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  Rugby league - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rugby league was initially played by a breakaway faction of the English Rugby Football Union (RFU) known as the Northern Union.
Rugby league is played by two teams on a rectangular field with a length generally double the width.
Rugby league is highly popular in Australia, New Zealand, and the Papua New Guinea where rugby league is recognised as the national sport.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rugby_league   (2156 words)

 Rugby league - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rugby league is one of the two forms of rugby, the other being rugby union.
Rugby league is arguably less tactically complicated than other codes such as rugby union or American football.
Rugby League, while a hugely popular professional and amateur sport in some regions of the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, has struggled to assert itself as an international sporting code particularly in the aftermath of the disastrous Super League war for control of the code in the mid 1990s.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Rugby_league   (3186 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Rugby League is a variant of rugby, with different rules from Rugby Union.
By 1907, when the first league was formed, the new Unions rules had diverged from those Rugby Union, most noticeably in the reduction of players from 15 to 13; the "play the ball" (heeling the ball back after a tackle) rather than rucking and mauling; the elimination of the line out; and slightly different scoring.
Rugby League, while a hugely popular professional sport in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, has struggled to assert itself as an international sporting code particularly in the aftermath of the disastrous "Super League" war for control of the code in the late 1990s.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/r/ru/rugby_league.html   (719 words)

 National Rugby League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The National Rugby League ("NRL") is the premier rugby league competition in Australia and New Zealand.
The inaugural New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) Premiership began in 1908, and was made up of eight Sydney-based teams and one team from Newcastle.
The National Rugby League adopted a salary cap based on the Australian Football League model in the early 1990s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/National_Rugby_League   (2862 words)

 Lebanon Cedars Rugby League
The winger from South Sydney, one of Australian rugby league’s most famous clubs, has had a frustrating time with injuries in what many accept to be the world’s toughest sport.
Rugby star and captain Hazem al-Masri, also known as al-Magic in Australia, said leading Lebanon to an international victory in its home-soil debut was equal to winning his first Australian Test cap.
But the determination of their Australian-based team was epitomised by prop Sami Chamoun, who refused to leave the field despite pulling a thigh muscle as he fell in a tackle and later when he dropped to the ground after suffering a robust slap on the side of the head from Adam Cook.
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/Parliament/2587/rugby.html   (4628 words)

 Sports Rules - Rugby League
A game of Rugby League last for 80 minutes, with a five minute interval between the two 40 minute halves.
Rules in rugby are sometimes referred to as laws.
Rugby League is played on a grass surface.
sportsrules.50g.com /rugbyleague.htm   (4158 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Rugby League (PS2): PC & Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Rugby League is a frenetic sports sim where you can choose from 35 teams, with official licenses that include the National Rugby League (NRL), NRL Telstra Premiership, State of Origin, City vs. Country, the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis.
Overall then, rugby league fans, or rugby fans in general, will probably derive some enjoyment from this game but as a fan of both codes of the game I was disappointed.
Rugby League however seem to have mastered the majority, game play can be slow at times, but there is an option to speed this up.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B0001701B0   (1634 words)

 Rugby League update - PlayStation 2 News at GameSpot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Kiwi league superstar Stacey Jones has recently signed up to endorse the game, and, consequently, it will be released as Stacey Jones Rugby League in New Zealand.
Rugby League will feature 35 officially licensed teams with accurate player statistics, and players will be able to pit them against each other in no less than 25 realistic stadiums.
Rugby League is currently scheduled for release in Australia and New Zealand in October.
www.gamespot.com /ps2/sports/rugbyleague/news_6073214.html   (368 words)

 Rugby League Review: Rugby League World News
Driving forces behind the move are Milan Mrtynek, a noted rugby player and administrator, and Jan Sluka, who has recently returned home from a spell playing with the Kilkenny Wildcats in the Irish League.
Dutch Rugby League management has identified another four players from within the pro and semi-professional ranks entitled to wear the Orange jersey when the first qualifying games with Russia, Georgia and Serbia in the European Nations "B" pool kick off.
Rugby League Review September 2006 issue is out now at all good newsagents, and is full of articles and photos focusing on every level of the greatest game of all.
www.rugbyleaguereview.com /world.htm   (1703 words)

