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Rugby Football League: Governing body for professional rugby league football in England
The Rugby Football League is the governing body for professional rugby league in England. The name Rugby Football League previously also referred to the main league competition run by the organisation. This has since been supplanted by Super League, the Championship and League 1.

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Challenge Cup final: RFL postpones Wembley showpiece but hopes to complete competition

July's Challenge Cup final is postponed, although the RFL remains hopeful of completing this season's competition.
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England v Australia: No guarantees over 'Ashes' series despite £16m loan

Key rugby league events for 2020 such as the Ashes series could be lost after coronavirus, says RFL CEO Ralph Rimmer.
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Rugby Football League executives agree to take pay cuts

Rugby Football League executives take a pay cut to help ease financial pressure on the sport.
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RFL chief executive 100% confident sport will emerge again after coronavirus

Rugby league is resilient enough to bounce back from coronavirus says Rugby Football League chief executive Ralph Rimmer.
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Coronavirus: Rugby Football League suspends season across game until 3 April

Super League and the Rugby Football League decide to suspend the season until 3 April as a result of the spread of coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: Super League clubs and RFL to meet over pandemic

Super League clubs are to meet with the RFL on Monday about the sport's response to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Prince Harry to remain RFL patron despite dropping royal duties

The Duke of Sussex is to remain patron of the Rugby Football League despite agreeing to drop his royal duties and HRH title.
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Rugby Football League: Simon Johnson replaces Brian Barwick as chairman

Simon Johnson is appointed as chairman of the Rugby Football League, replacing Brian Barwick in the role.
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Bradford Bulls: RFL 'reluctantly' approves groundshare with Dewsbury for 2020 season

The Rugby Football League "conditionally" and "reluctantly" approves Bradford's application to groundshare with Dewsbury in 2020.
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Catalans’ Kenny Edwards charged with incitement after crowd trouble

catalans’ kenny edwards charged with incitement after crowd trouble
• RFL appoints investigator after trouble on and off the pitch • Edwards to face tribunal hearing on Tuesday evening The Catalans Dragons forward Kenny Edwards has been formally charged with..
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RFL & Super League 'appalled' by Catalans-Warrington trouble

The RFL and Super League condemn clashes between Catalans and Warrington fans at the end of their match in Perpignan.
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RFL post losses after lower Challenge Cup Wembley crowd

The Rugby Football League's 2018 year losses total £327,000, attributed to the lower crowd at August's Challenge Cup final.
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Toronto Wolfpack owner David Argyle accused of racist remark to Swinton Lions player

toronto wolfpack owner david argyle accused of racist remark to swinton lions player
The Rugby Football League is investigating allegations that Toronto Wolfpack owner David Argyle racially abused a player.
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