Friday, January 30, 2015
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Author Archives: John Drake

Tetley’s Challenge Cup draw produces compelling ties

The enduring appeal of Rugby League’s oldest and most prestigious competition, the Tetley’s Challenge Cup was highlighted on Wednesday night (January 8) when the first round draw was conducted live on BBC radio. Forty four clubs will begin the journey that concludes with the final at Wembley on Saturday August 23 when they contest an compelling first round over the ... Read More »

England name World Cup semi final team

England head coach Steve McNamara has named his 19 man squad to play New Zealand at Wembley Stadium on Saturday (13:00) in the Rugby League World Cup semi-final. (professional club and community club in brackets) Carl Ablett (Leeds Rhinos, Hunslet Parkside) George Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs, Dewsbury Moor) Sam Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs, Dewsbury Moor) Rob Burrow (Leeds Rhinos, Featherstone ... Read More »

Tight-knit Ireland want to take spring out of Kangaroos’ step

Ireland forward Rory Kostjasyn was encouraged by Ireland’s performance in defeat against England, and wants his team to showcase their abilities ahead of their final Rugby League World Cup 2013 Group A game against Australia at Thomond Park, Limerick on Saturday (8.00pm). Kostjasyn, who plays his club Rugby League for North Queensland Cowboys, admits that England were the better side ... Read More »

World Cup Fever!

The World Cup has gripped everyone’s attention during its opening stages – and Rugby League World Magazine brings you all the best interviews and analysis this month. From the opening ceremony in Cardiff to memorable nights in Warrington, Rochdale, Bristol and Workington, we talk to the key figures involved and ask what kind of legacy the competition can leave for ... Read More »