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Statement on the York Community Stadium

Statement on the York Community Stadium - Statement from Sarah Tanburn, Interim Director for City and Environmental Services at City of York Council:
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Where does this leave York? Interesting position from the council.

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Doping bans doubled to four years

Doping bans doubled to four years | Rugby League | Scoop.it
Drug cheats in sport face a minimum four-year ban - up from two years - under new rules which came into effect from 1 January.
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Is it really worth getting caught now? WADA has doubled it's ban. I reckon this is a good move.

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University of Liverpool Women's Rugby League team get their kit off for charity - Liverpool Echo

University of Liverpool Women's Rugby League team get their kit off for charity - Liverpool Echo | Rugby League | Scoop.it
The team's tasteful calendar supports charity Joining Jack and the fight against muscle-wasting condition DMD
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Well done - a valid cause!

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Lowes ready for Bulls test

Lowes ready for Bulls test | Rugby League | Scoop.it
Bradford Bulls boss James Lowes is relishing the opportunity to try and help the club back into the Super League this season.
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Bradford are heavily fancied and why not? They bring the biggest supporter base that the Championship has seen for many years and the sort of spending power that would sink so many clubs time and again.

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Trio added to pre-season friendly squad

Trio added to pre-season friendly squad | Rugby League | Scoop.it
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One to note for my Warrington friends.

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NRL considering four quarters, longer games

NRL considering four quarters, longer games | Rugby League | Scoop.it
The NRL is looking at a radical overhaul of the game - with the idea to change to four quarters and extending to 100 minutes of game time. - New Zealand Herald

Via Peter Mellow
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I can't believe that they would do this... Players would be shattered!

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Promotion and relegation will return in re-structure - Love Rugby League

Promotion and relegation will return in re-structure - Love Rugby League | Rugby League | Scoop.it
Love Rugby League
Promotion and relegation will return in re-structure
Love Rugby League
Promotion and relegation will still form part of the re-structure of the game, despite delays following a revolt by Super League clubs.
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About time!

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Bradford Bulls Situation Concerns Super League's Players Association

Bradford Bulls Situation Concerns Super League's Players Association | Rugby League | Scoop.it
Bradford Bulls Situation Concerns Super League's Players Association

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Rugby League: Wakefield seeking new faces - ClubCall.com

Rugby League: Wakefield seeking new faces - ClubCall.com | Rugby League | Scoop.it
Wakefield Wildcats boss Richard Agar has revealed he is still hoping to bring in some new faces before the Super League season begins.
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With Wakefield still to sign some bodies and London Broncos still to announce 20 signings, plus Bradford Bulls troubles, we look set for an interesting January in Super League.

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Year in Review: Rugby League World Cup - a meandering mess - Radio Sport

Year in Review: Rugby League World Cup - a meandering mess - Radio Sport | Rugby League | Scoop.it
Radio Sport
Year in Review: Rugby League World Cup - a meandering mess
Radio Sport
Arguably the story of the Rugby League World Cup happened two and a half weeks before the tournament began.
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A very harsh critique. I really enjoyed the tournament. It is so easy for people to bag the sport. The early rounds of fixtures provided genuine competition and the way Scotland and USA went about their business wasboth humbling and exciting.

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RFL clarifies dual registration timelines

RFL clarifies dual registration timelines | Rugby League | Scoop.it
Dual registrations driven by clubs after proposed under-23s
competition in Super League rejected
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Ladbrokes touch down as new Challenge Cup sponsors

Ladbrokes touch down as new Challenge Cup sponsors | Rugby League | Scoop.it
The exciting new partnership has been announced ahead of the
first round draw on Thursday at Wembley Stadium...
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I wonder what the odds were of that!

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Featherstone Rovers: Bussey has mapped out route to success

Featherstone Rovers: Bussey has mapped out route to success | Rugby League | Scoop.it
THEY WERE second-best last year, but rising star Jack Bussey reckons Featherstone Rovers can be the top team outside Super League in 2015.
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Good player is Jack Bussey. This interview still suggests Fev are obsessing about Leigh...

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Hull FC's celebrations start to mark 150th anniversary - BBC News

Hull FC's celebrations start to mark 150th anniversary - BBC News | Rugby League | Scoop.it
A year-long celebration during 2015 will mark the 150th anniversary of Super League club Hull FC being founded.
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Campese looking to emulate Dobson heroics at Hull KR

Campese looking to emulate Dobson heroics at Hull KR | Rugby League | Scoop.it
New Hull KR signing Terry Campese has revealed that he is looking to prove he's up to the standards ...
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Can Campese emulate the Dobson effect?

 

He was a good performer in the NRL but the way he's being described is that he is some sort of rugby god. We will wait and see what impact he will make on Humberside.

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Jones-Buchanan believes in youngsters

Jones-Buchanan believes in youngsters | Rugby League | Scoop.it
Leeds Rhinos player Jamie Jones-Buchanan believes the young players at the club are capable of stepping up to first-team duties.
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It's set to be an interesting season at Headingley and I for one certainly feel that the next three years will see a changing of the guard. This golden group of players have been brilliant for the club but they are all starting to get a bit long in the tooth.

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Sale author publishes book on rugby league team, Widnes Vikings - Messenger Newspapers

Sale author publishes book on rugby league team, Widnes Vikings - Messenger Newspapers | Rugby League | Scoop.it
Messenger Newspapers
Sale author publishes book on rugby league team, Widnes Vikings
Messenger Newspapers
Messenger Newspapers: Mike Healing Mike Healing.
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League Express Rugby League yearbook 2013-14 review - SkySports

League Express Rugby League yearbook 2013-14 review - SkySports | Rugby League | Scoop.it
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League Express Rugby League yearbook 2013-14 review
SkySports
The latest edition is the eighteenth annual yearbook by the Rugby Leaguer and League Express.
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Always a favourite of mine this time of year. Packed with facts and stats about the 2013 UK Rugby League Season.

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Super League: Huddersfield Giants back on top of table after holding off ... - SkySports

Super League: Huddersfield Giants back on top of table after holding off ... - SkySports | Rugby League | Scoop.it
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Super League: Huddersfield Giants back on top of table after holding off ...

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Who would have thought that Huddersfield would have stayed top?

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Lee Crooks try - YouTube

1994 Regal Trophy Final Castleford v Wigan (Got to love rugby league. Can't believe this clip is nearly 20 years old, but it's a belter.
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This commentary really made me laugh. As something of a commentator myself, it breaks all the rules!

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RUGBY LEAGUE: Oxford re-sign Crabtree - Oxford Mail

RUGBY LEAGUE: Oxford re-sign Crabtree - Oxford Mail | Rugby League | Scoop.it
Oxford Mail
RUGBY LEAGUE: Oxford re-sign Crabtree
Oxford Mail
RUGBY LEAGUE: Oxford re-sign Crabtree. 6:00am Saturday 28th December 2013 in Sport.
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Good to see Oxford really putting roots down. Looking forward to seeing them take on Leigh's Under 23s team in a few weeks.

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