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N.Y.-Based Team Applies To Follow Lead Of Toronto Wolfpack, Join RFL In '19

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 17 / 17

An application has "been formally lodged" to the Rugby Football League for a team based in N.Y. to join the British game’s professional leagues in '19, according to Aaron Bower of the London GUARDIAN. A Super League game could be taken to the U.S. next year should the application "be appr...

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