Ahead of tonight’s big Betfred Super League kick-off between Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves, there’s a simple message to supporters, players, coaches and all involved in all sections of Rugby League – Enjoy the Game.

The Rugby Football League’s Respect campaign was refreshed last year to promote a more positive approach – and that has been reinforced by a new video for 2020 featuring a host of the game’s most popular characters.


Kicking off with Courtney Hill, the captain of the Leeds Rhinos Women’s team who clinched a famous double in 2019; and rounded off by Sean O’Loughlin, the Wigan Warriors skipper and one of the most decorated players in the modern game.

Others featuring are: Wayne Boardman (England and Halifax Wheelchair); Tim Sheens (Widnes Vikings and former Australia coach); Kelsey Gentles (England and Castleford Tigers Women); Junior Westwood (Great Sankey – Warners Champion Schools); Jake Webster (Keighley Cougars and former New Zealand international); Dan Campbell (Warrington Wolves PDRL); James Simpson (England and Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair, and RLWC2021 ambassador); Danny Ward (London Broncos coach and Great Britain assistant coach).

They all unite in the following message:

“We are Rugby League.

“Every player, coach, official, fan, parent.

“This is our sport…what brings us together.

“Everyone should respect each other…

“Everyone should Enjoy the Game.”

For more details of Rugby League’s Enjoy the Game ethos, including Codes of Conduct for Players, Coaches, Match Officials and Parents and Spectators, see the RFL website here www.rugby-league.com/the_rfl/enjoy_the_game