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Deadline extended in search for a Wembley hero


The RFL have extended the deadline by which fans can vote for their preferred choice as the subject of a statue celebrating the sport’s historic association with Wembley Stadium.


Fifteen players are included on a longlist for the proposed statue and supporters can now cast their vote – or nominate another Rugby League legend of their choice – until 5.00pm on Friday January 13.


Over 40,000 votes have already been cast by fans since the Four Nations double header at Wembley in November, when the RFL published an initial long-list of 10 candidates for the commemorative statue that will be unveiled outside the national stadium.


That list was subsequently extended to 13 and then 15, with the latest additions being Jim Sullivan and Andy Gregory.


“We are continuing to receive votes and nominations from Rugby League fans across the world, this project has really fired the imagination of the sport’s supporters,” said RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood.


“We want to hear the views of as many people as possible before we take the selection process to the next stage and I would ask anyone who has not yet participated in this important search for a Wembley hero to come forward and let us know what they think.”


Fans can cast their vote for a Wembley hero until the end of January, when the results will be considered by a specially convened panel comprising past and present players, coaches, media, administrators and the public.

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