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Rugby league was the only sport played the day Diana died

Sport as entertainment was his kind of sport. He declined an offer to join the Manchester United board and became a director at the Broncos instead.

Maranta was woken in the early hours of August 31, 1997, by his wife, Lyn, who was calling from Australia with the news of Diana’s death.

Portraits of Princess Diana outside the gates of Kensington Palace in London on August 29 last year. August 31 marks the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death in a Paris car crash. Credit:AP

Sports immediately started to cancel their fixtures as the nation, indeed the world, struggled to make sense of it all.

By lunchtime, the Premier League had cancelled the only match scheduled that day between Liverpool and Newcastle at Anfield.

The problem for the Super League was its competition was about to play its final round of the home-and-away season, including first-placed Bradford meeting the…

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