 Rugby League in New Zealand
Former Queensland league representative Nathan Fien believes versatility was the key to his selection for the Kiwis' initial train-on squad named yesterday.Fien, 27, is one of 11 New Zealand Warriors in the 19-man squad, which.....
Melbourne has scooped the pool at league's Dally M season awards in Sydney.Hooker Cameron Smith has been named player of the year, while coach Craig Bellamy is the coach of the year.Smith is heaping praise on his teammates.He.....
Former rugby league star Brent Todd has apologised for the anxiety he has caused his family and the public as he is convicted of procuring cocaine...
www.rugbyleaguenz.com   (653 words)

 Rugby League | The Courier-Mail
RUGBY league's man-of-the-moment Justin Hodges is bristling with confidence and believes he is emerging as a leader at the Broncos.
LEAGUE legend Shane Webcke got his fairytale farewell as the brilliant Broncos' irresistible charge towards the NRL premiership continued at Suncorp Stadium yesterday.
ONE of rugby league's great warriors – and possibly its greatest – will be playing at Suncorp Stadium tomorrow afternoon, but he won't be playing for the Warriors.
www.news.com.au /couriermail/rugbyleague   (1275 words)

 Rugby League Resources from the Virtual Library of Sport
Rugby Leaguer and League Express, and Rugby League World on your desk for a subscription.
Rugby League European Federation the umbrella body for Rugby League playing nations in Europe and the Northern Hemisphere.
The Student Rugby League is responsible for the promotion and administration of Rugby League within the countries colleges and Universities.
sportsvl.com /ball/rugby/rugbyleague.htm   (2362 words)

 Independent Online Edition > Rugby League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Castleford moved alongside Harlequins on 19 points and into the category of sides now unlikely to be relegated from Super League with a deserved victory, highlighted by two moments of sublime skill from their prop forward, Danny Sculthorpe.
The Giants are at home to Salford this afternoon in the first of three matches which could, in their own way, be as important as their day out at Twickenham in their first final for 44 years.
St Helens ensured they will go into the Super League play-offs this month in pole position, adding the League Leaders' Shield to the Challenge Cup they earned last weekend as Wakefield's relegation worries deepened despite their rousing effort at Knowsley Road.
sport.independent.co.uk /rugby_league   (958 words)

 The Sydney Morning Herald: national, world, business, entertainment, sport and technology news from Australia's leading ...
A WESTS TIGERS rugby league player has told teammates he was intimately involved with a 26-year-old woman who has made allegations of a possible drugged rape to police.
RUGBY league's "Mad Monday" celebrations officially started on Sunday for West Tigers players after their last game of the season, but ended 16 hours later with a woman complaining to police of sexual assault.
MATHEW Head is set to remain stuck in premier league when St George Illawarra begin their finals campaign against Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday - but Dragons coach Nathan Brown still tips him to play first grade again before the season is over.
www.smh.com.au /sport/league   (748 words)

 France national rugby league team - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
The French national rugby league team are often nicknamed les chanticleers, after the cockerel which is the emblem of the team or as les tricoleurs.
The game of rugby league suffered in France during the Second World War, as the French Rugby Union authorities worked with the collaborating Vichy regime to have rugby league banned.
Many players and officials of the sport were punished, whilst all of the assets of the rugby league and its clubs were handed over to the union.
education.music.us /F/France-national-rugby-league-team.htm   (556 words)

 Australian Rugby League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The rugby league world today is mourning the death of one of its finest, Eastern Suburbs (Roosters) stalwart Richard Alfred (Dick) Dunn.
The Australian Rugby League has confirmed that from 9.00am Monday June 19, 3000 `standing room' tickets will be issued for the Harvey Norman State of Origin Series decider at Melbourne's Telstra Dome on July 5.
Rugby League is on the verge of selling out Melbourne's Telstra Dome for the third Harvey Norman State of Origin game on July 5 and fans are now being urged to book their tickets as soon as possible.
www.australianrugbyleague.com.au   (556 words)

 Australian Rugby League - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Australian Rugby League (ARL) is the governing body for the sport of Rugby League in Australia.
The Australian Rugby League Board of Control (later the Australian Rugby League) was formed in December 1924 to administer the running of the national team.
Despite the financial clout of both News Limited and Optus (the ARL's principal backer), it was not viable to run two competitions and the National Rugby League was formed from the ARL and Super League competitions.
voyager.in /Australian_Rugby_League   (670 words)

