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Rugby League
What's the score?
This code of rugby is traditionally popular in the north - especially around Lancashire and Yorkshire.

But it's on the move!

New teams like the London Broncos mean rugby league is starting to take off elsewhere too.

And the sport's "Super League" is now played in summer rather than winter.

Top tip
Most clubs have a junior programme for both girls and boys.

The Bradford Bulls and Castleford Tigers run tag and non-contact sessions that let kids ease their way in.

What's in the kit bag?
Studded boots, mouthguards and shinpads are recommended.

You can also get protection gear for the head, ears, chest and shoulders.

Want more details on the sport?
Our Sport Academy site is packed with facts on rules and equipment, plus training tips from coach Tony Anderson. Get your kids to write in with their achievements and see if they are the Sport Academy star of the week.

Where else can I get more information on the sport?
The British Amateur Rugby League Association website has sections on news, coaching, education, women's playing opportunities and a find-a-club facility.

The Total Rugby League website has a fans' forum, online shop and news on leagues around the world.

The Great Britain section on the World of Rugby League website covers most UK rugby league competitions.




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- A Heaton, rugby coach and father


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