Breaking fasts and making tackles: how rugby league is adapting to Ramadan

30 March 2024 11:13
Hakim Miloudi and London Broncos teammate Iliess Macani hope Super League stars observing Ramadan will inspire othersLondon Broncos’ Challenge Cup defeat at Warrington Wolves last weekend was largely uneventful given the final scoreline, but there was a moment of huge significance almost everyone would have missed midway through the Broncos’ 42-0 defeat.Support staff providing players with water is nothing new, but the sight of London’s physio entering the field with a handful of dates specifically for the Broncos’ Hakim Miloudi to break his fast while the game continued perhaps emphasised the work rugby league still has to do to recognise Muslim athletes. “There was no time to stop and break my fast properly, I was making tackles within seconds of eating,” Miloudi smiles. Continue readingread full article

Source: TheGuardian