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Congratulations Tommy

Rugby League Wiki congratulates Tommy Sale on being appointed an MBE in the Queen’s 2011 Birthday Honours for voluntary services to rugby league. A well-deserved award.

Update

New articles:

List of people awarded damehoods and knighthoods

List of people appointed CBE

List of people appointed OBE

List of people appointed MBE

UK wheelchair rugby league

League For All Wheelchair Rugby League logoThe Rugby Football League has unveiled its new wheelchair tag rugby league competition structure. [Link/Archived]

Wheelchair tag is probably the most inclusive variant of rugby league football. Everyone can play together. People of different ages, both sexes, disabled and non-disabled all compete on the same court. The sport can be just as tough as the running game, featuring some big hits of its own. The laws of wheelchair tag have adapted to the practicalities of a wheelchair-based sport, for example replacing kicks with punches, while retaining the characteristics common to all versions of rugby league.

Articles has been started on the wiki for three wheelchair competitions:

Super League highlights on Youtube

Super League match highlights are now available on video-sharing website Youtube. The new official highlights channel, SLHighlights, was created on 14 February 2011 and supplements the older UKRugbyLeague channel. Each highlights video is around 4-5 minutes in length. In the past, fans have called for match footage to be made available on the website to expose the sport to new audiences. It’s not immediately clear if there are any country specific viewing restrictions in place, but any increased exposure will surely be welcomed.

The new highlights channel is another improvement to Super League’s online presence, under the banner Super League TV. Also new for the 2011 season is the weekly round-up programme  Super League Touchline, fronted by Paul Burland.

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