North Queensland

  • 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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  • Fox Sports Reveals Top NRL Salaries

    Using reported figures, including third party agreements and the marquee player allowance, Fox Sports’ NRL360 in Australia has compiled and published a list of the top 10 highest paid players in the NRL at the moment. North Queensland superstar Johnathan Thurston headlines the list, earning a reported Aus $1.2 million (£624k or €800k) a season. While Thurston’s marketability will see him snare top spot as the game’s biggest earner moving into 2018, remarkably new Parramatta recruit Ki...

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  • Sion Jones Appointed General Manager in North Wales

    Sion Jones has been appointed as general manager of the WRU’s North Wales Development Region. Jones, who has successfully led marketing businesses in south and North Wales and worked in the sector across the UK, Europe, North America and the Middle East, will take up the post at the Parc Eirias home of newly promoted Principality Premiership side RGC 1404 next month, with a clear mandate to strategically drive the young rugby region forwards, on and particularly, off the field. Sion was previo...

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  • RFL Accept North Wales Crusaders

    The North Wales Crusaders have been confirmed as full members of the Rugby Football League (RFL), a move which will see them take their place in Co-operative Championship One in 2012. An application from the Crusaders to join Championship One has been formally accepted by the RFL Board of Directors, who issued a warm welcome to the newly-formed Wrexham-based club. “It is with great pleasure that we can confirm that North Wales Crusaders have met all the criteria required to become full members...

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  • World Club Challenge In Doubt

    The 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...

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  • Warrington Enter Partnership With Crusaders

    Warrington Wolves have announced an historic new partnership with North Wales Crusaders ahead of the 2015 season. The agreement will see the two clubs work together at many levels from the development side through to the first team. Warrington will provide access to their training facilities at the University of Chester, allowing the Crusaders to also draw on the expertise of their medical and performance departments. The partnership will launch with an exhibition game between a Warrington Wol...

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  • Crusaders Seek New Owners

    North Wales Crusaders are looking for new owners after former CEO and majority shareholder Jamie Thomas stepped down. The Kingstone Press League 1 club get their 2016 campaign underway on March 6 and a statement has been issued revealing that the board is “willing and able to make available a meaningful shareholding, which could, in the right circumstances, be a majority or controlling interest”. The club was established in 2011 after the demise of the former Super League club with the same...

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  • Griffiths To Coach North Wales Crusaders

    North Wales Crusaders have confirmed the appointment of former Wales and Great Britain coach Clive Griffiths. He has signed a two year contract at the Racecourse ground. Griffiths had a distinguished rugby league career as both a player and coach, leading Wales for 10 years through a heyday for Rugby League with a team littered with stars such as Jonathan Davies and John Devereux. He also enjoyed a spell coaching Great Britain in 1996. Griffiths has most recently been the head coach at RGC 1404,...

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  • Saints in Talks Over Stadium Plans

    Northampton Saints are to hold a public consultation for the proposed development of a new North Stand at Franklin’s Gardens. Members of the club’s management and stadium design team will discuss the plans with interested local residents and businesses early next month. Saints say any feedback will be collated and issued to the planning authorities as part of the application in the autumn. Saints vice-chairman Tony Hewitt says: “The new North Stand is an integral part of our plans not just...

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  • USA & Canada To Host RLWC 2025

    Following the recommendation of the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) board to conditionally award the 2025 Rugby League World Cup to North America three weeks ago, the RLIF Congress have endorsed the board's recommendation at their AGM in Liverpool last week. RLIF chairman Nigel Wood commented: "The award of the 2025 World Cup to North America is a historic moment in the global development of Rugby League. The USA and Canada provides world class stadia allied to a significant multi-c...

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