Rugby League News Articles

St James’ Park to host Magic Weekend - 10 Sep 2014

Newcastle United’s St James' Park will host the 2015 Magic Weekend in May, when a full round of Super League fixtures will be played at the venue over two days. read more

Australia and New Zealand to host RLWC - 19 Feb 2014

A joint bid from Australia and New Zealand has been chosen by the Rugby League Federation to host the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, beating South Africa who also launched a bid.  read more

RFL confirms CRM 4Sight hire - 18 Dec 2013

The Rugby Football League (RFL) has announced a new partnership with Leicestershire-based CRM agency 4Sight Sport & Leisure, with the aim of capitalising on the recent Rugby League World Cup by improving its customer relationship management and fan engagement strategies. read more

Workshops set to build on RLWC momentum - 05 Dec 2013

A series of workshops designed to help community clubs capitalise on the Rugby League World Cup 2013 are set to be rolled out across the country, with 66 clubs already participating in the ‘Welcoming Clubs Workshops’. read more

Castleford Tigers extend GMB sponsorship - 02 Dec 2013

English Super League rugby team Castleford Tigers have renewed their sponsorship deal with the GMB trade union, extending the current partnership to over a decade. read more

Rugby League seeks partners for new format - 18 Nov 2013

With the Rugby League World Cup heading towards its final stages around the country, the Rugby Football League (RFL) has launched a new minimal-contact version of the game, aiming to take the sport to a much wider audience of men and women. read more

RLWC2013 signs trio of sponsorships - 29 Oct 2013

The Rugby League World Cup 2013 (RLWC2013) has announced partnerships with, Gatorade and Thirsty Planet. read more

Canterbury signs England RL captain - 25 Oct 2013

Canterbury has announced England rugby league and Leeds Rhinos captain, Kevin Sinfield, as its latest ambassador – ahead of the kick off to the Rugby League World Cup 2013 in Cardiff tomorrow. read more

RLWC adds to sponsor list ahead of kick-off - 24 Oct 2013

Ahead of the opening of the Rugby League World Cup 2013 in Cardiff on Saturday, organisers of the tournament have added to its sponsorship portfolio with car rental brand Hertz UK and travel and leisure company EZE Group coming on board ahead of kick off. read more

Four global competitions, One big breakfast - 18 Oct 2013

Top-level international sport will return to the UK with astonishing regularity, with the biggest and best stars from both codes of international rugby and the finest athletes from across the Commonwealth - and later the entire world – set to arrive on these shores over the course of the next four years. read more

Fast Track gets Wooden Spoon for RLWC - 16 Oct 2013

International sports marketing agency Fast Track has been appointed by Wooden Spoon, the children’s charity of rugby, to manage their Official Charity Partnership with Rugby League World Cup 2013. read more

Gilette extends England Rugby League deal - 26 Sep 2013

Gillette has agreed a two-year extension of its decade-long deal with the Rugby Football League that will see the brand continue as the England Rugby League team’s main sponsor for this Autumn’s Rugby League World Cup 2013.  read more

Wooden Spoon to Charity Partner RLWC2013 - 23 Sep 2013

Wooden Spoon has been announced as the Official Charity Partner for Rugby League World Cup 2013 in England and Wales that will see the children’s charity use funds raised during the competition to develop a legacy within the sport’s community, which will benefit disadvantaged young people throughout Britain. read more

Opta set to supply Rugby League WC data - 13 Sep 2013

Sports data company Opta has confirmed a new deal with the organisers of this year’s Rugby League World Cup, which kicks off next month, to become the official tournament data supplier for the event in England.  read more

Rugby League of the Extraordinary revealed - 26 Apr 2013

With exactly six months to go until the Rugby League World Cup 2013 kicks off in England and Wales, England rugby league captain Kevin Sinfield has been unveiled as the first ‘Rugby League of The Extraordinary’ character ‘The General,’ in part of a new series to launch of the new England Rugby League website, read more

