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  • League Express Celebrates 3000th Edition

    Weekly Rugby League newspaper League Express has reached the milestone of its 3000th edition this week just over 25 years on from its first publication. League Express first appeared on September 10 1990 and was set up by Martyn Sadler and Tim Butcher. It also merged with Rugby Leaguer in May 2002 and that can trace its origins back even further to the 1940s. The landmark has even been recognised in the House of Commons after Leeds North West MP and Chairman of the Parliamentary Rugby League Gro...

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  • 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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  • Italy Coach Calls For Italian Super League Team

    Italy Rugby League head coach Carlo Napolitano has urged the Rugby Football League (RFL) to explore the possibility of having an Italian team in Super League. Find out what Napolitano had to say via the link to the Sky Sports website below. Carlo Napolitano Urges RFL To Think About Super League In Italy...

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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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  • 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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  • Looking To Bridge The Gap To Super League

    As Super League prepares to vote on how best to reintroduce promotion and relegation, what does it mean for Championship clubs? Dave Craven looks at the implications and possibilities. It remains more like an episode of Countdown. The equation is 2 x 12 divided into 3 x 8 after 23 plus seven. Unfortunately, there is no delectable Rachel Riley to explain it all and make the eventual solution sound so simple. Instead, this is the Super League format conundrum. Read more here on the Yorkshire Post...

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  • Super League Seeks General Manager

    The RFL has begun its search for a new Super League general manager to lead on ensuring the continued growth and success of the First Utility Super League competition. Following the departure of Blake Solly earlier this year, RFL chairman Brian Barwick and chief executive Nigel Wood consulted directly with Super League clubs ahead of starting the search for his successor. As the recruitment advertisement defines, the brief will be:  To work in partnership with the 12 member clubs, taking respon...

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  • Old Trafford To Host Grand Final Until 2017

    ... event and I am delighted that we have reached agreement with Manchester United for it to remain in a world class venue. The first Super League Grand Final was played at Old Trafford in 1998 but the stadium has provided the backdrop for some fantastic Rugby League memories for many decades. "I am sure that will continue to be the case both this weekend and on November 30, when Old Trafford hosts the hotly-anticipated final of Rugby League World Cup 2013." Richard Arnold, Manchester United Group...

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  • Bowker Appointed To Super League Board

    Super League has announced the appointment of Richard Bowker CBE as a non-executive director to the board of Rugby League’s elite competition, the First Utility Super League. The 48 year-old is currently a non-executive director of the Football League and is a former group chief executive of National Express, chairman and chief executive of the Strategic Rail Authority, vice chairman of British Waterways and group commercial director of Virgin. He brings a wealth of commercial and financial ex...

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  • Wales RL Signs Six-Figure Sponsorship Deal

    Wales Rugby League has announced a record-breaking sponsorship deal with My Club Betting that will aid the development of the sport in Wales from grassroots to elite level through to the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. The deal, said to be worth six figures, will see My Club Betting become the principal sponsor of the Wales national team, while community and professional level clubs throughout the country will also benefit. As part of the deal, a new Wales Rugby League betting website will be set u...

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