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#Rugby League

# rugby-league - Friday 24 July, 2020

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

Sonny Bill Williams set for shock Sydney return

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

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

'Respectful' Folau rewarded with contract extension by Catalan Dragons

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

# rugby-league - Sunday 7 June, 2020

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

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

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

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

# rugby-league - Monday 23 March, 2020

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

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

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

# rugby-league - Sunday 16 February, 2020

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

Super League investigating rainbow flag claim after controversial Folau makes debut

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

# rugby-league - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

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

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

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

# rugby-league - Monday 23 September, 2019

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

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

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

# rugby-league - Saturday 14 September, 2019

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

Rugby League player injured by pre-game firework

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

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

Brain disease found in two Australian rugby league players

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

# rugby-league - Monday 15 April, 2019

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

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

‘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

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

# rugby-league - Sunday 24 March, 2019

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

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

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

# rugby-league - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

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

Australia rugby league player charged over sex tape scandal

Penrith’s Tyrone May was charged by police today.

# rugby-league - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

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

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

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

# rugby-league - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

# rugby-league - Sunday 30 September, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

The French side made history on Saturday.

# rugby-league - Friday 24 August, 2018

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

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

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

# rugby-league - Thursday 23 August, 2018

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

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

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

# rugby-league - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

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

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

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

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

# rugby-league - Monday 30 April, 2018

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

Rugby league star banned for 14 months over cocaine use

Zak Hardaker was sacked by Castleford in February.

# rugby-league - Thursday 21 December, 2017

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

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

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

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

# rugby-league - Thursday 23 November, 2017

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

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

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

# rugby-league - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

From The42 Toulon sign NRL star who is currently sidelined from rugby league over failed drugs test Shock Move This post contains videos

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

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

# rugby-league - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

From The42 NRL star suspended after testing positive for steroids Banned

NRL star suspended after testing positive for steroids

Jarrod Mullen has played 211 matches for Newcastle since making his debut 12 years ago.

# rugby-league - Sunday 1 January, 2017

7 (slightly) alternative sporting events to try get to in 2017

There are alternatives to Cheltenham and the Super Bowl.

# rugby-league - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

'The Totally Wicked Stadium' is a strong contender for worst sponsorship deal ever

We had no plans to go to Langtree Park – and we certainly won’t be going now.

# rugby-league - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

From The42 One of rugby league's biggest stars released by club after failing drugs test Time Away This post contains videos

One of rugby league's biggest stars released by club after failing drugs test

The fullback reportedly tested positive for cocaine days after the Sharks won the NRL.

# rugby-league - Monday 12 September, 2016

From The42 Australian rugby league player dies after tackle RIP

Australian rugby league player dies after tackle

Grant Cook was playing for the Murwillumbah Mustangs in a regional New South Wales game.

# rugby-league - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Rugby League's World Cup boss resigns after leaving abusive and threatening voicemail

“I left a voice message that said I’m really disappointed and pissed off and I’m going to go for you and I was going to tell the world about the lies.”

# rugby-league - Thursday 21 July, 2016

NRL suspend player for sex-tape scandal, consorting with criminals and drug possession

Eight games seems kind of lenient for Corey Norman’s extensive rap sheet.

# rugby-league - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

From The42 Watch: This agonising, fingertip knock-on proved decisive in epic State of Origin Test Game Of Inches This post contains videos

Watch: This agonising, fingertip knock-on proved decisive in epic State of Origin Test

Queensland made it 10 series wins from the last 11 but New South Wales had them rattled in the latter stages.

# rugby-league - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

From The42 Huddersfield Giants academy player (17) passes away after suffering head injury RIP

Huddersfield Giants academy player (17) passes away after suffering head injury

Rugby league is in mourning after the club confirmed the tragic news.

# rugby-league - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Former All Black coach Henry switches codes to rugby league

He guided New Zealand to the World Cup in 2011.

# rugby-league - Friday 22 April, 2016

Liverpool's Anfield home to stage rugby league for the first time in 19 years

The famous ground will host the Four Nations final.

# rugby-league - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

From The42 Young NRL prop sprayed insect repellent in his mouth after being stopped for drink driving Tasty
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