Rugby League World Cup set for BBC - 11 Apr 2013

Rugby League World Cup 2013 organisers have announced that the BBC has secured rights to broadcast the tournament, showing live coverage of all England games on television and radio, starting with the Opening Ceremony featuring England v Australia. read more

Rugby League World Cup signs partnership - 26 Mar 2013

The 2013 Rugby League World Cup, set to be staged in England and Wales, has signed a partnership with 4Sight Sport which will see the data marketing company become the official data agency of the event.  read more

Hertz drives Rugby League World Cup - 26 Feb 2013

The Hertz Corporation has signed a new partnership with Rugby League World Cup 2013 to become the Official Vehicle Hire Supplier for the competition, to be hosted in England and Wales next year.   read more

Foxy Bingo in RFL Partnership - 06 Feb 2013

Foxy Bingo, the online bingo site, has signed a deal with the Rugby Football League (RFL) which will see the company become the competition's official bingo partner in 2013.  read more

Super League clubs face rising debts - 28 Jan 2013

Super League clubs are facing combined debts of £68.5m, according to a BBC Inside Out investigation, with several teams failing to generate sufficient turnover. read more

Tetley’s to sponsor the Challenge Cup - 23 Jan 2013

The Rugby Football League (RFL) has announced Tetley’s as the new title sponsor of the world’s oldest Rugby League competition, the Challenge Cup. read more

England Rugby League agrees Optimum deal - 09 Nov 2012

Optimum Nutrition has agreed a new partnership with England Rugby League, which will see the sports nutrition brand become the team’s new official product supplier.   read more

Wigan Warriors agrees shirt sponsorship - 01 Nov 2012

Rugby league club Wigan Warriors have announced a new two-year shirt sponsorship with Ainscough Crane Hire, which will see the Wigan-based company’s logo appear on the left shoulder of the club's home and away shirts until the end of the 2014 season.  read more

BBC secures international rugby league coverage - 26 Sep 2012

The BBC has announced a new agreement with the Rugby Football League to broadcast all four matches of the triangular tournament between England, France and Wales this autumn. read more

Bradford Bulls saved after takeover agreed - 03 Sep 2012

Bradford Bulls has been saved from liquidation after a consortium, headed by Bradford restaurant owner Omar Khan, agreed a deal with administrators. read more

RFL receives four bids for Bulls - 17 Aug 2012

The Rugby Football League has confirmed it has received four unconditional bids for Super League side Bradford Bulls, with a deadline of 21st August now set for the bidders to present a business plan for the administration-hit club. read more

Super League offers to buy Bulls - 03 Aug 2012

Super League's parent company has made an offer to purchase Bradford Bulls on behalf of the competition's 13 other clubs, after the Rugby Football League rejected two conditional bids for the club from the ABC consortium. read more

RFL rejects revised Bulls offer - 02 Aug 2012

The Rugby Football League has rejected the second bid submitted by the ABC consortium for Bradford Bulls, after an original conditional bid was rejected last Thursday before the second bid was submitted the following day. read more

Super League ends cash-free sponsorship - 01 Aug 2012

Rugby league’s Super League has announced it has reached a mutual agreement to end its title cash-free sponsorship deal with the Stobart Group at the end of this season, in a bid to sell the rights for the 2013 campaign. read more

RFL reveals record turnover for 2011 - 19 Jul 2012

The Rugby Football League has reported a record turnover of over £27 million for 2011, figures that allowed the governing body to post a pre-tax profit for the 10th consecutive year. read more

Leeds Rhinos extends main sponsorship - 12 Jul 2012

Leeds Building Society has announced an extension to its main sponsorship of Super League club Leeds Rhinos, in a new three-year deal that will see the Building Society logo continue to feature on the team’s playing shirts throughout the 2013, 2014 and 2015 rugby league seasons. read more

Bradford Bulls lose coaching staff in cuts - 03 Jul 2012

Bradford Bulls have made their entire coaching staff, including coach Mick Potter, redundant as the club tries to find a way out of administration. read more

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