Posts Tagged "Super League"

With Rugby Sevens already accepted as a ‘core’ sport, it’s worth investigating whether rugby league – which is already a ‘recognised’ sport – be included in the Commonwealth Games as an ‘optional’ sport?

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The Super League War is a distant memory to some and will never be forgotten by others. It was quite simply the most tumultuous time in the long history of this great game.

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English rugby league superstar Sam Tomkins has played down his chances of joining an NRL club in 2014.

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Dear Davo Smithy. Last week the Rugby League International Federation met in Canberra and proposed that the 2015 World Club Challenge format be altered.

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NSW lost a tight 40-36 Super Rugby trial match to the Blues, after conceding an injury-time try in Whangarei on Saturday.

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The NRL is the world’s superior rugby league competition but there is still many things that it can still learn from its English Super League cousin.

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There are only 38 more days until the annual World Club Challenge. As is the case every year, like clockwork, haters come out of the woodwork.

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England should not be concerned over the increasing number of Super League players switching to the NRL, according to former Australian captain Darren Lockyer.

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Warrington prop forward Paul Wood has revealed he had to have a ruptured testicle removed after his team’s 26-18 defeat by Leeds in the Super League grand final.

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Channel Nine and Fox Sports are both set to capitalise on the ratings success of Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War with their own dramatic retellings of the Super League war that tore Australian rugby league apart in the mid 90s.

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When David Gallop fronted the media at NRL HQ to announce his resignation, I realised that the last remnant of Super League was now gone from the top.

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Rugby league is at its best when things are kept simple. This is a rule that applies to many facets of the game, and the subject of fashion is no exception.

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Former Wests Tigers full-back Brett Hodgson grabbed 16 points for the Exiles as they claimed a 32-20 victory over England in their second Origin Series match at the Galpharm Stadium in Huddersfield.

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Having been the head coach at the Huddersfield Giants in the UK Super League since 2009, and previously the coach of St George Illawarra in the NRL, I’ve had a first hand view of the differences – and similarities – between the two competitions.

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Seduced by dreams of travel and two-for-one deals at Tesco, thousands of young Aussies and Kiwis take the trip across the planet each year to make a new home for themselves in the UK.

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Pre-match, Brumbies coach Jake White predicted his side would stop Rebels big guns Kurtley Beale and James O’Connor from firing. True to his word, the Brumbies cruised home 37-6 in Canberra last night with hardly a peep from the talented twosome.

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Having originated from New Zealand, I began my early years following NPC rugby and of course the All Blacks. I think I would’ve been 12 before I knew there was a different type of rugby out there.

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Western Force have extended the woes of Super Rugby champions Queensland, thrashing the Reds 45-19 in Perth on Saturday and condemning them to a third straight loss.

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As someone who once believed that the advent of Super League in the mid-90s would benefit the game in the long term, I remember the moment in 1997 when, on a dreary Monday night, I said to myself, “This experiment has gone too far.”

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NSW captain Benn Robinson said his side’s thrilling come-from-behind 34-30 victory over the Sharks on Saturday proved the Waratahs are still alive and kicking this Super Rugby season.

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