Salford Red Devils have tempted Cory Paterson back to rugby league after the forward’s short-lived spell as a professional boxer. Ahead of the 2015 Super League season, the ambitious Red Devils have been looking to assemble a squad capable of fulfilling the grand plans held by owner Marwan Koukash and the signing of Paterson ticks a lot of boxes for Salford. A 10th place finish in the 2014 Super League table might have been an improvement on recent years but it highlighted the need for new players in the offseason if the club are going to themselves in the minds of those betting on rugby league.
Betfred is to extend its sponsorship of Rugby League’s Championship and League 1 competitions by a further two years – and more than double its annual financial contribution to the game outside Super League.
For an island nation that is steeped in Rugby League history, it was somewhat disappointing to learn of the Lions' disbandment soon after their home tour with New Zealand in 2007.
Emily Rudge has been confirmed as the captain of the England Women’s team for the upcoming Downer World Cup Nines and the ground-breaking tour of Papua New Guinea this November.
England take on the New Zealand Kiwis in game three of the 2018 three-match rugby league test series in the UK. The third game at Elland Road, Leeds will be live on BBC TV on Sunday, November 11th, Kick-Off 3.15pm UK Time. The game is also being broadcast live via Sky NZ (052) in New Zealand, Fox Sports Australia (502) and other selected broadcasters from around the world.
The new England Rugby League kit and training wear has today been unveiled (Monday, June 18) ahead of the International Test match against New Zealand Kiwis in Denver, Colorado.
A new organisation has been set up to celebrate and support the women who work in, play, watch and support the sport of rugby league.
Her Rugby League Association was created by Angela Powers, a Sky Sports reporter who has been involved in covering the game for 15 years.
â€œI have always been quietly proud of the fact that rugby league appeals to and attracts so many women, even though it is played predominantly by men and is characterised by aggressive contact,â€ she said.
The World Club Challenge between Leeds Rhinos and Melbourne Storm on Friday February 16 at the AAMI Park, Melbourne is to be shown live on Sky Sports.
England will host New Zealand in a three-match international series in the autumn of 2015, the first time the two nations have met in this country since last year’s epic Rugby League World Cup semi-final.
The series provides fans with their first opportunity to watch England on home soil since the last-minute defeat to the Kiwis at Wembley last November, a match that was voted as the stadium’s most memorable sporting moment of 2013.