Government backing for Rugby League in Coronavirus crisis

The RFL has secured significant Government support to help the sport and its clubs through the unprecedented financial challenges caused by the current public health emergency. The Government has announced an emergency loan of £16 million to be administered by the RFL, in partnership with Sport England and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and … Continue reading Government backing for Rugby League in Coronavirus crisis

England Rugby and Umbro have announced a new four-year partnership

The English sports brand will be the Official Technical Kit Partner from 1 September 2020, when the iconic double-diamond of Umbro will be worn by the England Men’s teams, Red Roses, Sevens and age grade teams. Umbro will provide the team’s match kit, training wear and off-field kit as well as offering fans a full range … Continue reading England Rugby and Umbro have announced a new four-year partnership

#Signed4Mind – Premiership Rugby shirt auction

As part of Premiership Rugby’s commitment to helping people through the COVID-19 pandemic we have teamed up with the charity Mind to auction a signed shirt from each of our 12 clubs. Last month, Premiership Rugby and its clubs sprung into action to support isolated fans with the #MakeThatCall movement. Launched initially by Wasps before … Continue reading #Signed4Mind – Premiership Rugby shirt auction

Ralph Rimmer, CEO of the RFL – Participation in RL Communities key to sport’s recovery

Ralph Rimmer, CEO of the RFL, on the important messages from Sport England’s Active Lives report and how Rugby League will be relentless in sustaining and growing participation. “The Active Lives report out yesterday shows that physical activity levels were on the rise in the run-up to the coronavirus outbreak. There was an increase of … Continue reading Ralph Rimmer, CEO of the RFL – Participation in RL Communities key to sport’s recovery

Rugby club sets ‘great example’ by reviving cancelled bus route

A bus service which left rural residents feeling "isolated and lonely" after being stopped is set for a new lease of life - thanks to Lowestoft & Yarmouth RFC. The 108 bus service, which travelled from the James Paget University Hospital, in Gorleston, to Oulton and into Lowestoft town centre, was taken from the roads … Continue reading Rugby club sets ‘great example’ by reviving cancelled bus route

Kevin Sinfield’s fundraising effort reaches £10,000 target

Leeds Rhinos Director of Rugby Kevin Sinfield has reached his £10,000 target for his solo marathon that he completed back in March in support of his great friend Rob Burrow and to raise funds for the Leeds Rhinos Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association, two charities that have supported Rob since his diagnosis in December 2019. … Continue reading Kevin Sinfield’s fundraising effort reaches £10,000 target

World Rugby Statement – Francis Kean resignation

World Rugby notes the Fiji Rugby Union’s decision to stand down Fiji Rugby Union Chairman Ratu Vilikesa Bulewa Francis Kean from the World Rugby Council, and therefore withdrawing his candidature for the World Rugby Executive Committee, following new allegations published in the UK Sunday Times. World Rugby takes all allegations of behaviour that is not … Continue reading World Rugby Statement – Francis Kean resignation