2013 World Cup clips

A look back at the 2013 World Cup… USA play the Cooks   Friends at the final whistle Samoa and Fiji pray together.   Semi-final: England versus New Zealand A game immediately More »

Ray French’s Challenge Cup Final favourites

The matches, tries and people that Ray French most enjoyed seeing most in the Challenge Cup. More »

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RFL monitors uneven Challenge Cup but handicap not planned

The Rugby Football League debates the issue of competitiveness in the Challenge Cup regularly but “there are currently no plans to introduce a handicap system into the Challenge Cup”, spokesman John Ledger More »

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Updated registration process

New RL Wiki users and logged out editors have a new way to prove they are human and not an automated spammer! We’ve got rid of the annoying image captchas – which More »

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Gould: Open age second-grade beats elite youth teams in development

Phil Gould has written this interesting piece in the Sydney Morning Herald to urge changes to the current National Youth Competition arrangements. As the Australian Rugby League Commission has asked Jim Doyle More »

Forty-20 magazine features Rugby League Wiki

Rugby League Wiki is featured in the August issue of Forty-20 magazine.Forty-20's August 2011 front cover

Forty-20, a new rugby league monthly, comes out on the 13th day of each month and – like RL Wiki does – “values every rugby league club or nation, whatever their geography, playing standard or version of the code, from Barrow to Brighton, from Bradford to Belgrade, from Perpignan to Parramatta to Papua New Guinea“.

The magazine includes interviews and articles on many aspects of the game.

To read the article (and the rest of the mag!) for yourself, you can subscribe online or pick it up from outlets including WHSmith and ASDA.

100 articles!

Rugby League Wiki logoRugby League Wiki has reached 100 articles.

It’s fitting that the 100th article is “Laws of the Game“, because, in keeping with RLW’s aims, it details how the game has developed over the years.

If you want to contribute, registering an account is easy; do it here.

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

Whatever happened to the secret ninja finger hold?

Generations of rugby league coaches and players have worked long and hard to come up with ways to prevent the other team from making ground. Some of this creativity has been embraced, while other ideas have had a frostier reception. In the last couple of weeks, we’ve begun documenting the how, who, when and whys.

The beginnings of articles for tackles ranging from the rather tame one-leg lift through to the wince-inducing ripper tackle have been created on the wiki. There are quotes and explanations for techniques such as the grapple tackle, crusher tackle and chicken wing tackle.

And we’re still searching for information on the mysterious secret ninja finger hold move that Phil Gould mentioned in his newspaper column. If you know the ways of the finger hold, you know what to do…

New wiki feature: Rugby league towns

Rugby League Wiki logoRugby League Wiki has a new feature. The wiki will include articles on rugby league towns and cities around the world. The articles include an introduction to the settlement, rugby league’s history in the town and several lists that will aid navigation. Lists for past and current clubs, active and previously active schools, colleges and universities, local representative teams, past and current local competitions and grounds, as well as other local rugby league features are included.

There is no other rugby league resource of this kind available. The first of these articles to be created is about Wigan in the UK. The guidance for editing articles about towns and cities is in the Manual of Style for settlements.

Follow our Twitter feed for new articles @rugbylgehistory

We’ve recently added a new feed to Twitter, the microblogging site. We already have our main profile @rugbyleaguewiki, which is used to keep people up to date on events at RLW and the blog. Now, we have added @rugbylgehistory. The Rugby League History feed will automatically update when a new article is created on the wiki, allowing you to stay up to date and able to join in. It’s also a useful way to check for spammers.

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