'Time for Ben Barba to find a new vocation' – NRL bans full-back over 'assault'

'Time for Ben Barba to find a new vocation' – NRL bans full-back over 'assault'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ben Barba was the leading try-scorer in the Super League last year Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL) has banned player Ben Barba from the competition after viewing footage of him in an alleged “physical altercation” with his partner. Barba, 29, was sacked by his new club, North Queensland Cowboys, […]

Three sporting Sodje brothers jailed for taking charity money

Three sporting Sodje brothers jailed for taking charity money

Image copyright PA Image caption (From left to right) Ex-rugby player Bright Sodje and ex-footballers Stephen Sodje and Efe Sodje were jailed for fraud in 2017 A sporting family siphoned off cash from their own charity set up to help African children, it can be reported. Ex-footballers Efe Sodje, 46, and Stephen Sodje, 43, and […]

Factory fight: Manchester bouncers sacked over assault

Factory fight: Manchester bouncers sacked over assault

Image copyright St Helens Image caption Joe Sharratt played just hours earlier for Lancashire Academy against Australian Schoolboys Bouncers from Manchester’s Factory 251 nightclub have been sacked after an 18-year-old rugby league player was assaulted outside the club. St Helens academy player Joe Sharratt suffered a serious head injury and is in a stable condition […]

Hull KR declare 'major incident' as stadium light falls

Hull KR declare 'major incident' as stadium light falls

Image copyright Ashley Allen/Getty Images Sport Image caption The Super League club said the stadium was evacuated safely after the floodlight collapsed Rugby league side Hull KR has declared a “major incident” after a stadium floodlight fell during high winds. Images shared with a French rugby league website show the lights and pylon on the […]

Lost World Cup trophy fitted with tracker

Lost World Cup trophy fitted with tracker

Image copyright Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com Image caption The trophy was commissioned for the first World Cup in 1954 The Rugby League World Cup trophy, which was lost for more than 20 years, has been fitted with a GPS tracker so it can never go missing again. It was stolen from a Bradford hotel ahead of the […]

Support for Sheffield Eagles star facing deportation

Support for Sheffield Eagles star facing deportation

Image copyright ADC Photography Image caption Menzie Yere has made more than 250 appearances for Sheffield Eagles A fundraising campaign has been set up to help a rugby league player who is facing deportation to Papua New Guinea after spending ten years in the UK. Sheffield Eagles supporters are hoping to raise £5,000 to pay […]

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