Belinda Sharpe will become the first female referee in Australia's National Rugby League on Thursday.
Super League and the Rugby Football League (RFL) announce a reserve grade competition will be relaunched in 2020.
Rugby league must ensure its relationship with gambling is not normalised for addicts, says RFL president Tony Adams.
Catalans Dragons winger Jodie Broughton is to have surgery to repair a meniscal injury in his knee.
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