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Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield lifts the trophy after winning the First Utility Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford

Super League champions Leeds Rhinos deny they'll be complacent in Qualifiers clashes with part-timers

Kallum Watkins and co could end up relegated to the second tier if they don't take opponents who have 'proper' jobs and only train at night seriously


Bradford Bulls coach Rohan Smith determined to recapture glory days despite Featherstone horror show

A humbling 20-0 defeat at Post Office Road meant the fallen giants of English rugby league finished fifth in the Championship

Batley Bulldogs' John Kear exclusive

John Kear hoping Batley Bulldogs can emulate Leicester City with Super League clubs waiting

The fairy tale story of rugby league continues with the Bulldogs booking a place in the Qualifiers and now clubs like Leeds Rhinos await

RFL chief executive Nigel Wood during the First Utility Super League Grand Final between St Helens and Wigan Warriors at Old Trafford on October 11, 2014 in Manchester, England.

RFL chief Nigel Wood insists game's disciplinary process is NOT in crisis

Hull KR chairman Neil Hudgell described the system “unfit for purpose” earlier this year and Wakefield coach Chris Chester as “farcical” following Sean O’Loughlin’s recent ban

Jamie Peacock column: England know their World Cup foes - and there's no reason they can't win it

Wayne Bennett will be in charge as coach and he brings experience and respect - that will give them the belief that they can finally beat Australia

New Huddersfield coach Rick Stone backed for Giants success 17 years on from almost shocking Great Britain

Stone was in charge of Queensland Cup side Burleigh Bears when they took on the Lions as a warm-up to the 1999 Tri-Nations down under

Toronto Wolfpack exclusive

Toronto Wolfpack to host 'X Factor' auditions for NFL rejects across North America

The ambitious Canadian outfit will become the first professional Trans-Atlantic sports team and are expected to rise up the domestic leagues

Referee Richard Silverwood

Top Rugby League referee suspended for 'inappropriate behaviour' on night out

Richard Silverwood, 40, is being investigated by the Rugby Football League after celebrations in Newcastle

England's Sam Burgess (C) celebrates sco

Sam Burgess backs 'fantastic' England bid to host 2021 Rugby League World Cup

The RFL yesterday confirmed its intention to bid for the competition with the help of £15m of government funding

Bernard Kenny, who tried to save Jo Cox from her attacker, was guest of honour at Batley Bulldogs rugby league club at their derby match against Dewsbury Rams

Hero's welcome as pensioner who battled to save MP Jo Cox's life pays tribute at Rugby League derby

The 77 year old was the guest of honour at a Rugby League derby match where he placed sunflowers - Mrs Cox’s favourite flower -on the centre of the pitch


Jamie Peacock to return to international scene as England assistant boss for Four Nations

Peacock is a hugely respected figure in the game and new England coach Wayne Bennett will call on his experience


Ryan Hall set to follow Zak Hardaker out of Leeds Rhinos with switch to rugby union's Sale Sharks

Unsettled star a target to join fellow England wing Josh Charnley in converting to the 15-man game as team-mate heads for NRL's Penrith Panthers

Huddersfield Giants player Ronan Costello dead aged 17 after injury sustained in Salford match

The youngster was injured in a game against Salford last weekend and has now succumbed to his injuries

Keegan Hirst's ex-wife, Sara Wilson's devastation as court will not accept claims of adultery

Ex wife of gay rugby star Keegan Hirst says divorce laws should recognise same-sex affairs

"The law now allows same-sex marriage but divorce doesn't recognise same-sex affairs"

Super League ref Jack Smith during his Royal Marine days

Meet new Super League ref Jack Smith - a former Royal Marine who was SHOT by a Taliban sniper

The 27-year-old suffered a gun shot wound from a Taliban sharpshooter in August 2010, and after two years of rehab he decided to take up refereeing