Thursday 05

Rugby League

RL to expand to Liverpool

4th February 2019, 13:45 by Nick Harris

Former Salford owner Marwan Koukash is looking to set up a Liverpool based rugby league franchise.

The former Red Devils owner had been trying to take over at Widnes Vikings but was unable to do a deal and he has now apparently turned his attention to creating his own club in Liverpool.

The City has become more prominent in the sport in recent years following a Test Match between England and New Zealand at Anfield and this season's Magic Weekend will also be at the home of Liverpool FC.

Home and away kits have already been designed and Liverpool RLFC Twitter page has been created.

One of the tweets by the new account states: “Liverpool RLFC will be built on solid financial foundations, with a CEO who cares for the club, real sponsors and one that treats its supporters with respect, not like a cash cow.”

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

More Rugby League

Rugby League

Smith ends Dragons spell

5th December 2019, 11:12

Matty Smith has been released from his Catalans Dragons contract by mutual consent, the club has confirmed.

Rugby League

Agar still looking for extra bodies

5th December 2019, 09:17

Leeds Rhinos boss Richard Agar confirms he is still looking to sign two more players ahead of the 2020 Super League campaign.

Rugby League

Giants announce Frawley departure

4th December 2019, 18:26

Huddersfield Giants have confirmed half-back Matthew Frawley has left the club and returned to his native Australia.

Rugby League

Rhinos seek new skipper

4th December 2019, 12:17

Leeds Rhinos head coach Richard Agar says he has plenty of options as he looks for a for a third captain inside six months.

Rugby League

Warriors duo head to Leigh on loan

4th December 2019, 08:04

Craig Mullen and Josh Woods have joined Championship side Leigh Centurions from Wigan Warriors on season-long loan deals

Rugby League

Fonua would have preferred NRL stay

3rd December 2019, 08:15

Hull FC winger Mahe Fonua has confirmed he wanted to remain in the NRL this year rather than return to Super League.

Recent Sport Headlines


Van Dijk unconcerned by lack of Liverpool shutouts

5th December 2019, 14:02

Virgil Van Dijk insists he is not losing any sleep over Liverpool's lack of clean sheets as they continue to sit top of the Premier League table.

Formula 1

Vettel plays down Hamilton rumours

5th December 2019, 13:53

Sebastian Vettel has seemingly laughed off suggestions he could be replaced at Ferrari by Lewis Hamilton at the end of next season.


Barty sets Tokyo target

5th December 2019, 13:52

Ashleigh Barty says she hasn't set any specific targets for 2020 but is keen to impress at the Olympics in Tokyo.

Nottingham Forest

Yates pens new long-term Forest deal

5th December 2019, 13:36

Nottingham Forest midfielder Ryan Yates says there is no place he would rather be after signing a new long-term contract.

Norwich City

Farke won’t abandon Norwich’s attacking philosophy

5th December 2019, 13:36

Daniel Farke says the second half of Wednesday's 2-1 loss to Southampton demonstrated why the team need to stick to their principles.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Nuno guarded on January plans

5th December 2019, 13:36

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo says he is planning to bring in some new faces in January but remained coy on his targets.


Leeds face striker worry as Arsenal hint at recall

5th December 2019, 13:04

Leeds United could be in danger of losing on-loan striker Eddie Nketiah in January as Arsenal are thought to be considering a recall.


Southampton ace Ings ready for England

5th December 2019, 13:04

With England's place in the European Championship secured in 2020, the focus now turns to Gareth Southgate's squad.