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Rugby League News

Jan 08

Kato Ottio: Widnes Vikings and Papua New Guinea player dies at the age of 23

• Ottio was due to travel to UK this week after signing from Canberra• Widnes confirm player developed ‘sudden health issue’ in trainingWidnes have announced that their new signing, Kato Ottio, has died at the age of 23. Ottio was due to travel to the …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/08/widnes-vikings-signing-kato-ottio-dies-while-training

Jan 07

Super League clubs to be transformed to compete with rugby union, says Pearson

• Hull owner believes significant changes possible in the sport• ‘We are no longer prepared to be accepted as a poor relation’The Hull owner, Adam Pearson, has said that Super League clubs are set to approve some major changes in the coming months whic…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/07/super-league-clubs-transformed-adam-pearson-hull

Jan 03

Jarryd Hayne’s US rape allegation ‘lacks merit’, lawyer says

Rugby league star vows to ‘unequivocally and vehemently’ fight claim he raped a 25-year-old woman and says lawsuit ‘just one of them things you’ve got to go through’Jarryd Hayne’s US lawyer says a civil action accusing him of raping a 25-year-old woman…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/03/jarryd-haynes-us-allegation-lacks-merit-lawyer-says

Dec 30

Australia’s sporting year in review – success stories and slip-ups of 2017 | Paul Connolly

It has been a rollercoaster year across the codes but women’s sport has gone from strength to strength‘This moment is for you’: how women’s sport rocked 2017Australian sports quiz of the year 2017In the 43rd minute of the Matildas’ 30 July match agains…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/31/australian-sporting-year-in-review-2017

Dec 29

‘This moment is for you’: how women’s sport rocked 2017 and pointed to the future

The Adelaide Crows broke the dam wall and the Matildas had a year of unrivalled highlights but pay disparity remains• Sam Kerr: ‘Everyone wants to jump on board and be a Matildas fan’With three seconds remaining on the clock and Brisbane trailing by a …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/30/this-moment-is-for-you-how-womens-sport-rocked-2017-and-pointed-to-the-future

Dec 28

The biggest sporting moments of 2017 in 60 seconds – video

Roger Federer’s stunning win over Rafa Nadal in the final of the Australian Open, Usain Bolt running in his final athletics championships, Neymar joining PSG – 2017 was packed full of huge moments in sport and here we look at the biggest, all in 60 sec…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/video/2017/dec/28/sports-review-year-2017-60-seconds-football-rugby-tennis-golf-athletics-f1-boxing-video

Dec 28

The biggest sporting moments of 2017 in 60 seconds – video

Roger Federer’s stunning win over Rafa Nadal in the final of the Australian Open, Usain Bolt running in his final athletics championships, Neymar joining PSG – 2017 was packed full of huge moments in sport and here we look at the biggest, all in 60 sec…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/video/2017/dec/28/sports-review-year-2017-60-seconds-football-rugby-tennis-golf-athletics-f1-boxing-video

Dec 25

Australian sports quiz of the year 2017

Richmond broke their premiership drought, Melbourne reigned supreme and it was a great year in women’s sport. But did you pay attention to the detail?Richmond ended the 10th longest premiership drought in VFL/AFL history this year (37 years, last premi…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/26/australian-sports-quiz-of-the-year-2017

Dec 22

Will new rugby league clubs in the US and Canada pick up college footballers?

Youngsters who do not make it in the NFL could take up a new career if rugby league clubs spring up in New York, Boston, Hamilton or PhiladelphiaBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets Required, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkSo that was the off-season: thr…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/no-helmets-required/2017/dec/22/rugby-league-nfl-college-football-us

Dec 21

The big sports quiz of the year 2017

Real Madrid won five trophies, Anthony Joshua became a world champion and Conor McGregor became a boxer. Were you paying attention to the little details?Which of these footballers retired with fewer than 100 international caps?Andrea PirloDirk KuytFran…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/21/big-sports-quiz-year-2017-football-rugby-tennis-boxing-cricket

Dec 21

Angus Crichton has finger amputated to ensure fitness for new NRL season

Souths backrower takes desperate measure to avoid injury layoff‘I’m going to have it cut in half because I’m just over it,’ he saysSouth Sydney star Angus Crichton has had his finger amputated to ensure he is ready for the 2018 NRL season. The player’s…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/21/angus-crichton-has-finger-amputated-to-ensure-fitness-for-new-nrl-season

Dec 20

Jarryd Hayne accused of rape during time with San Francisco 49ers

Sports star facing civil action after district attorney’s office rejected criminal case against him in 2016 due to insufficient evidenceJarryd Hayne has been accused of raping a woman during his time playing for the San Francisco 49ers, according to ci…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/20/jarryd-hayne-accused-of-during-time-with-san-francisco-49ers

Dec 17

Four north American cities interested in joining RFL, says CEO Nigel Wood

• Toronto’s success ‘leads to expressions of interest from three US concerns’• ‘No talks yet’ with Wayne Bennett about continuing as England coachFour more cities across north America have expressed an interest in joining the Rugby Football League in t…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/17/four-north-american-cities-rugby-league-nigel-wood

Dec 14

NRL finally announce sale of Gold Coast Titans to Kelly and Frizelle

Darryl Kelly and Rebecca Frizelle pip Stuart McAuliffe to take on TitansClub fell into NRL hands after running into financial difficulties in 2014Former co-owner Darryl Kelly and ex-chair Rebecca Frizelle have been unveiled as the new owners of the Gol…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/15/nrl-to-finally-announce-sale-of-gold-coast-titans

Dec 13

Rugby league: 13 lessons the sport should learn for the next World Cup

The organisers of the 2021 World Cup should maximise TV audiences, appoint neutral referees, give players more rest and rethink scheduling and qualificationBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets Required, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkWatching the final a…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/no-helmets-required/2017/dec/13/rugby-league-world-cup-england-australia-2021

Dec 12

England’s Rugby League World Cup attracts venue interest from overseas

• 2021 tournament held in England after beating bid from US• Matches could be played in Perpignan, Avignon and LimerickThe organisers of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup have received 40 expressions of interest from potential host venues, including seve…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/12/2021-world-cup-interest-overseas-hosts