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#Rugby League

# rugby-league - Tuesday 26 July, 2022

Seven Australian rugby league players boycott Pride jersey
# Sea Eagles
From The42
# Sea Eagles

Seven Australian rugby league players boycott Pride jersey

Updated Jul 26th 2022, 2:50 PM 59,634 Views 99 Comments

The Sydney-based Sea Eagles will don the rainbow-themed uniforms for a crucial match against the Sydney Roosters on Thursday.

# rugby-league - Monday 25 July, 2022

Australian NRL team sack player for half-time vaping video
# Up In Smoke
From The42
# Up In Smoke

Australian NRL team sack player for half-time vaping video

Jul 25th 2022, 1:26 PM 12,187 Views 11 Comments

Former Gold Coast Titans captain Kevin Proctor is believed to have shot the video inside a toilet cubicle at Western Sydney Stadium.

# rugby-league - Tuesday 5 July, 2022

Racing announce major signing of Woki and a Welsh rugby league convert
# Transfers
From The42
# Transfers

Racing announce major signing of Woki and a Welsh rugby league convert

Jul 5th 2022, 1:57 PM 5,256 Views 0 Comments

Regan Grace attracted interest from a number of English and Welsh clubs.

# rugby-league - Monday 28 February, 2022

Arrested rugby star Ferguson details Japan prison nightmare
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

Arrested rugby star Ferguson details Japan prison nightmare

Feb 28th 2022, 4:55 PM 13,132 Views 1 Comment

The player was arrested over an alleged assault and possession of illegal drugs in Tokyo last month.

# rugby-league - Monday 3 January, 2022

Australian rugby star fired by Japanese club after drugs arrest
# Blake Ferguson
From The42
# Blake Ferguson

Australian rugby star fired by Japanese club after drugs arrest

Jan 3rd 2022, 9:38 AM 14,682 Views 1 Comment

Blake Ferguson had been scheduled to make his rugby union debut in Japan this weekend.

# rugby-league - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

Group of ex-rugby league players sue over brain damage caused by concussions
# Head Injuries
From The42
# Head Injuries

Group of ex-rugby league players sue over brain damage caused by concussions

Oct 27th 2021, 12:36 PM 19,149 Views 6 Comments

Bobbie Goulding, Paul Highton and Jason Roach are among ten former professionals involved in the legal action against the Rugby Football League.

# rugby-league - Thursday 22 July, 2021

Australia and New Zealand pull out of Rugby League World Cup in England due to Covid concerns
# Due North
From The42
# Due North

Australia and New Zealand pull out of Rugby League World Cup in England due to Covid concerns

Jul 22nd 2021, 8:45 AM 5,783 Views 9 Comments

The tournament is due to get underway in October.

# rugby-league - Thursday 13 May, 2021

Eddie Jones links up with Super League outfit Hull FC for two-day coaching role
# Lending A Hand
From The42
# Lending A Hand

Eddie Jones links up with Super League outfit Hull FC for two-day coaching role

May 13th 2021, 3:29 PM 3,518 Views 1 Comment

The England head coach is taking an active role in training ahead of Monday’s clash with Catalans Dragons.

# rugby-league - Friday 12 February, 2021

Gavin Henson will be a target in rugby league, says former coach
# Transition
From The42
# Transition

Gavin Henson will be a target in rugby league, says former coach

Feb 12th 2021, 9:00 PM 12,472 Views 1 Comment

The ex-Wales international is coming out of retirement to play for third-tier part-timers West Wales Raiders.

# rugby-league - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Michael Cheika appointed Lebanon head coach for Rugby League World Cup
# The Old Country
From The42
# The Old Country

Michael Cheika appointed Lebanon head coach for Rugby League World Cup

Nov 19th 2020, 8:55 PM 11,194 Views 9 Comments

The Cedars will face Ireland in Group C at next year’s tournament, which will be hosted by England.

# rugby-league - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

52,000 in attendance as Queensland regain State of Origin title
# State Of Origin
From The42
# State Of Origin

52,000 in attendance as Queensland regain State of Origin title

Nov 18th 2020, 1:53 PM 9,009 Views 0 Comments

Origin final played in front of the largest sporting crowd in the world during the global pandemic.

# rugby-league - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Ex-All Blacks coach Hansen links up with struggling Australian rugby league side
# Quite A Coup
From The42
# Quite A Coup

Ex-All Blacks coach Hansen links up with struggling Australian rugby league side

Oct 29th 2020, 11:16 AM 6,682 Views 0 Comments

The World Cup-winning Kiwi will work as a high-performance consultant at the Canterbury Bulldogs.

# rugby-league - Friday 24 July, 2020

Sonny Bill Williams set for shock Sydney return
# Rugby League
From The42
# Rugby League

Sonny Bill Williams set for shock Sydney return

Jul 24th 2020, 7:59 AM 10,892 Views 4 Comments

The 34-year-old switched codes to sign a lucrative two-year deal with Toronto Wolfpack late last year.

