RL News was established in 2018 by Tom Alderson and Tom Coates and has quickly grown to become one of the UK’s top specialist Rugby League news websites.
The two Toms are lifelong Rugby League supporters and accredited journalists who between them have written for pretty much every Rugby League newspaper and website, and who both remain regular contributors to publications including League Express and League Weekly.
The pair work full-time outside of Rugby League and set up RL News for busy fans like them who want to see all the news in one place, delivered concisely and with links to the original source where applicable.
In recent months, and in collaboration with leading journalists in the sport, RL News has evolved its offering to include features like The Daily Wrap, which provides a digest of the latest news, comment and speculation from Monday to Friday, as well as The Weekend Wrap.
The site set on its first paid reporter in October and entered into a partnership with a leading photography agency as its development continued, with plans for the future including guest columns from players and coaches.
As the 2019 season reached its climax, RL News received more than 109,000 visits in a single month, including more than 59,000 unique users, and in December of that year RL News launched its premium service, in partnership with Axate.
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