Rugby Football League

  • New RFL Logo Treatment

    The Rugby Football League has launched brand new visual identity, which includes refreshed logos for both the organisation and England Rugby League. Working in partnership with Matta, a specialist sports branding and communication agency who have worked with clients such as The FA and ECB, The Rugby Football League has created an identity that represents the game, is more recognisable to fans and is aligned with others like England and Betfred Super League. Based on stakeholder research and insi...

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  • Moves - Lydon back in league

    Former Wigan and Great Britain centre Joe Lydon is back in Rugby League after a seven-year absence. Lydon, who resigned as the Rugby Football League's technical director in 2000 to work for the Rugby Football Union and coached England's backs from 2004-06, is to work part-time in Harlequins' sales and marketing department.

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  • Website Launched To Help Clubs

    A brand new website has been launched by Sport England with the backing of the likes of the Rugby Football League and Rugby Football Union to help clubs of all levels become more sustainable. The Sustainable Clubs website has been developed with the assistance of governing bodies in various sports, including Rugby League and union, and aims to give advice and guidance on a variety of financial matters. It contains tips on how to cut energy use and save money on utility bills and links to other S...

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  • Hire More Women Or Face Budget Cuts, Says Sports Minister

    English Rugby, as well as Football and cricket, has been warned by sports minister Helen Grant to appoint more women directors or face budget cuts in Exchequer funding. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Grant made it clear getting more women into decision-making roles was one of her top priorities. The Rugby Football Union (RFU), along with their Football and cricket counterparts, have reportedly been told that at least a quarter of their board members must be female by 2017 if they are...

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  • Oxford And Gloucester To Merge In Bristol In 2019

    The Rugby Football League have confirmed that Oxford Rugby League and the University of Gloucestershire All Golds have joined forces to create a new club based in the city of Bristol. The new club will replace the current clubs and aims to be part of the League 1 competition for the 2019 season. Following a meeting in London earlier this month, the Rugby Football League board accepted a proposal put forward by both clubs that they would not compete in the 2018 competition and would instead spend...

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  • Lenagan Insists New Role Will Not Impact On Wigan

    Wigan Warriors chairman Ian Lenagan has assured fans that his new Football role will not impact on his duties with his hometown club after he was invited to take over as chairman of the Football League from June. It is a huge honour for the proud Wiganer, who will continue with his role as Warriors chairman. Lenagan has pointed out that, as part of his promotion from being a director of the Football League, he will surrender his role on the FA board, the FA Council and his involvement with Oxf...

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  • SRU Open To Football At Murrayfield

    The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) is open to the idea of allowing the Scottish national Football team to play home games at BT Murrayfield Stadium as a way of cutting debts. The Scottish Football Association (SFA) is currently deciding between a revamp of the national stadium at Hampden Park or moving the Football team to an alternative venue. The SRU reportedly has debts of £11 million, which would be eased by the valuable stream of income which would come with the Football team playing games at...

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  • Barwick Eyes Stable Super League

    The chairman of the Rugby Football League (RFL), Brian Barwick, has spoken to BBC London about the changes set to be made to Super League and how his past experiences can help him to improve the sport of Rugby League as a whole. Please click here to view the video on the BBC website...

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  • RFL Appoint New Head of Marketing

    The Rugby Football League (RFL) has appointed Matt Lowery to head up their marketing department. Lowery previously worked for Manchester City Football Club and will join the RFL initially on a consultancy basis. RFL chief executive Nigel Wood believes Lowery will play a valuable role in Rugby League achieving its ambitions of sustained commercial and popular growth. “I’d like to welcome Matt to Rugby League and I speak on behalf of everyone at the RFL in saying that we are all looking forwa...

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  • RFL To Launch Women's Super League

    The Rugby Football League is planning to launch a Women’s Super League in the summer to bring together elite teams from the women’s game into a professionally-run competition run alongside the men’s Betfred Super League. Teams which now operate as community clubs will be aligned to men’s Super League outfits, although the players will remain amateur. The move has the backing of Sport England, which last week announced a grant of £10.75m over the next four years to the RFL to aid attempt...

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