Men, is it time to merge our sport with women?

Damon Cooper | 10th Apr 2017

In UFC and Tennis, women compete at the same elite competitions as men therefore I think it is time Rugby League offered the same opportunities. For the 2016 Women’s Rugby League Challenge Cup Final, Leigh Miners Rangers played Thatto Heath St Helens in what looked like an empty stadium, a far cry from the men’s final which was

Is raising the salary cap the right thing to do?

Glenn Taylor | 7th Apr 2017

Huge news this week coming from Rugby League in the UK & France is that the salary cap is set to rise over the next 3 seasons. The current salary cap sits at a paltry £1.825m – put this alongside the salary cap in the NRL and the difference is rather astounding. The NRL currently

Why we’ve been quiet

Glenn Taylor | 22nd Mar 2017

First of all, an apology – the aim for Rugby League Hub was to publish semi-regular posts with our thoughts and opinions on events around the game that we love. The intention was never to publish once a day, or even once every couple of days but more as and when we see fit –

The Damo bit: Could Rugby League overtake American Football as USA’S number one Sport?

Damon Cooper | 24th Feb 2017

Toronto Wolfpack are sporting pioneers about to launch themselves unconventionally into the third tier of English Rugby League this week. The Canadian club isn’t the first from abroad to play regular matches in England with French clubs Catalan Dragons and Toulouse Olympique playing in Super League and The Championship respectively. We also have Russian clubs

Opinion piece: Rugby League in the UK needs to do more to help content producers

Glenn Taylor | 23rd Feb 2017

Rugby League in the UK is currently in the midst of a crisis at grassroots level, participation in the sport is at an all time low. Recent reports suggest that participation has dropped 39.07% in the past 10 years alone, this figure is not only shocking but ultimately worrying in a lot of respects. It’s widely recognised

How Rugby League can help close the autism employment gap

Damon Cooper | 21st Feb 2017

I have been involved with Rugby League from a very young age. Played the sport as a kid, attended my first Leeds Rhinos match on Boxing Day in 1998, wrote an offbeat blog for a few years, plus went to home and away games as a season ticket holder during my teenage years. Rugby League