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Rugby League

Five greats chosen to mark World Cup

Five of rugby league's greatest players are to be represented in a statue that will be unveiled at Wembley next year to coincide with the hosting of the World Cup.

They are Billy Boston, Gus Risman, Eric Ashton, Alex Murphy and Martin Offiah, who were shortlisted after a public vote, with the Rugby Football League's board making the final decision to include all five.