# rugby-league - Friday 3 July, 2020

'Respectful' Folau rewarded with contract extension by Catalan Dragons
# New Deal
From The42
# New Deal

'Respectful' Folau rewarded with contract extension by Catalan Dragons

Jul 3rd 2020, 11:51 AM 6,403 Views 3 Comments

The 31-year-old was sacked by Rugby Australia in May 2019 over a homophobic social media post.

# rugby-league - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Rugby could work as a summer sport, according to RFU chief
# Changes
From The42
# Changes

Rugby could work as a summer sport, according to RFU chief

Jun 7th 2020, 9:27 AM 5,687 Views 11 Comments

Sweeney did not rule out next year’s Lions tour of South Africa being rescheduled.

# rugby-league - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Australian rugby league makes return with virtual crowd noise
# Behind Closed Doors
From The42
# Behind Closed Doors

Australian rugby league makes return with virtual crowd noise

May 28th 2020, 3:48 PM 4,332 Views 3 Comments

The Eels made it three wins from three in 2020 as the season got going again.

# rugby-league - Monday 23 March, 2020

'We're ready for the worst' - Fears over future of cash-strapped NRL as season is suspended
# Inevitable
From The42
# Inevitable

'We're ready for the worst' - Fears over future of cash-strapped NRL as season is suspended

Mar 23rd 2020, 12:10 PM 3,899 Views 0 Comments

Australia’s National Rugby League has been postponed two rounds into the new campaign.

# rugby-league - Sunday 16 February, 2020

Super League investigating rainbow flag claim after controversial Folau makes debut
# Issue
From The42
# Issue

Super League investigating rainbow flag claim after controversial Folau makes debut

Feb 16th 2020, 8:06 PM 45,412 Views 45 Comments

The player scored an early try on his first rugby league outing since 2010.

# rugby-league - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Super League clubs vote for power to block controversial signings following Folau move
# Israel Folau
From The42
# Israel Folau

Super League clubs vote for power to block controversial signings following Folau move

Feb 5th 2020, 4:34 PM 5,586 Views 16 Comments

Australian’s move to the Catalans Dragons has caused controversy in rugby league.

# rugby-league - Monday 23 September, 2019

'This has never been discussed' - Doubts cast over Folau's rugby league return with Tonga
# Found Work
From The42
# Found Work

'This has never been discussed' - Doubts cast over Folau's rugby league return with Tonga

Updated Sep 23rd 2019, 6:13 PM 32,661 Views 66 Comments

The Aussie was sacked by Rugby Australia in May for expressing homophobic views.

# rugby-league - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Rugby League player injured by pre-game firework
# Issue
From The42
# Issue

Rugby League player injured by pre-game firework

Sep 14th 2019, 11:07 AM 6,174 Views 1 Comment

Joseph Leilua was unable to start the NRL Finals showdown at AAMI Park due to damage done by pre-game pyrotechnics.

# rugby-league - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Brain disease found in two Australian rugby league players
# Study
From The42
# Study

Brain disease found in two Australian rugby league players

Jun 27th 2019, 12:14 PM 26,926 Views 12 Comments

They said the unnamed subjects were both middle-aged former professionals.

# rugby-league - Monday 15 April, 2019

Gatland's assistant Edwards pulls out of Wigan Warriors head coach role
# U-turn
From The42
# U-turn

Gatland's assistant Edwards pulls out of Wigan Warriors head coach role

Apr 15th 2019, 12:39 PM 5,750 Views 1 Comment

‘This is not about money, this is about Wigan Warriors getting the best man for the job which, at the moment, I feel is not me.’

# rugby-league - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

Former NRL star Holmes the latest to cross codes and signs deal with NY Jets
# New Challenge
From The42
# New Challenge

Former NRL star Holmes the latest to cross codes and signs deal with NY Jets

Apr 9th 2019, 1:56 PM 4,699 Views 0 Comments

Australian Valentine Holmes, 23, follows former rugby union player Christian Wade to the States.

# rugby-league - Sunday 24 March, 2019

Wasps reveal Edwards talks amid confusion over Wales coach's future
# Rugby League
From The42
# Rugby League

Wasps reveal Edwards talks amid confusion over Wales coach's future

Mar 24th 2019, 9:44 AM 8,289 Views 9 Comments

Shaun Edwards had been expected to join Wigan Warriors as head coach for the 2020 Super League season.

# rugby-league - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Australia rugby league player charged over sex tape scandal
# NRL
From The42
# NRL

Australia rugby league player charged over sex tape scandal

Mar 5th 2019, 12:20 PM 10,002 Views 0 Comments

Penrith’s Tyrone May was charged by police today.

# rugby-league - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

'Where we see violence against women we'll act in the strongest terms' - NRL star kicked out of the sport
# Exit Door
From The42
# Exit Door

'Where we see violence against women we'll act in the strongest terms' - NRL star kicked out of the sport

Feb 5th 2019, 9:50 AM 8,319 Views 8 Comments

Ben Barba was sacked by his club and has now been deregistered by the NRL.

