This week’s episode of ‘Rugby Reloaded’ goes back to August 1914 to explore how rugby league dealt with the global crisis of World War One. Just like today, the game faced pressures to stop playing, underwent unprecedented financial problems, and had to restructure itself. How did it find a way forward?

This is the second of a two part episode that looks at the impact of war on the game – listen to episode 105 for part one. For more on the history of rugby and the other football codes, go to (which also has show notes and links for this episode) and follow me on Twitter at @collinstony.

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