Toronto Wolfpack plot path to Super League

Toronto Wolfpack plot path to Super League

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Toronto play in the second-tier Championship this season With the new rugby league season about to kick-off, the sport’s most exotic club is ready to take to the skies again for a campaign of trans-Atlantic battle. Canadian club Toronto Wolfpack created a stir when they joined the third tier of […]

Former Salford captain jailed for machete robbery

Former Salford captain jailed for machete robbery

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alker played more than 350 times for Salford City Reds A former rugby international who robbed a KFC restaurant and a Tesco Express store while armed with a machete has been jailed for four years. Malcolm Alker, who played for Salford City Reds, pleaded guilty to two counts of […]

Former Leeds star Atkinson dies

Former Leeds star Atkinson dies

Image copyright Andrew Varley Image caption John Atkinson played 518 times for his hometown club Former rugby league star John Atkinson has died at the age of 71. Atkinson played more than 500 times for Leeds Rhinos and clocked up dozens of games for Great Britain during the 1960s and 70s. The former winger developed […]

Rugby League World Cup reporter's comeback after attack

Rugby League World Cup reporter's comeback after attack

Image copyright Gary Carter Image caption Journalist Gary Carter speaks to England assistant manager Denis Betts in Melbourne A journalist who suffered severe brain injuries and a fractured skull when he was attacked is back reporting on the sport he loves. Gary Carter, 38, from Manchester, was left fighting for his life after he was […]

Salford Red Devils given three-year loan repayment 'break'

Salford Red Devils given three-year loan repayment 'break'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The club was loaned £1.5m by Salford City Council in 2013 Rugby league side Salford Red Devils has been given a three-year break on loan repayments, the city’s council has said. The club was loaned £1.5m by the local authority in 2013 after facing financial problems – with an […]

The man who broke rugby league's racial barrier

The man who broke rugby league's racial barrier

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionClive Sullivan led Great Britain to rugby victory in 1972 It is 45 years since Clive Sullivan led the nation to Rugby League World Cup victory. On the day the 2017 tournament kicks off, BBC News looks at how the first black player to captain a national […]

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