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The KC Stadium will host a group match

2013 Rugby League World Cup plans announced

The 2013 Rugby League World Cup will be staged in four countries, the Rugby Football League announced today.

Salford head coach Matt Parish quits after six months

Salford head coach Matt Parish has quit the Super League club just six months into the job.

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If we don't support worthwhile activities to inspire today's youth, how can we expect them to be valuable and valued members of society (Janet Street-Porter, 14 August)? Governments have chipped away at schools' sports and arts curricula for decades in the mistaken hope that children would be better equipped for the world with more academic subjects pushed at them. But children need a broad and varied curriculum to be able to make sense of the world and to know what they are good at. PE and the arts have been at the bottom of the primary curriculum pile for years, so children leave school with the idea that getting involved with teams, bands and the like isn't important.

Flying Charnley can join Warrior wing hall of fame

A year ago, Josh Charnley was still waiting to make his first-team debut for Wigan and was regarded as one for the future. So rapid has been his progress since then that on Saturday he will follow in the footprints of the great wingers, such as Billy Boston, Martin Offiah and Jason Robinson, who have shone for the club at Wembley.

Moore handed a second chance at Headingley

Leeds have re-signed Richard Moore, over a decade after showing him the door at Headingley. The 30-year-old prop, who has spent the last two seasons with Crusaders, has agreed a three-year contract, starting in 2012.

Widnes to use artificial pitch in groundbreaking move

Widnes are to break new ground next season by playing their Super League matches on an artificial pitch. The Vikings will install the "i-pitch" – also known as 4G for fourth generation – at the Stobart Stadium this autumn and have it ready for pre-season training.

Late rally by Salford fails to halt Rhinos' charge

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Wakey set to get boot from Super League

Trinity's history will count for little today as they will lose top-flight status when clubs' fate is revealed

World Cup attracts venue bids from across the country

The Rugby League has received applications from 25 towns and cities to stage matches in the 2013 World Cup. The 14-team tournament has attracted bids from all the major heartland areas, as well as from other centres, like Bolton and Bristol.

Matt Parish eager to impress at Salford City Reds

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