Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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PNG star Menzie Yere meets The Queen

Menzie Yere meets The Queen at Buckingham Palace

Ahead of his next match in Rugby League World Cup 2013, Papua New Guinea and Sheffield Eagles Rugby League star Menzie Yere, has received royal recognition for his outstanding work with the Kits2Kids Menzie Yere Foundation. Menzie, was given special permission to leave the Papua New Guinea Rugby League World Cup team base, where the team are preparing ahead of ... Read More »

Ablett wary of wounded Irish threat

Carl Ablett is expecting an Irish backlash when England take to the field at a packed John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield, tomorrow for their Rugby League World Cup 2013 Group A game (2.30pm). Ireland lost their opening match of the tournament 32-14 against Fiji in Rochdale on Monday, and Ablett believes that result will make Ireland all the more dangerous as ... Read More »

Wales name team for USA match

Wales head coach Iestyn Harris has named his 19 man squad to play USA at Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium on Sunday (14:00) Neil Budworth Ross Divorty Gil Dudson Jacob Emmitt Ben Evans Rhys Evans Ben Flower Tyson Frizzell Jordan James Elliott Kear Craig Kopczak Peter Lupton Larne Patrick Christiaan Roets Matt Seamark Anthony Walker Ian Webster Lloyd White Rhys Williams Read More »

Roby insists England are ready for Kangaroo challenge

England will kick off Rugby League World Cup 2013 against arch-rivals Australia at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday (2.30pm), and hooker James Roby says there is no better team for them to face following their defeat to Italy. Steve McNamara’s side are looking to bounce back from their surprise 15-14 reverse, and Roby is looking to prove it was a ... Read More »

Lokomotiva Beroun win Czech Grand Final

Lokomotiva Beroun has gone through a second successive CZRLA First Division season undefeated, after a 36-28 win over Zemní Stavby Vrchlabí (formerly the Mad Squirrels) in the Grand Final. Beroun, playing on home territory, went into the match as hot favourites but unlike last year’s Grand Final – which they won 50-0 against Prague Vikings – they were made to ... Read More »

England fall to an Italian job

ENGLAND 14 ITALY 15 By Liam Williams A drop-goal by Josh Mantellato two minutes from the end of gripping match gave Italy a shock victory over England by the narrowest of margins. It was little more than an Italy team coached by Salford-born and raised Carlo Napolitano deserved at the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford as England suffered the ultimate ... Read More »

Hardaker shines as Knights put Samoa to the sword

ENGLAND KNIGHTS 52 SAMOA 16 By Liam Williams England Knights avoided an early scare to beat Samoa 52-16 largely thanks to a man-of-the-match performance from Zak Hardaker and a hat-trick by Jack Hughes. Despite conceding the opening try, England Knights were in full control for large parts of the match, and led 22-10 at the break with tries from Sam ... Read More »

Battling Bravehearts beaten by plucky Papuans

SCOTLAND 20 PAPUA NEW GUINEA 38 Gavin Willacy at Big Fellas Stadium, Featherstone Scotland got everything they wanted from their only pre-World Cup warm-up – apart from a win. Papua New Guinea took advantage of the many changes Scotland made throughout the game and scored two late tries to turn an entertaining and close encounter into an apparently comfortable victory. ... Read More »