A doctor attached to a Super League club has called on the game to introduce equal medical standards across the men’s and women’s games.

Nick Raynor is club doctor for Castleford and Dewsbury and he has called into question an alleged absence of practices from the women’s game.

He said: “The RFL is still undecided about whether to make the Women’s Super League medical standards in line with men.

“For men, all grades from under-16s, League 1 to Super League have medics, defibrillators, concussion testing and cardiac screening.

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“The women get nothing. This needs to change.

“How can we have games on TV, have women of steel, and not even give them basic medical care?

“The RFL is profiting from the promotion of the women’s game, showing how progressive they are, without any will to fund the welfare.”

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