Following Dr Paul Stockton stepping down from his role of Head of Medical we are delighted to announce Dr Andrew Hogg as our new Head of Medical.

Andrew grew up in Haddington, a town east of Edinburgh. After going to school in Haddington he studied in Newcastle and then Dublin, before working in Manchester and then settling in Sheffield.

Andrew has worked as Club Doctor for Leeds Rhinos since 2019 and was previously club doctor at Sheffield Eagles.

Andrew will be bringing a wealth of experience to the medical team having also been involved at two Olympics in 2012 & 2016 and Team Doctor at the Commonwealth Games in 2014 & 2018.

A full-time Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine, Andrew has worked with GB Boxing since 2013 and is Chief Medical Officer for British Wheelchair Basketball.

Hogg commented on his appointment:

Having grown up as both a Scottish rugby & Super League fan, I’m delighted to get this opportunity to work with the National squad and with the prospect of the World Cup later this year it’s a very exciting time to be joining the team.

This is the year of the Rugby League World Cup 2021

The Rugby League World Cup is taking place between the 23 October – 27 November this autumn and is the pinnacle of international Rugby League, globally contested every four years. RLWC2021 will be a breakthrough moment in the tournament’s history with the men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions being staged together for the first time.

The three tournaments will take place in 21 venues across 18 host towns and cities in England. Both the women’s and wheelchair competitions will be contested by two groups of four teams, whilst the men’s tournament will see 16 teams compete across four groups.

RLWC2021 will be the most visible Rugby League event in history with all 61 games in the men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions being broadcast live on the BBC.

Mission: Delivering the biggest and best ever Rugby League World Cup.

Vision: Creating inspirational moments that excite, engage and leave a long-lasting positive social impact.