  • Langtree Park Sold Out For World Club Final

    ... three days from Friday February 20 to Sunday February 22 and the showpiece match pitting Super League champions St Helens against NRL Premiers South Sydney at Langtree Park at the end of it all has already sold out. Wigan Warriors are also taking on the Brisbane Broncos at the DW Stadium and Warrington Wolves’ clash with St George Illawara Dragons kicks the weekend’s action off but the contest between the winners of the NRL and Super League is the main event and Saints chairman Eamonn McMan...

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  • Stobart at the Forefront

    ... be at the forefront of rugby league fans' minds after the new sponsor proved prominent in a questionnaire carried out before a Stobart Super League clash between London Broncos and Bradford Bulls. On May 6, Running Rugby took to the Matchroom Stadium, Brisbane Road - the home of Leyton Orient FC - to talk to rugby league supporters about brand and player awareness. This was the first of the Broncos' "On the Road" fixtures, an experiment by the London side to trial different venues in and around...

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  • World Club Challenge In Doubt

    ... 2018 World Club Series is looking doubtful with the two NRL sides due to take part arranging a testimonial match against each other on the same weekend, according to RL website seriousaboutrl.com. Melbourne Storm will face runners-up North Queensland in Brisbane on Friday 23 February next year to honour respective club legends Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston. Super League champions Leeds and League Leaders’ Shield winners Castleford may have to travel to save the concept. Rhinos chief ex...

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  • Value Is Priority For RLWC Tickets

    ... the opportunity to attend a World Cup and see the greatest rugby league players from around the globe. "A family of four can attend a Rugby League World Cup pool match from just A$45 (£27.90), a semi-final from A$120 (£74.40) or even the final in Brisbane, where they will witness both the men’s and women’s winners crowned on the same day, from only $180 (£111.60). The contrast in pricing strategy for rugby union’s Lions Tour to New Zealand earlier in 2017 is stark with tickets ranging...

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