 TotalRL.com - Total Rugby League Online
League Express is Britain's biggest-selling Rugby League weekly - every Monday, every week, we bring you detailed match reports from all the games in the engage Super League, LHF Healthplan National Leagues, TotalRL.com Conference, Australia's NRL Premiership, plus round ups of all the action in the Academy, BARLA competitions and the French League.
League Express also has the latest news from the club scene and the international game with comment and analysis.
League Express is your indispensable guide to Rugby League, every week throughout the year.
www.rugbyleaguer.co.uk   (379 words)

 ABC Sport - Rugby League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Rugby league legend Arthur Beetson says he doubts Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett will take on the top job at the Sydney Roosters, despite reports linking the Broncos mentor with the club.
Check out all the glitz and glamour of rugby league's night of nights, the Dally M awards.
The annual Dally M Awards for Rugby League capped off a great year for the minor premiers the Melbourne Storm, with forward Cameron Smith taking out player of the year.
www.abc.net.au /rugbyleague/default.htm   (388 words)

 BBC SPORT | Rugby League
Danny Sculthorpe tells BBC Sport that reports brother Paul could be forced to retire are wide of the mark.
KEY INFORMATION Rugby league on the BBC
Rugby league star Sid Domic is exhibiting his Aboriginal paintings
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/rugby_league/default.stm   (117 words)

 Thisis-Rugby - Celtic League: Ulster Rugby   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Following the partition of the island of Ireland and the establishment of Northern Ireland in 1921 the then Committee of the Irish Rugby Football Union decided that it would continue to administer its affairs on the basis of the 32 Irish counties and the traditional four provinces of Ireland - Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster.
To maintain the unity of Irish rugby and the linkages between North and South the IRFU purchased a new ground in 1923 in the Ravenhill district of Belfast at a cost of £2300.00.
The ground was enclosed and a stand accommodating 3500 built at a cost of £15,500.
www.thisis-rugby.com /union/celticleague/ulster.htm   (199 words)

 Rugby League Review: If it's rugby league - we've got it covered!
It is published every month, bringing you all the latest news, match reports and rugby league results from all over the world.
The South Australian Rugby League (SARL) is confident that an NRL side can be based in Adelaide within five to ten years.
A time when men were men, when you stayed on the field until you couldn't walk, and Match of the Round at the SCG was the place to be each weekend.
www.rugbyleaguereview.com   (505 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Rugby League (XBOX): PC & Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
While EA's Rugby title was the worst game i've played this year, it took Sidhe and the world's strongest rugby competition (NRL) to create a gaming classic.
The long awaited arrival of Rugby League on console was boosted just a few months ago with the inlcusion of the English Super League.
This is Rugby League, not Rugby Union, and so will not include teams like Newcastle and Leicester, but instead Leeds Rhinos, Bradford Bulls, London Broncos, etc...Similarly the international team will therefore be GB, not England.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00012CTR4   (1146 words)

 The Rugby League Web Ring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
We are a Junior rugby league football club in the Western Suburbs District Rugby League, we have loads of information about our club with links to NRL and other International clubs.
Rugby news reports rugby league, teams, competitions, players and more worldwide.
We are a junior rugby league football club with team from under 6 through to under 15 in the junior section.
d.webring.com /hub?ring=league   (1282 words)

 RUGBY LEAGUE MEMORABILIA, programmes, books, autographs, jerseys, medals etc
1946 British Lions Rugby League Touring Team to Australia - an autographed sheet of the 26 players in the tour party together with a newspaper clipping photo and dated envelope faintly postmarked 'maritime mail' in which the autographs were received.
Rugby League Football Firsts CC, Bradford (Rugby special arriving at station), correct P H/S on cover.
The illustrations by Welsh caricaturist Keith Jenkins show each player in halved jerseys, one half representing their rugby union international country, the other the rugby league team for which they signed.
www.rugbyrelics.com /OS/R-League.htm   (1961 words)

 Rugby League Coach - Get It Here - Sidhe Forums
In case you haven't noticed (and judging by the thread views you haven't) I've found a little old game that I was curious to get more information on.
It is a Rugby League Management Simulator along the lines of Priddos NRL Manager, being built with Visual Basic where you control a Rugby League team and all its business ends.
You have the chance to coach a Rugby League Team any of the 9 leagues and control every aspect of the club.
forums.rugbyleague2.com /showthread.php?t=4980   (1204 words)

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