Rugby League

Japan’s top ministers have reaffirmed their collective cross-party commitment to delivering a successful hosting of the Rugby World Cup 2019, as well as a long-term plan to promote the sport in the country beyond the event.

Australian National Rugby League (NRL) club the Parramatta Eels have parted ways with CEO Ken Edwards.

Australian National Rugby League (NRL) club Manly Sea Eagles has lodged plans with the Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) to play a fixture in Shenzhen next year.

Super League, England’s premier rugby league competition, will be reduced from 14 teams to 12 starting in 2015 after the league’s elite clubs agreed to key structural changes to the competition at their annual general meeting in Bradford.

The English Rugby Football League (RFL) has elected David Oxley as its new president.

Rugby Ventures has launched its new www.rugby247.biz website that will provide rugby business and development news.

The ACT (Australian Capital Territory) government reportedly plans to build a new undercover stadium in Canberra by 2020, to host multiple events including rugby union and football matches.

Premiership Rugby has agreed a three-year extension to Aviva’s title sponsorship of English rugby union’s top-tier league.

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) has banned six rugby league players for use of a banned substance.

Gary Hetherington, CEO of English rugby league team Leeds Rhinos, has called for an overhaul of the domestic league structure to guarantee greater financial sustainability for clubs in the long-term.

Cronulla Sharks chairman Glenn Coleman has quit the Australian National Rugby League (NRL) club today after just two months in the position.

Ahead of proposals to restructure the Rugby Football League (RFL), Castleford Tigers CEO Steve Gill supports a promotion and relegation framework so that games are no longer “stagnant”.