# rugby-league - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Ex-Arsenal and England captain Tony Adams to become new president of Rugby Football League
# Rugby League
From The42
# Rugby League

Ex-Arsenal and England captain Tony Adams to become new president of Rugby Football League

Dec 12th 2018, 4:00 PM 8,389 Views 4 Comments

Adams has become closely linked to the game’s welfare programmes through the Sporting Chance charity he founded in 2000.

# rugby-league - Saturday 27 October, 2018

'Keith Earls would've been a massive inspiration coming from a similar area to me'
# Code Hopper
From The42
# Code Hopper

'Keith Earls would've been a massive inspiration coming from a similar area to me'

Oct 27th 2018, 7:50 AM 15,823 Views 6 Comments

Ballynanty man Ed O’Keeffe has switched from rugby union to league.

# rugby-league - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Storm captain: Retiring rugby league legend Slater 'deserved more respect' than boos in final game
# Booing Out
From The42
# Booing Out

Storm captain: Retiring rugby league legend Slater 'deserved more respect' than boos in final game

Sep 30th 2018, 7:40 PM 10,872 Views 8 Comments

Billy Slater was booed by fans in his final match at the NRL Grand Final, which left Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith disappointed.

# rugby-league - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Catalans stun Wembley to become first non-English side to win Challenge Cup
# Rugby League
From The42
# Rugby League

Catalans stun Wembley to become first non-English side to win Challenge Cup

Aug 25th 2018, 7:23 PM 11,696 Views 1 Comment

The French side made history on Saturday.

# rugby-league - Friday 24 August, 2018

Sonny Bill Williams ends speculation over NRL return, and targets 2019 World Cup
# Sbw
From The42
# Sbw

Sonny Bill Williams ends speculation over NRL return, and targets 2019 World Cup

Aug 24th 2018, 10:20 AM 8,420 Views 8 Comments

‘I can’t believe these kinds of rumours still float around.’

# rugby-league - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Wakefield prop gets 20-month ban over positive test for cocaine
# Rugby League
From The42
# Rugby League

Wakefield prop gets 20-month ban over positive test for cocaine

Aug 23rd 2018, 8:15 PM 3,663 Views 1 Comment

UKAD have back-dated the ban, leaving Adam Walker suspended until March.

# rugby-league - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

'Most suspended player' in Australian rugby league handed 10-year ban until 2028
# John Hopoate
From The42
# John Hopoate

'Most suspended player' in Australian rugby league handed 10-year ban until 2028

Aug 15th 2018, 5:29 PM 19,456 Views 10 Comments

John Hopoate, 44, has previously served a total of 45 weeks of suspensions in his NRL career.

# rugby-league - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

Long-term Gatland assistant Edwards will return to rugby league after World Cup
# Minister Of Defence
From The42
# Minister Of Defence

Long-term Gatland assistant Edwards will return to rugby league after World Cup

Aug 8th 2018, 9:13 PM 7,058 Views 1 Comment

Wigan Warriors have announced that Edwards will take up a head coach role from 2020.

# rugby-league - Monday 30 April, 2018

Rugby league star banned for 14 months over cocaine use
# Banned
From The42
# Banned

Rugby league star banned for 14 months over cocaine use

Apr 30th 2018, 2:18 PM 7,789 Views 11 Comments

Zak Hardaker was sacked by Castleford in February.

# rugby-league - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Aussie rugby player has middle finger amputated in bid to solve recurring injury problem
# Ouch!
From The42
# Ouch!

Aussie rugby player has middle finger amputated in bid to solve recurring injury problem

Dec 21st 2017, 6:09 PM 11,499 Views 10 Comments

Angus Crichton has gone to desperate lengths to be ready for the start of the 2018 NRL season.

# rugby-league - Saturday 2 December, 2017

Kangaroos edge out England to retain Rugby League World Cup
# Aussie Aussie Aussie
From The42
# Aussie Aussie Aussie

Kangaroos edge out England to retain Rugby League World Cup

Dec 2nd 2017, 11:40 AM 6,849 Views 16 Comments

It was the lowest scoring final in the tournament’s history.

# rugby-league - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Super League's Kiwi star Rangi Chase hit with two-year ban for cocaine use
# Suspended
From The42
# Suspended

Super League's Kiwi star Rangi Chase hit with two-year ban for cocaine use

Nov 23rd 2017, 4:24 PM 2,719 Views 3 Comments

The half-back failed a drugs test following Widnes Vikings’ Super League loss to Wakefield Trinity in July.

# rugby-league - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Toulon sign NRL star who is currently sidelined from rugby league over failed drugs test
# Shock Move
From The42
# Shock Move

Toulon sign NRL star who is currently sidelined from rugby league over failed drugs test

Jan 31st 2017, 6:01 PM 7,292 Views 11 Comments

Ben Barba could make his debut for the club against Lyon on 18 February.

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