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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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  • 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

    ... 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 between Englan...

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  • Crabbie's Grab St Helen's Away Kit

    ... we can help grow participation in rugby league as well as supporting many local clubs." As well as the Crabbie's range, the club will also stock Whitley Neill Gin, Red Square Original Vodka and Toffee Vodka, The Pogues Whiskey, Crabbie's Mulled Wine, Liverpool Gin - Original and Valencian Orange, Liverpool Vodka and Eisberg Alcohol Free Wine in its hospitality areas. See also ... Crabbie's Tie Up WRU And Regions Scottish Rugby Toasts Crabbie's    ...

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  • On the level

    RAY FRENCH, a former union and league international player and currently honorary president of Liverpool St Helens, argues that rugby union should move to regional amateur leagues to ensure that clubs have a level playing field of competition   When I played rugby union at St Helens in the late 1950s and early ’60s, and coached there – illegally – in the ’70s, the clubs we played were essentially local. There were occasional trips into Yorkshire, but 80 per cent of the fixture list was...

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  • New Kits Give Massive Performance Boost

    The difference in specification of the equipment used by leading rugby league players in the 1990s and now is obvious to the eye, but how much does modern kit improve performance?Scientists at Liverpool John Moore University (LJMU), in association with Four Nations sponsors Gillette, carried out a study that claims that the advancement is anything up to 60 per cent.St Helens and England star Jon Wilkin (pictured) took part in a serious of experiments to investigate how simply wearing up-to-date...

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  • Face-To-Face With... Phil Clarke

    ... Phil played rugby league at the highest level in the northern and southern hemisphere. A former Great Britain captain and a representative of Wigan and the Sydney Roosters, Phil combined his time as a professional athlete with a sports science degree at Liverpool University and has a long standing interest in innovation in sport.

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  • Global Sports Symposium: Discussion Panel - Teams as Brands

    Couretesy of Global Sports Jobs, a discussion panel at the Global Sports Symposium looking at how sports teams and leagues position themselves within the market. Moderated by Dr. Sue Bridgewater, professor at the University of Liverpool, featured on the panel are London Irish commercial director Jim O'Toole and RFL senior commercial manager Gary Linke. Originally published on Global Sports Jobs....

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  • Andrew Burton Dies At The Age Of 46

    ... years as CEO. The husband, father of three and grandfather was a regular at Kingsholm and had been a Gloucester fan since his father, Mike, played for the club. The Cheltenham resident also played for Cheltenham RFC in his younger days and was an avid Liverpool FC supporter. Andrew led the Rugby Travel and Hospitality business, which delivered the official travel and hospitality programme at Rugby World Cup 2015 and will do so for the 2019 tournament as well....

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