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Prince Harry Celebrates Rugby League's 125th Birthday in Special Quiz with Coaches & Players

Lois Oladejo
Sep 02, 2020
10:30 P.M.
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Prince Harry has continued to maintain connections to his British roots. Recently, he took out time to appreciate one of Britain's most beloved sports — Rugby. 

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Prince Harry shared a press release where he commemorated the 125th anniversary of the Rugby League. The release explained that he shared a pop quiz about the sport and engaged in a chat with some players and volunteers. 

Some of the people involved in the group chat include Jamie Jones-Buchanan, an England National Team player, and the star of the Leeds Rhinos.

Prince Harry at the Commonwealth Day Service on March 09, 2020, in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

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Including Gemma Walsh and Emily Rudge, both of whom play for the English Women's Team and the St. Helens Women's Super League. Harry shared some of his experiences and admirations for the rugby sport.

He pointed out that thriving for 125 years is no small feat. The Duke of Sussex also shared his love for how rugby has managed to bring people together. In part, he explained:

"It can bring so many families together… it doesn't matter whether you're in the stands… every single person is bound by this family feeling."

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The Duke also pointed out the bravery and speed of the players who have participated in the sport. In addition, he shared his admiration for how rugby and its players have come together to help their communities in the past. 

Sports are returning gradually, and rugby is expected to make a comeback soon.

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Like many Brits, Prince Harry is an avid fan of rugby. He is also a patron of the Rugby Football League — a position that he has held for years.

With the novel coronavirus pandemic still in full swing, sports have had to make adjustments to return. Rugby has been suspended since March, in the United Kingdom. 

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However, things appear to be turning up. Sports are returning gradually, and rugby is expected to make a comeback soon. 

England already allowed for football to resume. The Premier League has been operating for a few months, and a new season will begin in a few weeks. 

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As for rugby, the sport is now preparing for the Rugby League World Cup in 2021. While not much is known about the return yet, fans are excited nonetheless. 

Prince Harry shared his excitement with the group as well, explaining that he has missed the game's action a great deal. The Duke of Sussex ended the video session by appreciating all participants for their time — and their performance in the quiz.  

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